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Home Health Aide

Company: LHC Group, Inc.
Location: North Port
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Job Description:

Overview



Almost Family is GROWING!! We are currently hiring Per Diem Home Health Aides (HHA) to service patients in North Port Area! We offer WEEKLY PAY and Flexible Schedules.

We also have 40 hour shifts MONDAY-FRIDAY. Weekend availability is a plus!!!!

The PRN Private Duty Aide is a person who provides aide, support, assistance with personal hygiene and household functions for an individual to be able to remain in their own home.

Almost Family, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.





Additional Details






  • Reports observations of the client's condition to the Agency Director or accounts manager. Notifies the Agency Director immediately if any incidents or accidents occur.
  • Utilize the E.V.V. (Electronic Visit Verification) program as applicable.
  • Drives safely, complies with traffic regulations, and wears a seat belt when business travel is required.
  • May provide or assist clients with activities of daily living including: bathing in bed, tub or shower; care of hair including shampoo, combing and brushing; care of teeth and mouth including denture care; nail care, filing only; skin care including pericare and applying lotion; transfer of patient from bed to chair and to wheelchair. Transfer of patients on and off bedpan, commode and toilet. Assist client in preparing for bed. Position patient in bed as directed. Assists with ambulation including with cane, walker and crutches. Personal care dressing of client. Medication reminder.
  • Assists with household tasks directly essential to client's personal care.
  • Accompanies client to medical appointments or shopping and performing other essential errands, if necessary.
  • Measures and records oral, rectal, and auxiliary temperatures, pulse and respiration, and blood pressure when ordered within the training limitations of the aide.
  • Prepares meals as required based upon client 's preferred diet. May need to feed client if required.
  • Provides clean and safe environment within the home including safe use of equipment such as side rails, oxygen, wheelchairs, Hoyer lifts, etc.
  • Ensures confidentiality of client records and information.
  • Records and reports activities related to personal care responsibilities, as required.
  • Responds promptly to client requests
  • Documents all client related activities in a timely manner.
  • Participates in performance improvement inservices.
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.





    Qualifications




    Experience Desired


    • Six months experience in home care preferred.

      License Requirements


      • Current drivers license, vehicle insurance and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.




        • Current CPR certification required.

          Skill Requirements


          • Ability to work flexible hours as required to meet identified patient's needs.




            • Ability to function in any home situation regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, disability, or financial condition of the patient.




              • Able to work independently.
              • Ability to transfer, maneuver, and lift incapacitated clients in home setting.


                • Good communication, writing, and organizational skills.
                • Must be able to read and write, high school diploma or GED
                • A minimum of one year experience as an aide/personal care assistant in a heath care setting or completion of a training program with a minimum of 75 hours instruction required.
                • Demonstration of competency by written exam and successful completion of skills performance test for Home Health Aide certificate.
                • Possess the ability to transfer, maneuver, and lift incapacitated clients in the home setting.




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