Home Health Aide
Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The Home
Health Aide is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate
professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.
• Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test
and competency evaluation.
• Be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
• Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care
• Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
• Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
• Licensed driver with automobile insured in accordance with state and/or Agency requirements
and in good repair. Good driving record.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
1. Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services under the direction and
supervision of the therapist.
a. Range of motion exercises
b. Assistance in ambulation or exercises
c. Maneuver up to seventy-five (75) pounds
2. Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to:
c. Skin care/nail care
d. Oral hygiene
3. Performs household services essential to health care at home, including but not limited to:
a. Meal preparation/feeding
c. Light housekeeping
4. Assists in the administration of medications that are ordinarily self-administered under the
direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse (per state nurse practice laws and Agency
5. Reports any observed or reported changes in the client's condition and/or needs to the
Registered Nurse or Therapist. Follows reporting guidelines in the Care Plan.
6. Documents care provided and completes the forms required for the client's records. Completes
the appropriate records to document care given and pertinent observations. Submits documentation
per Agency requirements—at least weekly.
7. Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients by observing infection control
practices, following Agency guidelines, and reporting unsafe situations to the Supervisor/Case
8. Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation
about its operation has been provided. Notifies supervisor of educational needs.
9. Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal
reports, participation in staff meetings, and team conferences, as requested.
10. Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
11. Attends in-service programs to meet compliance requirements. Identifies learning needs to
12. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
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