The HOME HEALTH AIDE is responsible for the tasks or personal care and incidental activities of daily living for home care clients of all ages in their homes. Performs care and delegated tasks as directed by the nursing plan of care and/or supervisor as permitted by policies and procedures of the agency and allowed under state law/regulation.1. Provides for patient's hygiene, grooming and comfort needs, i.e., toileting and elimination, baths, backrubs, shampoos, shaves, bed baths, tub baths or showers, skin care, and oral hygiene.2. Promotes a safe environment during care.3. Utilizes infection control measures such as hand washing and use of personal protective equipment.4. Observes and reports the condition of patient/client to the appropriate supervisor.5. Works in a team environment to effectively deliver the care and assistance to patients and staff.6. Assists with ambulation, transfers and range of motion exercises.7. Performs patient-related procedures such as but not limited to: measuring and documenting intake and output.8. Administers non-medicated ice packs, heat treatments.9. Transports patients to appointments as necessary.10. Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.11. May have access to personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.
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