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Home Health Aide Trainee
Summary
Title:Home Health Aide Trainee
ID:1030
Location:Erie County / Niagara County
Description
Looking for candidates interested in becoming a Home Health Aide (HHA) - Training classes to earn you Home Health Aide Certificate


The Home Health Aide is a person who, under professional supervision, provides patients assistance with nutritional and environmental support as an extension of self-directed patients.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
•  Must have some form of  verifiable previous healthcare experience such has dietary or environmental worker, activities asisstant or some of other form of experience in a healthcare environment.
•   Successfully pass Erie 1 Boces training course 
Specific:
•    Is able to read, write, understand and carryout directions or instructions, record messages and to keep simple records.
•    Sympathetic attitude toward providing services for patients at home who home medical problems.
•    Access to utilization of public or private transportation system.
•    Ability to communicate information concerning a patient’s condition clearly.
•    Is able to use the telephone, good communication skills.
•    Functions independently with minimal supervision.
•    Ability to move intermittently throughout the work day, inclusive of sitting, standing and bending, pushing, pulling or moving objects and patients
•    Ability to relate to and work the various personality styles, ill, disabled and elderly.
•    Read, write and communicate in English.
•    Maturity, emotional and mental stability.
•    Experience in personal care or homemaking.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Plan, purchase, prepare and serve basic diets.
•    Assist with care of teeth and mouth.
•    Assist with grooming – care of hair, including shampoo, shaving, the ordinary care of nails and general skin care.
•    Assist with bathing patient in bed, tub or shower.
•    Assist patient with eating.
•    Assist patient with dressing.
•    Maintain safe environment.
•    Arrange schedule so that the patient follows medical recommendations such as increased physcial activity.
•    Report changes in the patient’s needs and conditions to the supervising nurse.
•    Keep simple records.
•    Perform incidental household tasks essential to the patient’s health needs, such as: 
-     Light housekeeping.
-    Making and changing beds.
-    Dusting, vacuuming and mopping the rooms used by patient.
-    Dishwashing.
-    Tidying kitchen.
-    Tidying bedroom.
-    Tidying bathroom.
-    Listing needed supplies.
-    Shopping for patient if no other arrangement possible.
-    Personal laundry of patient if no family member able or available; this may include ironing and mending.
-    Sending linen to laundry.
•    Record patient care activities daily.
•    Participate in case conferences.
•    Prioritize work/care tasks to ensure all duties and patient visits are completed as assigned.
•    Utilizes universal precautions and infection control techniques as necessary.
•    AIDES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ADMINISTER ANY MEDICATIONS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!

ACCOUNTABILITY:
•    Registered Nurse
•    Director of Clinical Services
•    Scheduler/Coordinator

 Equal Opportunity Employer

 
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