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Certified Home Health Care Aide - Varied Hours & Shifts

Certified Home Health Care Aide - Varied Hours & Shifts

Requisition Number 
2017-2350
Posted Date 
12/18/2017
Category 
Support Workers
Employee Type 
Contingent
Hours Per Pay Period 
40
Shift 
Varied
Work Hours 
Varied
Weekends and/or Holidays Required 
Yes
On Call Required 
Yes
Position Location 
US-Home Based/Remote

More information about this job

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Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.

 

Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.

 

We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.

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Job Summary

 

Provides personal care and related services to the patient in their residence under the direction, instruction and supervision of the RN.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist client in maintaining good personal hygiene. Perform personal care and bath as ordered.
  2. Assist in maintaining a healthful, safe environment. Perform household services essential to health care in the home as assigned.
  3. Report changes in patient's condition and needs to the RN or primary clinician.
  4. Assist with ambulating and exercising the client as assigned.
  5. Assist with simple procedures as an extension of therapy services, e.g., range of motion (ROM) exercise as assigned.
  6. Encourage client to become as independent as possible according to the established plan of care.
  7. Complete assignments as instructed by the primary clinicians.
  8. Attend in-service as required by Agency and state and federal regulations.
  9. Confirm the scheduling of visits with Supervisor to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel.

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Job Qualifications

 

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • High school diploma preferred.
  • State of Michigan Certified Nursing Assistant.

 

Experience

  • Minimum one year as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a hospital, health care facility or home health agency.

 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations.
  • Good communication skills with ability to work compassionately and display sensitivity to persons with varying degrees of physical and/or mental disabilities.

 

Additional Work Requirements

  • Automobile travel required.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.

 

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Frequently stoops, twists, bends, squats and kneels.
  • Lifts overhead.
  • Frequently lifts supplies weighing 25 pounds.
  • Feels pulse rate and hears and reads blood pressure.
  • Needs to see and hear persons served.