Home Health Aide

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 58333

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Position Summary:

 

General Summary:


Under the direction of the primary home health/hospice nurse or therapist (primary clinician) and in accordance with a written plan of care, provides the following services to assigned patients: personal care, assistance with procedures as an extension of therapy services and assistance with ambulation and exercise; performs household services related to maintaining a safe and healthful environment. Assists the patient and family to maintain an optimum level of independent functioning.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:



1 Provides personal care, assistance with procedures as an extension of therapy services and assistance with ambulation and exercise according to a written plan of care developed by the primary nurse or therapist.
2 Performs household services to maintain a safe and healthful environment for the patient as assigned.
3 Assists in assessing patient/family needs and makes recommendations to the primary nurse or therapist.
4 Encourages independence, self-help and use of assistive devices according to established plan of care.
5 Provides a stabilizing influence within the home, thereby promoting the mental health of the patient and family.
6 Carries out the written plan of care as established by the primary clinician. The primary clinician will provide supervisory visits in the home every two weeks.
7 Promptly reports significant observations or changes in the patient's condition or family situation to the primary clinician or, in their absence, to the appropriate manager/coordinator.
8 Maintains established schedule and reports any necessary changes immediately.
9 Submits complete, accurate, neat and timely records according to established policy.


Required Skills

 

Qualifications:

 

Note: Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.

 

Minimum Education High School or G.E.D.

 

Minimum Experience 3 - 6 months: will satisfactorily complete a competency evaluation program to include a written test and skills checklist. If no prior training or experience, will satisfactorily complete the home health aide course, pass a written test and demonstrate the ability to perform the functions of this position by passing a skills checklist.

 

Preferred Experience Experience in working with elderly patients

 

Req Cert/Registration Current Certified Nursing Assistant license in PA; CPR certification

 

Other Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. Has access to an automobile


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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