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Home Care Aide

  • Job ID: 156846184
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm rotational weekends and holidays
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Family Hospice & Palliative Care OP
  • Department: Hospice Home Health Aide
  • Location: 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona PA 16603
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.42 to $21.68 / hour

Description

UPMC is hiring a Full-Time, Home Care Aide, for Blair County, and surrounding counties, as needed.  This position is daylight and requires rotational weekends and holidays.  Travel is reimbursed at the Federal mileage reimbursement rate.  If you are looking for flexible scheduling options and one-on-one care, apply today!

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:

  • Communicates appropriately with the interdisciplinary home care team in a timely manner, reporting any changes in patient's condition to appropriate professional staff.
  • Attends compliance training and adheres to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures.
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Provides safe and direct personal care to patients in the home setting under the direct supervision of appropriate professionals.
  • 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.
  • Identifies, develops and participates in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of services we provide.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change.
  • 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.

 

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 is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Driver's License
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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