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Home Health Aide (HHA)

Company: VNA Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Various Shifts AvailableJOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYJoin the best home care team in Santa Barbara! Serving our community for over one hundred years, VNA Health has been voted a "Best Place to Work" in Healthcare by the Pacific Coast Business Times every year since 2016. We are accredited by the Joint Commission, and we are the only Home Care agency in Santa Barbara to earn a 4.5 star quality rating.VNA Health offers a competitive hourly rate of $19.50 - 25.50 per hour depending on your skills and experience, and employees who work at least 30 hours per week also receive generous paid time off, paid holidays, medical (your choice of gold or bronze PPO), dental, vision, disability, life and AD&D insurance, and a 4% retirement plan match after 1 year of service. We reimburse for gym and fitness expenses up to $600 per year, pay for CPR renewal, and offer up to $6,000 in education assistance if you pursue an LVN or RN degree program.As a Home Health Aide, you will be a valued and respected member of our home care team, working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Therapist and performing various personal care services to meet our patients' needs. Home Health Aides are responsible for observing and assisting patients and documenting observations and care performed. Home Health Aides promote the quality, continuity and safety of our patient care.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESResponsibilities of the Home Health Aide include, but are not limited to, the following:Providing personal care including:BathsBack rubsOral hygieneShampoosChanging bed linenAssisting patients with dressing and undressingSkin care to prevent breakdownAssisting the patient with toileting activitiesKeeping patient's living area clean and orderly, as appropriatePlanning and preparing nutritious meals.Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary.Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency)Knowledge of state, federal, local and accreditation regulations pertaining to the delivery of home health services.Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication.Doing patient's laundry, as appropriate.Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.).Reporting on patient's condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse.Adhering to the Organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.Attends monthly meetings and in-services as required.All clinical staff are also expected to participate as needed in variable shifts, including weekend rotation per staffing needs and departmental holiday rotation.POSITION QUALIFICATIONSCurrent and active California Home Health Aide Certification.Current CPR certification.Licensed driver with insured automobile - in accordance with state and/or organization requirements.Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and impaired.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSAbility to lift 50 lbs.Ability to push/pull 200 lbs.Ability to transfer 170 pounds.Ability to stoop, bend, and squat.Ability to walk up one flight of stairs.Ability to walk one mile.Ability to sit for one hour, minimum.Visual and audio acuity.f1oG4LDWJ7

Keywords: VNA Health, Santa Barbara , Home Health Aide (HHA), Other , Santa Barbara, California

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