Provide supportive and personal services for the patients with consideration of
dignity and privacy. Provide personal care and hygiene to home health patients.
- Graduate of an accredited High School or equivalent preferred.
- Ability read, write and follow directions.
- Must be a certified nursing assistant with proof of certification.
- A minimum of one year full-time experience in direct patient in an institutional
setting (hospital or nursing facility) or one year full-time experience within
the last five years in direct client care in an agency setting.
- Effective for services furnished after August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a
State-established or other training program that meets the requirements of §484.36(a) and a competency evaluation program or State licensure program that meets the requirements of §484.36
(b) or (e), or a competency evaluation program or State licensure program that meets the requirements of §484.36 (b) or (e). 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 services described in §409.40 of this chapter for
- Work positively and favorably with patients, families, and staff.
- Demonstrate compassion, responsibility, and cheerful attitude.
- Listed on the nurse aide registry with no finding against the aide relating to client
abuse or neglect or misappropriation of client property.
The person in this position must be able to perform the following essential job
functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Follow the instructions of the professional nurse/therapist in providing
- Provide assistance with hygiene such as bathing, oral care, and dressing.
- Perform and record accurate measurements (i.e. vital signs, or intake/output as
instructed in the care plans).
- Observe and report any safety hazards found in the client’s home or any significant
observations regarding the client.
- Attend staff meetings, attend/complete 12 hours of annual in-services, and
participates in orientation of new employees.
- Report patient complaints to the RN.
- Maintain patient confidentiality/adheres to HIPPA requirements and agency policy and
- Possess the ability to follow written and oral instructions.
- Report abnormal findings in patient’s conditions as observed and per care plan to RN.
- Perform the following task when delegated by the RN
- Non-invasive and non-sterile treatments
- Collection and documentation of vital signs, height, weight, I/O, environmental situations. client
- Ambulation, positioning, and turning
- Personal hygiene and elimination (irritations, enemas)
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