Home Health Aide / HHA

American Senior Communities Mooresville , NC 28117

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description:

Caring people make the difference at American Senior Communities!

American Senior Communities has proudly served customers since the year 2000 with a long history of excellent outcomes. We are Indiana-owned and operated, and we aren't ever going to forget our roots. We take great pride in our Hoosier heritage with Hoosier hospitality ingrained in everything we do. As experts in senior care, we are not just doing a job, but following a calling. Compassion, Accountability, Relationships and Excellence are the core values for American Senior Communities. These words not only form an acronym for C.A.R.E., they are our guiding principles and create the framework for all of our relationships with customers, staff, family members and the community at large.

We are currently accepting applications for the following position:

Home Health Aide / HHA

The Certified Home Health Aide provides personal care services and supportive duties to clients as assigned, and in accordance with care ordered by physician. The Certified Home Health Aide maintains a homelike environment for the clients of the community, protects and promotes client rights, and assists the person to maintain independence, dignity, and control to the greatest extent possible.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides delivery of care items as trained in a compassionate, quality manner with kindness, respect, and dignity.

  • Practices infection control measures and techniques, using universal precautions at all times.

  • Responds to every alert signal of Emergency Response System within 5 minutes of first alarm, and courteously considers each light as an emergency until answered.

  • Assists in activities of daily living (ADLs) as directed; including, but not limited to, bathing, grooming, and dressing of assigned clients by providing set-up assistance, verbal prompts, physical support, or more extensive assistance.

  • Provides care in a manner that protects and promotes resident rights, dignity, privacy, confidentiality, self-determination and active participation. Offers and respects resident choices in matters of daily routine. Refers to clients and residents by proper names unless requested otherwise. Avoids use of all nicknames. Handles all resident property with respect.

  • Observes and immediately reports to Clinical Director, unusual occurrences, significant changes in resident's physical or behavioral condition, patterns of decreased social interaction, angry or sad behaviors, and refusals of treatment.

  • Assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of plans of care for assigned clients and reports information about conditions, responses to interventions and suggestions for alternative approaches to the Clinical Director.

  • Records accurate, legible information about client care, conditions, and observations made in appropriate sections of resident records and/or Home Health Communication Log.

  • Regularly communicates verbally throughout shift with Nurse or Clinical Director about assigned residents. Writes pertinent information in Communication book for other department members' knowledge.

  • Monitors physical environment for safety or fire hazards, malfunctioning equipment including Emergency Response System, pendants, phones or pagers, and corrects or reports potential problems to housekeeping and maintenance immediately and to Clinical Director. Cleans up all messes immediately.

  • Immediately reports injury to client, resident or self to Clinical Director per policy.

  • Assists with resident laundry and limited housekeeping duties; including, but not limited to, washing, drying, folding, and putting away resident laundry, as well as washing dishes, and cleaning rooms and common areas as assigned and per policy, including after incontinence conditions as needed.

  • In the event of an emergency, carries out assigned duties to assure resident safety.

  • Reports to Clinical Director at the beginning and end of each shift and before and after meal and rest breaks.

  • Performs all nursing procedures in the way in which he/she has been trained, directed and approved by instructor/supervisor. Performs all duties satisfactorily as listed on Home Health Skills Checklist.

  • Attends required hours of annual, mandated in-service education provided by the community and applies information to job tasks.

  • Assists clients with care of their pets, including walking, feeding, watering, and cleaning cages and/or litter boxes as directed.

  • Participates in Dining Services Program per community/facility policy.

We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefits package including:

  • Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Professional Career Growth

  • Referral Bonuses up to $1000

Job Requirements

Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, family members, customersand staff.

Successful completion of a state approved programthat meets licensure and competency requirements as a Certified Home HealthAide in the State of Indiana, without having more than 24 consecutive monthssince completion in which duties were not performed.

Prior experience giving personal care to impairedindividuals in a health care setting preferred.

Current C.N.A. certificate in good standing stronglypreferred.

Must receive a 70% score on HHA Competency Test, as well as a 100%score on Skills Checklist.


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