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Home Health Aide

Amedisys

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 18, 2022.

21012324 What You Will Do Performs duties essential to personal care which are given to patients in their home.

Provides support services, under the supervision of the appropriate professional staff, to assist the client or family in the achievement of physical and emotional comfort according to physicians’ orders.

Works with patients and their caregivers to assist them in assuming responsibilities toward self-care.Performs duties as assigned by the Case Manager, Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Manager including:obtaining temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respirationmaintaining a clean, safe and healthy environmentbed, sponge, tub or shower bathingshampooing in sink, tub or showercaring for nails and skinoral hygieneassisting with toileting and eliminationApplies safety principles and proper body mechanics to the performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care such as ambulation of clients, transferring clients, assisting with the normal range of motion and positioning.Prepares and provides and/or assists with meals as assigned.Performs light homemaking and other environmental services as assigned.Observes, reports and documents any changes in patient status.

Understands basic elements of body functioning and reports changes in patient’s body functions as indicated.

Recognizes emergency situations and implements appropriate emergency procedures per care center policy.

Follows care center procedures regarding infection prevention and control, handling of hazardous waste, and safety measures.Accurately documents care provided and submits notes and other required documents per care center policy.Attends care center provided in-service programs to fulfill requirements of position and care center policies.Follows specific written instructions for personal care in accordance with the Plan of Care.Assists patient with prescribed exercises as instructed per nurse or therapist.Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.Works as part of an interdisciplinary team.