Certified Home Health Aide - Princeton Hospice Team - Full-Time (New Jersey)
Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System
Location: Princeton Junction
Posted on: June 10, 2021
Are you an experienced Certified Home Health Aide with a passion
for shaping the future of healthcare?! Penn Medicine Princeton
Hospice is seeking Certified Home Health Aides to join our team in
the following territories:
- Middlesex County, NJ
- Mercer County, NJ
As a Home Health Aide with Penn Medicine Princeton Hospice,
under the supervision and direction of the Registered Professional
Nurse, this role provides you with an opportunity to meaningfully
interact with patients and their families, and become a true
partner in care. You will be responsible for assisting the
patient/family with performing personal care tasks, and assisting
with the activities of daily living. As a Home Health Aide you will
also be responsible for completing timely and accurate submission
of patient documentation.
Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Patient Care - Directly performs or assists with bathing, oral
hygiene, skin and hair care of the patient. Prepares light meals
for patients and assists with eating. Assists with the clothing of
patient. Assists the patient with use of a bedpan, commode, and
urinal. Empty Foley catheter drainage bag and records amount on
weekly Home Health Aide weekly report when applicable.
- Exercise and Transfers- Provides assistance with home exercise
programs. Assists with patient's ambulatory and with bed to chair
transfer. Turns patients in bed to positions of comfort.
- Patient Environment - Performs household and other
environmental services tasks specified in the Home Health Aide
Plan. Assists with pre-poured medications, which are ordinarily
self-administered. Provides respite care to relieve primary
caregiver as assigned.
- Documentation - Accurately documents care provided to patients
on a timely basis according to Medicare/JCAHO standards. Completes
allotment of hours as ordered by department and communicates
changes in schedule. Documents and verifies with signature on Home
Health Aide Activity Sheets and obtain caregiver or authorized
- Communication - Communicates any unusual findings and/or
occurrences, obvious changes in patient's physical, mental or
social status, home safety hazards, refusal of care, or
patient/family dissatisfaction to the primary nurse and/or Home
Health Aide Supervisor. Promotes easy communication between the
family, RN Case Manager and Scheduling Coordinator.
- Plan of Care - Follows the written care plan in relation to
days of week and number of hours assigned for patient visits.
Provides care only as outlined in the Plan of Care unless
instructed by Case Manager of designee.
- Employee Travel - Employee must provide their own
transportation to and from patient's homes and meet current state
requirements for operating a motor vehicle.
- Education - Attends annual in-services and completes a minimum
of 12 hours of continuing education annually. Demonstrates
understanding and adherence to PMAH procedures. Meets all
competencies as defined for Home Health Aides.
- Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity
values, policies, and procedures
- Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department,
entity, and health system organization
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