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Home Health Aide/CNA

Company: Interim HealthCare - Dothan, AL
Location: Dothan
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

 

Establishing New Clients

Dothan/Wiregrass area

General Purpose:

Would you like to join a family owned and growing home care business serving the 5 counties in Southeast Alabama!  You will be a member of an interdisciplinary team who provide hands-on personal care, report changes in the client’s condition, perform simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services, and provide incidental/instrumental activities of daily living to clients in the home setting as evaluated/delegated and as permitted by the policies and procedures of Interim HealthCare and any other federal, state and local law or regulation.

We offer a competitive salary, free continuing education, and flexible hours to meet your schedule.

Essential Functions:

* Promotes and maintains a clean, safe, healthy, and therapeutic client environment. * Assists, performs and trains client and family in activities of daily living such bathing, grooming, nail and skin care, oral hygiene, dressing/undressing, toileting and elimination, eating and adequate nutritional intake. * Assists client with mobility, ambulation, transfers and/or range of motion exercises or exercise programs. * Assists client with home-making activities such as shopping, errands, light laundering, meal planning and preparation, serving of meals, socialization activities, and child care. * Assists in medication reminding. * Utilizes infection prevention and control measures, such as universal precautions; handwashing; safe handling of equipment, soiled items, and sharp devices; and appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE). * Recognizes, reports, and records/documents change in client condition and safety to supervisor. * Documents observations, activities and service provided in an accurate, complete and timely manner. * Organizes self to carry out visits/shifts and tasks. * Completes other assignments as requested as delegated/requested. * Participates in the Office’s Emergency Preparedness Program, as requested. * Honors patient rights. Minimum Education & Experience Required:

* 18 years of age. * CNA a plus but not required. * Six (6) months of accumulated experience in a similar job classification, similar life experience; OR* A graduate of a training and competency program (i.e. CNA) * A school of nursing student in the last year of a program; or * A graduate RN or LPN/LVN with proof of graduation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

* Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical. * Able to effectively communicate, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to clients, client’s caregivers and family, and agency staff. * Able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks or functions. * Two (2) positive references. * Evidence of passing a written knowledge exam/competency evaluation. * Pass state required criminal and abuse background checks where required. * Verification of employment eligibility (I-9) in accordance with local, state, and federal law and regulations. * Able to provide proof of valid driver’s license, if applicable. * Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport a client. Working Conditions & Physical Effort: 

* Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by Office from assignment to assignment. * Work is normally performed in client’s home. * Occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials that require following safety precautions and may include use of personal protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves). * Able to constantly stand, bend, stoop, twist, stretch, squat, kneel, walk, climb stairs and reach freely. * Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer clients and assist with standing and walking. * Able to frequently carry bundles, such as groceries and laundry up or down stairs and lift with or without assistance.    * Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm (i.e. DME supplies, knobs or objects). * Able to read 8 point or larger type. * Medium physical activity that may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare - Dothan, AL, Dothan , Home Health Aide/CNA, Other , Dothan, Alabama

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