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The primary role of the Certified Nursing Assistant Home Health is to provide assigned residents with routine daily nursing care, activities of daily living, incidental homemaking and personal care in accordance with established agency nursing care procedures as directed by supervisors. The Home Health Aide reports any noted changes in the resident as they are noted.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Home Health Functions
Assists residents with personal care activities, including but not limited to:
Bathing full or partial;
Skin care/nail care, including foot soaks;
Oral hygiene/denture care;
Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding accurate performance of vital signs, weights, etc.
Administer medications and treatments under the director and supervision of the RN (refer to Medication Administration section).
Assists with ambulation, transfers and exercise.
Assist with body positioning or transfers of clients who are not ambulatory.
Perform household services essential to health care at home, including, but not limited to:
Assist with bowel and bladder control, devices and training programs.
Respond and attend to client requests promptly.
Maintain proper hand washing techniques.
Maintain a safe client environment.
Maintain client confidentiality; treat clients and families with respect.
Understand, accept and respond to emotional needs of each client.
Reports promptly to the nurse any changes in the resident condition.
Reports any indication of resident illness to the nurse.
Provides any information on changes in skin conditions to the nurse.
Observe and report any noted changes in mental status to the nurse.
Report to charge nurse all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, and visitors.
Accurate documentation of cares given and pertinent observations.
3. Personnel Functions
Attend designated home health meetings as scheduled.
Develop and maintain a good working relationship with inter-departmental personnel.
Attends educational offerings and obtains at least twelve (12) hours of continuing education a year per regulation.
4. Committee Functions
Serve on, participate in and attend various committees and meetings of the facility to enhance interdisciplinary process.
5. Medication Administration Procedure
A Certified Nursing Assistant Home Health may administer medications, whether oral, suppository, eye drops, ear drops, inhalant, topical or administered through a gastrostomy tube if:
The medications are regularly scheduled.
Note: PRN medications shall be defined as a medication that is ordered to be administered or taken by a client as necessary.
A Certified Nursing Assistant Home Health may not administer or inject medications into veins, muscle or skin.
6. Performance of Routine Procedures
A Certified Nursing Assistant Home Health may perform delegated medical or nursing and assigned therapy procedures if:
Prior to performing the procedures, the Certified Nursing Assistant Home Health is instructed by an RN or Therapist in the proper methods to perform the procedures with respect to each client.
1. High school graduate or equivalent.
2. State approved nursing assistant course completion/certification, or enrollment in approved course per state guidelines.
3. CPR Certified.
4. Have demonstrated sympathetic attitude toward care of the sick.
5. Process the ability to read, write and carry out directions.
6. Possess the maturity to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
7. Have demonstrated the ability to work with little supervision and make appropriate judgment.
8. Have demonstrated dependability, tact, and ability to follow orders.
9. Experience in an Assisted Living Facility or Memory Care Unit strongly preferred.
10. Ability to prioritize duties.
11. Customer service oriented.
12. Ability to understand and follow work assignments.
13. Possesses adequate strength and endurance to meet the strenuous physical demands of such resident care responsibilities as lifting and moving residents.
14. Possesses coordination and dexterity required to provide resident care skillfully.
15. Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
16. Must be a team player.