Heritage believes each employee makes a significant contribution in enhancing the quality of life for our clients and enabling the success of the organization. Employee contributions are not limited by assigned job responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline essential functions, qualifications, and job scope, but not to limit the employee to the identified responsibilities. It is Heritage’s expectation that each individual will be flexible in offering their services to ensure the highest quality of care to our clients.:
Be 18 years of age or older. Be a high school graduate or have a completed GED. Have successfully completed a state established or other training program that meets the requirements of S484.39 (a) Have completed a competency evaluation program, or have at least one year experience in previous three years in a hospital or nursing home setting or is a State Tested Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA or HHA. Demonstrate skill set competency by way of passing a skills competency checklist. Have ability to read and follow written instruction and document care given. Be self-directing with the ability to work with minimal direct supervision. Have empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired. Be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligations. Demonstrate tact and patience.:
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Home Health Aide/ Certified Nurse Assistant/State Tested Nursing Assistant are members of the home care team who work under the direction of a Registered Nurse. They perform various services for a client as necessary to meet the client’s personal needs and to promote comfort. The Home Health Aide/Certified Nurse Assistant/State Tested Nursing Assistant are responsible for observing clients and completing documentation correctly and in a timely manner.
The Home Health Aide/Certified Nurse Assistant/State Tested Nursing Assistant shall be assigned in a manner which promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client’s care.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Responsibilities of the Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide/State Tested Nursing Assistant include but are not limited to the following
Demonstrates high degree of commitment to customer service and the provision of quality care. Meeting the safety needs of client’s and using equipment safely and properly (Hoyer lifts, side rails, restraints, etc.) Giving personal care, including: bath, oral hygiene, and shampoos. Assisting in dressing and undressing clients. Planning and preparing nutritious meals, including shopping if permitted. Assisting in feeding the client, if necessary. Taking and recording oral, rectal, and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with training limitations of the aide). Providing proper care and observation of the client’s skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence. Reporting on the client’s condition and significant changes to the assigned supervisory nurse in a timely fashion. Assisting in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the Primary Care Nurse or Therapist. Offering and assisting with bed pans, urinals, catheters, and colostomy bags. Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with the training limitations of aide). Assisting client in the self-administration of medication. Keeping the clients living area clean and orderly, including changing the bed linen. Adhering to organization’s documentation, care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct. Doing client’s laundry, as necessary. Revises workload and client care assignments as requested by the scheduling coordinator. Exhibits positive interpersonal, verbal and written skills. Meets 12-hour in-service requirement annually. Certified Nursing Assistants, State Tested Nursing Assistants, and Home Health Aides working in home care must also pass a skills competency evaluation. Must keep TB and physical requirements up to date.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of the job performed by the CNA/HHA/STNA. The CNA/HHA/STNA may be requested to perform job tasks other than those stated in this job description
The Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide/State Tested Nursing Assistant will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide/State Tested Nursing Assistant will not administer medications, take physician’s orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, including sterile techniques.
Good oral and written communications. Be organized and punctual. Be able to keep track of changing assignments. Turn paperwork in on time.
5. Complete Telephony Timely
Qualified candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:
Be a high school graduate or have a completed GED Have a CNA, STNA, or HHA certification Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Job Responsibilities will include:
Assist patients in maintaining optimum nutritional standards Provide direct patient care in accordance with the plan of care Complete documentation accurately and in a timely manner Maintain a clean, safe, and secure environment for patients Act in compliance with all corporate, state, federal, and other regulatory standards Attend meetings and complete in-service training Perform other duties as assigned
Company Benefits Include:
Excellent pay rates
Paid vacation and holidays
Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
401(k) with company match
Variety of assignments