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HOME HEALTH AIDE

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth Category: Home & Community Services Job ID: JR42713 Date posted: 02/09/2024
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

40hpw; Day Shift. Rotating weekends and holidays

Job Description:

**** Home Health Aide rate of pay $17.14- $29.99 based on experience****

COME WORK AT PLYMOUTH'S LARGEST EMPLOYER AND BE A PART OF A GREAT COMMUNITY! EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDING:

  • Only work every other weekend!
  • Paid vacation, sick time & holiday time
  • Excellent Health/Dental/Vision benefits
  • 403B with company match
  • Basic Life Insurance provided at no cost
  • Flexible Spending Account 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Benefits are prorated for part-time positions

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assists client with activities of daily living and assists in instructed exercise program.
  • Maintains awareness of client’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being
  • Promotes client's self participation in ADL’s where appropriate
  • Enhances client’s muscular use by providing proper body alignment. Exercises extremities through active and passive ROM as indicated and ambulates with or without assistive devices.
  • Transfers clients per care plan.
  • Performs the following client services: bathing, assisting in skin care (reporting any skin changes), assisting in foot care, oral hygiene, shampooing, filing and cleaning nails, dressing, shaving, and monitoring variations of the client’s physical baseline.
  • Ensures adequate nutrition and hydration of client. Prepares meals, monitors intake, and assists in feeding when indicated.
  • Ensures clients general elimination is in normal pattern. Assists with use of commodes, bedpans and urinals. Monitors output when indicated; performs basic ostomy and incontinence care.
  • Reminds clients to take prescribed medications.
  • When instructed, takes temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.
  • Performs limited home management tasks in the immediate client environment, which may include: meal preparation, washing dishes, light laundry, light housekeeping, and bed making with linen changing.
  • Works collaboratively with other community health care providers.
  • Attends support groups
  • May provide lengthy service visits, extended hours or overnights.
  • Participates as a member of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team to address problems.
  • Provides emotional support to assist dying patients.
  • Responsible for providing care in a skilled nurse facility.
  • Perform selected activities as written on the care plan under the supervision of the nurse or therapist including:
  • Ostomy care.
  • Dressing reinforcement.
  • Simple dressing procedure.
  • Apply splints, braces, ace bandages and elastic stockings.
  • Measures and records fluid intake and output

Responsibilities of the Hospice Aide:

  • Adheres to Agency infection control policies.
  • Participates in team conferences.
  • Completes the required twelve hour annual inservice requirements.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with and adheres to Agency confidentiality practice.
  • Reports changed behaviors or indications of client problems including: safety, abuse, neglect, and environmental hazards.
  • Maintains and submits accurate weekly documentation of time sheets/flow sheets.
  • Adheres to the client’s written care plan and informs the supervisor or case manager of any change in condition or family situation.
  • Seeks assistance and notifies the agency when a change of schedule is required or when there appears to be a safety risk for self or others.
  • Assists in personal care and home management relating to comfort, care, and safety of a client in the home.

HOSPICE AIDE’S MAY NOT:

  • Perform any duties or procedures that require the skill or education of a licensed clinician.
  • Make judgment or give advice on medical or nursing problems.     
  • Handle finances of clients or their representatives, including any banking functions, handling cash and valuables, or purchasing tobacco, alcohol or lottery tickets.
  • Administer/pour/dispense/instill any medications, including med patches, over-the-counter medications or MD prescribed medications.
  • Transport clients or family members
  • Perform housecleaning, except light housekeeping directly relating to client care.
  • Grocery shop.
  • Give haircuts or cut nails.
  • Apply sterile dressing.
  • Administer enemas, perform disimpaction, perform irrigation’s of any kind, including colostomy, urinary catheter, etc.
  • Perform gastric lavage or nasogastric tube feeding.
  • Apply heat in any form.
  • Care for tracheostomy.
  • Provide clients with their personal telephone numbers.
  • Work directly for clients on a private duty basis.

Perform any activity that will jeopardize a client, the agency or a staff member.

It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

Education/Experience Required

  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Dependability and a caring attitude.
  • Home Health or Hospice Experience preferred
  • Reliable transportation required

Registration/Certification

  • Home Health Aide Certificate required
  • Applicants pre 8/14/90 - Completion of 60 hour Home Health Aide Training in DPH approved program.  Proof of competency and orientation to Agency.  No additional training is required.
  • Applicants post 8/14/90 - Completion of 75 hour Home Health Aide Training following HCFA guidelines.  Proof of competency and orientation to Agency.  No additional training is required.
  • Applicant credentialed as home health aide through out-of-state program meeting HCFA regulations:  No additional training is required.  Agency must verify prior employment with Medicare-Medicaid certified home health agency.  Proof of competency and orientation to Agency.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

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If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

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