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Home Health Aide job description

Job description

We are looking for a reliable Home Health Aide. You will deliver high-quality personal care services, especially care for elderly patients.

  • Prepare meals according to dietary needs.
  • Wash soiled clothes and bed linens.
  • Bathe, wash, shampoo the clients as well as provide assistance with other hygiene needs.
  • Ensure that clients take medication at scheduled times.
  • Document any changes in care (e.g. meal times, medication frequency).
  • Communicate any challenges, such as: medication side-effects, necessary equipment, and/or equipment failure.
  • Develop a relationship with the clients and create a warm and friendly atmosphere.
  • Facilitate any activities that may decrease the deterioration of the client’s condition.
  • Regularly check the patient for temperature, respiration, skin ailments, and other condition.
  • Support transportation and assist clients to doctors or hospitals when needed.
  • Provide verbal/written shift reports to family members, doctors and other members of the care team.

Job benefits:

  • [X] salary
  • [X] vacation days
  • Sick, personal, and parental leave
  • Child and elder care
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Professional development

Job requirements

  • [X] year(s) experience as a Home Health Aide.
  • Ability to monitor and examine patients.
  • Strong knowledge of nutrition and personal hygiene.
  • Patient and calm demeanor.
  • Bonded and/or insured.
  • Valid driver’s license and first aid training.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in [X] language.
  • Appropriate certification for the geographic region (e.g. CNA, GNA, CPR).