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Home Health Aide
(HHA or CNA)

Newsome Home Health Career

General:
Works under the supervision of the Director of Nursing or designated Registered Nurse. Provides direct patient care as assigned by the Registered Nurse. Provides quality delivery of home health care services. Assists in home health care services that reflect the Home Health Care Agency philosophy and standards of home health nursing care of assigned clients.

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Position Qualifications:
  • High School graduation required
  • Home Health Aide certification required as obtained through successful completion of an approved program.
  • Shall have one year full-time experience in home health care in an institutional setting, such as hospital or nursing home, OR shall have one year full-time experience within the last five years in direct patient care in a home health agency setting
  • Evidence of sympathetic attitude towards care of the sick
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and carry out directions
  • Evidence of maturity and ability to deal effectively with job demands
  • Good verbal and written communication skills required
  • Attends twelve (12) hours of aide-oriented in-services per calendar year
  • Participates in professional meetings when directed
  • Shall have a criminal history check conducted prior to being offered permanent employment with this agency
  • Is able to work closely supervised to ensure competence in providing patient care.
Physical Requirements:
  • Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication
  • Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting and extensive bending and standing
    Ability to deal effectively with stress
  • Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • Able to bend and stand an average of 6 hours per day
  • Able to lift up to 50-75 pounds
  • Able to write up to 3 hours per day
  • Able to work in a stressful environment
  • Able to drive 50-100 miles per day
  • Able to assess and communicate with ill patients, co-workers, and the general public.
  • Is neat in appearance and practice, with good personal hygiene
Employment Conditions:

May be employed by the agency if he/she has met the following conditions:ay be employed by the agency if he/she has met the following conditions:

Home Health Aides are expected to pass competency examinations with at least an 80% or better. The content of these examinations will include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication skills
  • Observation, reporting, and documentation of a client’s status and the care or service furnished
  • Reading and recording temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressures
  • Basic infection control procedures and instruction on universal precautions
  • Basic elements of body functions and changes in body function that must be reported to the supervisor. 
  • Maintenance of a clean, healthy, and safe environment
  • Recognizing emergencies and knowledge of emergency procedures
  • The physical, emotional, and developmental needs of and ways to work with the populations served by the agency, including, the need for respect for the client, and his/her privacy and property.
  • Appropriate and safe techniques in the personal hygiene and grooming that include:
    – Bed bath
    – Sponge, tub, or shower bath
    – Shampoo, sink, tub, or bed
    – Nail and hair care
    – Oral hygiene
    – Toileting and eliminating
    – Safe transfer techniques and ambulation
    – Normal range of motion and position
    – Adequate nutrition and fluid intake
    – Patient rights
    – Any other task that the agency may choose to have the home health aide
Duties:

1. Ensure quality and safe delivery of home health care services

  • Participates in development and implementation of client plans per home health care agency policy and procedure, as appropriate
  • Participates in client case conferences according to home health care agency policy and procedure, as appropriate
  • The provided home health aide services reflect client plans of care
  • Information regarding client plans is submitted to the home health care
  • Registered Nurse in a timely manner.
  • Provision of hands-on personal care
  • Performance of simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services
  • Assistance in ambulation or exercise
  • Assistance in administering medicines that are normally self-administered.

2. Implements current home health aide services

  • Client plans of care are discussed with the Home Health Care Registered Nurse on a regular basis
  • Client clinical records are documents per Home Health Care agency policy and procedure
  • Client assignments and reports are received from the Home Health Care
  • Registered Nurse
  • The Registered Nurse supervised the home health aide at an on-site visit to the patients home no less than every two weeks

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Career Positions

We are always accepting applications for the following clinical positions:

Full/Part Time
Home Health Aides/CNA
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Medical Social Workers
Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapist Assistants
Physical Therapists
Physical Therapist Assistants
Registered Nurses
Speech Therapists

For more information contact Pam Thornton at 815-744-4770 ext. 201 or e mail pamt@newsomehomehealth.com

Corporate Office:
920 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm