The Holyoke VNA # Hospice Life Care is looking for a Home Health Aide Full Time with a Home Health Aide Certification and CNA.# The position includes following#the plan of care as devised by the nurse or therapist. Practice proper infection control and use standard precautions. Perform minimal light housekeeping tasks per the instruction on the HCA care plan if time allows. Assist or provide personal hygiene (sponge bath, shower or tub bath, bed bath, and mouth care). Assist clients with dressing. Remind clients to take medication(s). Plan and prepare or assist in preparing nutritious meals or prescribed diets. Assist the patient to perform prescribed physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy exercises as instructed by the appropriate professional. Assist in the use, care and cleaning of prescribed medical equipment (hospital bed, cane, walker, quad cane, etc.). Use a Hoyer lift or similar equipment to transfer patient to and from the bed, toilet, chair, tub, etc. Manually assist disabled or handicapped patients with transfers. Observe and accurately report all changes in the patient#s physical, emotional or social condition on a timely basis. Identify and report unsafe and/or potentially unsafe practice in patient care to supervisor and to nurse or therapist. Maintain confidentiality during and after working hours. Follow assigned schedules and notify office of changes. Accurately complete required work time and charting reports and return them to the office on a timely basis. Provide care and emotional support to persons who are acutely or chronically ill, which may include involvement in sensitive family relationships, in a supportive, non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner. Complete job responsibilities in a professional, positive manner in accordance with Agency#s philosophy, goals and policies. Attend scheduled in-service programs (twelve hours annually). Perform other duties as responsibility necessitates or as required.
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