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Vitas Healthcare (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia, PA
  • Posted: 18 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life insurance,
Job Description

CNA Home Health Aide

VITAS Healthcare

Job Description

The VITAS Home Health Aide (HHA) is a non-exempt employee, who is trained to provide personal care and services to hospice patients to augment care given by family members or other caregivers.

ASSIGNED JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs only those personal care activities contained in a written assignment. Home Health Aide (HHA) assignments may include:

1. Helps the patient to maintain good personal hygiene.

2. Plans and prepare meals. Feeds or assist with feeding the patient when needed.

3. Assists the patient ambulation.

4. Assists with certain treatments as ordered by the physician, and taught and supervised by the nurse for a specific patient.

5. Reads and records temperature, pulse and respiration.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA) NOT INCLUDED IN A WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT MAY INCLUDE:

1. Assists in maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

2. Promotes the patient’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest.

3. Provides simple emotional and psychological support to the patient, family, and other caregivers.

4. Reports any changes in the patients mental or physical condition or home situation to the VITAS Nurse and members of the interdisciplinary team.

5. Teaches basic personal care to the primary caregiver.

6. Practices basic infection control measures.

7. Observes, reports, and documents patient status and the care and activities provided.

8. Completes at least 12 hours of in-service training per calendar year.

9. Handles other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. High School graduate or equivalent

2. Meets personnel qualifications of a Home Health Aide

Benefits Include:

- Competitive compensation
- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
- Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance
- 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
- Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Time Off
- Employee Assistance Program
- Legal Insurance
- Roadside Assistance
- Affinity Program

Vitas Healthcare (Philadelphia)

Address

Philadelphia, PA
USA

Industry

Healthcare

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