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Home Health Aide - PRN (HHA) - El Paso

Home Health Aide - PRN (HHA) - El Paso

Responsibilities

  • Provide personal care assistance to patients as directed by the supervising registered nurse or healthcare professional.
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.
  • Help patients with mobility and transferring as needed, ensuring safety and comfort at all times.
  • Administer prescribed medications and assist with medication reminders under the supervision of a licensed healthcare professional.
  • Monitor patient vital signs and report any significant changes or concerns to the supervising nurse or healthcare team.
  • Maintain a clean and organized environment for the patient, including light housekeeping tasks such as tidying up living spaces and laundering linens.
  • Provide companionship and emotional support to patients and their families, fostering a caring and supportive environment.
  • Assist in meal preparation and feeding as necessary, adhering to any dietary restrictions or preferences.
  • Document care provided accurately and timely in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals involved in the patient's care.
  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards of practice governing home health and hospice care.
  • Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency by completing 16 hours of education per year

Working Environment:

  • Prudent use of office supplies and equipment.
  • Fieldwork may expose employees to various conditions such as temperature extremes, physical hazards, and infectious diseases. Prudent use of equipment and supplies is essential, with a focus on protecting items from theft and damage.
  • Home Health Aides must demonstrate proficiency in procedures outlined in their job description. Effective communication with healthcare professionals, patients, and families is imperative.
  • They should have reliable transportation to make home visits and assess home safety. Skills in problem-solving, considering patients' backgrounds, finances, and resources, are essential for delivering optimal care.
  • Home Health Aides must meet the physical demands of the job, including lifting patients, carrying supplies, and maintaining manual dexterity. They should be prepared to work weekends, holidays, and occasional overtime, with the ability to function independently and cope with the stress of caring for patients with various needs.
  • Adherence to the agency's dress code, professionalism in interactions, and compliance with public relation policies are expected. HHA’s should also maintain their vehicle according to state and organizational requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English

Skills

  • Completion of a state-approved home health aide training program meeting the requirements specified in section 1891(a)(3) of the Act and implemented at §484.80.
  • Current certification as a Home Health Aide (HHA) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred.
  • Prior experience working in home health, hospice, or a similar healthcare setting is highly desirable.]
  • Demonstrated proficiency in providing personal care and assistance to individuals with diverse needs and backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact compassionately and effectively with patients and their families.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, exercising sound judgment and discretion in patient care situations.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license, with the willingness to travel to patients' homes within the designated service area.
  • Flexibility to work varying shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, based on patient needs and staffing requirements.
  • Commitment to upholding ethical standards and maintaining patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Current licensure in the state, and CPR certification.
  • Adherence to accepted professional standards and practices.
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