Home Health Aide

Clinical Services
3360 Glenview at Pelican Bay
Position Mission Statement
The Home Health Aide is charged with following the Aide Plan of Care enabling clients to live safely in their place of residence under the supervision of a registered nurse. This is accomplished by assisting clients with activities of daily living while maintaining their current level of independence and function and 2) protecting their clients rights and dignity at all times.

Primary Functions
  • Communication skills including giving report to on-coming caregiver
  • Observation, reporting and documentation of client status and the care or services provided
  • Reading and recording temperature, pulse and respiration
  • Basic infection control procedures
  • Basic elements of body functions that must be reported to the RN 
  • Maintenance of a clean and safe environment
  • Recognition of emergencies and applicable follow-up within the Home Health Aide scope of performance
  • Physical, emotional and developmental characteristics of the population served, including the need for respect for the client, his privacy and property
  • Appropriate and safe techniques in personal hygiene and grooming, including bed bath, sponge, tub, or shower bath; shampoo, sink, tub or bed; nail and skin care; oral hygiene and care of dentures
  • Safe transfer techniques, including use of appropriate equipment and ambulation
  • Normal range of motion and positioning
  • Nutrition and fluid intake
Primary Functions
  • Cultural differences in families
  • Food preparation and household chores
  • Assistance with self-medication administration with required training*
Secondary Functions/Responsibilities
  • Attendance and Participation in Staff Meetings
  • Complete, accurate and timely documentation
  • Quick Response from phone calls 
  • Attendance at in-service offerings to maintain required/self-improvement 
  • education and health screens including CPR certification

Educational Requirements
  • Successfully completed the Home Health Aide Training Course given by the Agency or Successfully completed the Home Health Aide Competency Test and Skills Competency 
  • Successful completion of the 2 hour training on Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications
  • CPR Certified
  • Participated in one day live class training on hire that covers Resident Sensitivity, Workplace Violence, Working with Clients with Dementia/ADRD, Domestic Violence, Resident Rights, Advanced Directives, Workplace Safety, Infection Control, Hepatitis B, TB, Fire Safety, Resident Rights, and HIV/AIDS.

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