Home Care Assistance Aide, STNA and CNA

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Essential Functions
 
Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Ability to read, write, perform basic mathematical operations consistent with job requirements.
  • Satisfactory performance on a competency evaluation.
  • STNA or CNA certification with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, or completion of home care assistance aide training.
  • Have the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with the client, client’s family, and the personnel at the agency. Also, must have agenuine interest and concern for people.
  • Must have a valid driver license, reliable means of transportation, and must be able to provide proof of automobile insurance.
  • Must be dependable, neat and clean in appearance and practice good personal hygiene.
  • Ability to physically and mentally handle the job responsibilities.
  • Comprehend the basics of personal care, housekeeping, meal preparation, and companionship.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with staff and consumers through the use of telephone and other verbal means.
  • Must be able to read 10 point or larger type.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

Equipment

  • Must be able to use: adjustable and standard beds, side rails, gait belt, Hoyer lift, scales, bathing equipment, water facets, wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, electric shavers, catheters, bed pans and telephone.
     
Organizational Relationship
  • Reports to: RN Case Manager, Nurse Manager, Director of Client Services, Human Resource Coordinator, and Scheduling Coordinators. 
 
Responsibilities
  • The duties consist of a combination of activities, which include, but are not limited to:
- Perform routine housekeeping tasks that are essential as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client.
- Care for clothing, washing, ironing, and mending.
- Help the client maintain good personal hygiene including bath or shower, hair, skin, mouth and nail care.
- Assist with dressing or undressing as needed.
- Assist patient with eliminations using bathroom, commode, bedpan or urinal. Provide Foley care as prescribed per care plan.
- Assist in maintaining a healthy, safe environment.
- Plan and prepare nutritious meals following the limitations of client’s diets.
- Assist the client with ambulation and transfer activities.
- Assist with certain treatments as ordered by the physician and approved or supervised by the nurse.
- Assist the therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processes after instructed by PT or OT.
- Attempt to promote the client’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest.
- Give simple emotional and psychological support to the client and other members of the household.
- Establish a relationship with the client and family that transmits trust and confidentiality.
- Complete home care assistance aide weekly visit record accurately and have it signed by the client at the end of your shift.
- Work with the personnel of other community agencies involved in the client’s care.
- Perform routine housekeeping tasks that are essential as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client.
- Complete 12 in-service hours annually as required by state and federal regulations.
- Follow universal precautions whenever giving any aspect of care.
- Notify the Agency no less than two hours before a regular scheduled visit of absence due to illness or emergency leave.
- Consistently report to assigned clients on time as scheduled. Contact Scheduling Department if running late.
- Report pertinent observation of the client’s physical and mental status to the Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist or Nurse Manager.
- Attend mandatory Home Health Aide meetings. Adhere to Helping Hand’s policies and procedures. Maintain strict confidentiality.
- Accompany the client to medical and other appointments.
- Accompany the client on errands and other activities outside of the home.
- Monitor and replenish the stock of needed groceries.
- Assist with business/personal correspondence including writing letters, purchasing postage stamps, and delivering correspondence to the Post Office.
 
Functional Abilities
  • Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most people.
  • Must be able to turn or transfer clients with aid of mechanical devices.
  • Must be able to carry bundles weighing up to 25 pounds upstairs.
  • Must be responsible, compassionate, emotionally stable, and cheerful.
  • Must be tactful, honest and discreet about the client’s private lives.
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must have sufficient rear and distance vision and be able to hear the conversational voice.
  • Able to spend 80% of the work shift standing and/or moving about. 
 
Job Description Home Care Assistance
  • Able to carry full bath basins, trays, and position clients.
  • Able to walk, climb stairs, stoop, twist, bend, and squat to perform essential job functions.
  • Able to concentrate on detail with frequent interruptions.
  • Able to follow, complete, and remember daily routines and requirements.
  • Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
 
All other tasks as appropriately assigned by your Supervisors.