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Aide, Hourly - Home Health

Company: Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

The Home Health Aide is responsible for delivering personal care services to provide and maintain bodily and emotional comfort, and to assist patients through the dying process in a safe environment under the supervision of the assigned professional staff. All tasks will be assigned within the scope of each individual's education, experience, and capabilities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities These duties and responsibilities described below represent the general tasks performed on a daily basis; other tasks may be assigned.Review the Aide Care Plan every time the patient is visitedAssist the patient with bathing activities, including: tub and/or shower bathing, oral hygiene, skin care, and hair careAssist patient to and from the bathroom, and assist in using bedpans or toilet as neededAssist patients in and out of bed and/or chair, and with ambulationAssist patient with prescribed exercises as instructed by the appropriate healthcare professionalPerform incidental household services as are essential to patient care, i.e. light dusting, meal prep, clearing floor for safe patient mobility, etc.Report to professional staff and PCC any changes in the patient's condition or family situation/dynamicsMeasure and record intake and outputChange linensAssess and record vital signs, including blood pressureProvide and/or assist with post-mortem careAssist patient by handling their pre-poured medication or bottle as instructed by the nurseAdminister soapsuds or pre-measured enema as ordered by a physician; an RN must administer the initial enema for each client, and must supervise the Aide performing additional enemasAdminister oxygen by cannula or maskApply ice bags or hot water bottles as orderedCheck for and remove fecal impaction and/or empty colostomy bags as ordered by the physician and with RN supervisionCheck rectal temperatureUtilize a Hoyer Lift as necessary to transfer patient to and from shower/tub with RN supervisionTransfer patients post-joint replacement surgery with instruction from the Physical TherapistPerform simple dressings as specifically ordered by the MD or RNWash hands before and after each visitComply with agency bag techniqueWear gloves appropriatelyFollow OSHA guidelines for infection control measures and universal precautionsReview policy and procedure manual and HHA job description periodicallyNotify the HOC/Nurse Manager within 48 hours of missed visitEnsure care is provided according to HHA plan of care and frequency is maintainedComply with documentation of progress notesRespond to corrective action reports within one weekEnsure documentation is completed thoroughly, accurately, legibly, and in a timely mannerComplete QCC reports for unusual occurrences within 24 hours and submit to PCC; notify HOC of incident upon occurrenceOrganize workload efficiently and prioritize duties for effective time managementAssume extra patients as needed; respond well to unexpected changes in work volumeAttend required hospital-wide orientations, meetings, and in-servicesDemonstrate a commitment to flexible work scheduling when necessary to ensure patient careEducation and Experience Minimum Required Education: High school diploma, or equivalent, and successful completion of a Home Health Aide programExperience: Prior training and experience in an accredited hospice facility, or another accredited, comparable institution is requiredCertificates, Licenses, Registrations Applicant must be licensed to work in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Home Health Aide and obtain CPR certification by start of employment. Applicant must have a valid, unobstructed driver's license, a reliable source of transportation, and a working telephone.

Keywords: Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, Chesapeake , Aide, Hourly - Home Health, Healthcare , Chesapeake, Virginia

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