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Certified Home Health Aide

Cape Cod Healthcare

Hyannis, MA
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Certified Home Health Aide-180327-50005596
Under the direction of the Paraprofessional Team Leader the Certified Home Health Aide (CCHA) performs assigned duties in the patient’s home in a safe and considerate manner as prescribed by the case manager.
  • Maintains open communication with case manager and/or Team Leader/Assistant Team Leader regarding health, safety and environment status of patients. Reports all changes in a timely manner.
  • Provide physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual care as part of the interdisciplinary team in the last phases of incurable disease so they may live as fully and comfortable as possible.
  • Provide support with diversional activities to enhance quality of life for the patient.
  • Respect the choices of the patient and the family concerning end of life care and for the patients care plan.
  • Provide a dignified comfortable end of life experience as well as non-pharmacological comfort measures as identified by the patient/family.
  • Report to nurse any signs and symptoms of changes in patient’s status.
  • Complies with State/Federal regulatory acts.
  • Perform all skills with competency, as indicated on the skills checklist.
  • Communicates with Clinical Coordinator regarding all scheduling concerns relating to patients which may include, but not limited to changes such as times, days, patient absences and discharges.
  • Communicates with case manager, and if not available, the Team Leader/Assistant Team Leader regarding any case concerns, patient problems, planned time off or other general schedule changes.
  • Completes and submits required documentation, i.e., patient and employee time sheets, etc., accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Report all concerns of possible patient abuse or neglect to the case manager and/or the Team Leader.
  • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients.
  • Perform only those tasks as prescribed by the case manager on the home health aide plan of care.
  • Encourages patient in achieving an optimum level of independence by encouraging his/her participation in personal care and in interests and activities in the home, family and community.
  • Provides or assists with post mortem care after pronouncement.
  • Perform additional tasks as my be assigned by the Team Leader and/or case manager, depending on the specific situation or on the Home Health Aide’s experience and capabilities. Example: routine uncomplicated colostomy case and decubitus care.
  • Provides understanding and emotional support to patient and significant others.
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Possess and maintain certification as a Home Health Aide or equivalent as approved by the Agency. One year satisfactory employment history preferred.
  • Experience in care of the elderly preferred.
  • Satisfactory completion of Skill Assessment Test.
  • Able to record messages and keep records.
  • Complete hospice training provided by the agency.

Schedule Details: 37.5 hours per week, days, every other weekend and holiday rotation
Organization: Visiting Nurse Association
Primary Location: Hyannis
Department: VNA-Paraprofessional HHA
Employee Classification: Regular-Regular
Shift: Day
Weekend Shifts: Rotating
Holiday Shifts: Rotating
Posting Start Date: Apr 3, 2018
Posting End Date: Ongoing
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