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Home Health Aide - PRN

Company: Pinnacle Senior Care
Location: Flint
Posted on: March 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job DescriptionHome Health Aide- PRNPinnacle Senior Care, a CHAP accredited leader in skilled home health is leading the way into the future with its dynamic chronic care home health model. Pinnacle Senior Care is a partner of US Medical Management and owned by a Fortune 250 company. Pinnacle presents the unique opportunity to be part of a medically-centered home care provider within a continuum of care that includes Home Care, Hospice, Visiting Physicians Association, and Laboratory/Diagnostic services.We are seeking applicants that desire the experience of changing healthcare through compassionate delivery of care. We provide opportunity for growth and advancement, with over 20 branch locations in 8 states. Positions offer: Partnership with Visiting Physicians Association allows staff easy access to doctors to optimize quality patient care. #1 operating point of care system/ Home Care Home Base. Ready access to professional resources such as wound care and rehabilitation specialists. Weekly team conferences to optimize patient care through open discussion with the interdisciplinary team. Flexible scheduling with very limited on-call and weekend hours. A Competitive salary package which includes a 401k match. Mileage reimbursement. Fast advancement opportunities in a rapidly expanding innovative healthcare environment offering a clinical ladder. A unique opportunity to provide care with specialty programs that focus on disease pathology, Health Literacy, and treating the whole patient. Agency is a Member of the National Association for Home Care. Position DescriptionThe Home Health Aide (HHA) is a non-professional employee trained to provide personal care and related services in the home for the sick or disabled. He/she functions under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or a physical therapist to assist the patient to perform on 2 or more activities of daily living (ADL). Essential Duties and responsibilitiesDuring each visit the HCA: Shall obtain vital signs, record and notify the primary RN of deviations according to standard practiceThe HCA shall provide assistance with at least 2 of the following ADL's: Personal hygiene (Example: bathing, grooming, hair care, shaving, deodorant application, skin care with lotions and/or powder, foot care, and ear care. Q-tips are not to be used); Nail care and oral hygiene, which are needed to facilitate treatment or prevent deterioration Nail cutting or filing will NOT be doneChanging bed linens and making bedEating and maintaining adequate nutrition and fluid intake when appropriateDressing (clothes)Ambulation and transfers (For Example: assisting patients to the toilet/commode or with bedpans and with elimination needs, assisting patients in and out of bed, assisting with ambulation, and assisting with other transfers and positional needs as appropriate); Incidental household services, which are essential to patient health care (for example, light housekeeping, straightening room, and laundry)Assisting with prescribed exercises, which the home care aide and the patient have been taught by a health professional agent (employee) of the Agency May hand patient prepared medicationsMay empty or change a colostomy bag after receiving direction from RNUnderstand and apply basic infection control principles and proceduresContact supervisor with any concerns related to infection controlFollow the Plan of Care (Instruction Sheet) as instructed by Agency's health care professionalDocument appropriately according to the Plan of Care and submit all documentation per agency policy Keep a record of HCA Plan of Care for each patient assignedObserve physical and gross behavioral changes in the patient's condition or family situation and report to the registered nurseFollow the visit schedule and indicate changes in schedule as appropriatePromptly contact patients and an Agency supervisor whenever unable to visit a patient as scheduled and will give full report to covering HCA concerning patient care, visit times, etc. Give patient name of covering HCA Communicate appropriately with patient/family and Agency personnelAttend required in-services and meetings as identified by the Agency (Must have 12 hours of in-service per-year) Follows agency policies and proceduresPerforms these and all other duties as assigned by the AdministratorParticipate in Performance Improvement activities as indicatedIs able to meet certain physical demands of standing, bending, lifting, stooping or performing other work requiring light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on a continuous basis (over 50% of time); or moderate physical exertion (30 to 50 pounds) on a frequent basis (16 to 50% of time); or heavy physical exertion on an occasional basis (up to 15% of time)Able to drive a car 2-4 hours per dayThe Home Care Aide WILL NOT do the following: WILL NOT change dressing(s) or perform wound care WILL NOT irrigate body cavities such as giving an enema WILL NOT irrigate a colostomy or woundWILL NOT perform a gastric lavage or gavageWILL NOT catheterize a patientWILL NOT administer medicationsWILL NOT apply heat by any methodWILL NOT care for a tracheotomy tubeWILL NOT cut or file nailsWILL NOT provide any personal health service, which has not been included by the health care professional (employee) in the patient care plan REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and ExperienceMust have and maintain an automobile to be used for work, current drivers license, good driving record and proof of insuranceA "Home Care Aide" certificateEffective for services furnished after August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a State-established or other training program that meets the federal requirements of 484.36(a) and a competency evaluation program or State licensure program that meets the federal requirements of 484.36(b), or a competency evaluation program or State licensure program that meets the federal requirements of 484.36(b). An individual is not considered to have completed a training and competency evaluation program, or a competency evaluation program if, since the individual's most recent completion of this program(s), there has been a continuous period of twenty four (24) consecutive months during none of which the individual furnished services described in 409.40 of the federal regulations for compensation. Have completed the 9th grade, with ability to read and write at an adequate level A Home Health Aide may be used by the agency providing licensed home health services if the aide meets one of the following requirements: A minimum of one year full-time experience in direct client care in an institutional setting (hospital or nursing facility)One year full-time experience within the last five years in direct client care in an agency settingSatisfactorily completed a training and competency evaluation program that complies with the requirements of this sectionSatisfactorily completed a competency evaluation program that complies with the requirements of this sectionSubmitted to the agency documentation from the director of programs or the dean of a school of nursing that states that the individual is a nursing student who has demonstrated competency in providing basic nursing skills in accordance with the schools curriculum A Home Health Aide must have provided home health services within the previous 24 months to qualify under subsection (a)(3) or (4) of this sectionExhibits ability to make sound judgment within the scope of experience and training Have satisfactorily passed Agency competent testing will include a written and performanceExcellent verbal and written communicationHave the ability to meet the physical demands of the jobAdditionally, in the State of Texas, the Agency shall employ a Home Health Aide who: Is listed on the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADs) nurse aide registry with no finding against the aide relating to client abuse or neglect or misappropriation of client propertyPreferred Knowledge, Skills and ExperienceHigh school graduates or GED

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