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Home Health Aide

Company: Advantage Home Health Care
Location: Anderson
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Direct Supervisor: Nursing Supervisor (NS)

Home Health Aides are recognized as key part of our home health care program. Certified Home Health Aides perform "hands-on" assistance with a patient's physical dependency needs as well as non-skilled medical procedures ordered by the physician and delegated in writing by the Nursing Supervisor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist patient with bathing
  • Mouth and denture care
  • Assist patient to and in bathroom
  • Assist patient with ambulation
  • Hair care
  • Assist in and out of bed
  • Assist with dressing and undressing
  • Housekeeping and meal preparation The Following Duties May Be Allowed IF DIRECTED by the Nursing Supervisor in Conjunction with a Physician:
    • Assist patient with wheelchair, cane, walker or crutch
    • Range of motion exercise (ROM)
    • Skin care
    • Assist with oxygen
    • Change of ostomy device
    • Vital Signs
    • Application of non-sterile dressing on intact skin
    • Preparation of special meals
    • Catheter care
    • Measure intake & output (1 & 0)
      The following MAY NOT be Performed by the Home Health Aide
      • Tube feedings
      • Cold or heat application
      • Administration of an enema.
      • Care of a tracheostomy tube
      • Catheter or colostomy irrigation
      • Administration of any medication
      • Providing medical advice
      • Cutting finger or toenails Qualifications:
        • Is at least 18 years of age.
        • Is a high school graduate, has a GED, or demonstrates ability to read and write adequately to complete required forms and reports of visits and follow verbal and written instructions.
        • Current Nurse Aide certification.
        • Adequate physical & mental health to perform the job and free from communicable disease.
        • Interest in and empathy for the ill.
        • Interpersonal skills necessary to work well with clients, families, and co-workers.

Keywords: Advantage Home Health Care, Anderson , Home Health Aide, Healthcare , Anderson, Indiana

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