Home Health Aide
Posted on: January 11, 2022
The Home Health Aide is a non-exempt employee trained to provide
personal care and services to the terminally ill to augment that
care given by family members. Functions under the direct
instruction and supervision of the VITAS nurse and/or the VITAS
Help the patient to maintain good personal hygiene.
Plan and prepare meals. Feed or assist with feeding the patient
Assist the patient ambulation.
Assist with certain treatments as ordered by the physician, and
taught and supervised by the nurse for a specific patient
including; assist with the change of the colostomy bag; assist with
the use of a walker or wheelchair; reinforcement of a dressing;
assist with prescribed range of motion exercises; assist with
prescribed ice cap or collar; measure intake and output of fluids;
and assist with medications that are ordinarily
Read and record temperature, pulse and respiration.
Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
Promote the patient's mental alertness through involvement in
activities of interest.
Provide simple emotional and psychological support to the patient,
family, and other caregivers.
Report any changes in the patient's mental or physical condition or
home situation to the VITAS Nurse and members of the
Teach basic personal care to the primary caregiver.
Practice basic infection control measures.
Observe, report, and document patient status and the care and
Qualified candidates must have one (1) year direct patient care
experience in acute or sub acute care.
Good documentation skills required.
Ability to travel per job requirement.
High school graduate or equivalent required.
Certification in your state required.
CA: Certified Home Health Aide All Other States: Home Health Aide
Certificate or Certified Nursing Assistant
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE
VITAS - Healthcare is the nation's leading provider of end-of-life
care, and has the resources and expertise to support your personal
and professional growth. -As a member of the VITAS team, you'll
find fulfillment working for a people-focused organization
dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. You will
be more than just an employee: You will be counted on as an expert
in your field, and as a valued team member whose efforts are
respected and vital to our hospice mission.
All VITAS employees commit to fulfilling their duties and
responsibilities with the highest regard for professionalism,
collaboration and teamwork, and an eye focused constantly on growth
and improvement. We serve with commitment and compassion, and
position ourselves for the future by embracing, innovating, and
leading change. If you are that person, make your voice heard-find
your purpose at VITAS today.
- Competitive compensation
- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
- Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending
- Life insurance
- 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company
- Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Time Off
- Employee Assistance Program
- Legal Insurance
- Roadside Assistance
- Affinity Program
We offer a variety of full-time, part-time and per-diem employment
opportunities. You can choose to work day or night shifts, weekdays
Choose a Career with VITAS
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