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Home Health Aide / CNA

Company: Tufts Medicine
Location: Lowell
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company DescriptionCare at Home is a proud member of Tufts Medicine, a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it's needed most. And, so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.Job DescriptionWhy Join Us? Benefits you will love, Generous earned time package, Retirement plan with employer match, Tuition reimbursement and More! The Home Health Aide is a trained paraprofessional who provides personal care and other incidental care to patients as instructed by and under the supervision of the professional clinician. Home Health Aides provide care to patients in a variety of community settings, including to patients under home health and hospice plans of care, residing in private homes, assisted livings, skilled nursing facilities and hospice inpatient facilities. Essential Functions Provides care to patients as instructed in the home health aide or hospice aide care plan. Provides the level of assistance designated in the plan of care, ranging from supervision and cueing to total care.Notifies the supervising clinician and or aide supervisor promptly when the patient refuses care or the patient's care needs change.Provides patient care including bathing, dressing, grooming, ambulation/mobility, toileting and nutrition/hydration.When assisting with grooming and dressing, including hair styling, manicure and pedicure, supports patient and family choices for clothing and accessories, hearing aids and eyeglasses.Provides bowel and bladder training, catheter care, ostomy care, and adaptive equipment (e.g., raised toilet seat) as designated in aide care plan.Identifies risks to personal safety (e.g. firearms in the home, oxygen safety) and promptly reports concern to aide supervisor.Identifies changes in mobility, weakness, sleepiness, and fatigue and reports these changes to the supervising professional clinicianMakes appropriate referrals for education for the patient and family.Position Type/Expected Hours of Work & Travel This position is Per Diem. Days and hours of work are based on operational needs with some flexibility based on position. Hours are not guaranteed and may fluctuate with the patient census. QualificationsCertified Home Health Aide. If assigned to New Hampshire caseload, must be a Licensed Nurse Aide in the State of NH. Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.AAP/EEO StatementTufts Medicine Care at Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Care at Home is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Tufts Medicine, Lowell , Home Health Aide / CNA, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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