Position Title: Certified
Weekend Staff Home Health Aide
Paraprofessional Lynn - Job Code # 1675
Location: Lynn, MA
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
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises and assists 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
Maintains a clean, neat, and safe environment for the client.
Observes and reports any changes in the client's condition and environmental situation.
Attends inservices regularly.
Adhere to Standard Precautions and infection control measures.
Maintains equipment and supplies as appropriate.
Provide care and comfort for the client.
Allow client to make decisions and choices.
Allow the client to be as independent as possible while maintaining safety
Allow the family to interact with the client while providing care
Be attentive to the clients needs
Provide emotional support by being present and available for the client
Maintain client safety
Communicates with scheduling staff, supervisors and clients, especially any changes or variation in schedule
Document home health aide services provided and submit paperwork in a timely manner
Do not discuss personnel experiences with the client
Identify the clients non-verbal communication in relation to pain and report to the supervisor
Maintain a good understanding about the grieving process
Accept clients wishes
Any other responsibilities assigned by supervisor
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
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.
The employee is expected to act as a role model and to adhere to all Agency policies.