Home Health Aide Responsibilities
Home Health Aides are responsible for providing needed assistance to the elderly, medically disabled, and chronically ill populations. They care for patients who independently are unable to perform daily activities of living such as assisting their patient to maintain good hygiene, proper nutrition, and a clean-living space.
Loyal Service Agency Home Health Aides (HHA) help patients covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) with personal necessities or activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and hygiene needs. By assisting with housekeeping and other instrumental activities of daily life like cooking and laundry, HHAs enable clients to live safely in their own homes, greatly improving their quality of life in the process.
Home Health Aide Responsibilities or Essential Functions
A person serving as a Home Health Aide with Loyal Service Agency, Inc. must be able to perform the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations:
- Follow the instructions of the professional nurse/therapist in providing care.
- Provide personal care including assistance in the activities of daily living.
- Provide assistance with hygiene such as bathing, oral care, and dressing.
- Teach patient/client and caregivers how to provide care within the level of their competency.
- Perform and record accurate measurements (i.e. vital signs, or intake/output as instructed in the care plans).
- Observe and report any safety hazards found in the client’s home or any significant observations regarding the client.
- Assist to maintain a safe and clean environment.
- Perform household services and other activities as assigned.
- Prepare patient/client notes.
- Attend staff meetings, attend/complete 12 hours of annual in-services, and participates in orientation of new employees.
- Report patient complaints to the RN.
- Communicate with appropriate supervisor about changes or variation in the patent/client or home situation.
- Maintain patient confidentiality/adheres to HIPAA requirements and agency policy and procedure manual.
- Possess the ability to follow written and oral instructions.
- report abnormal findings in patient’s conditions as observed and per care plan to RN.
- Perform the following task when delegated by the RN.
- Non-invasive and non-sterile treatments
- Collection and documentation of vital signs, height, weight, I/O, environmental situations, client behaviors.
- Ambulation, positioning, and turning.
- Personal hygiene and elimination (irritations, enemas)
- Health teaching reinforcement that has been planned and reinforced by the RN.
If you have more questions about the requirements of becoming a Home Health Aide and/or joining our team call us at 1-855-485-6925.