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Caring and Compassionate HHA and CNA

Job in Tampa - Hillsborough County - FL Florida - USA , 33614
Company: Comfort Keepers TAMPA
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-21
Job specializations:
  • Nursing
  • Healthcare
    Home Health Aide, Healthcare Nursing, Caregiver
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Caring and Compassionate HHA and CNA wanted
We are seeking Gentle, Loving and  Compassionate  Caregivers (HHA/CNA) to work within our clients homes providing direct patient care.

Home Health Aide Job Description

Definition: The individual in this position provides personal care services to patients in the home setting. All services are provided under the direction or supervision of a Registered Nurse. The individual will also provide homemaking and companion services as a part of the job as described in the Plan of Care.

Line of Authority: Report to and works under direction of the Administrator / Registered Nurse.

Qualifications: The Home Health Aide must possess the following qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory level of competency evidenced by testing or credentials.
  • Adequate health status to perform described duties.
  • Ability to safely handle body fluids and hazardous waste products.
  • Must have ability to effectively communicate with patients and staff.
  • Must meet personnel qualifications.

Duties: Provides direct and indirect personal care to the patient in the home setting under direction of the administrator and registered nurse. This includes:

  • Utilizes safety measures in provision of care.
  • Maintains effective communication with supervisor regarding patient’s condition. Observes appearance and gross behavioral changes in the patient and reports to supervisor.
  • Participates in-service training as required.
  • Performs all personal care activities contained in a written assessment done by a licensed health care professional, employee or contractor of the home health agency.
  • Documents and submits accurate records of activities associated with client care.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and agency matters.
  • Adheres to all Agency policies.
  • Recognize emergencies and have knowledge of emergency procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge regarding basic infection control procedures.
  • Maintains a clean, safe and healthy environment, which may include light cleaning and straightening of the bathroom, straightening the sleeping and living areas, washing the patient's or client's dishes or laundry, and such tasks to maintain cleanliness and safety for the patient or client
  • Adheres to the role of the Home Health Aide in the home setting as defined in Florida statute for home health agencies (Reference FAC, Chapter 59A-8.0095, Section 5)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Attains quarterly goals as established in the annual performance evaluation.
  • Submits required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Participates in interactive caregiving and companionship activities including listening, reading to client, and offering emotional support
  • Recognizes life threatening situations, acts accordingly to protocol
  • Reports any unusual incidents to an appropriate supervisor.
· Perform the functions generally undertaken by the customary homemaker including such duties as preparation of meals, laundry, transportation, and shopping.

Duties Strictly Prohibited: The home health aide or CNA shall not change sterile dressings, irrigate body cavities such as giving an enema, irrigate a colostomy or wound, perform a gastric irrigation or enteral feeding, catheterize a patient, administer medication, apply heat by any method, care for a tracheotomy tube, nor provide any personal health service which has not been included in the plan of care.

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