Certified Home Health Aide
Desert AIDS Project - Palm Springs, CA

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DEPARTMENT: Home Care Services
REPORTS TO: Director of Clinical Services
CLASSIFICATION: Hourly, Nonexempt

SUMMARY: Provide hand-on care of both supportive & health related nature specific to the needs of the medically stable individual. Supportive services as those that substituted for the absence, loss, diminution or impairment of a physical or cognitive function. Attendant care services include but are not limited to: planning & preparing nutritious meals, taking vital signs, reporting changes in the client’s condition & needs, to complete appropriate records & assist the client to sustain independent living.

The following reflects management definition of essential functions for this job hut does not restrict the tasks that may he assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
• Following the HHA plan of care. Assists with/attends to patient’s ADLs including but not limited to bathing and/or assisting with oral hygiene and skin care: shampooing.
• Changing bed linens; assisting with ambulation and prescribed exercises: light housekeeping, meal prep, and laundry.
• Medications that are normally self-administered - reminder only.
• Reports all observed or stated patient changes to case manager.
• Prepares timely, legible and complete documentation of all care provided; returns documentation to office/department according to established policy.
• Documents all communication with providers.
• Participates in care coordination meetings.
• Recognizes limitations in providing care and performs prescribed duties as allowed by law.
• Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with patients, families and other healthcare professionals.
• Adjusts to fluctuating peaks in patient flow, acuity, and other operational demands while maintaining quality.
• Performs other duties as assigned by manager.
• Annual AIDS 101/102

Light housekeeping can include:
• Sweeping, vacuuming. Washing and waxing floor surfaces
• Washing kitchen counters and sinks
• Cleaning the bathroom
• Storing food and supplies
• Taking out garbage
• Dusting and picking up
• Cleaning oven and stove
• Cleaning and defrosting refrigerator
• Changing bed linen
• Occasional heavy cleaning which involves thorough cleaning of the home to remove hazardous debris or dirt; preparation of meals when required
• Meal clean-up
• Routine mending, laundry, ironing, folding and storing of clothes on hangers, on shelves or in drawers
• Reasonable shopping and errands limited to the nearest available store

• High school diploma or equivalent.
• One to two years related experience or equivalent.
• Must possess current home health aide certification CNA license & CPR certification.
• Must possess valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
• Able to work collaboratively with multiple health professionals in a busy and complex environment using tact, diplomacy, and discipline.
• Strong charting/documentation skills.
• Ability to understand and adhere to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
• Commitment to excellence and high standards
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
• Ability to manage priorities and workflow
• Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
• Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
• Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
• Creative, flexible, and innovative team player

• Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.
• Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
• Bilingual skills a plus.
• Demonstrated competence in reacting to and handling emergencies.

Desert AIDS Project is an EOE and a Drug Free Workplace. We value diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for open positions.

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