Home Health Aide

LHC Group Wilton , CT 06897

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

The Home Health Aide (HHA) is responsible for providing patients with in-home personal care and designated health related services to maintain the patient's physical and emotional well being, while following the written plan of care, Medicare/Medicaid regulations and agency policies and procedures.

Patient Care, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

Additional Details

  • Reports any unusual circumstance in the patient's condition or home environment to the primary RN/Patient Care Manager.

  • Follows current written aide assignment sheet to provide personal care and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) to include mobility transfer, walking, grooming, bathing, dressing or undressing, eating, or toileting.

  • As assigned, performs incidental household services essential to the patient's health care at home that are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization.

  • Completes a clinical note for each visit within required timeframes, which must be incorporated into the patient's record.

  • Participates in the in-services program. Completes at least six hours of in-services every six months.

  • Participates in daily report. Adheres to and supports care management model within the agency.

  • Participates in staff conference regarding patient care.

  • Participates in QA/QI plan or process.

  • Provides care according to the aide plan of care|assignment sheet and in accordance to State Practice Act or regulations.

  • Records and notifies RN|Patient Care Manager of any variations from the established parameters or changes in the patients condition.

  • Provides care according to the aide plan of care|assignment sheet and in accordance to State Practice Act or regulations.

  • Records and notifies RN|Patient Care Manager of any variations from the established parameters or changes in the patients condition.

Qualifications

License Requirements

  • Current CPR certification required.

  • Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.

Additional State Specific Requirements

  • AL, AZ, GA, KY, MA, MO, MI, NC, OH, SC, WV. No additional requirements.

  • AR: Required to meet at least one of the following: 1) at least 1 year of experience in an institutional setting (home healthagency, hospital, hospice, or long-term facility) verified by a previous employer. 2) Certificate issued by the State of Arkansasfor working in long term care facilities-copy must be available for review. 3) Completion of 40-hour aide training coursemeeting requirements of AR regulations. In lieu of training course, a nursing student may qualify as a home health aide bysubmitting documentation from the Director of the programs or Dean of a School of Nursing that states the nursing studenthas demonstrated competency in providing basic nursing care in accordance with the school's curriculum.

  • CA: Must be certified by the state of California as a home health aide.

  • CO: Must be certified by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies within four (4) months of starting employment.Successful completion of a competency evaluation.

  • CT: Must have completed a training program approved by the state of Connecticut of not less than 75 hours.

  • D.C.: certified by the Board of Nursing

  • FL: Successful completion of at least forty hours of training in areas required by Agency for Health Care Administration orsuccessfully passing the home health aide competency test (Form AHCA 3110-1007 created by AHCA).

  • ID: Must be Certified Nursing Assistant and listed on Idaho CNA registry.

  • IL: Must be licensed, registered or certified as a Home Health Aide or approved on the Department's Health Care WorkerRegistry or completion of training program approved under Long Term Care Assistants and Aides Training Programs Code orequivalency established by 1 of the following: evidence of current registration from another state, evidence of completion of anursing arts course, successful completion of US military training program, or successful completion of a nursing program in aforeign country.

  • IN: In good standing on the state aide registry.

  • LA: Current CNA certification or successful completion of a training program.

  • MD: Must be certified by Maryland State Board of Nursing (CNA).

  • MS: Successful completion of a competency evaluation and one of the following: 1) previous work experience as a nurse's aideor home health aide 2) completion of approved home health aide course.

  • NC: Must be listed on the North Carolina nurse aide registry.

  • NH: must be licensed as a nursing assistant.

  • NJ: Must be certified as a nurse aide by the Board of Nursing.

  • NV: Must be certified as a nursing assistant from the state Board of Nursing.

  • NY: Successful completion of a basic training program in home health aide services or an equivalent exam approved by the

Department with written evidence of completion.

  • OK: Must be certified by Oklahoma State Department and placed on Home Health Aide Registry.
  • OR: Must be certified by Oregon State Board of Nursing (CNA) and inclusion on the Oregon State Board of Nursing AideRegistry.
  • PA: Required to have completed a minimum of 60 hours of classroom instruction prior to or during the first 3 months ofemployment.
  • RI: Must hold a certificate of registration as a nursing assistant with the Rhode Island Department of Health. Successfulcompletion of a competency evaluation.
  • TN: Successful completion of a total of seventy-five (75) hours of training which include sixteen (16) hours of clinical trainingprior to or during the first three (3) months of employment and who is qualified to provide basic services, including simpleprocedures as extension of therapy services, personal care regarding nutritional needs, ambulation and exercise, andhousehold services essential to health care at home.
  • TX: Must have a minimum of one-year full-time experience in direct client care in hospital or nursing facility, OR one year fulltimeexperience within last 5 years in direct client care in agency setting, OR documented completion of training andcompetency evaluation program with home health experience within the last 24 months, OR documented completion ofcompetency evaluation program with home health experience within the last 24 months, OR nursing student withdocumentation from director of programs or the dean of a school of nursing that states that the individual is a nursing studentwho has demonstrated competency in basic nursing skills aligned with the school's curriculum, OR be on Texas Department ofHuman Services (DHS's) Nurse Aide Registry with no findings of client abuse or neglect or misappropriation of client property.Must NOT be listed on the Employee Misconduct Registry, been revoked on the Nurse Aide Registry, or had a criminalconviction as listed in Health and Safety Code Chapter 250.
  • VA: Successful completion of a competency evaluation in-service training.
  • WA: Must be certified by the Washington Department of Health.
  • WI: Must be listed on the Wisconsin Home Health Aide Registry.

Skill Requirements

  • Must be mature and able to deal effectively with the demands of a home health aide position. Able to read, write, and carry out directions promptly and accurately.
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