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Home Health Aide / CNA
Summary
Title:Home Health Aide / CNA
ID:1231
Schedule:Part time
Location:Valleywide
Description
This HHA/CNA should have experience in dealing with the vulnerable aging population in their homes and have good skills in regard to patient care, transfers, bathing and other associated care during a home health aide visit in the home.

STATEMENT OF WORK:
After training and demonstrated ability, the HHA/CNA provides personal care and other assigned therapeutic activities for clients on an intermittent basis and under the supervision of an RN.  Tasks are according to a plan of care and specific and individualized for each client; these tasks allow the client to have his physical and emotional needs met and remain in his home environment.  The HHA/CNA may also perform any other job related tasks deemed necessary and assigned by the supervisor.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Assists with personal care including bathing, skin care, hair care, oral hygiene, and nail care, as well as shaving and toileting.
  • Monitors and documents vital signs and reports any variances to the supervising nurse.
  • Assists with catheter care, bowel, bladder or ostomy program.
  • Assists with range of motion and other simple exercises as delineated in the aide care plan.
  • Assists the client with the application of special appliances and/or prosthetic devices.
  • Assists the client with transfers to and from the wheelchair and bed.  This includes the use of the Hoyer lift or other mechanical devices.
  • Cleans and straightens the client's bathroom and bed area after care is rendered.
  • Assists the client with simple meal preparation, offers water and refills water at the client's bedside.
  • Reports any significant change in client condition or negative or unusual occurrences to the supervising nurse.
  • Accurately documents care given and submits paperwork to the office according to company policies.
  • Meets company standards for productivity.
  • Reminds the client about medications that need to be taken.
  • The HHA/CNA is an integral member of the health care team and provides services to the client that allow the client to remain in his home; the aide/C.N.A. encourages the client in self care as much as possible and reinforces teaching that the HHA/CNA and client have been instructed in previously.
  • Other duties as needed.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
        Minimum Required:
 
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Department of Public Safety background check/fingerprint clearance process
  • Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license.
  • Must have a vehicle and current, valid vehicle insurance, and be willing to drive to see clients in their homes.
  • Must have current CPR training.
  • Must have first aid training.
  • Must be able to document care legibly and submit paperwork timely.
  • Must be able to read and write legibly.
  • Must be able to work independently, and enjoy working with the elderly.
  • Must meet company standards for productivity.
  • Must attend case conferences and home health aide/C.N.A. meetings routinely.
  • Must complete 12 hours' in-service training yearly within the calendar year.
  • Must be able to stoop and bend and physically assist the client with his needs, be able to lift 50 pounds, and have no restrictions for physical work.
  • Must not have any restrictions for physical work for which reasonable accommodation cannot be made.
           
    Preferred:
  • A skilled worker with an affinity for working with the elderly and vulnerable of our community.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
        Minimum Required:
 
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in the State of Arizona.
 
        Preferred:
 
  • At least one year of experience working in the medical field with the elderly.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. 
 
  • The HHA/CNA is a skilled individual who is sensitive to the needs of the client, alert to changes that must be reported, and makes a significant impact in the independence of the clients.
  • The majority of the work time is spent working in clients' homes and traveling to assignments.
  • Must be able to stoop and bend and physically assist the client with his needs, be able to lift 50 pounds, and have no restrictions for physical work.

***Military Personnel Encouraged to Apply.***

Proud to be a Mature Worker Friendly Certified Employer through the Governor's Council on Aging.

The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. DFWP. FSL believes that diversity leads to strength.

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