Job Description

Job Title: Home Attendant -Home Health (Venango County)
Job ID: 680110
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: VNA of Venango County
Department: VEN Private Duty
Location: 491 Allegheny Blvd, Franklin PA 16323

Description

Are you passionate about caring for patients in the comfort of their own homes? This is the role for you! The Private Duty Home Attendant provides personal care and light housekeeping to the sick, disabled, or dependent client in his/her home.

 

This position will have varying shifts from morning and afternoon to early evening. Must be willing to be flexible with these shifts.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist patients with medication reminder of client self-administered medications
  • Assist the client with exercise, including range of motion exercises, transfer activities, ambulation and braces and prosthesis
  • Attend agency in-service programs and continuing education programs to enhance job knowledge and comply with agency regulations.
  • Complete errands as assigned per client plans Specialized tasks such as simple catheter care (external catheter care/emptying of catheter bag), apply simple dry dressings to minor wound areas, ostomy care (external care of emptying ostomy bag).
  • Maintain a safe, clean patient environment through careful observation and reporting of household safety issues and the performance of light household chores.
  • Maintain client records and related reports according to agency documentation procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to patient, staff, and agency matters.
  • Make pertinent observations and reports significant and/or abnormal findings to the Private Duty Supervisor or on-call supervisor.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of the home health care plan.
  • Promote and provide good nutrition by preparing meals and assisting with food and fluid and with regard to special diets when necessary.
  • Promote good personal hygiene by assisting the client with bathing, shampooing, mouth care, nail care, and other personal care in accordance with the patient care plan.
  • Promote maximal independence of the client by teaching self-care.
  • Provide emotional support to the client by listening and showing empathy and understanding.
  • Provide for maximum comfort to the client through proper positioning and bed making.
  • Recognize client emergencies and implement emergency procedures.
  • Utilize universal blood and body fluid precautions and provides care in accordance with agency quality and productivity standards.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED or 1 year previous job experience required in lieu of High school diploma/GED
  • 1 year of nurses aide experience in a hospital, nursing home, health care agency, or private home preferred; OR successful completion of a nurses aide training course.
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to travel in all types of weather to assigned client homes
  • Ability to convey and receive information in written or oral form without loss of important meaning and details.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently without constant, direct supervision is required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $11.68 to $17.70

Union Position: No

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