Job Details


Requisition Number 17-0079
Post Date 12/5/2017
Title Hospice CHHA
Employment Type 32 Hours Full Time
City Enid
State OK
Description Home Health Aide

SUMMARY: The Home Health Aide provides personal care and related services in the home. He/She functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the RN Case Manager and the Clinical Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completion of the 9th grade; prefer high school graduate
• Ability to read and write consistent with job requirements
• Currently certified as a home health aide in the State of Oklahoma
• Prefer at least 1 year experience in a home health or hospice setting
• Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with the patient, patient's family, and the personnel of Ross Health Care
• Demonstrates competency in knowledge, skill and ability in order to perform necessary tasks of personal care
• Demonstrates ability to cope with patient and family emotional stress and has tolerance/respect for different family circumstances
• Effective communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to adapt to a variety of personalities and situations
• Integrity to maintain confidentiality of information
• Complies with OSHA standards
• Knowledge of the dying process
• Works independently but performs as a member of the team
• Exhibits active listening skills
• Remains emotionally stable
• Must have a car with required insurance coverage and a valid state driver's license or reliable transportation

RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

• Helps the patient to maintain good personal hygiene
• Assists in maintaining a healthful, safe environment
• Plans and prepares nutritious meals
• Markets when instructed to do so by the nurse
• Assists the patient with ambulation
• Assists with certain treatments as ordered by the physician and approved and supervised by the nurse
• Assists the therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processes

• Encourages the patient to become as independent as possible according to the
nursing care plan
• Attempts to promote patient's mental alertness through involvement in
activities of interest
• Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the patient and other members of the household
• Establishes a relationship with patient and family which transmits trust and confidentiality
• Prepares a report of his/her visit on the day it is performed and incorporates same in the clinical record weekly or as directed
• Reports any change in the patient's mental or physical condition or in his home situation to his/her case manager or to the Clinical Supervisor
• Carries out his/her assignment as instructed by the nurse or the paramedical team and reports to the nurse when unable to do so
• Works with personnel of other community agencies involved in the patient's care as directed by the staff nurse
• Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the patient, as instructed by the professional nurse
• Attends at least 12 hours of in-service as required by state and federal regulations
• Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Clinical Supervisor to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel
• Notifies Ross Health Care of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings, which will affect agreed service with Ross Health Care
• Performs skin evaluation every visit and reports abnormal findings to Case Manager/Clinical Supervisor.
• Perform all other duties as assigned

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the registered nurse, provides essential personal care assistance to the patient, as directed by the interdisciplinary plan of care
• Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team who communicates with the RN Case Manager and other hospice staff members as appropriate to provide optimal care of the patient and family
• Maintains regular communication with the RN Case Manager regarding services provided and significant findings regarding the patient’s functional status and change in care needs
• Documents care provided accurately, legibly, with consistency, turned in within a 24 hour or next working day time period
• Provides support for and re-enforces the team’s teaching of patient’s caregivers
• Provides emotional support and compassionate care to the patient and family
• Participates with interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of the patient/family plan of care
• Attends interdisciplinary team meetings, and provides input into discussion of patient needs and care on a regular basis
• Notifies Case Manager or Clinical Nurse Manager of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues
• Provides assistance to other home health aides in seeing additional patients as requested by the Case Manager or Clinical Nurse Manager to fill patient/ family needs during the absence of other home health aides
• Participates in agency orientation and in-service training programs for professional staff. Attend mandatory in-services and meets minimum requirement of 12 hours for yearly in-service hours
• Participates in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice care
• Demonstrates familiarity with policies of the agency

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:
• Reports to Clinical Supervisor and/or other Administrator’s as assigned
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