Working in the home environment you are responsible for the delivery of quality patient care according to the patient’s individual physician orders. Your care may involve activities of daily living, assessments, administering prescribed treatments and therapies, care planning, communication with other members of the patients’ multi-disciplinary team, supply management, emergency management, coordination of care, health promotion and teaching and training family members.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Provides direct care to selected patients as assigned as demonstrated by the professional staff.
Performs personal care activities, ie., bathing, combing hair, oral hygiene, dressing, etc.
Provides care in accordance with written instructions from professional staff.
Provides simple exercises, transfers and assists with therapy programs when instructed.
Reports immediately to supervisor or professional staff any changes in the patient’s condition or any problems in assigned tasks.
Provides emotional support to patients and families.
Relays observations of patient’s mental and physical status to professional staff.
Completes household duties which relate to patient comfort and safety.
Maintains patient’s immediate environment in a tidy fashion.
Prepares meals including special diets.
Performs patient’s laundry.
Performs limited shopping for groceries, personal items, and medications.
Maintains the necessary patient/family and Company documentation records.
Completes all documentation upon completion of visit.
Maintains a mature and responsible relationship with staff and patients/families.
Is dependable and on time for assignments.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
Current and unrestricted certification or proof of training as required by the state
Current CPR certification
Current Continuing Education if required by state
High school Diploma or GED
Demonstrated proficiency in documentation and compliance with aide care plan and policies and procedures
Good organizational and communication skills
Frequent lifting and repositioning of patients
Repeated or prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, twisting and occasional climbing of stairs
Acute sense of sight and hearing (corrected or uncorrected) and strong sense of touch, smell and taste
Agility and strength sufficient to handle patients and equipment without assistance
Must be able to appropriately respond physically and psychologically to emergency situations in the home or during transport
Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other health conditions