Home Health Aide

NHC Homecare North Charleston , SC 29418

Posted 5 months ago

Definition:

The HomeCare Aide performs assigned functions of personal care to the patient in the home under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse.

Line of Authority:

Registered Nurse; DON; Administrator/Director of Services

Qualifications:

  • Completion of the ninth grade in school

  • Documentation of successful completion of a training program consisting of at least 75 total hours, including at least 16 hours of classroom instruction and at least 16 hours of supervised practical training meeting the content requirements of the Federal Register, August 14, 1989

  • Successful completion of the written and on-site HomeCare Aide Competency Evaluation prior to performing patient care independently.

Performance Requirements:

  • Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.

  • Able to lift 70-80 lbs on a regular basis.

  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist frequently in a day.

  • Able to see and hear adequately enough to respond to visual and auditory requests from patients.

  • Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with hearing impaired patients.

  • Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.

  • Able to read, write and follow written directions.

  • Must have reliable personal transportation.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Renders personal care to patients under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Personal care may include:

  • Bathing, oral hygiene, care of the skin, hair and dressing.

  • Assistance with elimination (use of bedside commode, bedpan or in getting to and from the bathroom; routine catheter care and colostomy care, not including irrigation).

  • Assistance with repositioning, transfers and/or ambulation including the use of equipment such as lifts, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.

  • Routine care of prosthetic and orthotic devices.

  • Dressing changes which do not require the skills of a licensed nurse. FLORIDA SPECIFIC: Reinforcement of a dressing only. No dressing changes.

  • Assistance with medications which are ordinarily self-administered and do not require the skills of a licensed nurse to be provided safely and effectively. FLORIDA SPECIFIC: Supervision of self-administered medication in the home limited to:

  • obtaining the medication container from the storage area

  • preparing necessary items such as juice, water, cups or spoons to assist in self-administration

  • reminding patient that it is time to take mediation

  • observation of self-administration

  • Assistance with prescribed exercises after adequate instruction and supervision has been given by appropriate professional personnel.

  • Assists in maintaining a hygienic environment which may include:

  • Prepares meals, feeds the patient and cleans utensils used in carrying out these duties;

  • Provides light cleaning of the patient's immediate environment to keep it safe and in order;

  • Launders bed linen and needed clothing when the patient is unable to do these things;

  • Participates in ongoing patient care coordination with all disciplines.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Registered Nurse.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Home Care Aide

Addus Homecare Corporation

Posted 6 days ago

VIEW JOBS 10/14/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-01-12T00:00 Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of quality home care and deliver life-changing service to your clients. As an Addus Home Care Aide, you'll play a vital role in supporting seniors and people with disabilities living independently. This rewarding, entry-level position provides consistent, flexible hours to accommodate your personal needs, while providing a great career with a growing, innovative industry leader. If you have a genuine passion for helping others, and you are looking for a meaningful, fulfilling career with a dynamic, values-driven organization that recognizes and supports your contribution, we invite you to join our team. Responsibilities: * Follow a care plan for the client and report on completed tasks * Assist with personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.) * Provide routine house cleaning, laundry, and assist with meal preparation * Transport client to appointments and daily errands * Assist client with the self-administration of medications (no administering or measuring) * Observe and report any changes in client's condition Qualifications: * High school diploma or GED, and one year of in-home care services experience * Able to pass a criminal background check * Reliable transportation. If you are using a car, a valid driver's license and proof of insurance is required. * Ability to work with limited supervision and follow written/verbal instructions * Good communication skills * Reliable, energetic, self-motivated and well-organized * Comfortable using a cell phone Three references (2 professional and 1 personal) will be required at the time of application. Addus HomeCare is one of the nation's largest personal home care and support service providers. We service over 33,000 consumers weekly from more than 111 branches located in 24 states. As a client-focused, innovative company, we have a simple approach: We provide great care and we pay attention. Our staff shares a genuine passion for helping people and conducts all services efficiently, with a thoroughness to ensure lower health care costs while maintaining the highest quality of life for our consumers. Addus is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Addus Homecare Corporation North Charleston SC

Home Health Aide

NHC Homecare