The Home Health Assistant/Homemaker is a member of the Community Health Service team working under the guidance and supervision of the Professional nurse and/or therapist responsible for the client. The Home Health Assistant/Homemaker provides services to clients as established in the client's Plan of Care. (The Home Health Assistant's/Homemaker's duties may be adjusted at the discretion of the Professional nurse and/or therapist based on an evaluation of the patient's needs.) The Home Health Assistant/Homemaker reports to the Client Service Supervisor.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follows Plan of Care developed by RN/Therapist.
Adheres to infection control policies and HIPPA guidelines.
Follows responsibilities outlined in the Plan of Care such as: personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, accompany patient to physician appointments or clinics.
Assists with simple exercise programs, application of prosthesis and braces, ambulation, and transfers as outlined on the Plan of Care.
Provides stimulation and encouragement towards independence and achieving the goals established by the professional staff and the patient's stated goal.
Other patient care skills as indicated on additional skills checklist demonstrated by Professional Nurse or Therapist.
Other patients care activities at the discretion of the supervising nurse.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of CNA or Home Health Aide training program of 75 hours or greater.
If there has been a 24 month or greater gap in work as an aide, then there must be proof of a training competency evaluation program or attendance and completion of a renewal course.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to work independently in client's home. Maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job. Empathetic attitude toward the care of the sick. Ability to communicate effectively; reading, writing, and ability to understand and follow directions
Proof of a valid driver's license and active auto insurance is required. Alternative transportation arrangements may be considered based on operational need.
Diverse home environments with a variety of physical environments and resources.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.