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Home Health Aide

Company: Wesley
Location: Kent
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Competently, reliably and safely provide in-home services including personal care, housekeeping, meal preparation and laundry, and companionship to Home Health and Home Care clients according to a written Plan of Care. Approach all clients/residents with care, compassion, and a commitment to fulfilling their care needs. Recognize and report any physical or environmental changes that might adversely affect the client.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSFollow the Plan of Care initiated by the RN/LPN or Director for each client. Activities and care may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Personal Care Duties
  • Baths, showers, toileting, dressing/undressing, skin care, and other personal care needs.
  • Shopping and/or meal preparation.
  • Medication reminders.
  • Resident safety checks as assigne
  • Reporting changes in physical, mental or emotional condition to Wellness Nurse, Unit Manager, and/or WHCHS offic
  • Documentation of visits and care given/refused and arrival/departure times as required.
  • Weight and vital signs as directed.
  • Assist with gait, including proper use of walkers or other equipment.
  • Position in bed, assist with ROM or other routine exercise programs as directed.
  • Provide all tasks within licensed scope of practice in a home setting.
  • Provide foot/nail care as instructed by supervisors and per Plan of Care. l.
  • Follow universal precautions.m.
  • Knowledgeable of and follows emergency procedures.
  • Housekeeping Duties
  • Assist in maintaining neat, orderly, and safe environment in each client's home.
  • Housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, errands as requested by client and included in Plan of Care.
  • Maintain a written log with receipts of all client money used to purchase goods or materials for client's care.
  • Performs other duties as requested and as indicated on Plan of Care.QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTSEducation Background
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion with a passing grade of an NAC training program.Licensure, Registration, Certification
  • Possess and maintain Washington state NAC or HCA (Home Care Aide) license.
  • Maintain annual requirements for TB, CPR/First Aid, and continuing education.
  • Have a valid Washington State Driver's license or have access to public transportation unless assignments can be made within transportation limits.
  • Ability to safely drive a car if applicable and provide proof of current automobile insurance.Special Training/Skills
  • Recognize and report adverse changes to RN/LPN - Wellness Nurse (campus) or Home Health office (after hours for Wellness Nurse and for all off-campus clients).
  • Must be able to read and write in English and to communicate with clients / patients / staff / coworkers / agency staff.
  • Must be able to remain calm under stress.
  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Understand and respond to a diverse population.Work Experience
  • Able to perform duties within the scope of practice of license.
  • Follow written Plan of Care completely, reliably and competently.
  • Must be able to get paperwork/client documentation to office within specified time worked (must be in by end of week worked).
  • Must use telephone for documenting time in/out.
  • Ensures confidentiality of client records/information.
  • Document time-in and time-out for each client.
  • Cooperative and courteous to clients and their support team members.
  • Must wear WHCHS name/picture badge at all times while working.
  • Report to work on time; be neat, clean and well groomed, follow dress code if indicated.Physical Demands
  • Ability to give all direct client care within scope of license and according to written Plan of Care.
  • Ability to move about in congested areas.
  • Freedom from communicable infection(s).
  • Ability to walk, bend, stoop and squat for client care and assessment.
  • Sit for charting, phone use, feeding of residents and computer use.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. PM21 PI191728777

Keywords: Wesley, Kent , Home Health Aide, Healthcare , Kent, Washington

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