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Certified Home Health Aide-Hospice

Company: Holy Name
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Certified Home Health AideDepartment: HospicePosition Summary: Assists patients at home with personal care and activities of daily living, as instructed by the Registered Nurse and or Physical Therapist.Requirements:HS Diploma or GED.Home Health/Hospice Aides must perform duties as trained in their certification program. Must be accessible by phone, have a valid driver's license and access to an automobile. Job requires extensive standing,walking,stair climbing, lifting, crouching, stooping and /or reaching; making home visits in various areas during inclement weather;and exposure to variable environmental conditions in the home setting. Prior home care experience preferred. NJ Home Health Aide Certification required.Essential Functions of the Job:Assists patient with all aspects of personal care which includes bathing (complete and assisted), hair, nail, skin and mouth care as per assignment sheet.Safely assists patients with transfers to bed, chair and/or commode and positions patients appropriately to maintain comfort and prevent skin breakdown.Safely assists patients with appropriate rehabilitation exercises as per instructions of Registered Nurse and/or Therapist (PT, OT, ST)Follows a bowel/bladder training program providing incontinence care and assisting with all aspects of toileting and/or catheter care.Accurately takes and records vital signs including temperature, pulse and respiration and documents correctly on assignment sheetSafely changes occupied or unoccupied bed following policy and procedureWashes patients' personal laundry and bed linen as neededKeeps patient environment neat and clean, tidying up bathroom and kitchen after use and dish-washing after meals as needed.Performs miscellaneous patient related errands such as buying groceriesPrepares patient's meals and assists with feeding according to dietary instructions per assignment sheetAssists patients with walking and appropriate use of canes, walkers or wheelchairs instructedObserves the patients physical and emotional status and informs the Case Manager (Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist) on a timely basis of any changes in the patients condition or family situation.Assists with post-mortem care as instructed by the Registered NursePerforms accurate recording of intake and output (I) and document correctly.Safely and accurately applies special supportive treatment as prescribed and instructed by Registered Nurse and/or Rehabilitation Therapist.Demonstrates safe and effective use of Hoyer lift following instructions from Nurse or physical Therapist.Accurately completes documentation and submits completed assignment sheets weekly.Incorporates the physiological and developmental age of patients into the overall plan for the delivery of patient care.Maintains and respects confidentiality.Demonstrates compliance with the Hospital and Home Care dress code policy by appearing well groomed, wearing ID badge while on duty and maintaining a professional appearance.Observes Hospital policy concerning Fire and Safety regulations, Infection Control Standards, smoking restrictions, telephone usage and other rules governing conduct while at work.Provides advance notification in for absence and/or tardiness.Carries out responsibilities efficiently and effectively in patient care and non-patient care areas.Demonstrates a commitment to work schedule by timely reporting on and off duty and demonstrating good attendance.Demonstrates effective verbal communication skills.Understands and participates in departments' Performance Improvement Plan and process.Provides care and services to reflect a commitment to the Holy Name Hospital Mission Statement.Accepts and completed additional responsibilities as directed by management

Keywords: Holy Name, Hackensack , Certified Home Health Aide-Hospice, Other , Hackensack, New Jersey

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