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Home Health Aide

Company: VITAS
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
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 Team Manager.
Help the patient to maintain good personal hygiene.
Plan and prepare meals. Feed or assist with feeding the patient when needed.
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 self-administered.
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 interdisciplinary team.
Teach basic personal care to the primary caregiver.
Practice basic infection control measures.
Observe, report, and document patient status and the care and activities provided
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
About Us
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.
Benefits Include:
- Competitive compensation
- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
- Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance
- 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
- 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 or weekends.
Choose a Career with VITAS

Keywords: VITAS, Hartford , Home Health Aide, Healthcare , Hartford, Connecticut

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