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Certified Home Health Aide

Company: Astra Health
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Provide personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist.The Home Health Aide is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort. Written instructions for patient care are prepared by a Registered Nurse or Therapist.SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSThe Registered Nurse or Therapist shall make a supervisory visit to the patient's residence at least every fourteen (14) days either when the Home Health Aide is present to observe and assist or when the Home Health Aide is absent to assess relationships and determine whether goals are being met.QUALIFICATIONS* Successful completion of a formal certification and registration for Home Health Aides as required by the State of Illinois, and a written skills test and competency evaluation.* Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.* Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably a health care facility.* Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow directions and a written Plan of Care.* Of good moral character. Cleared by the Nurse Aid Registry of any findings of misconduct.* Has a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick and has the maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.* Licensed driver with automobile insured in accordance with state requirements and in good repair. Good driving record.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services under the direction and supervision of the therapist. a. Range of motion exercises and positioning b. Assistance in ambulation or exercises c. Safe transfer techniques2. Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to: a. Bed bath b. Shampooing - sink, tub, or bed c. Sponge, tub, or shower bath d. Skin care/nail care e. Oral hygiene f. Shaving g. Dressing h. Toileting and elimination3. Performs household services essential to health care at home, including but not limited to: a. Meal preparation with adequate nutrition and fluid intake considerations/feeding b. Laundry c. Light housekeeping4. Reports any observed or reported changes in the client's condition and/or needs to the Registered Nurse or Therapist. Follows reporting guidelines in the Care Plan.5. Documents care provided and pertinent observations. Completes the appropriate records required at the time of visit. Records documentation the day of the visit. Documentation includes but is not limited to: a. Reading of temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure b. Basic elements and changes in body function6. Promotes personal safety and a safe and healthy environment for clients by observing infection control practices, following Agency guidelines, and reporting unsafe situations to the Supervisor/Case Manager.7. Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation about its operation has been provided. Notifies supervisor of educational needs.8. Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports, participation in staff meetings and team conferences as requested.9. Recognizes the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of and ways to work with the populations served by the Agency, including the need for respect for the patient, his or her privacy and property.10. Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.11. Attends in-service programs to meet compliance requirements. Identifies learning needs to Agency Supervisor.12. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.PHYSICAL DEMANDS *For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.*COMPENSATION:$30 per visit and mileage 0.625 cents/mileplus intermittent visits.Job Type: Full-timePay: From $30.00 per hourSchedule:* 8 hour shiftLicense/Certification:* Driver's License (Required)* Certified Home Health Aide (Required)Willingness to travel:* 100% (Preferred)Work Location: On the road

Keywords: Astra Health, Crystal Lake , Certified Home Health Aide, Healthcare , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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