Home Health Aide Job Description

A home health aide (also known as a home health aide, personal aide, home care aide, nurse aide, or caregiver) is a person who provides personal care to chronically or seriously ill patients in their own homes.

Services of a home health aide are typically provided under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

Home health aides are employed in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private duty agencies, and private homes.

Duties may include bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, shaving, and mobility exercises, such as walking and climbing stairs.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Home Health Aide to provide compassionate care to our patients. The Home Health Aide will be responsible for providing personal care, light housekeeping, and companionship to our patients.

Home Health Aide Duties:

  • Provide personal care to clients in home setting as a CNA
  • Assist in providing basic hygiene, grooming, and transportation to clients
  • Manage medication intake and personal diet
  • Provide a comforting environment by managing emotional needs
  • Assist clients in maintaining the safety of their homes
  • Perform housekeeping tasks
  • Assist clients with special health care needs
  • Perform administrative duties

Home Health Aide Responsibilities:

  • Assist the clients and physicians with all non-medical needs, which includes bathing, dressing, feeding, and assistance with medication
  • Establish a safe working relationship between staff and client, which includes maintaining confidentiality and remaining alert to signs of abuse or neglect
  • Evaluate clients’ physical and mental condition, and provide assistance as needed
  • Greet clients, inform physicians and supervisors of any change in client status, and maintain accurate records of daily activities and care provided
  • Assist clients with moving and handling, including transfers and positioning, and provide assistance as needed
  • Provide companionship to clients who are unable to remain active
  • Provide emotional support to clients
  • Take vital signs, check pulse, respiration rate, and blood pressure
  • Refuse or assist clients with unauthorized medication
  • Monitor and maintain safe work environment

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience working in healthcare
  • Strong understanding of Medicare guidelines
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Company Name is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages.

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