Home Health Aide

Company Name:
St. Rita's Medical Center
Company Address:
730 West Market Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
Date Job is Available:
June 12th, 2023
Deadline for Application:
June 30th, 2023
Job Description:
Req ID R166821 Location Lima, Ohio Category: Patient & Clinical Support Hospice – Lima Department: Home Health Services Service Line Days/Afternoons On-Site PRN Job Description A state-certified person oriented to and responsible for giving personal care of the ill/aged and performs light housekeeping in accordance with agency policies as scheduled. This person also, according to detailed instructions, policies, and procedures, performs a variety of routine clerical duties such as alphabetizing of patient forms and preparing types of folders for patient care and the like in the afternoon. Home Health Aide may assist with HHA scheduling and supply distribution as requested. Essential Job Functions
  • Provides basic patient care to include, but not limited to, care and comfort, vital sign measurement, personal care and hygiene, and assists with mobility including unit-based specialty duties
  • Acts as liaison between patient and nurse to report changes and/or concerns
  • Provides high-level customer service to all patients, patients' family members, visitors, and employees
  • Provides accurate, precise, timely documentation when applicable for patient care
  • Performs delegated tasks once competency has been validated
  • Mobilizes patients using therapeutic transfer techniques which foster independence and safety
  • Individualizes care based on patient's interests and hobbies
This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. Licensing/Certification BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire; must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care) Must have completed one of the following: (required) Successful passing of STNA State Tested Nurse Aide (required if OH LTC), OR CNA Certified Nurse Aide, OR Nurses Aide state testing or completed a nursing program that had one clinical nursing course and one clinical rotation. Education None Work Experience Recent experience in acute care, physician's office, home health/hospice, or long term care facility, with a preference for the setting in which they are applying (preferred) Training Must have completed nursing training program such as CNA, STNA, Care Partner, etc. EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred) Language None Skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate to other members of the healthcare team
  • Ability to understand and follow directions of healthcare team
  • Knowledge of patient and healthcare safety standards and regulations (i.e., falls, skin breakdown, suicide prevention, environment of care)
  • Knowledge and demonstration of infection prevention and transmission-based precautions
  • Understanding of clerical duties and office-based technology
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Patient data collection and documentation (i.e., vital signs, intake/output, change in patient condition)
  • Basic hygiene and activities of daily living care
  • Ability to assist with feeding, hydration, and nutrition
  • Ability to assist with bowel and bladder elimination
  • Ability to assist with ambulation and patient mobility
  • Use of clinical technology
  • Compassionate, relationship-based approach in care activities
  • Accountability for completion of assigned tasks
  • Escalation of concerns via chain of command
Working Conditions Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse May be required to use physical restraints May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials May have periods of constant interruptions Prolonged periods of working alone Physical Requirements Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.)   34-66% Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.)    67-100% Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.)   34-66% Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.)    34-66% Stoop/Kneel   34-66% Crawling    1-33% Climbing    1-33% Balance    34-66% Bending    67-100% Sitting    34-66% Walking    67-100% Standing   67-100% Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination) Perform shift work Maneuver weight of patients Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder Reach above shoulder Repetitive arm/hand movements Finger Dexterity Color Vision Acuity - far Acuity - near Depth perception Use of latex products Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents Exposure to moving mechanical parts Exposure to dust/fumes Exposure to potential electrical shock Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy Exposure to high pitched noises Gaseous risk exposure Patient Population Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures. Neonates (0-4 weeks) Infant (1-12 months) Pediatrics (1-12 years) Adolescents (13-17 years) Adults (18-64 years) Geriatrics (65 years and older) Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with: Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental, and vision plans Prescription drug coverage Flexible spending accounts Life insurance w/AD&D Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible Paid time off Educational Assistance And much more To Apply and view similar Respiratory Care Practitioner Openings, Visit: Home Health Aide - Hospice - PRN in Lima, Ohio | Patient & Clinical Support at Mercy Health
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