Certified Home Health Aide Job Description

Certified Home Health Aide Job Description

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Certified home health aide provides post-exposure assessment, management, counseling, and follow-up for staff exposed to communicable disease and blood borne pathogens.

Certified Home Health Aide Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Have at least one year of work experience as a Certified Home Health Aide
Have successfully completed a recognized Home Health Aide training course and be certified to work as a Home Health Aide
Have at least one year of work experience as a Certified Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant, CNA
Have successfully completed a recognized Home Health Aide training course and be certified to work as a Home Health Aide in Rhode Island
Demonstrate the ability to read, write, and effectively communicate in English & Portuguese OR Spanish
Meet all state requirements for CHHAs
The Certified Home Health Aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes the quality, continuity and safety of a patient’s care
Work one on one to provide exceptional personal care
Provide household services essential to health care in the home
Take and chart vital signs, reporting any and all changes

Certified Home Health Aide Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Certified Home Health Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, AHA, CNA, CHHA

Education for Certified Home Health Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the certified home health aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Education, Health, Nursing, Patient Care, Health Care, Home Health Aide, Human Resources, Faculty, Vocational Nursing, General Education

Skills for Certified Home Health Aide

Desired skills for certified home health aide include:

Medical terminology and techniques
Medicare/Medical and insurance standards to maintain regulations
Proper procedures for handling exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens
Proper technique to handle exposure to hazardous material
Competence to execute HHA skills safely
Supports the plan of care under the direction of the RN
Fluently spoken and written English
Environmental safety in the home
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Desired experience for certified home health aide includes:

Completion of a basic aide training program consistent with state and federal requirements and for which a certificate was obtained
Completion of one year's employment as a personal care aide, nurse's aide or in another healthcare-related field preferred
Completion of 1 (one) year's employment as an HHA required
At least one year experience working with the elderly population (preferred)
75 Hour Home Health Aide certicate - required
75 Home Health Aide certificate - required

Certified Home Health Aide Examples

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Certified Home Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of certified home health aide. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for certified home health aide
  • Provides direct care to selected patients as assigned as demonstrated by the professional staff
  • Performs personal care activities, ie., bathing, combing hair, oral hygiene, dressing
  • Provides simple exercises, transfers and assists with therapy programs when instructed
  • Reports immediately to supervisor or professional staff any changes in the patient’s condition or any problems in assigned tasks
  • Relays observations of patient’s mental and physical status to professional staff
  • Completes household duties which relate to patient comfort and safety
  • Maintains patient’s immediate environment in a tidy fashion
  • Prepares meals including special diets
  • Performs patient’s laundry
  • Performs limited shopping for groceries, personal items, and medications
Qualifications for certified home health aide
  • Qualified candidates must have one (1) year direct patient care experience in acute or sub acute care preferred
  • Qualified candidates must have one (1) year direct patient care experience in acute or sub acute care.r H
  • Six (6) months or more experience in home health or related field preferred
  • Maintains the necessary patient/family and Company documentation records
  • Completes all documentation upon completion of visit
  • Maintains a mature and responsible relationship with staff and patients/families
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Certified Home Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of certified home health aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for certified home health aide
  • Adherence to Maxim’s documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct
  • Other Certified Home Health Aide duties as assigned
  • Work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and the Clinical Supervisor
  • Perform various services for a patient as is necessary to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort following the CHHA plan of care developed by the registered nurse in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team/group ( IDG )
  • Be responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed
  • Be assigned to provide continuous nursing care to the patient during times of medical crisis, as directed in the Plan of Care, in a manner that promotes the quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care
  • The Continuous Care Certified Home Health Aide is available for a minimum of 16 hours a week for continuous care assignments
  • May provide care to premature infants, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young, middle and young adults
  • Maintain clean, safe, healthy environment and assists in teaching family members and patient’s ways to simplify household tasks and cope with disabilities
  • Must demonstrate a compassionate nature and possess strong interpersonal skills
Qualifications for certified home health aide
  • Experience in hospice or home health, preferred
  • No experience necessary but 1 year, preferred
  • 75 Hour Home Health Aide Certifcate - Required
  • Must have or be able to obtain a New Mexico Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Must have a valid drivers license and current proof of auto insurance
  • Must have experience with Alzheimer patients
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Certified Home Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a certified home health aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for certified home health aide
  • Meet safety needs of patient and use equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, oxygen)
  • Give personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene and shampoos in accordance with the CHHA Plan of care
  • Change bed linen as often as assigned
  • Assist in dressing and undressing patients as assigned
  • Plan and prepare nutritious meals as assigned
  • Assist in feeding the patient as assigned
  • Take and record oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency
  • Provide proper care and observation of patient’s skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominences
  • Report on patient’s condition and significant changes to the RN Case Manager
  • Assist in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the RN Case Manager in the CHHA Plan of care
Qualifications for certified home health aide
  • CNA or HHA certification in state program is located
  • CNA ocertification in the state the program is located
  • Possess and maintain current CPR certification in accordance with state regulation and Maxim company policy
  • PPD or Chest X-Ray (if applicable)
  • Participation and completion of Maxim’s competency program
  • Possess and maintain current CPR and First Aide certification in accordance with state regulation and Maxim company policy
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Certified Home Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of certified home health aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for certified home health aide
  • Keep patient’s living area clean and orderly as assigned
  • Respect patient/family/caregiver environment and patient’s personal needs
  • Adhere to the organization’s documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct
  • Maintain productivity standards set by organization guidelines
  • Provide accurate and hourly documentation of patient care services given that to reflect the Plan of Care
  • Submit documentation for the patient medical record within the timeframe set by the organization guidelines
  • Participate in orientation, education and development of team members as directed by supervisor
  • Participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by immediate supervisor
  • Accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities
  • Participate in the Performance Improvement Program and participate in and adheres to the PH&S/TrinityCare Hospice Corporate Integrity Plan
Qualifications for certified home health aide
  • PPD (TB skin test) or Chest X-Ray (if applicable)
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as CHHA or C.N.A
  • Possess and maintain certification as a Home Health Aide or equivalent as approved by the Agency
  • Experience in care of the elderly preferred
  • Able to record messages and keep records
  • Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP)
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Certified Home Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of certified home health aide. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for certified home health aide
  • Communicate any changes in patient's service requests to private duty office staff
  • Maintain documentation of homemaking activities performed in the patient's home consistent with agency requirements
  • Bathe patients who are confined to bed and who are ambulatory
  • Assist in the care of mouth, teeth, hair, nails, and skin, giving special attention to pressure points
  • Assist patients with use of bathroom and/or bedpan with ambulation
  • Help patient retrain in self-help skills
  • Prepare light meals and provides light cleaning of the patient's environment
  • Interact in an emotionally supportive way with patients, families, and other caregivers
Qualifications for certified home health aide
  • Must be a certified or state tested Nursing Assistant in accordance with the laws of the state
  • Must have a State Certified CHHA or CNA license
  • One year experience in a health care setting providing personal care preferred
  • Certified Home Health Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant License required
  • Current California Home Health Aide Certification
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Health Association

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