Home Health Aide (Prn - Nights)

Montereau Inc Tulsa , OK 74120

Posted 2 months ago

Montereau's vision is promote longer, healthier, and happier lives by revolutionizing the way people age. We are seeking creative individuals who are committed to valuing, supporting, and uplifting the lives of older adults and those who care for them.

Montereau is currently seeking Home Health Aides to work night shifts. Must be able to work 12 hour shifts and have a flexible schedule.

Position Summary

Extend the ability of residents to remain living as independently as possibly by providing companionship services, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), and personal assistance, while maintaining the appropriate level of privacy for each resident.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the resident's ADLs (i.e. bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, and ambulation (monitor for trip/fall hazards), etc.), to the extent required based on the resident's capability. Communicate actions to the resident so they understand the care that is being provided in order to minimize and/or alleviate any concerns or fear.

  • Build a relationship with the resident through regular interaction. Provide emotional support to reinforce communication with others and encourage and/or attend activities (internal and external) selected by the resident that s/he will enjoy and find beneficial. Assure that choices are available for the resident and that they participate as much as possible in developing their activity schedule.

  • Provide medication reminders to the resident as appropriate.

  • Assure that the resident appropriately uses any prescribed medical equipment (i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, dentures, hearing aids, etc.).

  • Assist the resident with meal preparation, and/or arrange or accompany resident to restaurants (internal or external) to support their nutritional needs.

  • Provide assistance with consistent home organization, straightening and light cleaning for the resident in order to maintain a pleasant living environment and make storing and retrieving items in their home more accessible.

  • Assist the resident in preparing shopping and/or errand lists for food, clothing, supplies, or medical appointments and either shop or run errands for the resident or accompany the resident while they complete their shopping, errands, or appointments. Schedule and coordinate transportation services with the You're First office.

  • Document the resident's activities on a daily basis and note changes in physical or mental status to assist medical staff and family members in assessing the status of the resident's care plan.

  • Assist the resident with memory impairments by redirecting the resident as appropriate.

Other Functions

  • Routinely monitor the resident's medical equipment (i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, dentures, hearing aids, etc.) for potential equipment defects and coordinate any needed repairs.

  • Notify the You're First Program Manager of any potential residents who may benefit from the You're First Home Health Agency and promote services offered to residents who inquire about the program.

  • Perform other related functions as required or as assigned.

Position Requirements

Experience:

  • A minimum of 6 months of home health aide or certified nurse aide experience, preferably supporting older adults, is preferred

Education/Certifications/Licenses:

  • High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required

  • Current State of Oklahoma Home Health Aide certification is required

  • Valid state driver's license is required

Job Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills to effectively and empathetically address critical health and end of life issues with a diverse resident population and family members

  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to engage residents in daily activities and to establish rapport and trust with residents

Physical Demands:

In order to accomplish the essential functions of this position, the following are required:

  • Moderate amount of physical exertion including standing, walking, sitting; and occasional requirement for twisting/turning, bending at the waist, lifting above head and shoulders, and routine lifting of 25 lbs.; and pushing wheelchairs with loads of up to 300 lbs

  • Normal levels of hearing and vision, including both near and far seeing, color discrimination, field of vision and depth perception and ability for ordinary levels of communication, both written and verbal

  • Frequent requirement for normal level of eye-hand coordination

  • Moderate use of office equipment and extensive use of a computer

  • Able to drive the You're First Home Health Agency van to transport residents as necessary

Working Conditions:

This position is performed primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting within a resident's apartment and/or the Montereau community; however, the position may include trips away from the community with the resident.

Mental and Emotional Requirements:

This position requires:

  • Understanding and carrying out of oral and written instructions and reviewing/preparing detailed reports, activity logs, and medical records

  • Planning own work activities

  • Working independently and as a member of a team and the ability to work with limited supervision

  • Routinely working on multiple tasks at the same time, under moderate amounts of pressure for results, with frequently changing priorities and requirements for extreme accuracy

Safety and Security Requirements:

  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test

  • Must successfully pass a criminal background screening

  • Must successfully pass a tuberculosis (TB) screening test

  • Must meet requirements on a motor vehicle records (MVR) check

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Home Health Aide (Prn - Nights)

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