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Home Health Aide- HHA

Company: Interim HealthCare
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Job Description:

Are you looking to move into the healthcare realm this new year? Interim Healthcare provides a wealth of home care opportunities for our HHAs, specializing in one on one patient care, getting you away from the same four walls that you see every day, and giving you the freedom to choose the days you work. Apply to this posting or call our office at 574-233-5186 and ask for Heather with any questions or for more information! We offer Full-Time, Part-Time, and Flexible scheduling. Short Shifts, 8 hour shifts, 12 hour shifts, Days, nights, over nights, and weekends. Take your life back! We operate in the South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, and Goshen Areas, and in Berrien and Cass county in Michigan..About Interim: Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare Inc. is the nation's most experienced healthcare franchise company. At the core of this longevity and success is a network of over 300 independently owned franchisees and their commitment to providing the most compassionate and professional care available in the communities they serve. Interim HealthCare of South Bend was founded in 1972 and moved locations in 2006 to our current location in Edison Plaza. Many of our employees have been with us for 20 years or more, so if you're interested in longevity and a wonderful place to work, where you're really helping out your community look no further!General Purpose:Home Health Aides (HHAs) are members of the interdisciplinary team who provide hands-on personal care, report changes in the patient's/client's condition, perform simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services, and provide incidental/instrumental activities of daily living as assigned to patients/clients in the home setting as permitted by the policies and procedures of Interim HealthCare and any other federal, state and local law or regulation. Essential Functions:* Reads and records temperature, pulse, and respirations.* Assists, performs and trains patient/client and family in activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, nail and skin care, oral hygiene, toileting and elimination and adequate nutritional intake.* Promotes safe environment and maintain unobstructed pathways while providing care.* Assists with ambulation, transfers and/or range of motion exercises. * Assists with incidental/instrumental activities of daily living such as shopping, meal preparation, socialization activities, homemaking and maintaining a clean and safe physical environment.* Assists in medication reminding* Assists in administering medications ordinarily self-administered.* Utilizes infection prevention and control measures such as universal precautions, hand washing, and personal protective equipment.* Follows the assignment sheet/service plan performing only tasks that are assigned. * Recognizes, reports, and records/documents changes in patient/client condition and safety to supervisor. * Document observations, activities and service provided in an accurate, complete and timely manner. * Organizes self to carry out visits/shifts and tasks.* Completes mandatory Interim HealthCare in-services and provides requested documents to keep employee file current.* Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program, as requested.* Participates in the Office's Emergency Preparedness Program, as requested.* Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.* Honors patient rights.* Accesses personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.Home Health Aide MAY NOT:* Perform any skilled nursing procedure, which is prohibited by the State Nurse Practice Act, law or regulation.Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:* Eighteen (18) years of age or older.* Six (6) months of experience in healthcare or completion of the Office's preceptor program.* A school of nursing student in the last year of a program or has documentation from the school of successful demonstration of personal care aide skills or graduate RN or LPN/LVN with proof of graduation; OR Successfully completed:* A specific aide training and competency evaluation program as required by State and the federal regulations (42 CFR --484.80); or* An aide competency evaluation program as required by State and the federal regulations (42 CFR --484.80); or* A nurse aide training and competency evaluation program approved by State and meets the requirements of the federal regulations (--483.151 through --483.154) and is currently listed in good standing on the state nurse aide registry; or * The requirements of a state licensure program that meets training and competency evaluation provisions per State and the federal regulations (42 CFR --484.80) AND* * Has not had a lapse in work for compensation for the period of 24 consecutive months as a home health aide or nurse aide. * If there has been a 24-month lapse in furnishing services for compensation, the individual must successfully complete another program, as specified above in this section, before providing services.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: * Two (2) positive references* Evidence of passing a home health aide written knowledge exam.* Pass state required criminal and abuse background checks.* 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 patients, patient representatives (if any), patient's caregivers and family, and agency staff.* Able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks or functions.* Able to provide proof of valid driver's license.* Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport patient.Working Conditions & Physical Effort: * Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by office from assignment to assignment.* Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care per applicable law or regulation.* Work is normally performed in patient's home.* Occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves).* Able to constantly stand, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely.* Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer clients/patients.* 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.Benefits:* Build Your Own Schedule* Competitive Salary & Benefits* Direct Deposit Available* Flexible Scheduling & Assignments to fit your needs* Mileage Reimbursement * Weekly Pay* Performance based pay increases* Free Inservice continuing education Courses* Benefits for full time:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Vision Insurance* Employee Assistance programImmediate Hire if you have CPR certification, A physical within the last 6 months, a TB test within the last 12 months, and a passing drug screen!

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