Home Health Aide for Residential Care Home
Company: Matrix Advocare Network Inc
Posted on: November 11, 2019
Description:Matrix Home Health Care Specialists has an opening for
a Home Health Aide at our Residential Care Homes. Our Walnut Lodge
home in Burnsville is in need of a Full or Part time person for the
evening shift (3:00pm-11:00pm).Our Wilshire Walk home in Hopkins is
in need of a Full or Part time person for the evening shift
(3:00pm-11:00pm). The position reports to the Director of Nursing
or RN SupervisorDescription: A home health aide or homemaker/ home
health aide or personal care assistant, is responsible for
providing service to an ill or disabled individual in the absence
or disability of caregiver; or if caregiver is in need of personal
time to maintain ongoing level of care provided, this includes
household management techniques for self care and social support,
home safety practices and housekeeping needs. JOB DUTIES /
- Assist in a program of rehabilitative nursing to help each
client reach and maintain their highest level of performance and
- Perform normal household services essential to health care at
home including shopping, laundry light housekeeping, and meal
- Knowledge of nutrition and food preparation and be able to
provide adequate planning and preparation of meals to promote and
maintain level of nutritional status.
- Assist the client with personal care activities including
bathing, skin care, back rub, hair care, nail care, dressing and
undressing, feeding, oral hygiene, shaving, grooming, and bedtime
- Does treatments if properly trained including TPR, weight, hot
and cold applications, application of support stockings and ace
bandages, wound isolation techniques, decubiti care and diabetic
- Assist client to bathroom or in use of urinal or bedpan. Keeps
incontinent clients clean and dry.
- Give catheter care, collect urine and stool specimens, do
diabetic urine testing, give suppositories and enemas if properly
- May record intake and output
- Assist the client with exercise, ROM, ambulating, transfer
activities, may be under the supervision of physical therapy of
occupational therapy, is aware of good body mechanics.
- Observe client, reporting and changes in physical condition,
attitude, reaction, appetite, etc. to nursing supervisor.
- Assist self-administration of medications by client.
- Participate in care conferences with other members of the
health care team.
- Keep confidential any knowledge of clients condition and
- Document as indicated in the clinical record.
- Possess an understanding of human behavior. Provide appropriate
level and kind of social and emotional support to the
client/caregivers enabling them to express concerns, etc. and
maximize the clients ability to function in his/her home. Interact
- Assist with personal communication skills as needed.
- Know and practice good safety habits
- Perform additional job duties as assigned by RN
- Dont spend excessive time on personal phone calls. Arrive on
- Send required documents to the office in a timely manner.
(example: Progress notes, Time Sheets.)
- Attend inservice education as required. (12 hours per
- Maintain communication with the office staff through reading
newsletters, returning phone calls in a timely manner, updating
availability as needed. SAFETY PERFORMANCE DUTIES:
- Uses transfer belt whenever transferring and /or ambulating
- Reports unsafe client behavior to RN supervisor (e.g.
unauthorized smoking, combative behavior) so remedial action can be
- Uses mechanical lifts (hoyer, century) whenever appropriate for
- Reports any defective equipment or environmental hazards to RN
- Wipe up wet bathroom floors, spills and other falling hazards
- Observes special precautions as noted on the Home Plan of care
for each individual client.
- Understands and uses Universal Precautions and necessary
infection control measures at all times.
- States knowledge of all Emergency Procedures.
- Reports all incidents/accidents to RN Supervisor.
.Requirements:Educational Requirements: High school graduate (or
equivalent), CNA certificate preferred Successful completion of the
Matrix competency evaluation for home health aides.
- Must be able to read and write, comprehend and carry out
directions and instructions.
- Able to function effectively with minimal direct
- The ability to accept the responsibilities and demands of the
- Good health status and emotional stability.
- Ability to perform essential functions and physical
requirements with or without reasonable accommodations.Working
Conditions:The Home Health Aide or Personal Care Assistance must
have a genuine concern for clients of all ages. He /she must be
capable of standing, walking, stretching, turning, stooping,
bending and lifting as listed under working condition requirements.
He/she must also be capable of finger and hand dexterity and visual
and aural activity to detect changes in clients condition.Working
Condition Requirements:1. In an 8-hour day, employee must be able
to: a) Sit for 1 hour b) Stand for 3 hours c) Walk for 4 hours2.
Employee job requires: a) Bend/stoop frequently b) Squat frequently
c) Crawl occasionally d) Reaching above shoulder level occasionally
e) Crouching frequently f) Kneeling occasionally g) Pushing/pulling
frequently3. Employees job requires carry of: a) Up to 10 lbs
frequently b) 11- 24 lbs occasionally c) 24-80 lbs Very seldom4.
Employees job requires lifting of: a) Up to 10 lbs frequently b)
11-24 lbs occasionally c) 24-80 very seldom5. Job requires employee
to be able to use hands for repetitive motion for simple, firm and
fine manipulating.PM19 PI115162196
Keywords: Matrix Advocare Network Inc, Minneapolis , Home Health Aide for Residential Care Home, Other , Burnsville, Minnesota
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