Health First Private Duty - Home Health Aide in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Job Description To be fully engaged in providing Uncompromised Safety, Superior Quality, Memorable Patient/Customer Experiences, and Financial Stewardship by: performing designated ADL and HHA skills as assigned by, and under the supervision of, the RN.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Performs HHA skills as taught/directed by the RN Supervisor.

  • Report changes in patient/family behavior or patient condition to Supervisor as soon as possible.

  • Maintains regular work attendance as scheduled.

  • Utilizes current blood/body substance and infection control policies and guidelines.

  • Attend or participate in required in-services or online E-Learning.

  • Never accepts gifts or money from patients or patient's family members.

  • Maintain current American Heart Association CPR card.

  • May not leave the patient's home without permission and may not leave an around the clock case until relief arrives.

  • Assist the patient with personal care activities following the plan of care established by the Clinical Operations Supervisor.

  • Maintain required components of personnel record which are to be updated annually or as required.

  • May not use cell phone for personal calls while in the patient's home.

  • Contributes to effective consumer relations by assisting patients, families, coworkers and other health care members to resolve expressed concerns by demonstrating a positive and helpful attitude.

  • Respects and follows the 9 commitments when dealing with patients, co-workers, and supervisors.

  • All scheduling must be done through the office, not with the patient or patient's family.

  • Maintain accurate, legible documentation of patient care provided by following direction in the Home Health Aide Assignment Sheet.

  • Turn in payroll documents by designated deadlines.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 40 hours Home Health Aide Certification program, or successful completion of the AHCA Florida Competency Test.

  • An individual with a Florida CNA certificate can be employed by a home health agency as a Home Health Aide.

  • CNAs who earn their certificate in another state may work as a Home Health Aide if they present a copy of their current CNA certificate from that state. Administration reserves the right to request out of state CNAs take the Florida Competency Test.

  • Home Health Aides trained in another state must provide documentation of course completion and may be asked to also complete the Florida Competency Test.

  • Individuals who have graduated from an accredited school of nursing and are waiting to take their boards for licensure in Florida can work as a Home Health Aide.

  • Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses who can show proof of licensure in another state can also work as a Home Health Aide in Florida.

  • Current American Heart Association BLS CPR card.

  • A current American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) BLS CPR card for Healthcare Providers will be accepted upon hire. However, associate must obtain American Heart Association BLS CPR card within 90-days.

  • Exception for HF Private Duty Associates:A current Red Cross CPR card will be accepted upon hire. However, upon the next renewal period the associate will be required to renew their CPR certification with an approved AHA provider. Per policy No.: HR 1.14

  • Six months previous home care experience preferred.

  • The HHA must possess the ability to accurately follow oral and written instructions, and complete legible, accurate records

  • Successful completion of Level II background screening (fingerprinting) after August 1, 2010.

  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle as evidenced by driving record for 3 years prior to employment preferred. NOTE: Associates whose driving record does not meet this criteria may limit their ability to work on assignments requiring transportation.

Job: *Home Health Aide

Organization: *Health First Private Duty

Title: Private Duty - Home Health Aide

Location: Florida - Brevard County-Cocoa Beach

Requisition ID: 029286

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