Home Health Aide

  • Amazing Home Care
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Jan 10, 2019
Full time Healthcare Nurse Other Professional Services

Job Description

Job Description : Provides personal care services, minor housekeeping and other health related supportive tasks for a patient with skilled home health care needs. A physician, based on an assessment of the patients’ needs, orders these services. The aide follows a plan of care established by a registered

professional nurse and is routinely supervised by the RN in carrying out assigned duties.

Job Duties/Knowledge

  1. Personal care duties including bathing, grooming, feeding, turning, and positioning.
  2. Assist the patient with transfer, ambulating and prescribed exercises as instructed by the

Home Care Nurse or professional therapist.

  1. Reinforce and change simple non-sterile dressings.
  2. When instructed by the Home Care Nurse, record weight, measure food and fluid intake

and output, collect urine, stool and sputum specimens, and perform simple urine tests.

  1. Prepare modified diet as ordered by the physician.
  2. Observe and report specific vital signs and symptoms as instructed by Home Care

Nurse.

  1. Remind the patient to take medications specifically ordered by the physician, which are

ordinarily self-administered.

  1. Assist with prescribed skin care.
  2. Perform incidental household functions necessary to maintain a safe environment. E.g.

changing the patient’s bed linens, light housekeeping, laundering essential to the

comfort and cleanliness of the patient, and grocery shopping.

  1. Report changes on the patients' physical status to the Home Care Nurse or Home Care

Coordinator.

 

Qualifications

  1. Have completed a training program approved by the New York State Department of

Health as a Certified Home Health Aide or be enrolled as trainee aide in a New York

State approved training program under the supervision of a qualified RN.

  1. Be a minimum of 18 years of age, able to read and write English and to carry out

directions.

  1. Have had a physical examination satisfying the New York State Department of Health

requirements for Home Health Care Workers.

Degree of Travel

High degree of travel necessary to provide services in patients' homes