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Home Health Aide

Williamsburg, VA | Part Time
11 Days Ago

Job Description

Overview

Make Lives Better Including Your Own. If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us!  You’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness.  Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status.  Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pet Insurance
  • Adoption Reimbursement Benefits
  • Variety of Associate Discounts
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.  Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Brookdale at Home Agency Leader provides direct care to client, which reflects Brookdale’s philosophy and standards of non-skilled home care. Assists in meeting the client’s individual needs while treating the clients with respect and dignity.

  • Assists clients with the activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transferring, and getting to and from activities and meals according to the client plan of care.
  • Assists clients with homemaker companion tasks such as laundry, shopping, light housekeeping, meals, according to the plan of care.
  • Follows assignment tasks. Contacts supervisor if client desires deviation from assigned tasks.
  • Allows and encourages client to do as much of their own care as possible, to remain active.
  • Documents the delivery of quality care in the client’s clinical record.
  • Follows infection control and safety policies and guidelines.
  • Implements client care that is accurate, timely and appropriately documented; maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly environment for the patient.
  • Responds promptly and positively to client requests for assistance.
  • Maintains consistent and concise lines of authority and responsibility with effective communication that promotes a positive working relationship with client, families, and co-workers.
  • Identifies changes in client status or needs and communicates to the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Participates in educational programs and maintains compliance with required training.
  • Communicates with supervisor at least 2 hours prior to assignment if unable to come to work. Supervisor communicates with client.
  • Maintains means to travel to client’s home to arrive on time for assignment.
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    This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Qualifications

    Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma or General Education Degree (GED), and three to six months related experience and/or training preferred.

     

    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsIn accordance with state law, must possess current state certification or state specific required training and provide proof of required training. Will follow regulations to maintain current certification and/or training requirements. Reliable transportation. Must have a valid state identification card and a valid driver’s license is preferred.

     

    Management/Decision MakingMakes standard and routine decisions based on detailed guidelines with limited independent judgment. Problems are generally solved with clear, detailed guidelines or by reporting them to a supervisor.

     

    Knowledge and SkillsHas a basic level of a skill and can follow written or verbal instructions. Has basic technical skills to complete a few repetitive and well-defined duties. Has a basic knowledge of the organization in order to answer basic questions. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively in English with patients, family members and other associates of the company. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and/or oral form. Uses good judgment in emergency situations, and seeks assistance when needed.

     

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    • Standing
    • Walking
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Climb or balance
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
    • Vision
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
    • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
    • Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
    • Exposure to latex
    • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
    • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
    • Requires Travel: Frequently

     

    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

    Skills for Home Health Aide

    The job skills required for Home Health Aide include light housekeeping, Laundry, direct care, Life insurance, Professional development,and Confidentiality etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Home Health Aide. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Home Health Aide. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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    Career Path for Home Health Aide

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