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Care of Excellence Home Health, LLC
751 US Highway 287 North, Suite #104
Mansfield, Texas 76063

P: (817) 842-4263
F: (817) 842-4264

E: info@careofexcellencehomehealth.com

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POSITION TITLE: Home Health Aide

SUPERVISOR TITLE: Director of Professional Services

PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: None

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides for the personal care needs of patients on service with the agency within the guidelines established for the position.

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful completion of home health aide or nurse's aide education program. High school diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Six months of related experience required, 1 year related experience preferred.

LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to effectively communicate with patients, family members and patient care team.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Utilizes proper body mechanics.  An extensive amount of travel is required for this position. Must be able to lift and stoop, effectively, up to 100 times each work day to perform patient care responsibilities. Must be able to hear adequately with no more than an amplifier to communicate effectively with patients/family/staff. Must be able to ambulate on both legs/feet on uneven and even surfaces.

TASK MANAGEMENT:
Must be able to make decisions based upon educational preparation and home health aide experience that reflect consistency with agency philosophy, policy and procedures.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The primary work environment for this position is the patient's home; therefore, multiple variables exist.

EXPOSURE RISK CATEGORY:
Category 1 - may anticipate exposure to blood/body fluids during the performance of this job.

MUST RELATE WELL TO ALL AGE LEVELS ADULT AND/OR GERIATRIC

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Current State drivers license, current auto liability insurance, current CPR certification, current TB testing status, required number of in-service hours, compliance with current State qualifications. Must be able to report to work punctually.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Utilizes the appropriate charting forms and documents appropriately and legibly on charting form with an understanding of the legal implications of clarity.

Documentation of the patient chart correlates with aide care plan.

Maintains a safe patient environment.

Preserves human dignity and confidentiality of the patient.

Works under the direction of the Director of Professional Nursing, Case Managers, Registered Nurses and/or Physical Therapists.

Provides basic personal care such as assisting with bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, skin care, ambulation, exercise, etc. as appropriate.

Accurately measures and records vital signs including temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure.

Accurately measures patient girth, intake/ output.

Uses good hand washing and aseptic technique with Agency approved equipment.  Adheres to isolation procedures as indicated.

Provides a clean and safe environment within the home including safe use of equipment.

Assists with household tasks directly essential to the patient's health.

Does not administer medication, take physician's orders or perform other procedures requiring knowledge/skill of a licensed/registered nurse or registered therapist.

Prepares meals based on patient preference and prescribed medical regimen.

Performs range of motion and other simple procedures as an extension of therapy services as ordered and within the training limitations of the aide.

Immediately reports any changes in patient's mental, physical or environmental condition or any incidents to the appropriate supervisory personnel.

Accurately documents services provided in accordance with agency policies and procedures on the day services are rendered and submits information according to Agency policy.

Participates in patient case conferences.

Attends appropriate in-service and continuing education programs totaling no less than 12 hours per year.

Documents all patient-related activities in a timely manner.

Maintains a high level of response on patient satisfaction survey reports.

Maintains the confidentiality of all patient/employee/company business.

Complies with all agency policies and procedures.

Complies with all human resources requirements.

Performs other related duties as requested or required.

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Our team of healthcare professionals includes Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Medical Social Workers and Home Health Aides.

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