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Home Health Aide/certified Nursing Assistant
Health eCareers | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Job Description

Home Health Aide/Certified Nursing Assistant needed for Miami, Broward, and West Palm Beach

JOB SUMMARY:

The Home Health Aide/CNA carries out supportive duties for the Nursing Department of a health care provider by performing specified, non-clinical skills under the direction and supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse, or other Agency designated health care professional. If assigned to a psychiatric patient, aide/CNA has documented experience in additional training to be able to meet the needs of this specialized population.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties of the Home Health Aide/CNA include, but may not be limited to:

* Provides assistance with personal care, hygiene and activities of daily living.
* Encourages client participation in activities to the extent to which the client is able.
* Assists with ambulation as instructed.
* Assists client to: a) bed, b) commode, c) chair.
* Turns and positions bed bound clients.
* Measures and records intake/output, as assigned.
* Measures and records temperature, pulse and respiration on each visit.
* Changes bed linen if needed.
* Prepares simple meals following dietary instructions as instructed.
* Maintains a neat and clean environment.
* May grocery shop one time a week for list of ten items or less as needed.
* Informs supervisor of any changes in client's condition or home situation.
* Follows care plan as written.
* Provides documentation of care given on Agency approved forms.
* Reports any changes in patient's condition, living conditions etc., to RN/Supervisor as they occur.
* Performs any other task/duty that is specifically assigned by supervisor, and for which aide has been specifically trained. Documentation of specific training must be included in employee's personnel file.
* Conducts self in a professional manner at all times and in all situations.
* Provides Agency with: a) required certificate, and b) necessary information to be able to verify experience, c) documentation of continuing education.
* Accepts only those assignments for which he/she qualified.
* Complies with all Agency policies and procedures.
* Communicates with Agency about any problems or concerns.

ACTIVITIES THE HOME HEALTH AIDE MAY NOT PERFORM INCLUDE:

* Administration of medications unless documentation of additional four (4) hours training in this area, and only with the written consent of patient, family, doctor, and DON/Administrator, Aides/CNA do not provide this service in this agency under any conditions.
* Irrigation of urinary catheters, colostomies, or wounds.
* Naso-gastric tube feeding.
* Catheterizations.
* Applying heat by any method.
* Changing of sterile dressings.
* Any other services not included in the client's care plan.
* Any services requiring the skills of a licensed nurse and/or therapist.
* Any services for which (s)he has not been trained.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* High School degree.
* Must provide evidence of formal training and/or certification as home health aide/CNA as required by state law.
* Must provide evidence of at least 12 hours of continuing education per year.
* Minimum of one (1) year current, verifiable experience is required.
* Good organizational skills.
* Good written and oral communication skills.
* Bilingual English and Spanish or Creole preferred.

TO COVER SOUTH AND NORTH BROWARD

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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