LAKESHORE HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES Home Health Aide in Muskegon, Michigan
The home health aide provides personal care and related services in the home. The HHA functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the staff Registered Nurse and the Program Director and/or appropriate supervisor What We Offer* Health insurance * Dental and vision insurance * Paid vacation * Sign-on and referral bonuses Qualifications* Must be a high school graduate or have a GED unless currently in high school and 18 years old. * Ability to read and write consistent with job requirements * 6 months experience is preferred * Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with the client, client’s family, and the personnel of the Company. * CLS require skilled training by an RN to care for client’s with more in depth medical needs, including but not limited to tracheostomy, G-tubes, ventilators, etc. * Ability to maintain the confidentiality of client file and or treatment information. * Must be able to pass a competency evaluation ResponsibilitiesTasks to be performed by an HHA must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of a RN who will be responsible for the client care provided by the HHA. Under no circumstances may an HHA be assigned responsibilities related to any IV procedure. Except as otherwise noted, the duties of the HHA may include:* Help the client to maintain good personal hygiene * Assists in maintaining a healthful, safe environment * Assists with respite and companion services * Plans and prepares nutritious meals. * Assists the client with ambulating * Assist with grocery shopping as required. * Assists with certain treatments as ordered by the physician and approved and supervised by the RN Regional Manager * Assists the therapy personnel with rehabilitative processes * Follow the care plan established by the RN * Encourages the client to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan * Attempts to promote client’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest * Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the client and other members of the household * Establishes a relationship with client and family which transmits trust and confidentiality * Completes the daily documentation as it is performed and in conjunction with the plan of care * Reports any change in the clients mental or physical condition or in his/her home situation to the Regional Manager * Carries out her assignment as directed by the office administrator * Works with personnel of other community agencies involved in the client’s care as directed by the Regional Manager * Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client as instructed by the Regional Manager. * Completes in services as required by corporate policy, state and federal regulations * Notify the office administrator of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation, or special professional meetings which will affect service with the company. * Practice standard precautions at all times We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.