Winter Park, Florida
To provide personal care and incidental activities of daily living as assigned to clients in the home setting in accordance with applicable law and regulations, accepted practice and the Office’s policies and procedures.
Applicability of this Job Description:
This job description for a Home Care Aide/CNA may be used only in the following situations:
· In an organization that is not subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation; or
· In an organization that is subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation, a Home Care Aide may be employed exclusively to furnish personal care aid-only services under a Medicaid personal care benefit. [CITE: 42CFR §484.80(i)]
1. Assists, performs and trains patient/client and family in activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, and skin care, oral hygiene, toileting and elimination and adequate nutritional intake.
2. Promotes safe environment and maintain unobstructed pathways while providing care.
3. Assists with ambulation, transfers and/or range of motion exercises.
4. Assists with incidental/instrumental activities of daily living such as shopping, meal preparation, socialization activities, homemaking and maintaining a clean and safe physical environment.
5. Assists in medication reminding
6. Utilizes infection prevention and control measures such as universal precautions, hand washing, and personal protective equipment.
7. Follows the assignment sheet/service plan performing only tasks that are assigned.
8. Recognizes, reports, and records/documents changes in patient/client condition and safety to supervisor.
9. Document observations, activities and service provided in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
10. Organizes self to carry out visits/shifts and tasks.
11. Completes mandatory Interim HealthCare in-services and provides requested documents to keep employee file current.
12. Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program, as requested.
13. Participates in the Office’s Emergency Preparedness Program, as requested.
14. Honors patient rights.
15. Accesses personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.
16. Adhere to attendance policy. Report to work on time as scheduled. Completes required training and attends staff meetings.
17. Occasionally work in the office environment completing any of the in-office tasks including, but not limited to, HR filing, medical records, payroll, data entry, scheduling, referrals intake, and any other.
18. Be prepared to be sent out to provide personal care, companion, homemaking, respite care on a moment’s notice as we receive new cases.
19. Project a professional appearance and a willing, positive and courteous expression in performing tasks. Cooperates with fellow workers, supervisors, residents, visitors, etc. in performing tasks.
20. Ensure compliance with all federal and state rules and regulations. Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Home Care Aide MAY NOT:
· Perform any skilled nursing procedure, which is prohibited by the State Nurse Practice Act, law or regulation.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
· Eighteen (18) years of age or older.
· Any training required by state and federal law and regulation.
· Six (6) months of accumulated experience in a similar job classification, similar life experience; OR
o A graduate of a training and competency program as required by the Office and State or Federal law/regulation; or
o A school of nursing student in the last year of a program; _ or_
o Graduate RN or LPN/LVN with proof of graduation.
· Six (6) months experience in an office environment
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
· Two (2) positive references
· Evidence of passing a home health aide written knowledge exam.
· Pass state required criminal and abuse background checks where required.
· Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical
· Able to effectively communicate, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report to patient’s caregivers, and agency staff.
· Able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks or functions.
· Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
· Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport patient.
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
· Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by office from assignment to assignment.
· Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care per applicable law or regulation.
· Work is normally performed in patient’s home.
· Occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves).
· Able to constantly stand, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely.
· Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer clients/patients.
· Able to frequently carry bundles such as groceries and laundry up or down stairs and lift with or without assistance.
· Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm (i.e. DME supplies, knobs or objects).
· Able to read 8 point or larger type.
· Medium physical activity that may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.
Interim Healthcare of Greater Orlando is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $12.00 per hour
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