Community Service Worker- HHA

Overview

Provide health related tasks under the supervision of Wellness Center Manager in a way that is consistent with overall participant safety and accepted standards of participant care. Predominant work location is in the PACE Center. On occasion, the needs of participants by assisting with transportation or with escorts to medical appointments. Other alternate work locations may include assisting a PACE participant in the home, hospital or nursing home.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

* Performs all HHA health related tasks and under supervision: Bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding, shampooing, shaving, mouth care, nail care, and prescribed skin care.

* Ambulation and transfer activities.

* Ostomy care.

* Assisting the participant with the use of medical equipment, supplies, and devices as prescribed.

* Assisting with self-administered medication.

* Simple skin care.

* Take and record pulse, temperature, respiration and blood pressure.

* Perform light housekeeping activities (laundry) as necessary to maintain a healthful participant environment.

Qualifications

Education Requirements

* Requires HS Diploma and writing and math skill level to the extent necessary for the successful and safe performance of required job functions.

Experience Requirements

* One year of experience with a frail elderly population a long term care or home care setting. Bilingual in Spanish or another language spoken by the members.

License Requirements

* Satisfactory completion of New York State Health Department approved HHA Training Program or Equivalency

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