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ArchCare: Home Health Aide

Archcare

This is a Contract position in Kingston, NY posted November 21, 2020.

Archcare at Home is seeking Certified Home Health Aides to work in the Ulster County region right in your neighborhood.

The Home Health Aide is responsible for performing health related tasks and may also provided assistance with personal hygiene, housekeeping and other related supportive tasks to a client in his/her home or facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.Areas include New Paltz, Highland, Ellenville, Saugerties, Kingston, and the surrounding communitiesPOSITION SUMMARYThe Home Health Aide is responsible for performing health related tasks and may also provided assistance with personal hygiene, housekeeping and other related supportive tasks to a client in his/her home or facility under the supervision of a registered nurseCONTACT: GILLIAN BARRETT 845-209-1039 gbarrettarchcare.orgResponsibilitiesCarries out the agency’s mission, philosophy, goals and objectives within guidelines of Agency policy and position function.

Interprets and implements the Agency’s philosophy to staff and members of the community.

Participates in the development and implementation of a realistic goal-oriented plan of care.

Provides personal care and rehabilitative services and assists in activities of daily living as directed by the Director of Clinical Services or the supervising Registered Nurse.

Follows care plan instructions as directed by Registered Nurse.Provides Nutritional Support:Develops menuPrepares grocery list, shops as requiredPrepares meals and snacksAssists with feeding as neededMeasures and records intake of food and fluids Modified and Complex Modified diets require specific instruction by the Nurse.Assists with Administration of Medication:Reminds clientReads labelBrings medication, supplies, liquids to clientOpens containerPositions the clientCleans and disposes used materialsStores medication properlyAssists with medication ONLY as directed by Registered NurseAssists with or performs and records Personal Care Functions:Preventive skin care, application of body lotionBathingGrooming: hair shampoo, beard, nails shave, oral hygiene, teeth and denture care; assist with dressing, applies elastic stockings and cleans eye glasses; Toileting: provides/empties and washes – bedpan, urinal, adult diapers and assists with using the commodes and/or toiletsWound dressing: changes clean dressing (ban-aid, gauze pad and tape) assists Nurse in changing sterile dressingPerforms and records simple measures:Blood pressure on arm Vital signs: temperature, plus, and respirationCollect specimens: Stool, urine, sputum (without suctioning)Measure intake and outputTest for urine sugar and acetoneWeigh client Assists with Mobility:Carries out maintenance home exercise programAssists with use of medical supplies and equipmentWalking: assist with or without assistive equipment (cane, walker, crutches); walking inside or outside of home, use of safety beltTransferring, sit or stand, or position in bed, chair or wheelchair Provides Related Supportive Tasks:Accompanies out of doors and to medical appointsAssists with socialization and recreation activitiesAssists with completion of personal business activities related to making appointments, telephone calls, or correspondenceObserves, records and reports client’s condition Provides Environment Support:Make/change bed linen, occupied or unoccupiedLight housekeeping: Patient areas to include kitchen, bath, bedroom, etc., in handling tasks such as sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning; in kitchen, cleaning the sink, counters, stop top, table, refrigerator; and in the bathroom, such as the sink, toilet, tub and showerClean up after meal preparation and provision of care, washes and dries dishesPersonal laundry: clothing and bed linen, wash, iron and mend laundry Listing needed supplies, errands, shoppingMaintain safe environment and clean patient equipment.

Participates in other activities as necessary:Participates in selected case conferencesMaintains daily client’s records and timesheetPromptly informs nurse of changes, needs, problems with client’s condition and/or environmentAdditional activities as directed by the nurseAdheres to care plan instructions thoroughly Note: Additional activities as defined by the Department of Health in the Scope of Practice for Home Health Aides may be taught with the physician’s approval and supervised by the Nurse as appropriate to the client and aides’ competency.

For example: Empty Foley Catheter BagMeasure Input and Output as orderedRemind client, as directed by Physical Therapist about daily/weekly exercisesQUALIFICATIONSMust be HHA CertifiedMust have compassion, patience and maturity to understand and react to client’s needsMinimum age requirement: 18 years of age KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to work in an office setting, client’s home, or a hospice or nursing home facilityAbility to complete and review records and information provided regarding client care or in-services trainingMust be available for assignments for day or evenings hours, or, live-in work if appropriate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:Physical activity including but not limited to walking, standing, running, twisting, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders or stairs, crouching, lifting, balancing, reaching, and crawling is required.Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.May be required to lift, pull, push, bend, drag and squat for periods of time.

HHA will be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients and specimens in working environment.

HHA will be required to work at client’s home or a specified facility and be responsible for own transportation.

Flexibility is required in that scheduling needs may on include last minute changes, rotating shifts, standby, and fill in work.