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Home Health Aide- Metro Milwaukee

Aurora HealthCare

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Part-TimeDay ShiftNight ShiftWeekdays

Job Description

Primary Purpose
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.

Major Responsibilities
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 Requirements

Licenses & Certifications Nurse Aide in good standing with the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry with eligibility to work in home health agencies and hospices, and Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). May obtain within 6 months based on department discretion, and Driver license issued by the state of Wisconsin, or Driver license issued by the state of Illinois. Degrees Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Nursing Assistant. Required Functional Experience Typically requires 1 year of experience in providing patient care within a home health care setting including experiences in working with elderly, convalescent, and/or disabled persons. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Current driving record that meets Aurora fleet safety standards and proof of automobile liability insurance.Must be listed in the state of Wisconsin Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide registry or be eligible for Home Health Aide competency testing. Maintains active inclusion in the state of Wisconsin Nurse Assistant/Home Health Registry and provides verification as requested by the agency.Must have satisfactorily completed Agency's training and/or orientation program.Excellent communication and listening skills.Must possess maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job, showing a sympathetic attitude toward care of the sick.Must be able to follow specific instructions for patient care. Must prioritize tasks for efficient use of visit time.Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. MILW NO 14 NURSING 11333 WEST NATIONAL AVENUE MILWAUKEE, WI 53227 MILWAUKEE Discover the Benefits... Imagine a work environment where you are valued for finding better ways of caring for our patients and are offered flexibility, mobility and growth through a wide range of career options. With Aurora you'll find a diverse and comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer and maintain an environment that attracts, recruits, engages and retains a diverse workforce.

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

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Job Overview

  • Job Title: Home Health Aide- Metro Milwaukee
  • Company: Aurora HealthCare
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Date Posted: Posted 3 weeks ago
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