Days 8a-4:30pm, M-F hours
PRN; work as needed
Home Health Aide covering all services areas: 3 main Counties of Adams and Hancock County, IL and Lee County, IA along with touching county service area.
Must be on CNA Registry in IL and able to get on IA Registry as well within 90 days of hire.
The home care aide delivers high quality, direct patient care in the home environment to home care patients to assist the interdisciplinary team in achieving patient outcomes and providing an exceptional patient experience.
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Patient Care/Care Coordination
· Provides services that are ordered by a physician, included in the plan of care, permitted to be performed by home care aides within state laws and consistent with the home health aide training.
· The duties of the home health aide include, but are not limited to:
o Provision of hands-on care (bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, skin care, range of motion) as assigned within the patient’s plan of care.
o The performance of simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services
o Assistance in ambulation or exercises
o Assistance in administering medications ordinarily self-administered.
· Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to individualized care plan under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
· Uses equipment and supplies safety, effectively and efficiently.
· Completes documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
· Observes, records and reports patient changes to the RN.
· Communicates with RN and other professional disciplines to ensure coordinated care.
· Notifies case manager of any changes to patient’s home environment/living conditions.
· Creates successful interpersonal relationships with patients and family members while maintaining personal and professional boundaries.
Home Care Performance Criteria
· Delivers quality care and completes clear, concise and accurate clinical documentation of care provision in accordance with home health conditions of participation (CoPs), various payer home health coverage criteria, accreditation standards, professional standards for discipline/credential and the home health plan of care.
· Uses appropriate infection control procedures and safety measure to protect employees and patients.
· Participates in case conferences, in-service programs and other meetings required to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care.
· Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
· Participates in quality assurance/performance improvement (QAPI) activities, as assigned.
· Communicates professionally, effectively and timely to all team members and co-workers and responds to all communication in a timely manner including, but not limited to e-mails, phone communication and meeting follow-up responsibilities.
· Establishes and maintains positive interpersonal relationships with team members, patients and family members while maintain personal and professional boundaries.
· Maintains productivity standards as defined by home care supervisor.
Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
High School diploma or GED
Completion of a nursing assistant program with a minimum of 75 hours with no continuous period of 24 months without compensation for home care aide/CNA work since completion.
Valid certification, if required by state(s) where employed and providing care.
One year of experience working with older adults in a health care setting
3-5 years of experience working with older adults in a health care setting
Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons
Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement
Valid, licensed driver, with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements
Proficiency with computer applications
Documentation with an electronic health record
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work as a collaborative team member across service lines
Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
Maintains a reliable mode of transportation and has the ability to drive safely during all day and night hours and in all types of inclement weather
Other: Continuing Education Requirements
A minimum of 12-hours of age-specific in-service training under the supervision of a RN annually. Content must include:
Emergency Preparedness Plan
How to handle patient and caregiver complaints/grievances
OSHA, workplace and patient safety
Patient rights and responsibilities
Mandatory Reporter Education (per state regulation)