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At Home Healthcare Home Health Aide in Metairie, Louisiana

Primary function is to provide personal healthcare and related services as an extension of nursing or therapy services to the patient in his or her place of residence; to assist in providing a safe and clean environment, work cooperatively with the patient, caregiver, and family and share observations and problems with the supervisor. Works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

  • Provides direct patient services that are ordered by the physician, included in the plan of care, permitted to be performed under state law, and consistent with the home health aide training. Provides care under the direction and supervision of the RN or therapist and according to the Home Health Aide Care Plan.

  • Provides hands-on personal care and supportive services as assigned and according to Agency policies.

  • Provides assistance to patients with ambulation, safe transfers, and exercises as assigned and per

  • Follows internal Agency policies and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Provides assistance with medications ordinarily self-administered. This assistance is limited to getting water or fluids for the patient to take their medication.

  • Practices in accordance with accepted infection control principles. Provides a clean, safe, and comfortable environment.

  • Promotes positive, supportive, respectful communication with patients, family members, caregivers, and other employees.

  • Provides an environment which promotes respect for patients and their privacy and property.

  • Provides necessary assistance to patients with proper nutrition and adequate fluid intake.

  • Contributes to the management and efficient operation of the Agency and demonstrates effective time management skills.

  • Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency by attending 12 hours of in-services per year.

  • Applies concepts of infection control and standard precautions in coordinating or performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.

  • Provides effective communication to patients, their family members, team members, and other health care professionals.

Physical, Mental, Miscellaneous Demands

  • Ability to do heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, and standing. Prolonged standing and walking required.

  • Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs and to meet patient and family individualized psychosocial needs.

  • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

  • Must have and maintain valid Driver’s License, and proof of current valid auto liability insurance.

  • Requires current CPR certificate, and the ability to maintain a current CPR certificate.

  • Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.

  • Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, records, reports, visual inspection involving small details. Although important, depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer.

  • Requires ability to grasp, pull, push, carry or otherwise manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye coordination.

  • Requires ability to communicate clearly and make self-understood effectively in face-to-face interactions; articulate with accuracy to communicate using phone.

  • Requires ability to hear and receive verbal instructions correctly, answer phones, communicate professionally with people in situations with some background noise.

  • Requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with frequent interruption; ability to focus attention on tasks for 10-20 minutes at a time on a continuous basis, 20-60 minutes on occasion.

  • Requires ability to understand and relate to specific ideas one at a time and to the concepts behind specific ideas; ability to remember verbal and written tasks/assignments from a few hours to several day periods.

  • Position requires sitting approximately 60% of time standing/stooping/bending/ climbing approximately 20% of time; and walking approximately 20% of time.

  • Excellent computer software skills necessary to produce accurate documents and materials required.

  • Requires ability to work effectively under minimal supervision; exercise excellent, sound professional judgment and maintain confidentiality.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent, preferred.

Licensure: Must have a current driver’s license.

Experience: At least one year experience preferred as a Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant in a hospital, nursing home or home health agency. Must have successfully completed a State-established or other training and competency evaluation program that meets State and Federal requirements, or a competency evaluation program that meets State and Federal requirements, or a State licensure program that meets State and Federal requirements for aide training and competency evaluation. An individual is not considered to have completed a training and competency evaluation program, or a competency evaluation program if, since the individual’s most recent completion of this program(s), there has been a continuous period of 24 consecutive months during none of which the individual furnished home health aide services described in 42CFR 409.45 for compensation.

Skills: Must be able to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, representatives, and caregivers, as well as to other Agency staff. Demonstrates interest in the welfare of the ill and elderly. Proof of current CPR. Successful completion of the Aide Competency Evaluation Skills Checklist and written Skills Test.

Transportation: Reliable transportation, current Driver’s License, and valid and current auto liability insurance.

Environmental /Working Conditions: Works in a health care facility or patients’ homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work a flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather.

We offer the following competitive benefits to support you, your family, and your furry family members too!

  • Newly improved mileage reimbursement

  • Newly improved benefits packages

  • Pet Insurance Coverage

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid Holidays...plus 2 bonus floating holidays!

  • Family Medical Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k Plan with a Company Match

  • Legal Aid

  • Identify Theft Plan

  • Perks and Discounts

ID: 2023-21846

Branch Name: Vital Link South - Metairie (MTS)

External Company URL: https://vitalhealthcaregroup.com/

Telecommute (remote worker): No

Company: VitalCaring Group