Providence Health & Services Home Health Aide - Home Health Snohomish in Everett, Washington
Providence is calling a Home Health Aide Home Care (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work at Home Health Snohomish in SCS Home Health in Snohomish County, WA.
The Home Health Aide provides personal care, assistance with performing activities of daily living and basic housekeeping services essential to the comfort and cleanliness of receiving home care services. These services are specified by a written plan of care that is developed and supervised by a Registered Nurse.
In this position you will:
Provide direct patient / basic nursing care and simple housekeeping tasks as reflected on the Home Health Aide Plan of Care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or other licensed professional:
Patient care duties may include: bathing, pericare (with or without indwelling catheter), oral care, and care of skin, hair and finger nails; may also include helping patients to move; turn; get in and out of bed, chair, or wheelchair; and ambulate with or without assistive devices. Provide care of surgical or prosthetic appliances or devices as instructed, i.e., catheters, colostomies, leg braces, dentures, etc.
Basic nursing care may includes: collecting and processing specimens as indicated, including urine dips, chart results and report to medical staff; obtaining vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate temperature, O2 statistics, and weights as assigned each day by RN, measuring and calculating fluid and food intake and output as indicated, performing simple dressing changes, assisting with routine bowel care.
Housekeeping duties may includes simple household duties which facilitate the patient’s self care at home and which are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization and are essential to the patient’s health care at home.
Observe and report to immediate supervisor any changes in participant's physical or mental status; record such observations on appropriate records; communicates safety hazards and environmental health hazards to primary clinician and/or team members.
Demonstrate effective time management including arriving at the patient home in a timely manner, responding to urgent needs by prioritizing and triaging visits, communicating schedule and work plan to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager and/or Scheduler daily and other team members as appropriate.
Independently manages own caseload, plans and schedules home visits and coordinates with other team members as needed to maximize effectiveness of overall care plan. Organizes weekly schedule to attend required meetings within schedule of patient care needs. Organizes and coordinates transfer of patient information for coverage during absences.
Maintain accurate and appropriate records and documentation of status, and care / services provided; documents any deviations from the plan of care and contacts the primary clinician and/or Home Health Manager/Supervisor. In some instances uses a laptop computer to document patient care and communication with other team member.
Adheres to all policies and procedures including regulatory requirements with regard to infection control, practicing universal precautions, sanitation, and safety and disaster preparedness.
Demonstrates competency by maintaining positive, collaborative, and constructive interpersonal relationships. Understands and practices the principles of effective teamwork, participates in Weekly Interdisciplinary Team Meeting.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Completion of certified nursing assistant course or equivalent training
Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) in the state of Washington
Current Healthcare Provider CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification required
One (1) year home health/hospice experience as a nurse's aide, hospice aide, orderly OR related experiece in an acute, rehabilitative, or long term care facility, or hospice organization
Current Washington State Driver’s license and automobile insurance.
Proof of current Auto Insurance.
About the ministry you will serve.
Providence Hospice and Home Care provides quality, timely, comprehensive medical care in the homes of patients in Snohomish County in Washington State, including Camano Island. Our Mission is to improve the quality of life of our community by providing professional, compassionate, quality care, in appropriate settings, enabling individuals and families to manage health care problems and life-threatening illnesses. The wide-ranging care we provide includes the service of physicians, registered nurses, CWCN registered nurse wound care specialists, medical social workers, rehabilitation therapists, home health aides, chaplains and volunteers.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant
Req ID: 322290