Certified Home Health Aide

Company: Thompson Career Builder ( Learn More )

General Information
US-LA-Many
N/A
Not Specified
Part-Time
At least 1 year(s)
Not Specified
False
False
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The home health aide is responsible  for the timely performance  and documentation  of personal care service  delivery  to  the  patient  in  accordance  with  accepted  standards  of  practice  and  regulatory guidelines.  S/he assists the Clinical Team Manager in improving the clinical & financial performance of the location.

 

DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES & COMPONENT PROPORTIONS:

 

I.            Work Flow Necessary to Ensure Clinical & Financial Success      (component proportion:  75%)

 

1.   Embraces and adheres to the use of electronic documentation via the organization’s software solution.

2.   Completes assigned Work Flow tasks within timeframes allotted by the Division.

3.   Responds to daily patient assignments and responds in accordance with Divisional guidelines when s/he will not be able to accept assignments.

4.   Performs and documents home health aide service delivery in accordance with internal policy.

5.   Responsible for the submission of all documentation to ensure timely submission of agency billing.

6.   Reviews data regarding patient assignments, e.g., Plan of Care, and/or Coordination Notes

prior to service delivery.

7.   Submits request for new supply requisitions when a new supply order is needed.

8.   Participates in the reporting of abnormal findings to the appropriate healthcare professional, as appropriate.

9.   Participates in patient case conferences and documents ongoing Coordination of Care with other members of the healthcare team.

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II.           QAPI Activities / Home Health Compare Results                             (component proportion: 10%)

 

1.   Reports and documents Client Complaint & Client Occurrence Events, when appropriate.

2.   Participates  in  the  QAPI  process  of  the  agency,  seeking  to  identify  opportunities  for performance improvement.

3.   Reports significant patient findings to the RN Casemanager and/or Clinical Team Manager and

collaborates on actions or interventions to be taken.

4.   Reports and documents patients infections per internal policy.

 

III.          Program Administration Coordination                                              (component proportion:  15%)

 

1.   Responsible for the appropriate use of agency resources including but not limited to supplies and/or personnel to ensure financial success.

2.   Consistently meets staffing productivity standards in accordance with Divisional expectations.

3.   Works  to  maintain  positive,  collaborative  relationships  with  patients,  caregivers,  referral sources and/or  physicians.

4.   Maintains availability at all times during his/her scheduled hours of work, either in person or by telecommunications.

5.   Participates in internal staff meetings and training activities, as assigned.

6.   Collaborates  with members  of the marketing team to assist in identifying potential referral sources, and patients appropriate for home care.


 

7.   Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

 

I.            Experience

 

1.   Minimum of one year of experience as an aide or attendant providing personal care services, preferably in a home health, hospital or skilled nursing facility setting.

2.   Certification as a Nurse Aide within/by the state of licensure preferred.

 

II.           Skills & Abilities

 

1.   Has a positive attitude and willingness to learn throughout employment.

2.   Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

3.   Ability to work with both clinical and non-clinical staff members.

4.   Willingness to learn and utilize software solution, inclusive of Divisional Work Flow tasks.

5.   Must be organized and have the ability to manage multiple tasks & priorities at any given time.

6.   Possesses a firm foundation of basic aide skills.

7.   Willingness to learn home health regulatory standards related to job-specific duties, including but not limited to: OASIS, Conditions of Participation, State-specific licensing rules, diagnosis coding, and internal policies.

 

IV.         Other

 

1.          General

 

A.   Must be capable of passing a competency test prior to assuming duties.

B.   Must be willing and able to attend at least twelve (12) hours of in-service training per year.

C.   Must have satisfactory references from previous employers.

D.   Must be able to pass a background check which may include criminal history check and OIG sanction screening.

E.   Must be willing to submit to and be able to pass a random drug screening.

F.   Must  have  a  dependable  vehicle,  a  valid  driver’s  license,  and  maintain  vehicular insurance in accordance with laws of the State.

 

2.          Risk Exposure (bloodborne pathogens)

 

A.   High Risk.

 

3.          Physical Requirements

 

A.   Heavy lifting.

B.   Ability to participate in physical activity.

C.   Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.

D.   Ability  to  work  for  extended  period  of  time  while  standing  and  being  involved  in physical activity.