High school diploma or GED preferred.
Documentation of successful completion of 40-hour training program and/or competency in all required specific duties.
Possesses current Michigan motor vehicle license, ability to drive a car, an insured vehicle capable of transport to patient homes or other offices, and a working telephone in home.
Demonstrates ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Able to follow written and verbal instructions and to document care provided per those instructions.
Meets MHH established requirements for proof of health status. Physically able to lift 35 pounds. Demonstrates ability to move, position and transfer clients utilizing good body mechanics, lifting techniques and/or transfer assistive devices to avoid manipulating more than 35 pounds.
Meets Home Health and Medicare standards as evidenced by criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Must have attained the age of 18 years.
Follows the Service Plan established by supervisor. Assists with personal hygiene. Assists with ambulation and exercise. Assists with ADLs and IADLs. Assists with medications that are normally self-administered. Provides nutritional support. Reports changes in the client/patient condition to the supervisor. Communicates effectively with appropriate members of the services team to ensure quality care services. Notifies the appropriate supervisor if uncomfortable or unfamiliar with a task included on the service plan prior to performing the task(s). Completes thorough and timely documentation of care provided on the appropriate forms. Completes 8 hours of inservice/continuing education annually. Complies with standard precautions, infection control, safety procedures, HIPAA guidelines, ethics, and client confidentiality. Performs all other related supportive tasks as assigned.