Cert Home Hlth Aide Hcs

Mid Michigan Health Alpena, MI
Position Information

Exempt: No

Any Shift: CASUAL; Hours per schedule

Weekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedule

Position Summary

Responsible for performing basic, personal care services in the home when an individual or family cannot perform these tasks. The aide will care for patients of all ages, with all types of diagnoses and in many different phases of illness. Note: Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) with additional home care training may perform additional responsibilities as directed by the care plan or as directed by the Registered Nurse (RN) or Medical Licensed Pratical Nurse (MLPN).

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL:

Responsibilities:

(10%)* Assesses care necessary for client health needs and activities of daily living as directed by the RN case manager and recognizing the specific individual needs of the adolescent, adult and geriatric population.

(10%)* Plans and prioritizes client care functions to meet clients' health care needs.

(50%)* Implements actions that compliment and support nursing care.

(10%)* Evaluates the effectiveness of care provided to ensure quality care and timely completion of client-related activities.

(20%)* Self-Management:

Holds self accountable for delivery of responsible nursing care, demonstrates effective communication skills and interpersonal relationships.

Assumes responsibility for own continued development and assists with the development of other staff members.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operates equipment as outlined on orientation checklists, policy and procedures.

Participates in equipment in-services and competencies as they relate to role expectations.

Performs job skills outlined on orientation checklist as they relate to role expectations.

Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement as required by the Health System and the job description.

Qualifications

Education:

Essential:

* High School Diploma or GED

Credentials:

Essential:

* Cert Educated Nurse Aide

* Drivers License

* Vehicle Insurance

* Basic Life Support

* Fingerprinting

Credential equivalent experience:

Essential:

* Basic Life Support Certification required within 30 days of hire.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:

Has ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.

Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions

Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.

Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.