Position Title: Certified Weekend Home Health Aide

Paraprofessional Lynn - Job Code # PL2

Location: Lynn, MA
Department: Paraprofessional
All Care Division: ACR

HOURS/SCHEDULE:24/30 hrs
Shift: Weekends (Sat/Sun 8am-8pm)

Coverage areas Lexington/Waltham Areas

Position Summary: Assists clients with personal care and home management as instructed by the professional and documented on the written plan of care.

AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE
All Care expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, to meet departmental productivity standards, while keeping current the clinical abilities to work in the home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriately confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Client Care
Accept client cases, where ever needed, to meet client and Agency needs.

Understand and follow client Care Plan as directed by primary clinician.

Supervise and assist clients with Activities of Daily Living with demonstrated skill:
- Bath (Including Bed Bath, Sponge Bath, Tub Bath, Shower, and Skin care)
- Bed making (Both occupied and unoccupied beds)
- Elimination (bedpan, urinal; as applicable)
- Personal Hygiene (including Nail Care, Mouth Care, Dentures Care, Shampoo in Sink,
Shampoo in Tub, and Shampoo in Bed, Hair Care, and Shaving; as applicable)
- Vital Signs (Including Pulse, Respiration, and Temperature)
- Transfers (Including Bed to Chair/Wheelchair/Commode and with use of Hoyer Lift)
- Ambulation (Including Walking Assisted with Cane/Walker and Unassisted)
- Range of Motion (Both Active and Passive)
- Positioning
- Bag Technique
- Other Areas as Designated by Agency

Observe and report any changes in the client’s condition and environmental situation.

Encourage clients in self-help to increase their level of independence.

Maintain a clean, neat, and safe environment for the client.

Professionalism
Arrive on time, prepared to perform duties.

Attend inservices regularly.

Adhere to universal precautions and infection control measures

Maintain equipment and supplies as appropriate.

Communication
Communicate with scheduling staff, supervisors and clients.

Document home health aide services provided and submits paperwork in a timely manner

Participates on committees and projects.

Any other responsibilities assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience, Education and Licensure
Minimum of eighth grade education; high school diploma or GED preferred. Must be a mature person of at least 18 years of age who has successfully completed a Certified Home Health Aide Training Program (minimum of 75 hours), and has demonstrated competency.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be Certified as a Home Health Aide in Massachusetts. Must have a valid driver’s license and valid car registration. Must attend in-service education, a minimum of 12 hours per Calendar year, which must include those designated as mandatory.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
Work environment characteristics 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee is expected to act as a role model and to adhere to all Agency policies.

Contact Information:
Please contact Laurie Proulx, Recruiter
All Care, 2 State Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Email: lproulx@allcarecareers.org
Phone: 781-244-1050
Fax: 781-586-1636