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In-Home Services Aide

In-Home Services Aide

Job ID 
2017-1879
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-IA-Windsor Heights
Posted Date 
9/7/2017
Category 
PACE Pathways

More information about this job

Overview

Purpose of the Job:

Responsible for providing and assisting participants with activities of daily living, restorative and supportive care necessary to the preservation of the home environment. Assists in monitoring and reporting the health status and providing a safe environment for the participants of Immanuel Pathways.  Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

 

Requirements of Job:

  • Be legally authorized (currently licensed or if applicable, certified or registered) to practice the job’s functions and actions in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
  • Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
  • Agree to abide by the philosophy, practices, and protocols of the PACE organization.
  • Job specific competencies for the In-Home Services Aide will be met prior to assuming participant care.

Responsibilities

Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

70% Participant Care & Assistance

  • Consults each day with the In-Home Services Manager (or designee) to be updated on Immanuel Pathways participant’s status, changes in plan of care and to confirm scheduled visits.
  • Under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse assists participants in the home with the following duties:

o   Personal hygiene such as skin, mouth, hair care and bathing.

o   Assists participants in and out of bed assisting with ambulation.

o   Assists with prescribed exercise which participants and aide have been taught by appropriate personnel.

o   Prepares meals, including therapeutic diets, assists participants with meals.

o   Assists participants to the bathroom or in using commodes, bedpans, or urinals.

o   Assists participants with medications which are ordinarily self-administered.

o   Other duties taught by a health profession for a specific participant such as:  taking of vitals, changing colostomy bags, changing of non-sterile dressing and non-sterile bowel and bladder hygiene care.

  • Performs directed household services.
  • Reports changes in participant’s condition and needs to the  In-Home Services Manager (or designee).
  • Completes appropriate documentation of services provided following Immanuel Pathways policy.

10% Policies & Procedures

Follows policies and procedures of Immanuel Pathways through:

  • Demonstrating dependability through consistent compliance with scheduled work hours
  • Complying with all policies and procedures
  • Acting within the scope of Job’s authority
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about participants, clients or families

5% Safety Standards

Follows safety policies and guidelines through:

  • Complying with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines
  • Implementing Exposure Control Plan
  • Complying with Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Using proper lifting and push/pull techniques, use gate belt assistance and participant transfers

5% Other

Perform other duties as required or requested

 

Qualifications

Education-

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Current License as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the respective state in which he/she is employed required.

Experience-

  • One (1) year of experience working with the frail or elderly population required.
  • One (1) year of experience is required working as a C.N.A in a nursing home, as a home health care worker, or similar position with seniors.

Other Requirements-

  • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills i.e. Health Care Level Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillator (AED); First Aide (FA).

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

 

  • Knowledge of principles, practices standards and techniques of a C.N.A.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Knowledge of how to use and maintain medical equipment.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, co-workers, medical staff, and the public.
  • Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to chart via Electronic Health Records
  • Proven experience and basic computer proficiency (internet, email, Microsoft Office)

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