POSITION SUMMARY: As a member of the interdisciplinary team the
Certified Home Health Aide provides personal care services to
patients and performs related tasks in the patient/family place of
residence in accordance with the plan of treatment as assigned by
the RN Case Manager. Duties assigned are to increase the level of
comfort, and to maintain personal hygiene and a safe, healthy
environment for the patient and to provide for temporary respite
and relief from total care responsibilities for the primary
REPORTS TO: Registered Nurse
QUALIFICATIONS: Current CHHA certification within the state
required. Current CNA certification within the state required.
Education: A high school graduate.
Credentials: Current CPR certification required.
Experience: Demonstrated experience as a home health aide or
completion of an appropriate hospice orientation and training
program. Demonstrated competency in performance of home health aide
Core Competencies: Ability to read, write and follow directions.
Ability to work with dying patients and their families.
Other: Valid driver's license and auto insurance.
FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Reports changes in the patient’s conditions and needs to the
RN Case Manager or Director of Patient Care Services.
2.Observes and reports signs and symptoms of discomfort
including presence of pain.
3.Provides or assists patient in bathing, care of mouth, skin,
4.Assists patients in and out of bed and assisting with
5.Turns patients in bed and positions for comfort.
6.Assists with prescribed exercises which patients and home
health aides have been taught by appropriate health personnel.
7.Assists patients with feeding.
8.Assists patients to bathroom or in using bedpan or urinal
9.Changes bed linen.
10.Observes for safety hazards in the patient’s and
organization’s environments and takes appropriate steps to reduce
or eliminate them.
11.Attends and participates in in-services, staff meetings.
12.Completes all documentation in an accurate and legible
13.Complies with policies and procedures, laws and regulations
and standards of practice.
Monday - Saturday, with one (1) weekday off, 8:00 AM to 5:00