High school diploma or GED preferred.
Documentation of successful completion of a state-approved 75-hour nurse aide training and competency program required; CHA or CENA preferred.
Ability to demonstrate competencies in basic HHA skills.
Six months experience as an aide in a home care setting preferred.
Demonstrates ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
Able to follow written and verbal instructions and to document care provided per those instructions.
Meets MHH established requirements for proof of health status.
Physically able to lift 35 pounds.
Demonstrates ability to move, position and transfer clients utilizing good body mechanics, lifting techniques and/or transfer assistive devices to avoid manipulating more than 35 pounds.
Meets Home Health and Medicare standards as evidenced by criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Possesses current Michigan motor vehicle license, ability to drive a car, an insured vehicle capable of transport to patient homes or other offices in various weather conditions.
Meets established productivity standards.
Meets continuing education requirements as determined by the department.
Provides care consistent with written instructions.
Assists with personal hygiene.
Assists with ambulation and exercise.
Assists with ADLs and IADLs.
Assists with medications that are ordinarily self-administered.
Reports changes in the client’s conditions and needs to the registered nurse.
Provides nutritional support.
Performs other related supportive tasks.
Practices standard precautions.
Provides environmental support as needed.
With additional training may install and maintain Telemonitors.
Complies with standard precautions, infection control and safety procedures.
Performs all other duties as assigned.