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Home Health Aide Lansing

Company: McLaren
Location: Lansing
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Home Health Aide within this organization will perform duties necessary to assure the cleanliness and personal hygiene of the patients assigned to them. All patients are treated with respect, without discrimination. The personal care required by each patient will be determined by the patient's primary care nurse and will be documented on the Home Health Aide Assignment Sheet. The aide will be directly supervised by the Clinical Manager, but will also accept direction from the Clinical Supervisors and the patient's primary nurse. Performance of such duties will be done in compliance with all agency policies and standards of practice. Evaluation of duties will be done monthly on each patient during regular administrative visits. Home Health Aides are responsible to remind forgetful patients to take their medications, which have been set out for them by their nurse or family ahead of time. HOME HEALTH AIDES MUST NOT DISPENSE MEDICATIONS.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

1. Review and follow home care plan developed by the primary nurse, perform the assigned duties, and document care given according to the policies and procedures of the organization. (Total personal care of a patient includes: total or partial bed bath, tub bath or shower, mouth care, denture care, shampoo and grooming of hair, shaving, complete peri care, changing adult diapers, giving back rubs and observe for changes in skin integrity.)

2. Take vital signs including: temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure, as assigned, and know normal ranges of each. Report all vital signs that are outside the normal range.

3. Care of patients with special skin problems includes: assessing potential for breakdown, protecting pressure points, turning the patient, applying treatment patches to broken areas after bathing, cleaning of the area with prescribed solutions, and preventing pressure sores by positioning of the patient.

A. Care of patients with infectious processes, i.e., generalized wound and skin.

4. Care to provide a safe and clean environment includes: cleaning the area around where the bath has been given to assure that floors are not wet and the area is clean, cleaning the area around the bed, making the bed or changing linens, and assuring that all clutter has been removed from the areas that the patient walks through. Always treating property with caution and respect

5. The aide must recognize and report any unusual, untoward, or new symptoms/ changes to the RN.

6. Care for patients with urinary system deficits includes: catheter care (either internal or external), measuring output and assessing intake, and proper charting of I & O.



--- Graduate from an accredited high school program.

--- Successful completion of a written Home Health/Hospice competency test and the clinical skills testing, as evidence of the necessary skills for Home Health Aide employment. Test must be passed before the end of Employee's probationary period.

--- State CNA Certification

--- Current Michigan driver's license, proof of insurance, a reliable vehicle and be a responsible driver.

--- Favorable references from all work places.


--- Minimum 6-months to 1-year of experience with a variety of patients..

Keywords: McLaren, Lansing , Home Health Aide Lansing, Healthcare , Lansing, Michigan

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