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METROPOLITAN SINCERITY HOMECARE
POSITION DESCRIPTION – HOME HEALTH AIDE

REPORTS TO:

Director of Nursing

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:

The home heath aide is responsible for providing direct
care to home care clients.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1:Reads and follows the established plan of care which may include:

  • Communication skills and barriers
  • Observation, reporting and documentation of patient status, and the care
    or service furnished
  • Reading and recording of temperature, pulse, respiration and blood
    pressure
  • Basic infection control procedures
  • Basic elements of body functioning, changes in body function, injuries and
    other changes that must be reported to clinician
  • Maintenance of a clean, safe and healthy environment
  • Recognize emergencies and knowledge of emergency procedures
  • The physical, emotional, cognitive and developmental needs of and ways
    to work with the populations served, including the need for confidentiality
    and respect for the patient, his or her privacy and his or her property
  • Commonly used health technology equipment and assistive devices

2: Demonstrate appropriate and safe techniques in personal hygiene and grooming
that include:

  • Bathing
  • Hair care/shampoo
  • Nail and skin care
  • Oral hygiene: teeth, gums and oral prosthetics
  • Hearing aids
  • Toileting and elimination
  • Safe transfer techniques and ambulation
  • Normal range of motion and positioning
  • Adequate nutrition and fluid intake, including assistance with eating
  • Assistance with dressing and undressing

3: Perform additional delegated tasks, including medication administration, upon
completion of instruction and return demonstration.

4. Prepare meals, including modified diets and food safety
5. Complete household chores.
6. Is aware of and uses good safety practices, including but not limited to:

  • Body mechanics
  • Falls prevention
  • Reporting of defective equipment or hazards
  • Wiping spills or wet floors immediately
  • Using Universal Precautions and appropriate infection control measures
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Reporting incidents/accidents to the Administrator or Director of Nursing
    on the day of occurrence

7. Participates in care conferences with other members of the health care team.
8. Maintains absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients, families,
and employees.

9. Documents as indicated in clinical record.
10. Demonstrated awareness of professional boundaries and cultural diversity
11. Plans and facilitates activities for clients to enhance socialization.
12. Assists with personal communication skills as needed.
13. Promotes a safe and comfortable environment for the client and family while
respecting the dignity and privacy of the home environment.

14. Recognizes and manages own stresses, which may affect work performance.
15. Participates in in-service educational programs, as required by state regulations.
16. Performs additional duties as assigned by the Administrator or Director of
Nursing.

17. Adheres to all agency policies.

EXPERIENCE/JOB SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Graduate
  • Home Health Aide course completion preferred
  • Satisfactory completion of competency test
  • Must be able to read, write, comprehend and carry out directions and instructions
  • Able to function effectively with minimal direct supervision
  • Good health status and emotional stability
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to client service and service excellence

WORKING CONDITION REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Occasionally means 1-2 hours of an 8 hour workday, frequently means 2.5 to 5.5 hours of an 8 hour workday and continually means 6 to 8 hours of an 8 hour workday)

  • Sit ——————— Occasionally
  • Stand ——————— Continually
  • Walk ——————— Continually
  • Bend/Stoop ——————— Continually
  • Squat ——————— Continually
  • Crawl ——————— Occasionally
  • Reach above shoulder ——————— Frequently
  • Reach below shoulder level ——————— Frequently
  • Lift, Carry, Push, Pull ———————
  • Maximum 50 lbs ——————— Continually
  • Over 50 lbs ——————— Frequently

WORKING CONDITION REQUIREMENTS

Involves being:

  • Inside ——————— Continually
  • Outside ——————— Occasionally

Exposed to temperatures of:

  • 32 degrees F and less ——————— Continually
  • 100 degrees F and more ——————— Occasionally
  • Wet and humid conditions ——————— Occasionally
  • Noise, vibration ——————— Occasionally

HAZARDS/EXPOSURE:

  • Infectious wastes ——————— Continually
  • Toxic chemicals ——————— Never
  • Needles/Body fluids ——————— Continually
  • Radiation ——————— Never
  • Chemotherapeutics ——————— Never
  • Mechanical Hazards-Driving ——————— Frequently

I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS JOB DESCRIPTION.I AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH AND WILL PERFORM ALL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

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