Has access to all client medical records which may be discussed with the Registered Nurse.
Completion of at least the ninth grade. Preferably a high school diploma or equivalent
Must have completed a minimum of 40 hours of training which includes an introduction to personal care services
Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to client, self and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate this
Must comprehends the basics of personal care, housekeeping and meal preparation
Must understand and respect client’s including ethics and confidentiality of care
Must be able to understand, read and write English.
The ability to drive and the ability to access clients’ homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible are required.
Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the client’s condition and to perform client care/services
On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move client weight up to 250 pounds; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.
Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Follows the plan of care to help the client to maintain good personal hygiene and maintain a healthful, safe environment, is to perform ONLY those functions specified for each individual client
Receives written instructions from the supervisor
Has knowledge of Agency policies and procedures
Is trained in first aid.
Is oriented and trained in all aspects of care to be provided to clients.
If able to demonstrate competency in all areas of training for personal care
Home Health Aides may assist clients with the following activities:
Self-administration of medications by reminding the client to take medications and opening containers for the client
Personal grooming and dressing
Eating and meal preparation
Oral hygiene and denture care
Toileting and toilet hygiene
Arranging for medical and dental care including transportation to and from the appointment
Taking and recording oral temperatures
Administering emergency first aid
Providing or arranging for social interaction
Documents observations and services in the individual client record.
Reports any change in the client’s mental or physical condition or in the home situation to his/her immediate supervisor, the staff nurse, or to the Home Care Aide supervisor
Use of BP cuff, thermometer and stethoscope Hand washing materials.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
- Home Health
- 10 hour shift
- 12 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- On call
- Overnight shift
- Home Health: 1 year (Required)
- 25% (Preferred)
- Multiple locations
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