Hebrew SeniorLife

  • Certified Home Health Aide - 30 hours per week

    Job Locations US-MA-Dedham
    Job ID
    2019-2782
    Category
    Home Care
  • Overview

    The Hebrew SeniorLife Home Health is designed to provide service to acutely ill individuals and in the greater Boston area.

     

    Hebrew SeniorLife Home Health works collaboratively with patients with the goal of achieving optimum healing of body. This means helping the patient meet basic physical needs and comfort.

     

    Interested candidates must have a Home Health Aide certificate and transportation. 30 hours per week guaranteed

    Responsibilities

    • Provides personal care services to Hospice and Home Care patients as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with the state's nurse practice act, Federal Regulations and any other regulations defining Massachusetts’s Home Health Aide services.
    • Gives physical support to individuals and their families.  
    • Maintains and promotes the independence of the patient and assists in maintaining a safe, healthful environment.
    • Exhibits kindness, gentleness, and respect to patients and families at every visit.
    • Assists with personal care activities including:
      • Baths (tub, showers, bed, bath)
      • Mouth care, denture care, skin care, foot care
      • Grooming (shampoo, dry and comb hair; shave, ordinary care of nails)
      • Transferring (bed to chair, to wheelchair, to tub, to shower)
      • Dressing and undressing activities
      • Ambulation
      • Turning patient in bed and positioning for comfort
    • Assists with household tasks directly essential to the patient's health, including:
      • Tidying bathroom after personal care assist
      • Changing soiled linens
      • Assisting in feeding patient if appropriate
      • Light housekeeping of patient's immediate environment
      • Changing linen, making bed

     

    • Measures and records oral, rectal, axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (within the training limitations of the aide).
    • Maintains infection control
    • Meets safety needs of patients including safe use of equipment (foot stools, side rails, step stools, wheelchairs, oxygen, etc.)
    • Performs range of motion and other simple procedures as an extension of therapy services as ordered (within the training limitations of the aide).
    • Assists the patient in self-administration of medication, i.e., reminding the patients to take their medications.
    • Performs or assists patients to perform activities in accordance with the personal services care plan, such as change ostomy appliances, reinforce or change simple non-sterile dressings, measure intake or output, external catheter care, and any other tasks as taught and supervised by the RN and in adherence to state/federal regulations.
    • Accurately documents services provided in accordance with Home Health policies and procedures on the day services are rendered. Submits documentation in a timely manner.
    • Cares for individuals who are recovering from surgery or are living with acute/chronic illness.
    • Assists and supports clients through changes in health status with a goal of improving independence and home safety.
    • Participates in staff development programs as appropriate for home health aides. Assumes personal responsibility to participate in discipline appropriate education to meet the annual education requirements (12 hours/12 months).
    • Responsible for setting up Telehealth units as required

    Qualifications

    • Completion of state recognized and federally compliant training program and/or competency evaluation
    • Compliant with in-service regulations and requirements.
    • Must be able to function in a practice environment with minimal direct supervision, accepting personal responsibility for maintaining a professional relationship with the Home Health patients and their families.
    • Ability to meet Home Care conditions of employment regarding health clearance, and provision of references.
    • Transports self to patient's home/facility, may be in multiple locations in a workday.
    • Requires access to a reliable vehicle and a valid Massachusetts Drivers License.

     

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