GrandCare Health Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) in Irvine, California
Under the direction of the Director of Patient Care Services / Director of Nursing, the Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA or HHA) is a paraprofessional member of the home care team and works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patients/clients needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing patients/clients, documenting and reporting these observations and care performed.
Unless specifically required by law, rule, regulation, or local ordinance, all job attributes are preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures quality and safe delivery of home health services to patients/clients and families/caregivers Providing personal care including: Baths Backrubs Oral hygiene Nail and Skin care Shampoos Changing bed linen Dressing and undressing patients/clients Skin care and prevention of skin breakdown Toileting activities Keeping patients/clients living area clean and orderly, as appropriate Planning and preparing nutritious meals Assisting in feeding the patient/client, if necessary Taking and recording oral, rectal and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (within the training limitations of the aide) Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy services as ordered (within the training limitations of the aide) Assisting patient/client in the self-administration of medication Doing patients/clients laundry, as appropriate Meeting safety needs of patients/clients and using equipment safely, properly (foot stools, side rails, restraints, etc.) Reporting on patients/clients condition and significant changes to the assigned supervisory nurse Adhering to the Organizations documentation and care procedures, standards of personal and professional conduct Performs other related duties as assigned Qualifications/Requirements:
Successfully completed a State-established or other training program that meets the requirements of CFR § 484.36 (a) and a competency evaluation program, or state licensure program that meets the requirements of CFR § 484.36(b), or (e), or a competency evaluation program or state licensure program that meets the requirements of CFR § 484.36(b), or (e). Required.
Home Health Aides are selected on the basis of such factors as a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick, ability to read, write, and carry out directions, and maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job. They are closely supervised to ensure their competence in providing care (Required).
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Agency personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by statute. In addition, agency personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job related skills and abilities, and must attend mandatory educational programs.
Minimum of six (6) months nursing experience within the community or home health environment (Required). LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
Current Certification in the State of California (required) Maintains a current CPR certification (required) Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation (preferred) PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position in compliance with ADA/FEHA. Occasional stooping. Frequent standing. Constant walking, sitting, climbing, reaching high/low levels, finger movement, feeling, speaking clearly, hearing conversationally, and seeing far and near.