Home Health Aide / HHA / CNA
The St Paul office of BrightStar Care is looking for passionate, hard working Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants who are available for all shifts, but we have a particular need for evening and overnight shifts, all days of the week, to join our team of high quality caregivers! We offer an extra incentive for working Sunday shifts and the opportunity for a pay increase after 90 days of work!
The home health aide is a member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the client’s needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide client care as directed by the Director of Nursing or registered nurse supervisor.
Provide personal care:
Grooming, including oral care
Assist the client with dressing and undressing
Assist the client with toileting activities
Assist in feeding the client, if necessary
Feed clients who are unable to feed themselves
Take and record vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure)
Measure and record height and weight, if necessary.
Support good skin care to prevent skin breakdown (i.e. turn and reposition client, actively encourage movement)
Assist client with active and passive range of motions as defined by the plan of care
Provide client with help walking and transferring
Observe client’s physical, mental and emotional conditions.
Report any change to the Director of Nursing or nursing supervisor
Document observed changes
Measure and document intake and output, if necessary
Assist client in the self-administration of medication (medication reminder)
Perform light housekeeping
Perform meal preparation and clean up
Change bed linens and make up the client’s bed
Maintain an orderly client environment.
Follow principles of infection control and Universal Precautions
Identifies and participates in performance improvement activities.
Provide transport to doctor appointments, outside activities and shopping
Participates in client teaching according to the client’s plan of care
Assist in providing a safe environment and promote quality patient care through adherence to established policies, procedures and standards.
Ensure client’s rights are adhered to. These include but are not limited to:
the right to privacy and dignity while care is being provided
the right to accept or refuse care
the right to confidentiality of their information
Respond rapidly and appropriately in an emergency situation
Use equipment properly and in a safe manner.
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