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Category: Health Science

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Fort Wright

Starts: Nov. 1, 2021

Age Requirement: 18 and Up

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Description

A home health aide is part of an interdisciplinary team who provide hands-on personal care,   report changes in the patient’s/client’s condition,   and provide incidental/instrumental activities of daily living as assigned to patients/clients in the home setting as permitted by the policies and procedures of Almost Family and any other federal,   state and local law or regulation.     

Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to patient/client in activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, nail and skin care, oral hygiene,  toileting and elimination and adequate nutritional intake.
  • Promotes safe environment and maintain unobstructed pathways while providing care.
  • Assists with ambulation, and transfers.
  • Assists with daily living activities such as shopping, meal preparation, socialization activities, homemaking and maintaining a clean and safe physical environment.
  • Assists in medication reminding.
  • Utilizes infection prevention and control measures such as universal precautions, hand washing, and personal protective equipment.
  • Follows the assignment sheet/service plan performing only tasks that are assigned.
  • Recognizes, reports, and documents changes in patient/client condition and safety to supervisor.
  • Document observations, activities and service provided accurately, completely In a timely manner.
  • Organizes self to carry out visits/shifts and tasks.
  • Completes mandatory in-services,  provides requested documents to keep employee file current.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • Honors patient rights.
  • Accesses personal health information (“PHI”)   necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities.   Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

Qualifications / Career Path

Minimum Education &   Experience Requirements:

  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Enrolled in a state approved home health aide course leading to certification.

Knowledge,   Skills &   Abilities Required:   

  • Two (2) positive references
  • Must pass a home health aide written knowledge exam within one year of hire.
  • Pass state required criminal and abuse background checks where required.
  • Effectively communicate in English with all levels of the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical
  • Able to effectively communicate, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, patient representatives,  patient’s caregivers,  family, and agency staff.
  • Able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks or functions.
  • Able to provide proof of valid driver’s license.
  • Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance.

Parking Information

On-site free parking.

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