Home Health Aide (Wellspan VNA) Franklin County - Full Time - Days

Gettysburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 53369

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Position Summary:

POSITION WILL BE LOCATED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY 

BASED OUT OF GETTYSBURG OFFICE

 

 

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

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

 

 

Skills:

Works flexibly and independently in the home without continuous supervisory support;

Assesses and reports accurately, both verbally and in writing; Reads, writes and carries out directions.

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

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

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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