Certified Home Hlth Aide HH

Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 153141-1A
Date Posted: Feb 1, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Continuing Care is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

  • Assisting patients with appropriate techniques to maintain personal hygiene and grooming, including shower, tub or bed baths and mouth, skin, nail and hair care.

  • Assisting patients in the use of toilet facilities, including bed pans and commodes.

  • Assisting patients in and out of bed using safe transfer techniques, including the use of gait belts and mechanical lifting equipment, when applicable.

  • Assisting patients with walking, including the use of walkers, canes and wheelchairs, when applicable.

  • Performing normal range of motion exercises and proper positioning.

  • Assisting with self-administered medications.

  • Assisting with meal preparation and feeding, when identified.

  • Grocery shopping when applicable.

  • Provide transportation needed (if identified on care plan).

  • Observing, reporting and documenting patient status and care provided.

  • Taking and recording of vital signs (temperature, pulse, and respirations) as identified.

  • Practice basic infection control procedures.

  • Documenting status of patient functioning and changes in patient status to be reported to the HHA’s supervisor.

  • Submit accurate documentation and time sheets within established time parameters.

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment in the patient’s home including light house-keeping chores (ie; sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, dishes, bathroom cleanup), linen changes and personal laundry as identified on the care plan.

  • Recognizing emergencies and contacting emergency personnel and supervisor when necessary.

  • Understanding the physical, developmental and emotional needs of the populations served.  

  • Maintaining adequate fluid and food intake for clients.

  • Attend at least 12 hours of training annually including mandatory OSHA and HIPAA training.

  • Treating the patient and his/her property with respect.

Qualifications

Organizational Requirements:

  • Maintain strict adherence to the Continuing Care Confidentiality policy.

  • Incorporate Continuing Care Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities.

  • Comply with all Continuing Care Policies.

  • Comply with behavioral expectations of the Continuing Care Division.

  • Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

  • Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

  • Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.  

  • Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

  • Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

 

 Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

 

Licensure, Certification & Registration:

The HHA shall have successfully completed a basic training program approved by the Mass. Association of Homemaker and Home Health Aides and possess original certificate evidence of such completion, or a student nurse matriculated in an approved school of nursing, having successfully completed one year of clinical training with supporting transcripts. Maintain a valid driver’s license and vehicle registration and insurances.

 

Experience:

One year CAN or CHHA experience preferred

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Demonstrates good interpersonal relationship skills.

  • Able to cope with different value systems.

  • Accepts and learns from supervision.

  • Able to interact well with all age groups.

  • Demonstrates a warm, positive attitude towards people.

  • Is dependable and shows positive work attitude

  • Understands the scope of the Home Health Aide role and responsibilities;

  • understands and accepts limitations.

  • Visual and manual dexterity required.

  • Flexibility in work environment and associated conditions.

  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

  • Ability to read, write, verbalize and carry out directions.

  • Maintain a reliable attendance record.