Trinity Health Home Care Aide in Feasterville, Pennsylvania

LIFE St. Mary Title: Home Care Lead CNA and Scheduler Department: LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) Reports To: Home Care Supervisor Position: Coordinator/Lead Reviewed/Revised Date: 1/20/2017 Exemption Status: Non-Exempt Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is to assist the Nurse Manager:

  • The completion of the weekly schedules

  • To assist with the training of new aides

  • Represents the personal care staff on the Interdisciplinary Team

  • To assist with supervisory visits

  • To represent the CNA at all assessment and re-assessments.

  • Continues to evaluate and plan needs of CNA staff for further education.

  • Performs personal care services as needed.

  • Supervises Home Care Department Major Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Prepares weekly day home care schedule for coverage of personal care, companion, and respite services. Determines best match of staff with participants for highest quality of care. Adjusts schedule daily as needed to cover unscheduled absences, special events and other changes. 2. Coordinates aide schedules with the Home Care Nurse Manager as needed. 3. Schedules and tracks review of aides’ competencies by LIFE. 4. Documents all care provided by personal care assistants and homemakers for DataPACE2 in accordance with required timeframes. 5. Makes home visits with Nurse Manager to create personal care plans with participants and families, and to follow-up. 6. Assists with the orientation and training of new home care personal care assistants. Contributes input to performance evaluation of home care personal care aides prepared by Home Care Manager. 7. Performs personal care assistance for LIFE participants as scheduled and on a fill-in basis as necessary. 8. Assist manager with supervisor visits. 9. Tracks credentials of all working CNAs. 10. Reviews care plans with RN Manager to insure their accuracy. 11. Provides flow sheets to agency for placement in participant's home. 12. Assists with review of flow sheets. 13. Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Education: High School graduate or GED equivalent. Current CPR certification or willing to be trained within 6 months. Experience: Two years experience as a Personal Care Assistant or CNA, and/or experience as a scheduler. Basic clerical knowledge and experience. One year of experience with a frail or elderly population. Possess: 1. Ability to communicate well verbally. 2. Excellent personal care skills. 3. Positive interpersonal relations with fellow employees, participants in the LIFE program. 4. Punctuality, dependability, and flexibility. 5. Maturity and ability to handle conflict. Age Specific Criteria: Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to assure assessment, treatment or care is appropriate to the age of the patients served. Care is provided for all patients including; 0 Neonate 0 Pediatric 0 Adolescence 1 Adult 1 Geriatric 0 N/A

  • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of patients needs.

  • Demonstrates a knowledge of growth and development.

  • Exhibits appropriate communication skills necessary for ages served. Physical Requirements: 1 1. Utilization of proper body mechanics. 1 2. Ability to see within normal limits with or without corrective devices. 1 3. Ability to hear within normal range with or without corrective devices. 1 4. Motor dexterity of hands. 1 5. Ability to work and stand for long periods of time. 1 6. Ability to lift, move and pull frequently. 0 7. Ability to lift at least 20 pounds without assistance. 1 8. Ability to lift at least 30 pounds without assistance. 0 9. Ability to lift at least 60 pounds without assistance. 0 10. Ability to lift up to 200 pounds with assistance. 1 11. Ability to transfer by means of pushing and pulling patients and/or related equipment. 1 12. Ability to climb a 4-foot ladder and maintain balance without assistance. 1 13. Ability to communicate clearly in English, both orally and in writing. Working Relationships: Interacts regularly with other hospital departments, providers, LIFE participants, family members, and LIFE staff within and outside the organization on a daily basis. Contacts within the organization involve all levels of individuals and in various situations that include one on one contact, meetings, and committees. No special requirements exist to communicate in languages other than English. Environmental Conditions: Working conditions are indoors primarily in an office at the adult day center and also at participants’ home in the community. Normal health and accident hazards found in a health care setting and when visiting homes in the community are encountered on a daily basis. Exposure to blood, body fluids, and other infectious hazards. Equipment Used: Devices associated with an adult day center, home care, and business office work environment can be used on a daily basis to include electrical and non-electrical equipment. Organizational duties, responsibilities and competencies: A. Supports and is committed to the Mission, Values and Goals of the institution. 1. Upholds and promotes the mission, vision and values of LIFE St Mary 2. Incorporates the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of patients, their families and co-workers in daily activities. 3. Arrives on time for work and maintains good attendance. 4. Wears appropriate attire and presents a professional appearance. B. Contributes to increasing Customer Satisfaction by developing and maintaining positive relationships with employees, patients, medical staff and visitors. 1. Displays commitment to customer service through words and actions. 2. Works harmoniously and cooperatively with others toward achieving the institutions goals. 3. Preserves patients dignity, privacy and confidentiality. 4. Exhibits courtesy, respect and enthusiasm in daily activities and relationships. C. Creates a culture of Continuous Improvement that contributes to providing cost effective, quality services. 1. Participates in quality improvement activities in the department. 2. Contributes ideas for cost reductions or improved efficiency without sacrificing quality. 3. Maintains awareness of cost containment and waste reduction practices. 4. Participates in staff meeting on a regular basis. D. Contributes to creating a learning environment that values, empowers, enriches and supports employees. 1. Attends regulatory / mandatory programs on an annual basis. (i.e., Infection Control, Hazardous Waste and Emergency Preparedness). 2. Maintains current competencies and Employee Health requirements. 3. Participates in continuing education and show initiative for self development and documents appropriately. 4. Provides age-specific competent care to all age groups served using appropriate interpersonal communication skills. 6/02 per care coord/ rev 2/8/05/rev.1.24.17

The Home Health Aide (HHA) performs varied participant care activities and related support services necessary in caring for the personal and comfort needs of participants. The HHA works in participant homes and may also work in the LIFE center. In performing all duties, HHA complies with LIFE policies and procedures

Required:

Valid Drivers License

Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) with current certification, or Certified or Registered Medical Assistant, or a trained home health aide meeting the competencies in PA Code, Title 28, Part IV Subpart H, Chapter 611.55

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Job Number: 00107162

Location: Feasterville, PA

Organization Name: St. Mary Medical Center

Facility: SMLPA - Life St. Mary

Employment Type: Full time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 40