Home Health Aide
Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services - Akron, OH

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Essential Job Duties:
Care Management
Provides psychosocial support and personal care to the client, including bathing (tub, shower, sponge, or bed bath), oral hygiene, hair care, shampooing, shaving, skin care, nail care, foot care, and dressing.
Assists client with mobility, including walking, transferring, turning, and positioning including the use of transfer devices such as the Hoyer lift and transfer board.
Assists client with prescribed exercises to which the client and the aide have been trained.
Assists with toileting needs, including assistance with bedpan, urinal, bedside commode, toilet use and incontinence care.
Plans, shops, prepares, or assists with nutritious meals and prescribed diets; includes clean up of kitchen area.
Assists clients to self-administer-medications. Verbally prompt or assist clients to respond to electronic medication reminder systems.
Provides homemaking services, such as bed making, light housework, laundering, and errand running with client/family's agreement or accompanying client to medical appointments as specified on Care Plan.
Performs other activities as assigned including but not limited to reading and recording, temperature, pulse, and respiration, Foley catheter care, basic infection control procedures; and emergency procedures.
Drives clients to and from appointments or other activities. (* if required)
Administration & Reporting
Observes, reports, and documents client status and the care or service furnished.

Education/Experience - Minimum Requirements :
Education
Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma/equivalent.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.

Must meet one of the following requirements:
Successful completion of the nurse aide competency evaluation program conducted by the Ohio department of health or the medicare competency evaluation program for home health aides without a twenty-four month lapse in employment; or
Has one year of employment experience as a supervised home health aide or nurse aide, and have successfully completed written testing and skills testing by return demonstration
Experience
One year experience as a Home Health Aide in a Medicare-certified home health agency or Hospice preferred.
Knowledeable of hospice and/or home health aide practices and procedures.
If required to drive client, must meet following requirements:
Current and valid driver's license with fewer than six points against the driver, and pass the screening process completed by OPRS' current insurance company.
A valid copy of a signed statement from a licensed physician acting within the scope of the physician's practice declaring that the applicant does not have a medical or physical condition, including vision impairment, that cannot be corrected and could interfere with safe driving, passenger assistance, and emergency treatment activity, or could jeopardize the health and welfare of a client or the general public.
Negative results from drug testing of the driver's blood, breath, or urine conducted at a hospital or other laboratory licensed by the Ohio Department of Health.
A certificate of completion of a training course in first aid offered by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the national safety council, or an equivalent course approved by the Ohio Department of Aging.
Successful completion of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) offered by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the national safety council, or an equivalent course approved by the Ohio Department of Aging.
A course of instruction in consumer assistance and transfer techniques, lift operation and how to properly secure a wheelchair, if applicable, prior to transporting consumers.
At least 23 years old with at least two years of licensed driving experience.
The driver has the ability to understand written and oral instructions and document services delivered.

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