at Amedisys Holding, LLC in Dover, Delaware, United States
Caregiving is our Calling
At Amedisys whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.
In home health, you'll be a true advocate engaging patients throughout their coordinated health care journey all while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.
If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.
What You Will Do
Performs duties essential to personal care which are given to patients in their home. Provides support services, under the supervision of the appropriate professional staff, to assist the client or family in the achievement of physical and emotional comfort according to physicians' orders. Works with patients and their caregivers to assist them in assuming responsibilities toward self-care.
Performs duties as assigned by the Case Manager, Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Manager including:
obtaining temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration
maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment
bed, sponge, tub or shower bathing
shampooing in sink, tub or shower
caring for nails and skin
assisting with toileting and elimination
Applies safety principles and proper body mechanics to the performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care such as ambulation of clients, transferring clients, assisting with the normal range of motion and positioning.
Prepares and provides and/or assists with meals as assigned.
Performs light homemaking and other environmental services as assigned.
Observes, reports and documents any changes in patient status.
Understands basic elements of body functioning and reports changes in patient's body functions as indicated.
Recognizes emergency situations and implements appropriate emergency procedures per care center policy.
Follows care center procedures regarding infection prevention and control, handling of hazardous waste, and safety measures.
Accurately documents care provided and submits notes and other required documents per care center policy.
Attends care center provided in-service programs to fulfill requirements of position and care center policies.
Follows specific written instructions for personal care in accordance with the Plan of Care.
Assists patient with prescribed exercises as instructed per nurse or therapist.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
Works as part of an interdisciplinary team.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Six (6+) months full-time direct, patient care experience within the last five (5) years, in an institution or care center setting.
Meets federal/state requirements for this position. Per CMS regulations, a qualified home health aide is a person who has successfully completed:
(i) A training and competency evaluation program that meets CMS requirements 484.80 (b) and (c) respectively; or
(ii) A competency evaluation program that meets the requirements of 484.80 (c); or
(iii) A nurse aide training and competency evaluation program approved by the state as meeting the requirements of *483.151 through *483.154 and is currently listed in good standing on the state nurse aide registry; or
(iv) The requirements of a state licensure program that meets the provisions of CMS 484.80 (b) and 484.80 (c).
Upon hire, HHAs will have received at least 75-hours of training, the content of which addresses all subjects listed at 484.80(b)(3). 484.80(b)(3) A home health aide training program must address each of the following subject areas:
(i) Communication skills, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, representatives, and caregivers, as well as to other HHA staff.
(ii) Observation, reporting, and documentation of patient status and the care or service furnished.
(iii) Reading and recording temperature, pulse, and respiration.
(iv) Basic infection prevention and control procedures.
(v) Basic elements of body functioning and changes in body function that must be reported to an aide's supervisor.
(vi) Maintenance of a clean, safe, and healthy environment.
(vii) Recognizing emergencies and the knowledge of instituting emergency procedures and their application.
(viii) The physical, emotional, and... For full info follow application link.
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.