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Pediatric Home Care Aide - Blair County

  • Job ID: 340463221
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Home Nursing Agency
  • Department: Ped Home Connection HHA
  • Location: 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona PA 16603
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.80 to $20.75 / hour

Description

This is a full-time pediatric homecare position covering Blair county.  Mileage reimbursement is provided at the federal rate.

Purpose:
Provide designated care under the direction of the primary service provider in the home in order to achieve identified goals. Function as an extension of skilled nursing services and/or rehabilitation services in the home.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Attends compliance training and adheres to the organization's standards of conduct, policies, and procedures.
  • Communicates appropriately with the interdisciplinary home care team in a timely manner, reporting any changes in patient's condition to appropriate professional staff.
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Identifies develops and participates in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of services we provide.
  • Maintains and completes documentation accurately and promptly while in the patient's home and within the agency and regulatory standards.
  • Participates in all required agency meetings.
  • Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of the organization towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians, and other departments within the organization.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change.
  • Provides safe and direct personal care to patients in the home setting under the direct supervision of appropriate professionals.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED - Required
Required: successfully completed a training and competency evaluation program as specified in Home Health and/or Hospice as applicable:  Condition of participation: Home Health aide services.
One (1) year experience - Preferred
Certified Nurse Aide – Preferred
Must maintain annual competency evaluation scores as determined by regulatory requirements.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Preferred: Nurse Aide Registry in good standing either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located. 
  • Required: CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Automotive Insurance 
    Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
    Driver's License 

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