Hospice Aide / HHA - Part Time
Company: Amedisys Home Health Services
Location: Budd Lake
Posted on: June 7, 2021
What You Will Do:
Provides support services, under the supervision of the
appropriate professional staff in accordance with state
regulations, assists the client or family in the achievement of
physical and emotional comfort according to the patient's plan of
Provides personal care services per state/federal rules,
regulations, and/or standards.
Applies safety principles and proper body mechanics to the
performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care
such as ambulation of clients, transferring clients, assisting with
the normal range of motion and positioning and doing household
Plans and prepares nutritious meals, including shopping and
assisting with feeding, as assigned.
Performs homemaking and other environmental services as
Observes, reports and documents any changes in patient's status.
If unable to perform a certain task, reports to the primary
Understands basic elements of body functioning and reports
changes in patient's body functions as indicated.
Recognizes emergency situations and implements appropriate
emergency procedures per care center policy.
Follows care center procedures regarding infection control,
handling of hazardous wastes, and safety measures.
Accurately documents care provided and submits notes and other
required documents per care center policy.
Follows specific written instructions for personal care prepared
by a registered nurse in accordance with the Plan of Care. Written
instructions are to be received prior to the delivery of
Assists patient with prescribed exercises as instructed per
nurse or therapist.
Provides respite for patient's family/caregiver when on-site, as
Performs and records simple urine tests for sugar, acetane, and
Attends funerals/call hours when appropriate as assigned by the
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work independently with minimal direct
- Ability to work as a team member.
- Familiarity with general use and functions of the computer,
such as usernames and password concepts; internet; e-mail;
navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using
files, windows, and use of navigation buttons and tool bars.
- Ability to self-manage online HR services and online training
High school diploma or equivalent.
Six (6 ) months full-time direct, patient care experience within
the last five (5) years, in an institution or care center
Meets federal/state requirements for this position. Home Health
Aide (HHA) competence will conform with requirements in the
Medicare Conditions of Participation found in 42CFR 484.36. Must be
able to successfully pass the competency program of the care
Upon hire, HHAs will have received at least 75-hours of
training, the content of which addresses all subjects listed at
Has not had a consecutive twenty-four (24) month or more lapse
in practice for compensation since last competency training.
- Current CPR certification.
Current state certification (or registration) as a nurse
assistant (and as per state certification/ registration
- Minimum of one (1) year full-time direct, patient care
experience within the last five (5) years, in an institution or
- Frequent degree of travel. In instances where employee performs
tasks that require the use of his/her automobile, evidence of
current driver's license and agency required liability insurance is
- Frequently required to perform simple motor skills and
manipulative skills such as sitting, crawling, climbing, and
- Frequent exposure to occupational hazards including, but not
limited to, heat, cold, varying weather conditions, noise,
vibration, fumes, dust, radiation and chemotherapeutics.
- Frequently required to reach above shoulder level.
- Frequent exposure to toxic chemicals.
- Continually required to perform gross body coordination such as
standing, walking, bending/stooping, squatting while performing
tasks and balancing, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling
- Continually required to see, hear, speak, and use one or both
- Continuous exposure to potentially infectious waste and to body
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status,
national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status,
sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any
other legally protected characteristic.
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