Clinical Support/ Customer Service/Patient Access

Job Category:

Home Health Aide

Primary Shift:

Work Schedule:

Day / Night / Weekends

Variable to Agency Needs

Location:

Philadelphia and surrounding Counties (Delco, Chester, Mont., Bucks)

Employment Type:

Full-Time Regular / Part Time / Weekend / Per Diem

Position Description

Job Summary

The Home Health Aide works to assist the client to perform personal care tasks and activities of daily living. New Hires and Transfers are eligible for sign-on incentives as well as health benefits, holiday/vacation pay, and free training.

Required Education/Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum 1+ year(s) professional or personal experience supporting individuals with disabilities, mental illnesses, or challenging behaviors

Minimum Requirements

Skills and Abilities

  • Creating a safe, effective environment

  • Health promotion and maintenance

  • Nursing Skills

  • Health care administration

  • Patient services

  • Verbal communication

  • Listening

  • Training

  • Dependability

  • Emotional control

  • Medical teamwork

Minimum Certifications, Registry, and/or Licenses Required

N/A

Duties and Reponsibilities

  • Enables Clients to stay in their homes by monitoring and recording patient condition, providing support and personal services, and teaching families.

  • Monitors Client condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.

  • Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services, shopping for food and other household requirements, preparing and serving meals and snacks, and running errands.

  • Assists patients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.

  • Helps patients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.

  • Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient.

  • Advises on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.

  • Records patient information by making entries in the patient journal and notifying manager of changing or unusual conditions.

  • Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following asepsis standards and procedures, maintaining security precautions, and following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards.

  • Protects the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.

  • Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

  • Attend doctor appointments and other activities.