To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Home Health Aide is a certified individual who provides direct patient care (personal care) as designated by the Registered Nurse Case Manager, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Therapist.
- 1. Gives competent and safe patient care, i.e. bathing, dressing, oral, toileting, etc, according to the home health aide plan of care established by the RN Case Manager or Therapist.
- 2. Meets the needs of complex patients, i.e. bedbound, palliative and hospice patients, etc
- 3. Provides safe techniques for ambulation, transfers, and use of assistive devices. Uses proper body mechanics in positioning and movement of patients.
- 4. Assists with range of motion exercises as directed and also with exercise programs instructed by the nurse or therapist.
- 5. Assists with meal preparation in accordance with prescribed diet. Understands fluid restrictions, recording, and feeding.
- 6. Addresses clean up and maintenance of the patient's immediate environment.
- 7. Communicates any untoward patient findings to the RN Case Manager or therapist.
- 8. Follows universal precautions and appropriately uses personal protective equipment.
- 9. Documents care rendered and observations on the home health aide recording sheets.
- 10. Ensures that all patient related documents are signed and dated and handed in timely.
- 11. Conforms to payroll standards.
- 12. Complies with HIPAA.
- 13. Complies with weekday and weekend commitments.
- 14. Participates in staff meetings, in-service programs, and all other required meetings.
High School education or GED preferred, but not necessary.
Certified according to State of Connecticut Public Health Code regulations.
Successful completion of a home health aide training program approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Health or a student LPN or RN who has successfully completed 75 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in the fundamental skills of nursing approved by the CT DPH.
Successful completion of a home health aide competency evaluation program approved by the State of CT DPH
Successful completion of a new competency evaluation program, if there has been a consecutive period of 24 months that the home health aide has not performed nursing related services for monetary compensation.
Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be adaptable, flexible, ability to learn quickly, and have a comfort level in providing care in patient homes.
Must be able to perform tasks that require routine standing, bending, and lifting. Must be able to position, turn, move, walk, and transfer patients in and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, showers, etc.