LHC Group. Inc

  • Home Health Aide

    Location : Facility Name
    Almost Family
    Requisition ID
    2019-67804
    Location : Postal Code
    06418
    Position Type
    PRN
    Work Schedule
    Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)
    CATEGORY
    AIDE
    Location : City
    Shelton
    Location : State/Province
    CT
  • Overview

    Currently Hiring Per Diem Home Health Aides to join our growing team in Shelton area!  We offer WEEKLY Pay and Flexible Schedules.

     

    The Home Health Aide (HHA) is responsible for providing patients with in-home personal care aide and designated health related aide services to maintain the patient's physical and emotional well being.

     

    Almost Family, a LHC Group company, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

    Additional Details

    • Consistently and reliably accepts patient assignments based on patient and agency needs.
    • Available on designated work days.
    • Follows all policies and procedures of LHC Group and agency, as well as all applicable federal, state and local requirements.
    • Understands and complies with HIPAA and any other confidentiality obligations.
    • Accurate and timely documentation of hours worked.
    • Accurate and timely documentation of services performed.
    • Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition and exercise.
    • Accurate and timely reporting of observations of the patient's condition to the appropriate supervisor including immediate notification of any incidents, accidents, or unusual conditions.
    • Effective utilization of the Electronic Visit Verification or other visit documentation program as applicable.
    • Competent provision of and/or assistance with activities of daily living as applicable including: bathing, dental care, nail care, filing only, skin care including peri care and lotion application.
    • Safe transfer of patient from bed to chair and to wheelchair.
    • Safe transfer of patients on and off bedpan and/or toilet.
    • Documents all client related activities in a timely manner.
    • Assists patient with bedtime preparations including personal care, dressing, positioning and medication reminders.
    • Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services, shopping for food and other household requirements, preparing and serving meals and snacks, and running errands.
    • Assists with ambulation including with cane, walker or crutches, if appropriate and helps patients care for themselves.
    • Accompanies client to medical appointments.
    • Measures and records oral, rectal, and auxiliary temperatures, pulse and respiration, and blood pressure when ordered within the training limitations.
    • Prepares meals as required based upon the patient's preferred or prescribed diet and assists with feeding as needed.
    • Provides clean and safe environment within the home including safe use of equipment needed by the patient.
    • Responds promptly and professionally to client requests.
    • Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient cleanliness, and housekeeping.
    • Participates in required agency meetings and in-service presentations.
    • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
    • Performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    License Requirements
    • Current CPR certification required.
    • Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle.
     
    Skill Requirements
    • Must be mature and able to deal effectively with the demands of a home health aide position. Able to read, write, and carry out directions promptly and accurately.

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