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Description: Certified Nursing Assistant - Home Health

Certified Nursing Assistant - Home Health Job Purpose:
Enables patients to stay in their homes by providing health and personal services; supporting patients and their families.

Certified Nursing Assistant - Home Health Job Duties:

  • Asseses patient condition by monitoring vital signs; recording intake and output; reviewing patient care journal; keeping family informed.
  • Administers treatments by dispensing medications; changing bandages; administering oxygen; maintaining oxygen supply and equipment.
  • Records patient information by making entries in the patient journal; notifying agency nursing supervisor of changing or unusual conditions.
  • Helps patients care for themselves by introducing and teaching assisted living techniques, such as using a cane or walker, using special utensils to eat, using special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene needs.
  • Helps family members care for the patient by introducing and teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient; putting the family in contact with resources for additional home care help; directing them to medicare reimbursement approaches for hospital beds, portable toilets, canes, walkers, lift-chairs, wheelchairs, etc.
  • Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following asepses standards and procedures; changing linens, dusting, vacuuming; maintaining kitchen and bathroom facilities, handling personal laundry; maintaining security.
  • Provides nutritious meals by following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards; preparing, cooking, and serving meals and snacks.
  • Maintains continuity of patient home care by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the patient journal for the next caregiver.
  • Updates job knowledge and maintains certified nursing assistant status by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; fulfilling continuing education requirements.
  • Protects the home health care company by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Enhances nursing assistant and home health care company reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Skills/Qualifications: Independence, Flexibility, Judgment, Verbal Communication, Physiological Knowledge, Nutrition, Nursing Skills, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Client Relationships, Listening, Thoroughness

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