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Home Health Aide/CNA

Company: SYNERGY HomeCare of Emerald Coast
Location: Destin
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title/Position: Home Health Aide/CNA

Reports To: Home Care Supervisor and Administrator

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

The home health aide/CNA is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient’s needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations, and documenting observations and care performed.

The home health aide will be assigned by a Registered Nurse in a manner that promotes quality,

continuity and safety of a patient’s care.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIIES

Responsibilities of the home health aide include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Providing personal care including:
    1. Baths
    2. Back rubs
    3. Oral hygiene
    4. Shampoos
    5. Changing bed linen
    6. Assisting patients with dressing and undressing
    7. Skin care to prevent breakdown
    8. Assisting the patient with toileting activities
    9. Keeping patient’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate
  2. Planning and preparing nutritious meals.
  3. Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary.
  4. Taking and recording oral, rectal, and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).

Synergy Homecare Job Descriptions

Job Title/Position: Home Health Aide/CNA

  1. Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care.
  2. Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).

 

  1. Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication.

 

  1. Doing patient’s laundry, as appropriate.

 

  1. Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (food stools, side rails, etc.).

 

  1. Reporting on patient’s condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse.

 

  1. Adhering to the Organization’s documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Meets the training requirements in accordance with state and federal laws.
  2. At least 18 years of age.
  3. Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
  4. Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
  5. Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.
  6. Possess and maintains current CPR certification.
  7. Demonstrates tact, patience, and good personal hygiene.
  8. Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with Organization requirements and is in good working order.

 

Note: Effective August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a state established or other training program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(a) and a competency evaluation program, or state licensure program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(b), or a competency evaluation program or state licensure program that meets the requirements of S 484.36(b).

 

Keywords: SYNERGY HomeCare of Emerald Coast, Mobile , Home Health Aide/CNA, Other , Destin, Alabama

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