Under the direction and supervision of the Home Care Services Coordinator, is responsible for providing and assisting participants with activities of daily living, restorative and supportive care necessary to the preservation of the home environment. Assists in monitoring the health status and providing a safe environment for participants. Functions as a member of multidisciplinary team. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork!
Qualifications and Requirements:
- High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the state of Colorado.
- Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with a frail, elderly or disabled population is REQUIRED.
- Current First Aid/CPR Certification is REQUIRED.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate the ability to interact clearly and effectively with both internal and external customers.
- Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and criminal background check.
- Must have a current Colorado Driver’s License and driving record must be in compliance with Company policy. Must maintain current automobile insurance. (If the position requires the individual to drive for the Company, their own car or Company car?)
- Must be efficient with computer applications such as email, navigating the internet, using electronic timekeeping, and Electronic Health Records.
- Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co-workers, vendors, medical staff, and the public.
- Must be free of communicable diseases that can be readily transmitted in the workplace. TB test is required within first 7 days of employment. Hep B vaccinations are offered but not required.
- Operates in full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local fire, health, safety, sanitation, Emergency procedures and other Standards prescribed in law or regulations.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Knowledge of how to use and maintain in-home equipment (adaptive, hoyer lift, etc.).
Responsibilities and Duties, Departmental (Job Specific Tasks):
- Must maintain calm and professional demeanor.
- Assists participants with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, hair care, mouth care, eating, hand and foot nail care and toileting) as assigned or needed.
- Assists participants with restorative and supportive care (including ambulating, positioning, transferring, skin care, catheters, enemas, home exercise program as instructed by physical therapist), as assigned or needed.
- Assists in monitoring participant’s health status (vital signs, weight, skin condition, appetite and changes in functional ability). Observes participant’s taking prescribed medications. Reports pertinent information to Home Care Coordinator in a timely manner.
- Assists participants with ADLs (grocery shopping, cleaning, changing bed linens, laundry, meal preparation and other routine household care) as assigned.
- Documents services provided to participants consistently and accurately via Electronic Health Record (EHR). Follows procedure for flow sheet completion. Documentation is completed in a timely manner.
- Participates in participant’s care planning through cooperation with multidisciplinary teams.
- Participates in Quality Assurance programs as assigned
- Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices universal precautions.
- Ensures customer satisfaction.
- Participates in Company required and assigned training programs and any required staff and training meetings.
- Responsible for checking Company email at least once per week to receive updated scheduling information.
- Maintains proper Boundaries when dealing with participants. Notifies supervisor of any possible ethical or boundary issues immediately upon discovery
- Responsible for maintaining professional affiliations and any required certifications.
- Other duties as requested/assigned.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; lift heavy objects; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk, see, hear and smell. Requires full range of body motion, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination; requires the ability to use department equipment, to communicate effectively; The employee is occasionally required to reach and stretch with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to endure extremes in temperature and may work in hazardous environments where personal protective equipment is required. Requires the ability to lift/carry up to 150 pounds using appropriate body mechanics.
- Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements – Requires corrected vision and hearing to within normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to communicate effectively in verbal and written form with all levels of personnel within and outside of the organization.
- Pressure Factor – Requires working under stressful conditions. Moderate pressure to meet scheduled and recurring deadlines.
- Environmental Conditions – Working conditions may be noisy with fluctuating indoor temperatures. Must have the ability to work under moderate pressure in order to meet scheduled appointments or deadlines while dealing with frail, disabled and/or confused participants/clients. Subject to individuals who may have the potential for physical or verbal aggression. May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, bodily fluids, communicable diseases and other conditions common in a clinic environment. Subject to unpleasant odors.