A Homemaker-Home Health Aide is a trained worker who, under the supervision of a registered professional nurse or therapist provides homemaking services and personal care services for an adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal acutely or chronically ill client. Duties of the Home Health Aide are planned, assigned in writing and supervised regularly by the designated nurse or therapist.
Assists the adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal client with personal care activities as assigned by a qualified Registered Nurse or Therapist, inclusive of, but not limited to, bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, hair/skin care and feeding. After personal care has been rendered, performs normal household services essential to adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal client care at home, including meal preparation, laundry and housekeeping that facilitate the client receiving sanitary and safe care at home. Assists with maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment and provides basic emotional and psychological support to client and other members of the household by listening and without interjecting own advice or recommendations.
Assists with medication management by reminding the adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal client to take medication when needed as instructed by a qualified nurse/therapist and immediately notifying Nurse Case Manager or Supervisor if patient medications have not been taken. Assists with exercises, ambulation and transfer activities as instructed by a qualified nurse/therapist.
Performs other duties as required.
***CERTIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION**
A current Nurse Aide certification - C.N.A. or an H.H.A. and reliable transportation required.
Minimum 1 yr experience in healthcare is required.
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