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Home Health Aide - Home Health - Casual/Days

Home Health Aide - Home Health - Casual/Days

Job Objective:

The Home Health Aide is responsible for providing personal care services according to written directions prepared by the Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Therapist and carried out under the supervision of the appropriate professional.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Patient Care
    1.  Follows the Plan of Care established by the RN/Physical Therapist (PT) when providing patient care, and will coordinate with other professional staff when there is a need to revise the aide care plan.
    2. Provides personal care, rehabilitative and supportive services as assigned by RN or Therapist.
    3. Make observations for a change in patient status, including skin condition changes for pressure ulcers and pain levels.
    4. Assists in activities of daily living (personal hygiene, eating, dressing, elimination, exercise and ambulation).
    5. Provides household duties that are directly related to patient's care.
    6. Supports the patient and provides care that encourages independence.
    7. Assists with medications that are ordinarily self-administered.
    8. Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups and demonstrates proficiency in required age specific competencies.
    9. Maintains a safe work environment.
  2.  Communication
  1. Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and office staff.

  2. Communicates to the Case Manager changes in the patient condition and needs, and/or those of the family.

  3. Participates in interdisciplinary case conferences, in-service programs, and committee meetings.

  1. Documentation
    1. Effectively reports and records clinical findings to other interdisciplinary team members, patients, caregivers, and/or representatives.
    2. Maintains current and accurate clinical records.
    3. Documentation shows that care was provided according to plan of care.
    4. Documentation must be accurate and completed timely within agency policy.
  2. Education
    1. Participates in age-specific education and training programs.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Participates in QI process as requested in UR, chart audits, and QI committees.
  • Participates as a preceptor for CHHA students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Demonstrates that they have completed an approved CHHA training program.

Skills

  • Good bedside manner: demonstrates ability to provide good care with compassion and caring.
  • Provides excellent direct patient care.
  • Provides care based on plan of care.
  •  Effective oral and written communication skills with case managers/Director of Patient Care Services (DPCS) and patient/caregivers, as appropriate.

Abilities

  • Organization: must demonstrate basic ability to maintain schedule of home visits and complete paperwork according to agency procedures.
  • Must have good communication skills and have the ability to connect with patients and families in their homes in a kind and compassionate way.
  • Ability to project and maintain professionalism in all aspects of patient's care.

 

AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:

  • Patients Come First We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
  • Accountability & Ownership We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
  • Teamwork We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone.  Success is about the whole team.
  • Integrity & Honesty We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Excellence We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
  • Initiative & Innovation Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patients experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
  • Tenderness & Compassion We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.

 

Education and Experience:

Education

  • Completed an approved CHHA training program

Experience

  • Minimum 1 year experience as a CHHA

 

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • State certification for Home Health Aide.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Maintains a valid California driver's license and evidence of current auto insurance.

 

 

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

 

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy

  • Ability

    Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

    Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern Californias fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our districts nearly 1.2 million residents. 

    An Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Lancaster  CA

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Close Date: 3/21/2020

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