at Christiana Care Health System in Camden, Delaware, United States
TITLE: Home Health Assistant/Homemaker
DEPT: Client Services Department
The Home Health Assistant/Homemaker is a member of the Community Health Service team working under the guidance and supervision of the Professional nurse and/or therapist responsible for the client. The Home Health Assistant/Homemaker provides services to clients as established in the client's Plan of Care. (The Home Health Assistant's/Homemaker's duties may be adjusted at the discretion of the Professional nurse and/or therapist based on an evaluation of the patient's needs.) The Home Health Assistant/Homemaker reports to the Client Service Supervisor.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follows Plan of Care developed by RN/Therapist.
Adheres to infection control policies and HIPPA guidelines.
Provides personal care as outlined on the Plan of Care.
Prepares and serves meals, including special diets for homemaker cases, as outlined on the Plan of Care.
Assists with simple exercise programs, application of prosthesis and braces, ambulation, and transfers as outlined on the Plan of Care.
Light housekeeping activities as indicated on Plan of Care.
Accompany the patient to the physician or clinics.
Provides stimulation and encouragement towards independence and achieving the goals established by the professional staff and the patient's stated goal.
Reports observations to the professional personnel responsible for the Plan of Care.
Monitors and records temperature, pulse, and respiration as per Plan of Care.
Other patient care skills as indicated on additional skills checklist demonstrated by Professional Nurse or Therapist.
Respects patient privacy.
Other patients care activities at the discretion of the Professional nurse or therapist.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
Daily personal contacts with patients/family members.
Use of patient or personal phone for documentation via telephony.
Frequent telephone contacts with office personnel.
Telephone and in person contacts with professional staff.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Provides direction to client during care.
Client Service Supervisor/Assistant Supervisor
Direct/Indirect Supervision by professional staff.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of CNA or Home Health Aide training program of 75 hours or greater.
If there has been a 24 month or greater gap in work as an aide, then there must be proof of a training competency evaluation program or attendance and completion of a renewal course.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to work independently in client's home. Maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job. Empathetic attitude toward the care of the sick. Ability to communicate effectively; reading, writing, and ability to understand and follow directions
Spanish speaking desirable.
Proof of a valid driver's license and active auto insurance is required. Alternative transportation arrangements may be considered based on operational need.
See Physical Demands checklist.
Diverse home environments with a variety of physical environments and resources.
Extensive daily driving.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.