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The Certified Homemaker Home Health Aide (CHHHA) provides personal care and homemaking services essential to the patient’s health care and comfort at home under the direction, instruction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, including shopping, errands, laundry, meal planning and preparation, serving meals, child care and assisting the patient with ADLs. Services are provided within the client’s home, hospital, and/or long term care facilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Follows the plan of care to provide safe, competent care to the patient.
- Helps the patient to maintain good personal hygiene and assists in maintaining a healthful, safe environment.
- Plans and prepares nutritious meals, markets when instructed to do so by the nurse.
- Assists the patient with ambulation as ordered by the physician and approved and supervised by the nurse.
- Assists the therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative process.
- Encourages the patient to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan
- Attempts to promote patient’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest
- Informs stafﬁng coordinator of any changes in assignment
- Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the patient and other members of the household and establishes a relationship with patient and family, which transmit trust and confidentiality.
- Immediately reports any change in the patient’s mental or physical condition or in-home situation to the staff nurse, or to the Aide supervisor.
- Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the patient and as instructed by the professional nurse.
- Prepares a weekly Activity Sheet visit report promptly and incorporates same in the clinical record.
- Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visit so that other necessary visits by staff members can be coordinated.
- Attends company meetings as requested
- Completes necessary Continuing Education Credits as scheduled/required.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will be expected to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent preferred. Must have completed a homemaker home health aide training program approved by the NJ Board of Nursing and shall be certified by the Board and provide evidence of certification. CPR certification preferred. Must have passed Level II background check and drug screening.
Ability to communicate effectively with patient/client, family members, clinical management and staff. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Other Skills and Abilities
Communication skills, light housekeeping skills, cooking, cleaning, and shopping. Good physical and mental health. Caring attitude, tact, patience, and good personal hygiene. Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to patient, self and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate this. Must understand and respect patients including ethics and confidentiality of care.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work requires the ability to drive and the ability to access client’s homes, which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible. Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the client’s condition and to perform client care. On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move client weight up to 250 pounds, lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds. Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing in English.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Patient home setting, hospital, long term care facility, exposure to infectious diseases, automobile.
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