Family LifeCare Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) / Home Health Aide (HHA) in Berne, Indiana

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DEFINITION:

The Aide is responsible for providing aide, homemaker and respite services in a manner to promote quality care for patients in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients consistent with Family LifeCare’s (FLC) Mission, Strategic Plan, and Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. You must also have the ability to initiate, prioritize and plan own work activities. If you have a disability, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable you to perform your essential duties. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must maintain a certification as a certified nurse aide and/or home health aide as issued by the Indiana State Department of Health and maintain good standing on the Indiana Nurse Registry. Must be willing to obtain active License for the State of Ohio. You must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, maintain automobile coverage and have access to an automobile during scheduled work hours. Education and/or Experience: Must have successfully completed Nurse Aide or Home Health Aide training and competency program approved by the State Currently be in good standing with the State nurse aide registry. Information management, Microsoft Office Products, and Internet abilities are required. Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality and handle situations in a diplomatic and tactful manner. JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

Follows the written patient plan of care prepared by the RN Case Manager in order to provide quality personal care to the patient. Provides baths, showers, oral hygiene, nail and skin care and hair shampoo. Performs bathroom assistance, such as bedpan, commode usage and catheter drainage. Assists with safe transfers as well as with ambulating activities as ordered under the care plan. Assists with normal range of motion, positioning and exercises, which the patient and Aides have been taught by appropriate professional personnel. Assists with preparing adequate nutrition and fluid intake. Performs reading and recording of patient’s temperature, pulse and respirations, as required. Strives to maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment. Performs homemaker duties per the written patient plan of care prepared by the RN Case Manager. Reports any changes in the patient’s basic elements of body functions or family situation immediately, by notifying the Aide Coordinator and/or the RN Case Manager. Documents all patient care accurately at each visit and retrieves patient/caregiver signatures. Synchronizes patient documentation in the electronic clinical system or returns paper charting to supervisor within 24 hours of patient care being rendered. Practices Standard Precautions according to OSHA regulations and FLC policies and procedures. Addresses physical, emotional, and developmental needs to support the patient and family, including the need for respect for the patient’s privacy and property. Recognizes emergencies (physical and environmental) and follows the appropriate emergency procedures. Assumes responsibility for own professional development to assure and maintain the competency obligations for the role of Aide, which is at least 12 hours of in-service training during each 12 month period. Attends and participates in Aide staff meetings, assigned committee meetings and in-services, as requested. Participates in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of home health and/or hospice care. Demonstrates familiarity with policies of the agency and rules and regulations of State and Federal bodies, which aid in determining policies. Makes all requests (i.e. PTO, schedule alterations) through Aide Coordinator. Adheres to and promotes the elements of the Corporate Compliance and HIPAA Programs. Assists and participates in orientation and educational programs. Participates in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities. Adheres to FLC policies and procedures. Performs other responsibilities and functions as directed.