The home care aide provides non-medical tasks such as personal care and household assistance to clients in their own homes. The home care aide works under the supervision of the Home Care Administrator and is assigned specific tasks through the home care plan of care.
Essential Functions of the job:
- Assists clients of either gender with personal care, including but not limited to bathing, shampooing, shaving, toileting, dressing, transfers, ambulation and positioning;
- Performs household services essential to the client’s safety and care at home including but, limited to; laundry, meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation and shopping;
- Performs only the tasks defined in the home care Service plan for the client and observes, documents, and reports any changes in the client’s condition to Supervisor;
- Reports to the supervisor any changes in the client’s mental or physical condition as well as changes in the client’s need for care;
- Maintains a safe and healthy environment by adhering to infection control protocols; addressing potential safety and health hazards; following emergency policy and procedures; and fulfilling education and certification requirements;
- Respects the rights of clients and families to have different beliefs, opinions, cultures and customs;
- Able to successfully operate the system for recording attendance and client tasks;
- Attends orientation and in-service training as required by the agency; along with all Homecare State WAC mandated trainings;
- Must maintain compliancy with WA State as stipulated by the Department of Social and Health Service;
- Maintains a professional attitude in the client’s home;
- Ability to demonstrate skills or training specific to the care needs of patients or clients through skills observation by supervisor and/or evidence of previous training or experience;
- Meets the requirements for submission of time cards and documentation of assignments;
- Following and abiding by agency’s policies and procedures as established;
Qualificational Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:
- Must be at least 18 years of age,
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have one or more years of experience;
- Must be able to read, write and take direction in English;
- Must meet training requirements:
- Active CNA License with Continuing Education credits every year following certification.
- Active HCA Certification with Continuing Education credits every year following certification.
- Long term care worker who was employed as a care provider between 01/01/2011 and 01/06/2012, who completed Basic Training (Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving) prior to 01/06/2012, with Continuing Education credits every year following completion.
- If training has not been completed, 75 hours of Basic Training must be completed within 120 days of hire.
- Experience working in a health or social services setting;
- Valid Driver’s license and automobile insurance verification, if applicable;
Physical Requirements Needed to perform the Duties of the job:
- Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
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