Position Title: Home Care Aide II
Department: Home Health Aide-Davenport
Purpose: Provides personal care and support and assists with activities of daily living as assigned on care plan under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Performs homemaking as assigned.
Report To: Supervisor
Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision:
The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.
Materials Responsibility: Very Limited.
Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources.
Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.
Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Patients, Families, and Significant Others
Education: Less than high school graduation
Field Of Study:
Special Training: Basic Life Support completed during orientation; Employer provided 13 hour Pre-Service Education to be completed within 6 months of hire.
Licensure/Registration: CNA Certification/75 hour nurse aide course State of Iowa or Direct Care Worker Registry State of Illinois, second state required within 6 months of hire; Driver's License; Auto Insurance-Genesis minimum limits required
Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.
Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization.
Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.
Physical Demands: High Intensity:
Work requires heavy physical exertion and effort. Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting between 25 to 50 pounds. The need for physical stamina and endurance is great.
The degree of physical strain produced on the job is high. It results in fatigue, and requires periods of rest. Job requirements for manual dexterity and physical manipulation are high.
Work could involve the coordination of body movements involving various body postures. The position exceeds these high intensity demands occasionally, 10-35% of the time.
Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions.
There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions exceeds 70% of their work day.
Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes
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