Position Title: Certified Weekend Staff Home Health Aide

Paraprofessional Lynn - Job Code # 1675

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

HOURS/SCHEDULE: 24/30 Hours/week
Shift:Weekends (Sat/Sun 

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 is committed to Service Excellence, outstanding communication and exceeding the expectations of those we serve, including our patients, our referral sources, those who support our agency and each other. The agency recognizes employees who deliver on this commitment through a formal recognition program. At minimum, 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 necessary skills to work in the home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriate confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Client Care
Understands and Follows client Care Plan as it relates to Hospice care directed by primary clinician.

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.

Professionalism
Arrives on time, prepared to perform duties.

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

    Communication

    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

    Maintain confidentiality

    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

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of eighth grade education, high school graduate 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, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901
Email: lproulx@allcare.org
Phone: 781-244-1050
Fax: 781-586-1636