Under supervision of the registered nurse, this position is assigned to provide personal care to patients in their home, to assist them in meeting their activities of daily living, meet the patient's personal needs and promote comfort. Further, it is required that the home health aide develops and maintains satisfactory and cooperative relationships with the interdisciplinary team.
Address basic human needs in a respectful and caring manner, and documents interventions in EMR
Adheres to Infection prevention
Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care
Communicates effectively with the patient, family, and medical staff during the continuum of care
Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals
Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals
Establishes priorities to carry out an established care plan according to patient needs
Identifies common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process
Maintains cooperative working relationships with members of the hospital team
Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession
Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model
Participates in organizational activities
Participates in professional development activities
Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner
Provides care within scope of practice as directed by other members of the healthcare team
Re-enforces patient and family education under the direction of the RN throughout hospitalization
Reinforces age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles
Supports patient care within scope of a practice as directed by other
members of the healthcare team
Utilizes resources in an economical manner
Utilizes Safe Patient Handling
Department Specific Competencies
Adheres to annual I will statements.
Completion of state approved Home Health Aide Educational/Training Program.
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
Must have completed the home health aide training mandated by the Conditions of Participation and be currently listed in good standing on the state nurse aide registry as a Home Health Aide.
License / Certification Requirements
Home Health Aide Certification
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the Amercian Heart Association
Drivers license, auto insurance and reliable transportation