The aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient’s needs. The aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting those observations and documenting observations and care performed. The will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient’s care.
Meets the training requirements in accordance with state and federal laws.
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Ability to read, write, follow written instructions and document care given.
Successful completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA program).
One (1) year CNA experience, preferred.
Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and impaired.
Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.
Possesses and maintains current CPR certification with the American Heart Association or a recognized provider.
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
Must be capable of performing the job functions of this position with or without accommodations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Patient Care Function:
Providing personal care, including, but not limited to:
o Back rubs
o Oral hygiene
o Changing bed linens
o Assisting patients with dressing and undressing
o Skin care to prevent breakdown
o Assisting patient with toileting activities
o Keeping patient’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate
Planning and preparing nutritious meals.
Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary.
Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care.
Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication.
Doing patient’s laundry, as appropriate.
Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.)
Reporting on patient’s condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse.
Adhere to all of the Company’s policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.