HHA
Job Details
Woodland Pond, Inc - New Paltz, NY
Part Time
Days/Eves

POSITION SUMMARY

The HHA is responsible to provide each of your assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the residents individual service plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors. As a HHA you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your designed duties

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (*CF indicates Critical Function)

Administrative Functions:

  • Documents all cares provided in EMR

  • Reports all changes in the residents condition to the LPN

  • Agrees not to disclose assigned user ID code and password for accessing resident/facility information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator

  • Agrees not to disclose residents protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure

  • Reports any known or suspected unauthorized attempt to access facilitys information system

 

Personnel:

  • Performs all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors (* CF)

  • Cooperated with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents (*CF)

  • Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift

  • Meets with nursing personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services

  • Reports all complaints and grievances made by the resident (*CF)

  • Reports occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to your supervisor

  • Reports known or suspected incidents of fraud to the Administrator/Corporate Compliance Officer

  • Ensures that departmental computer workstations left unattended are property logged off or the password protected automatic screen-saver activates within established facility policy guidelines

 

Personal Nursing Care Functions:

  • Participates in and receive the nursing report for duty (*CF)

  • Assists resident with all grooming tasks each shift, including but not limited to, oral/dental care, bathing, dressing, hair care, shaving, nail care

  • Assists resident with bowel and bladder functions and any incontinence care, ensuring residents are dry (*CF)

  • Assists in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as necessary

  • Assists with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, etc. as per ISP, using proper body mechanics. (*CF)

  • Assists residents to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed

  • Weighs and measures residents as instructed (*CF)

  • Answers residents calls as promptly as feasible, ensuring that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently (*CF)

  • Assist with the care of a dying resident and provide post-mortem care as instructed (*CP)

  • Making and changing beds

 

Food Service Functions:

  • Prepares residents for meals (i,e., take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise beds, position tables, place clothing protectors or napkins, take to/from dining room, etc.) (*CF)

  • Serves food trays. Assists with feeding as indicated (i.e., cutting foods, feeding, assist in dining room supervision, etc.) (*CF)

  • Assists residents with identifying food arrangements (i.e., informing resident with sight problems of foods that are on his/her tray, where it is located, if it is hot/cold, etc.)

  • Assists with between meal and bedtime snacks (*CF) as requested

  • Performs after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean residents hands, face, clothing, take to bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.)

  • Checks rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food items, etc.)

 

Staff Development:

  • Attends and participates in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification as a Home Health Aide (*CF)

  • Attends and participates in scheduled orientation programs and activities

  • Attends and participates in facility in-service training programs as instructed

 

Safety and Sanitation:

  • Washes hands before and after performing any service for the resident

  • Keeps the nurses call system within easy reach of the resident (*CF)

  • Immediately notifies the LPN of any resident leaving/missing from the facility (*CF)

  • Follows established safety precautions in the performance of all duties

  • Reports any communicable or infectious disease to the Director of Nursing Services and/or to the Infection Control Coordinator

  • Follows established isolation precautions and procedures (*CF)

  • Wears and/or uses safety equipment and supplies (e.g., gait belt, mechanical lifts, etc.) when lifting or moving residents as per ISP

  • Reports missing/illegible labels and SDSs to your supervisor

 

Equipment and Supply Functions:

  • Uses only the equipment you have been trained to use in a safe manner

  • Reports defective equipment to the LPN

  • Informs the LPN of your equipment and supply needs

 

Resident Rights:

  • Maintains the confidentiality of all residents care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information (*CF)

  • Ensures that you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect, knocking before entering room, ensuring privacy for all care provided (*CF)

  • Reporting all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property (*CF)

  • Honors the residents refusal of treatment request. Report such requests to your supervisor

 

Working Conditions:

  • Works throughout the nursing system area (i.e. nurses stations, resident rooms, etc.), intermittently moving due to frequent interruptions

  • Is involved with residents , personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances

  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors

  • Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)

  • Completes all required training and in-services

  • All other duties as assigned

GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance

  • Understands that honest and ethics are essential in the performance of duties

  • Willing to learn and grow

  • Demonstrates maturity in judgement and behaviors

  • Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of teamwork and team concept

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace

  • Accepts and responds to constructive criticism

  • Able to work a flexible schedule

  • Maintains predictable and reliable attendance  

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. High School Diploma or HSE

  2. An active and valid HHA certification required,  current Nursing Assistant certification in New York State desired

  3. Proficiency with computers and standard office software

  4. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

  5. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care primarily to the geriatric population

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