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Home Health Aide

at Great Plains Health

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 2926

Job Description


North Platte, NE

PRN

2/27/2019

  • Mission

    • To inspire health and healing by putting patients first - ALWAYS.

  • Position Summary
    • The Home Health Aide/Hospice Aide is responsible for provides efficient, quality personal care and activities of daily living to Home Health and Hospice patients under the direction of the visiting nurse and/or Hospice Interdisciplinary Team. Performs home health aide/hospice aide care, which is developmental, and age specific for populations served and in a manner consistent with the Home Health Aide & Hospice Aide Nebraska State Regulations.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education
      • Completion of a 75-hour home health aide training course, or completion of a 75-hour basic course of training approved by the DHHS for nursing assistants and able to meet the home health competency evaluation requirements. (Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 71-6608.02)
    • Credentials
      • State Required: Must be registered as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
      • Current driver's license required.
      • GPRMC Required: BLS
      • GPRMC Required: Completion of CPI training.
      • Oxygen certification (Medication Aide Training Hospital based) required within 6 months of hiring. Update to be completed every 2 years.
  • Physical Demands
    • Sit frequently.
    • Stand and/or walk frequently.
    • Drive frequently in most weather conditions, except when safety is a factor.
    • Lift 50 pounds frequently.
    • Carry 25 pounds frequently.
    • Bend, kneel, and crawl frequently.
    • Reach floor to overhead frequently.
    • Climb stairs in a variety of situations frequently.
    • Visual acuity, color vision manual dexterity and eye hand coordination within normal limits.
  • Essential Functions
    • Maintains awareness of patient assignments and organizes day/week in order to meet productivity expectations.
    • Documents care provided on patient care visit notes with accuracy, timeliness and according to Agency policies and procedures as well as applicable laws, regulations and standards, on all patients assigned.
    • Applies safety principles and proper body mechanics to the performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care such as personal cares, ambulation of patients, transferring patients, assisting with the normal range of motion and positioning and doing house- hold chores.
    • Performs incidental household services essential to patient's health care and safety in home as noted on the Home Health Aide or Hospice Aide Plan of Care.
    • Willing to care for patients in any type of environment (with Attention to safety) and able to function independently.
    • Takes a systems approach to problem solving and process improvement, with an emphasis on patient safety.
    • Strictly abides by Confidentiality Guidelines and respects patient privacy, religious/cultural needs and is non judgmental.
    • Understands regulations and licensure applicable to own area(s) of responsibility. (Home Health & Hospice)
    • Follows hospital rules, policies, and procedures as well as applicable laws and standards including those that are established for safe patient care and prompt reporting of patient safety issues and errors.