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Certified Home Health Aide

Company: Applied Palliative and Hospice Serv
Location: Rancho Cordova
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Job Description Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care. Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities Responsibilities of the home health aide include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Providing hands-on personal care including: A. Baths B. Back rubs C. Oral hygiene D. Shampoos E. Changing bed linen F. Assisting patients with dressing and undressing G. Skin care to prevent breakdown H. Assisting the patient with toileting activities I. Keeping patient's living area clean and orderly, as appropriate 2. Planning and preparing nutritious meals. 3. Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary. 4. Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency). 5. Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care. 6. Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency). 7. Performing simple procedures as an extension of nursing services as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency). 8. Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication. 9. Doing patient's laundry, as appropriate. 10. Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.). 11. Reporting on patient's condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse. 12. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team. 13. Adhering to the Organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct. The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description. Company Description You and your loved ones are facing a difficult time. Home Health and Hospice care is a way to get the help you all may need. Please remember that Applied Palliative and Hospice Services, Inc. has a team of professionals who can provide information and are ready to talk with you about your concerns

Keywords: Applied Palliative and Hospice Serv, Rancho Cordova , Certified Home Health Aide, Other , Rancho Cordova, California

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