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Home Health Aide (HHA)

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 10/21/2020
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 1919
Keywords: office

Job Description

 

Work Location: Phoenix, AZ

 

  

 

JOB SUMMARY  

 

The home health aide provides personal care and related services in the home that are allowed to be performed under state law. She/he functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the staff nurse and the Home Health Services Director and/or appropriate supervisor.  

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS  

 

Prefer Completion of the 9th grade; prefer high school graduate or equivalent.  

 

Ability to read and write in English, consistent with job requirements.  

 

A reliable means of transportation to get to assigned patient visits.  

 

Must have a criminal background check and current CPR certification.  

 

Meets one of the following:   

 
     
  • A home health aide training and competency evaluation program as specified by CMS in the CoP § 484.80 (b) and (c) respectively, OR  
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  • A competency evaluation program that meets CMS specifications, OR  
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  • A nurse aide training and competency evaluation program approved by the state as meeting the requirements of 42 CFR 483.151-154, OR  
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  • The requirements of a state licensure program that meets the provisions of CMS Home Health CoP § 484.80 (b) and (c).   
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RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS  

 

Tasks to be performed by an HHA must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of an RN who will be responsible for the patient care provided by the HHA.   

 

Duties of the HHA may include:  

 

Assist with ADLS and iADLs as per the POC  

 

Follow the POC for each patient and document the same  

 

Help patients to maintain good personal hygiene  

 

Assist in maintaining a healthful, safe environment  

 

Plan/prepare nutritious meals. Markets when indicated on the POC  

 

Assist patients with ambulation as per the POC  

 

Assist with certain treatments as ordered by the physician/approved and supervised by the nurse  

 

Assist the therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processes per the HHA POC  

 

May cue for medications ordinarily self-administered as assigned  

 

Taking and charting vital signs under the direction of a nurse or healthcare practitioner  

 

Encourages patients to be as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan  

 

Attempts to promote patient’s mental alertness through involvement in activities  

 

Gives simple emotional support to patients and other members of the household  

 

Establishes a relationship with patient and family which transmits trust and confidentiality  

 

Prepares a report of visits on the day it is performed and incorporates same in the clinical record weekly or as directed  

 

Reports any changes in the patient’s status or home situation immediately to the supervisor, staff nurse, or aide supervisor, including recognizing & reporting skin changes  

 

Carries out assignments as instructed by the nurse/Therapist or and documents and reports when she is unable to do so  

 

An active participant on the multidisciplinary team and QA program  

 

Works with personnel of other community agencies involved in the patient’s care as directed   

 

Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the patient, as instructed by the nurse  

 

Attends in-service as required by state and federal regulation  

 

Confirming on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Supervisor/Director, to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel  

 

Notifying the Agency of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings, which will affect agreed service with the Agency  

 

Wears the Agency’s name badge at all times when seeing Agency patients.  

 

Other duties as assigned  

 

 

 

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO BE OPERATED  

 

Vehicle to do routine patient visits, possible transfer/lifting devices, medical supplies  

 

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT  

 

Indoors, performing patient care/tasks in the patient’s residence  

 

Travel to patient residences/meetings; will require transportation to get to various work sites  

 

Possible exposure to communicable diseases  

 

 

 

FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES  

 

Able to access patient’s homes that may not be handicap accessible.  

 

Able to hear, speak, understand and communicate effectively in English.  

 

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS  

 

On a daily basis: walking, standing, sitting, reaching, use of telephone, use of computers & other office equipment, lifting/transferring 150 lbs or greater, bending, stooping, climbing stairs.  

 

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