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Home Health Aide (CHHA) in San Diego, CA at Premier Healthcare Services

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

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Job Description

WHO WE ARE:

Premier Healthcare Services is a leading provider of skilled in-home nursing care for patients. We are currently looking for a passionate, empathetic, motivated and COMMITTED individual to fill our Home Health Aide Position! Our success is largely based upon hiring ambitious team members who provide outstanding customer care.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Home Health Aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient’s needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient’s care. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Providing personal care including:

• Baths

• Back rubs

• Oral hygiene

• Shampooing

• Changing bed linen

• Assisting patients with dressing and undressing

• Assisting patients with toileting activities

• Keeping patient’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate

• Planning and preparing nutritious meals, as appropriate.

• Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary.

• Assisting in ambulation and exercises, according to the plan of care.

• Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).

• Doing patient’s laundry, as appropriate.

• Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.).

• Reporting on patient’s condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse.

• Adhering to Premier’s documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and

professional conduct.

• Ensures compliance with all professional, State and Federal statutes and practices.

• Attends case conferences, team meetings and education in-services as required.

• Must be able to fulfill essential job function in a consistent state of alertness and safe manner.

• Follow and comply with all Premier safety rules and practices.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

• Meets the training requirements in accordance with State and Federal laws, have proof of current certification of Home Health Aide (CHHA) and personal identification.

• At least 1 year of experience as a CHHA or CNA.

• Pediatric experience preferred when working with a pediatric patient.

• At least 18 years of age.

• Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.

• Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.

• Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.

• Possess and maintain current CPR certification.

• Demonstrates tact, patient and good personal hygiene.

• Current PPD or chest x-ray if applicable.

• Successful completion of Premier screening examinations with a score of 80% or greater.

• Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; personal care skills per competency checklist. 

If you feel that you are a match for our Home Health Aide opening we welcome you to submit your resume.

Premier Healthcare Services is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as all other protected groups.