Health Aide Job Description

Health Aide Job Description

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Health aide provides coverage for the Blood Borne Pathogen Hotline as scheduled and perform appropriate follow-up on any exposure to assure regulatory compliance and proper treatment of affected associates with exposures to blood borne pathogen exposures and communicable disease exposures.

Health Aide Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective health aide job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included health aide job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Explains procedures before and during cares
Assists with feeding
Commit to high quality, safe work
Provides care to patients under the direction of the skilled professional staff as outlined in the Plan of Care
Encourages the compliance of self-administered medications by the patient
Assists with exercises, ambulation and range of motion activities as directed by skilled personnel
Assist in Activity of Daily Living functions (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence)
Assist in Nutritional functions
Assist in routine health care functions under the supervision of a nurse at the assigned hospital
Assist in Activity of Daily Living (ADL) functions (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, walking and continence)

Health Aide Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Health Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, HHA, NA

Education for Health Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the health aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Education, Health, Patient Care, Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Certified Nursing Assistant, Associates, Teaching

Skills for Health Aide

Desired skills for health aide include:

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
Memory loss
Behavioral and psychosocial approach to all aspects of dementia by using a sensitive approach to all aspects of resident care
Cognitive
Physical
Excel
Outlook
Powerpoint

Desired experience for health aide includes:

American Heart Association Basic Life Support
Active Certified Nursing Assistant Certification through the State of Michigan
1-2 years experience, homecare exp a plus
Must have BLS certification through American Heart Association
Training by an accredited vocational school or hospital
Previous hospice experience preferred

Health Aide Examples

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Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of 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 health aide
  • Conducts home visits to explain and encourage utilization of available public health services by the indigenous population, issues pertinent literature
  • Provides instruction in basic preventative health practices such as recommended immunizations, personal hygiene, good housekeeping methods, safe garbage disposal methods, and other recommended health practices related to state and local public health programs
  • Informs residents of transportation available to various community facilities
  • Refers individuals to appropriate community facilities
  • Assists in the process of communication between those who are not knowledgeable of both English and Spanish
  • Aids in the development of effective communication between members of the professional health staff and the indigenous population, and promotes compliance with health rules, laws and community standards
  • Conducts routine surveys of a non-complex nature to obtain and record prescribed data used in determining the specific health needs of a neighborhood, including personal health, family health, and sanitary conditions
  • Prepares reports as required in the performance of assigned duties
  • May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units
  • Perform a variety of duties as outlined in the home health plan of care
Qualifications for health aide
  • Hospice/Home Care experience preferred
  • Must have an active Certificated Nursing Assistant certification through the State of Michigan
  • Communicate effectively with patients, supervisors and co-workers
  • Must be ambulatory and able to drive to patients' homes, able to climb stairs, pull, push, and facilitate movement of the patient
  • Must have BLS certification through the American Heart Association
  • Experience with Hospice patients preferred
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Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of 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 health aide
  • Patient Area Maintenance – Perform general housekeeping of patient’s area and change patient’s bed linens
  • Medication Assistance – Assist client with self-administration of oral medication/s
  • Food Preparation – Prepare simple meals in accordance with dietary instructions and assist patient with eating if necessary
  • Catheter and Colostomy Care – Assist with of foley catheter and colostomy care to ensure proper hygiene
  • Assist patients with care and activities of daily living as directed in the established Plan of Care
  • Complete necessary documentation of care provided
  • Records intake, output, and vital signs as directed and communicates care as appropriate
  • Assist patients with ambulation and transfer using proper body mechanics
  • Communicate any change in condition or lack of patient progress
  • Schedule visits with the patient or caregiver
Qualifications for health aide
  • Six (6+) months full-time direct, patient care experience within the last five (5) years, in an institution or care center setting
  • Upon hire, HHAs will have received at least 75-hours of training, the content of which addresses all subjects listed at 484.80(b)(3)
  • Must possess the ability to transfer, maneuver and lift incapacitated clients in the home setting
  • CNA Certificate required
  • Two years of experience as a Home Health Aide, home health experience preferred
  • Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant
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Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a 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 health aide
  • Performs necessary duties on office machines including copy, fax, and laminator
  • Provides first aid and administration of Diastat for seizures
  • Provides medication to students safely including documentation and adhering to the basics of giving students medication safely
  • Enters immunization records
  • Documents student health office visitos for those assessed and cared for by the health aide
  • Assists in vision and audio screenings, height/weight documentation
  • Prepares medication and provides to appropriate staff for school field trips
  • Follows concussion protocol as required
  • Follows asthma allergy emergency protocol as required
  • Triage's students as needed for the school nurse
Qualifications for health aide
  • Records of MMR, Varicella, Pertussis and Hep B are required for position and if needed employer can pay for titers or vaccinations
  • TB test showing negative results, OMM or chest x-ray required and must be current within 90 days of hire
  • Knowledge of the problems of those living in economically depressed areas
  • Knowledge of basic personal health care
  • Knowledge of the techniques used to disseminate information to promote personal and family health
  • Ability to disseminate and explain information on public health services, and to provide referrals to appropriate facilities
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Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a health aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for health aide
  • Orgaizes health cards including students no longer in attendance at the school
  • Updates health office bulletin boards as needed
  • Model appropriate behaviors for students
  • Develop and maintain a professional rapport teachers and other staff
  • May assist students at arrival and dismissal of school
  • May assist in the supervision of students during lunch and recess periods
  • Ability to organize and retrieve materials and organize schedules according to guidelines
  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department
  • To assist or directly carry out educational activities designed by teacher and support personnel
  • To assist students with toileting needs and diaper changing
Qualifications for health aide
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and clients
  • Ability to provide guidance and instruction in basic preventative health practices
  • Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written instructions and directions
  • Ability to apply learned techniques in promoting good health practice and health programs
  • Ability to conduct routine surveys to obtain and record data
  • Ability to prepare reports relative to field activities
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Health Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of health aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for health aide
  • To assist with unloading and loading students on the van/bus
  • To maintain immaculate cleanliness standards in the classroom and restrooms
  • To collect and record data
  • To maintain confidentiality of student information
  • To interact/communicate with students as directed by professional staff
  • To perform as a positive member of the educational teamwork effectively with other paraprofessionals in the classroom and a variety of professional staff affiliated with the program
  • Performs personal care activities (bathing, dressing, oral hygiene )
  • Recognizes signs of emotional distress (such as anger and depression)
  • Reports identified alterations in patient behavior or mental status to primary case manager or the team's Operations Director
  • Provides personal care for the Agency's patients
Qualifications for health aide
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English and Spanish sufficiently to perform the duties of this position
  • At least six (6) months of experience in distributing public health information and participating in routine health surveys, including those relating to personal and family health needs, and in maintaining established sanitary conditions
  • Previous Home Care/Hospice experience preferred
  • Current, unencumbered state certification to practice as a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)
  • 1 year of experience as a CNA or the equivalent in preparation and practice
  • Complete the on line application and submit resume

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