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Home Health Aide (Match Code)

Company: Maxim Healthcare Service
Location: Exton
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

The Home Health Aide (HHA) is a member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Therapist. The HHA performs various personal care services, as necessary, to meet the patient's needs. The HHA provides service in accordance with Maxim's philosophy, standards and policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Observes and documents patient condition and reports any changes, to the assigned nurse supervisor.

  • Communicates in a constant, clear, and effective way with the client, family/caregiver and office

  • Responsible for assisting patient with and per plan of care, the following;

  • Baths

  • Back rubs

  • Oral hygiene

  • Shampoos

  • Changing bed linen

  • Dressing and undressing

  • Skin care to prevent breakdown

  • Toileting activities

  • Keeping patient's living area clean and orderly, as appropriate

  • Planning and preparing nutritious meals

  • Feeding

  • Incontinence care

  • Practice basic infection control standards

  • Changing the patient's position in bed or wheelchair

  • Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency)

  • Safe transfer and ambulation techniques

  • Exercise according to the plan of care

  • Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency)

  • Self-administration of medication

  • Patient's laundry

  • Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.)

  • Observation and teaching of home safety practices

  • Recognition of an emergency situation and knowledge of emergency management procedures

  • Practices within scope of certificate/license

  • Must follow patients plan of care and complete all tasks assigned

  • Adherence to Maxim's policies and procedures, documentation, care procedures, and standards of personal and professional boundaries and conduct

  • Ability to live by Maxim's company-wide commitment to quality and competent patient care

  • Responsible for completing all assigned trainings in a timely manner

  • Performs any other duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Meets all training requirements in accordance with state and federal laws when applicable

    • Ability to read, follow written instructions and document care given

    • Possess and maintains current CPR certification in accordance with state regulation

    • PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

    • Successful completion of Maxim screening examinations

    • Participation and completion of Maxim's competency program

    • Must meet all federal, state, and local requirements

      About Maxim Healthcare Services
      Maxim Healthcare Services has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, employees and communities for more than 30 years. We offer private duty nursing, skilled nursing, physical rehabilitation, companion care, respite care and behavioral care for individuals with chronic and acute illnesses and disabilities. Our commitment to quality customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical healthcare needs makes us a trusted partner wherever care is needed.
      Maxim Healthcare Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Maxim Healthcare Service, Lower Merion , Home Health Aide (Match Code), Healthcare , Exton, Pennsylvania

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