SUPERVISOR TITLE: Director of Professional Services
PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: None
Provides for the personal care needs of patients on service with the agency within the guidelines established for the position.
Successful completion of home health aide or nurse's aide education program. High school diploma or equivalent.
Six months of related experience required, 1 year related experience preferred.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to effectively communicate with patients, family members and patient care team.
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.
Must be able to make decisions based upon educational preparation and home health aide experience that reflect consistency with agency philosophy, policy and procedures.
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
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.