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Home Health Aid


Medical Professionals

Sunnyvale, CA, US

5 months ago
professional certification mentioned

Job Description


For over 45 years, our client has been leade in Hospice, Home Health and Palliative Care. They provide care at home or in settings such as assisted living, a nursing home, or the hospital. We have offices in Sunnyvale, South San Francisco, and Oakland. Patients and their families know them for our personalized, high-quality care, delivered with empathy, kindness, and respect. The Home Health Aid job is to provide personal care, home hygiene services, and other supportive services to persons who are receiving Hospice care at home. All such services will be provided in accordance with a comprehensive patient care plan and under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Hospice Aide will communicate with the Case Manager to provide feedback regarding patient status and participate in the patient care planning process. • * • * AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: • Provides in-home personal care and supportive services to Hospice patients. Personal care and supportive services include assisting a patient in and out of a shower, giving bed bath, sponge bath or shower, shampoo, shave, skin care, nail care, backrub, oral hygiene, passive range of motion, linen change - making an unoccupied bed and occupied bed; assisting with ambulation devices (cane, walker, wheelchair), transferring from bed to chair and from chair to bed, use assistive devices such as Hoyer lift; assisting a patient with toileting activities (use of commode, bedpan, urinal, toilet); emptying reservoirs such as Foley Catheter bags or colostomy bags; assisting with feeding patient; maintaining safe kitchen and bathroom; monitoring of vital signs and assist patient/family as specified by case manager or supervisor. • Under the direct supervision of each patient s case manager, initiates the hospice aide care plan; provides feedback to case manager regarding changes in patient s physical, social, or psychological condition; and makes changes in care as directed. • Assists in training individuals or families in the care of terminally ill patients. QUALIFICATIONS: • Current California Home Health Aide Certification • Interest and ability to work with terminally ill patients in a variety of settings; recent experience providing personal care to patients/clients, preferred • Effective communication skills with demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English • Current California driver's license and automobile insurance with the minimum Bodily Injury Liability Insurance coverage per agency policy • Current CPR certification-American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider required upon renewal IND1 Job Types: Full-time, Contract Pay: $18.00 - $28.00 per hour Medical specialties: • Home Health Standard shift: • Day shift Weekly schedule: • Monday to Friday • No weekends Work setting: • In-person Experience: • Home health: 1 year (Required) • Hospice: 1 year (Required) License/Certification: • CNA (Preferred) Work Location: In person