Provides patient/resident care activities under the direction of Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists patient/residents with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comfort and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for patient/residents. Assists clients by performing and teaching tasks such as housekeeping, med prep, household management, bathing etc.
Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities:
v High School graduate or equivalent.
v Must demonstrate competence prior to assignment of home care aide services. Certification as a nurses’ aide will demonstrate competence.Must have proof of completion of an approved Aide Training Course.
v Current American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Code BLS required. New employees certify within three (3) months after hire date.
v Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
v High degree of empathetic listening, tact and kindness toward others.
v Ability to communicate well verbally. Must work effectively as a member of a team.
v Previous acute or long-term care experience preferred.
v Technical and critical thinking skills required to perform duties.
v Basic computer knowledge