Provides personal care and limited home management services to assigned patients according to the individual plan of care, which is established by a registered nurse. Assumes the responsibility for the daily telephoning of each assigned patient to confirm visit.
Makes home visits to specified patients and provides personal care according to the individual plan of care developed by the registered nurse. Performs routine personal care activities for patients, which includes but not limited to; bathing, dressing and undressing, skin, nail, hair, osmotic, and simple wound care, shaving, oral hygiene, and care of catheter and drainage bag.
Responsible for obtaining patient’s temperature, pulse and respiratory rate and for obtaining patient’s fluid intake and output. Documents/updates patient’s care and health information. Assists patients with transfer in and out of bed, chair, bathroom, and/or wheelchair and with range of motion exercises of upper and lower extremities. Assists patient in using bedpan, urinal or commode, and in turning and repositioning. Assists patients with planning and preparing meals, feeding and testing of his/her urine for sugar and acetone. Performs non-routine personal care activities for patients which require additional instruction by a registered nurse prior to providing care; bowel cares, which include administration of suppository or phosphate enema, obtaining patient’s blood pressure, assisting patient with administration of oral, rectal and topical medications and with testing of blood sugars, and performing other responsibilities approved by the agency. Provides home management activities, which are medically necessary and incidental to maintain and/or facilitate patient’s health, which includes but not limited to; laundering patient’s bed linens and/or personal clothing, light cleaning in essential areas of the home used during personal care services, washing dishes used in meal preparation, and/or shopping for groceries and medication, where appropriate.
Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Documents and communicates accurate and timely information regarding patient conditions and patient/scheduling issues. Acts in a prompt, friendly, and professional manner when dealing with patients, family members, caregivers and staff. Participates in chart audits and continuous quality improvement activities as requested.
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.
Job Types and Areas of Care: Caregiver, Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, Home Health Aide, HHA, Personal Care Attendant, PCA, Certified Medical Assistant, CMA, Certified Medication Technician, CMT, Geriatric Nursing Assistant, GNA, Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN, Registered Nurse, RN, Nurse Aide, NA, Private Duty Aide, Home Health Assistant, Certified Nurses Aide, Medical Assistant, Home Care, In-Home Care, Home Health Care, Personal Care, Companionship, Homemaker, Live-In Care, 24 Hour Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Home, Hospice Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, Private Care, Adult Day Care, Hospital
Job ID: 4568