The home health aide functions under the direction, instruction, and supervision of a registered nurse to provide personal care and related services in the patient's place of residence. This position requires the ability to assess, treat, care for, understand, and react effectively to the unique needs of the patient population for whom services are provided (infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric).
High school diploma or GED equivalent. Ability to read, write and carry out directions consistent with job requirements. Successful completion of agency-approved basic aide competency program AND successful completion of state-approved Home Health Aide Competency examination as defined in the Federal Register.
Registration/Certification or License Required:
Home health aide certification through agency-approved program.
Heartsaver CPR (or completed within 60 days of hire)
Six months employment as a nurse aide in a hospital, home care agency or health-related area OR current enrollment in approved school of nursing with clinical skills completed.
Management Experience (If applicable):
One to two hour tolerance for driving. Up to eight hours tolerance for sitting, standing/walking. Frequent stooping, squatting, hand manipulation/grasping. Infrequent stair climbing and finger/fine motor. Frequent ability to safely provide maximum assistance in lifting.
Reliable means of transportation.
Reliable means of communication.
Evidence of current CPR certification.