Home Health Aide (HHA)
Company: Interim HealthCare
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Must be certified nursing assistant in the state of North
CarolinaGeneral Purpose:Are members of the interdisciplinary team
who provide hands-on personal care, report changes in the
patient's/client's condition, perform simple procedures as an
extension of therapy or nursing services, and provide
incidental/instrumental activities of daily living as assigned to
patients/clients in the home setting as permitted by the policies
and procedures of Interim HealthCare and any other federal, state
and local law or regulation. Essential Functions:
- Reads and records temperature, pulse, and respirations.
- Assists, performs and trains patient/client and family in
activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, nail and skin
care, oral hygiene, toileting and elimination and adequate
- Promotes safe environment and maintain unobstructed pathways
while providing care.
- Assists with ambulation, transfers and/or range of motion
- Assists with incidental/instrumental activities of daily living
such as shopping, meal preparation, socialization activities,
homemaking and maintaining a clean and safe physical
- Assists in medication reminding
- Assists in administering medications ordinarily
- Utilizes infection prevention and control measures such as
universal precautions, hand washing, and personal protective
- Follows the assignment sheet/service plan performing only tasks
that are assigned.
- Recognizes, reports, and records/documents changes in
patient/client condition and safety to supervisor.
- Document observations, activities and service provided in an
accurate, complete and timely manner.
- Organizes self to carry out visits/shifts and tasks.
- Completes mandatory Interim HealthCare in-services and provides
requested documents to keep employee file current.
- Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
(QAPI) program, as requested.
- Participates in the Office's Emergency Preparedness Program, as
- Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
- Honors patient rights.
- Accesses personal health information ("PHI") necessary to
fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and
ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each
organization/department.Home Health Aide MAY NOT:
- Perform any skilled nursing procedure, which is prohibited by
the State Nurse Practice Act, law or regulation.Minimum Education &
- Eighteen (18) years of age or older.
- Six (6) months of experience in healthcare or completion of the
Office's preceptor program.
- A school of nursing student in the last year of a program or
has documentation from the school of successful demonstration of
personal care and home health aide skills or graduate RN or LPN/LVN
with proof of graduation; OR Successfully completed:
- A specific aide training and competency evaluation program as
required by State and the federal regulations (42 CFR 484.80);
- An aide competency evaluation program as required by State and
the federal regulations (42 CFR 484.80); or
- A nurse aide training and competency evaluation program
approved by State and meets the requirements of the federal
regulations ( 483.151 through 483.154) and is currently listed in
good standing on the state nurse aide registry; or
- The requirements of a state licensure program that meets
training and competency evaluation provisions per State and the
federal regulations (42 CFR 484.80) AND
- Has not had a lapse in work for compensation for the period of
24 consecutive months as a home health aide or nurse aide.
- If there has been a 24-month lapse in furnishing services for
compensation, the individual must successfully complete another
program, as specified above in this section, before providing
services.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Two (2) positive references
- Evidence of passing a home health aide written knowledge
- Pass state required criminal and abuse background checks where
- Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of
the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical
- Able to effectively communicate, including the ability to read,
write, and verbally report clinical information to patients,
patient representatives (if any), patient's caregivers and family,
and agency staff.
- Able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks or
- Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if
- Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if
assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport
patient.Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
- Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by
office from assignment to assignment.
- Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient
care per applicable law or regulation.
- Work is normally performed in patient's home.
- Occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne
pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous
materials and situations that require following extensive safety
precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g.
face masks, goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves).
- Able to constantly stand, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach
- Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer
- Able to frequently carry bundles such as groceries and laundry
up or down stairs and lift with or without assistance.
- Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of
palm (i.e. DME supplies, knobs or objects).
- Able to read 8 point or larger type.
- Medium physical activity that may require frequent lifting,
carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.
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