RiseBoro Homecare Inc. Home Health Aide, Per Diem in BROOKLYN, New York
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare and serve meals to clients, and assist with feeding as required and in accordance with prescribed diets and as documented on menu provided by the program supervisor. This may be on a one to one basis or assistance provided to more than one individual in a group setting. Assist with clients with ambulation and transfer including help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles and provide safety supervision to prevent falls;
Assist clients with bathing and washing in bed, tubs and shower;
Assist clients with use of toilet, commode, bedpan or urinal;
Assist clients with dressing;
Assist clients with personal grooming, including care of hair, shaving, brushing teeth and ordinary care of nails. (No cutting of nails is permitted.);
Prompt and Cue clients to take prescribed oral medications as pre-poured by Caregivers upon admission or as assigned during daily attendance;
Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises and in the use of braces or artificial limbs;
Apply non-prescription lotions or liniment to clients as required;
Maintain records of client care, condition, progress, and problems in order to report and discuss observations with program supervisor or Director;
Responsible for light housekeeping duties, as assigned, including changing bed linens, wash clients and program laundry (i.e. towels);
May be asked to assist in cleaning program space occupied by clients ;
Promote client mental alertness through conversation, reading, games and other activities as well as provide reality orientation for confused clients. These activities are done both one on one and in the group setting;
Accompany clients on trips outside the Respite Center or assist on daily transportation services to and from the clients home;
Follow emergency procedures including calling 911 if client falls or is in distress and in need of immediate help;
Employ principles and practices of Infection Control and Standard Precautions;
Maintain confidentiality at all times in relation to clients, care givers, program staff and documentation;
Request direction from program supervisor or director before sharing any client or care giver information with outside parties;
Demonstrate an understanding of client and caregivers rights;
Maintain and enhance skills through attending training required by the program.
Ability to work alone or on a team
Must be able to work flexible hours like weekends and overnights.
Knowledge of older adults and experience working with clients who have memory loss and/or are frail elderly
Ability to lift and transfer clients that require no more than a one person assist.
Commitment to organizations mission, vision and values
Ability to understand the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities
Have a commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)
NYS approved Home Health Aide Certificate or Certified Nursing Assistant is required.
EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement
It is the policy of RiseBoro to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, political or union affiliation, marital or partnership status, sex, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity, familial status, genetic information or predisposition or characteristic, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military and related obligations, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, job placement, compensation, benefits, training and apprenticeship, employee development, promotion, demotion, discipline, transfer, lay-off and recall, and termination. RiseBoro makes reasonable accommodations based on religion and/or disability as required by law, and requests for accommodation are to be directed to the Human Resources Department.