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Certified Home Health Aide

Richmond, IN 47374

Advantage Home Care

Posted 5 weeks ago
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Job Description

Direct Supervisor: Nursing Supervisor (NS)

Home Health Aides are recognized as key part of our home health care program. Certified Home Health Aides perform "hands-on" assistance with a patient's physical dependency needs as well as non-skilled medical procedures ordered by the physician and delegated in writing by the Nursing Supervisor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist patient with bathing
  • Mouth and denture care
  • Assist patient to and in bathroom
  • Assist patient with ambulation
  • Hair care
  • Assist in and out of bed
  • Assist with dressing and undressing
  • Housekeeping and meal preparation

The Following Duties May Be Allowed IF DIRECTED by the Nursing Supervisor in Conjunction with a Physician:

  • Assist patient with wheelchair, cane, walker or crutch
  • Range of motion exercise (ROM)
  • Skin care
  • Assist with oxygen
  • Change of ostomy device
  • Vital Signs
  • Application of non-sterile dressing on intact skin
  • Preparation of special meals
  • Catheter care
  • Measure intake & output (1 & 0)

The following MAY NOT be Performed by the Home Health Aide

  • Tube feedings
  • Cold or heat application
  • Administration of an enema.
  • Care of a tracheostomy tube
  • Catheter or colostomy irrigation
  • Administration of any medication
  • Providing medical advice
  • Cutting finger or toenails

Qualifications:

  • Is at least 18 years of age.
  • Is a high school graduate, has a GED, or demonstrates ability to read and write adequately to complete required forms and reports of visits and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Current Home Health Aide certification.
  • Adequate physical & mental health to perform the job and free from communicable disease.
  • Interest in and empathy for the ill.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work well with clients, families, and co-workers.

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