Home Health Aide VNA - Good Samaritan - Full time/Regular

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 60691

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

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

 

Required Experience

Education:

 

High School or GED

 

Experience:

 

Minimum 3-6 months experience preferred

Experience working with elderly patients preferred

(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.)

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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)