CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.
Essential Key Job Responsibilities
Providing personal care including:
Changing bed linen
Assisting patients with dressing and undressing
Skin care to prevent breakdown
Assisting the patient with toileting activities
Keeping patient's living area clean and orderly, as appropriate
Planning and preparing nutritious meals.
Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary.
Taking and recording oral, rectal and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care.
Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication.
Doing patient's laundry, as appropriate.
Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.).
Reporting on patient's condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse.
Adhering to the Organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.
Non-essential Job Responsibilities
Meets the training requirements in accordance with State and Federal laws.
BFOQ: At least 18 years of age
Ability to read, write and verbally report clinical information to patients, representatives and caregivers, as well as to other Home Health Agency staff and document care given
Possess and maintains current BLS certification
Home Health Aides working in ND, must be on the ND Department of Health registry
Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with organization requirements
Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision
Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired
Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene