A Home Health Aide is a member of the home care team who assists the client with the tasks of daily living as outlined in a written plan of treatment that is established by a Registered Nurse Supervisor and is kept in the client's home. Home Health Aides are supervised by the RN Supervisor and receive scheduling direction from the agency staffing coordinator.
The person in this position must be able to perform the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
1. Performing simple procedures as an extension of therapeutic services;
2. Skilled personal care and personal care, as defined in this Part;
3. Patient ambulation and exercise;
4. Household services essential to healthcare at home;
5. Assisting with Medications that are ordinarily self-administered;
6. Reporting changes in the patient’s/client’s condition and needs to the registered nurse or the appropriate therapist;
7. Completing appropriate records.
8. Recording pertinent information pertaining to the client’s care.
9. Planning and preparing meals according to specific dietary requirements of the client, and if necessary, feeding the client.
10. Assisting or performing personal care including hair care, oral hygiene, bathing, grooming, and dressing.
11. Assisting with ambulation with or without mechanical aids.
12. Assisting with routine bodily functions: Example, toileting.
13. Maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment through light housekeeping including changing bed Linens, dusting and
vacuuming, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, and laundry.
14. Providing companionship and stimulation for the client including reading, walks, etc.; and accompanying the client to doctors or
15. Grocery shopping or other errands when needed.
16. Performing other housekeeping tasks as indicated in the plan of treatment.
17. Observing and reporting changes in client's condition to the agency's RN Supervisor.
18. Accurately preparing daily records and submitting them to the office by date due.
19. Participating in quarterly in-service education programs.
20. Maintain client confidentiality/adheres to HIPPA requirements and agency policy and procedures manual. *
21. Possess the ability to follow written and oral instructions. *
22. Report abnormal findings in client’s conditions as observed and per plan of treatment to the RN. *