Home Health Aide

Job ID
2021-190508
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Home Health and Hospice
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
American Mercy Home Care
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Work Schedule
Varies
Location
OH-Cincinnati

Overview

HAH American-Mercy Home Care

 

American-Mercy Home Care has provided home care and wellness services for over 43 years. Their innovative services and specialty programs recognize the needs of each patient and promote the highest quality of life. Their goal is to ensure all services consistently exceed quality measures and the expectations of patients and referring physicians. American-Mercy Home Care's quality care is provided through a team of registered nurses, social workers, companions, dieticians, aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists. 

Responsibilities

Your work should be more than just a job. With us, you can expect a rewarding career and an opportunity to make a difference, to have a voice and to advance your career.

 

 

The purpose of the Home Health Aide is to perform personal hygiene and grooming services, household care and provision of nutrition. This position will work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech Therapist.

 

  • Performs or assists patient with personal hygiene which may include/is not limited to: bathing, showering, oral hygiene, hair care, nail care, shaving and/or dressing/undressing. Performs catheter care and empties urinary catheter, bed pans and colostomy bags. Collects and labels urine specimen.
  • Performs and documents vitals. Other permissible duties under special circumstances where permitted by state regulation may include household duties, an understanding of necessary communication skills for the proper care of patients.
  • Transfers patient using the correct equipment, assists with ambulation, and assists with active or performs passive range motion exercises.
  • Prepares meals considering dietary restrictions and client preferences.
  • Performs basic household chores which may include/is not limited to: washing dishes, changing bed linens and/or making beds, dust, sweep, mop, vacuum, laundry and/or dispose of trash.
  • Follows basic infection control guidelines to maintain a clean client environment.
  • Communicates changes regarding patient’s physical/mental condition, completes and submits documentation in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Participates in case conferences, attends in-services, and/or special case orientation.

Our full-time employees enjoy the following benefits as a member of our team:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending and Health savings accounts
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Paid Time Off (Holiday, Vacation and Personal)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Company provided employee life and disability insurance
  • Company provided Business Travel Accident insurance
  • Adoption Reimbursement
  • Employer Matching 401(k) Program
  • Wellness Program

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a competency evaluation program.
  • Home health aide experience in the prior 24 months and/or passes the CHI Health at Home’s competency evaluation program as required by Medicare regulations.
  • One year home health aide, patient tech or other related experience required.
  • Must obtain and maintain current CPR Certification.

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