CHHA

Reports to: Case Manager/ RN

Revised: 01/12/2013

Job Summary:

Provide supportive and personal services for the patients with consideration of dignity and privacy. Provide personal care and hygiene to home health patients.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements:

Completion of a Homemaker-Home Health Aide course approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
Successful completion of a competency evaluation by a New Jersey-licensed home health care services agency.
Hold a current and valid certification by the New Jersey Board of Nursing as a Homemaker-Home Health Aide. The certificate will have a State of New Jersey Seal and date of expiration; certificates expire every two years. Should you have any questions concerning a C.H.H.H.A.’s certification, you should call the New Jersey Board of Nursing at 973-504-6546.
Completion of the federal and state criminal history background checks.
Employment by a home care services agency.
Supervision by a licensed Registered Professional Nurse.
Listed on the nurse aide registry with no finding against the aide relating to client abuse or neglect or misappropriation of client property.
Current and valid certification by the New Jersey Board of Nursing as a Homemaker-Home Health Aide.
Completed the 76 hours of aide training as required by the Division of Consumer Affairs.

Responsibilities/essential functions

The person in this position must be able to perform the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Follow the instructions of the professional nurse/therapist in providing care.*
Provide assistance with hygiene such as bathing, oral care, and dressing.*
Perform and record accurate measurements (i.e. vital signs, or intake/output as instructed in the care plans). *
Observe and report any safety hazards found in the client’s home or any significant observations regarding the client.*
Attend staff meetings, attend/complete 12 hours of annual in-services, and participates in orientation of new employees. *
Report patient complaints to the RN. *
Maintain patient confidentiality/adheres to HIPPA requirements and agency policy and procedures manual. *
Possess the ability to follow written and oral instructions. *
Report abnormal findings in patient’s conditions as observed and per care plan to RN. *

Perform the following task when delegated by the RN:
Non-invasive and non-sterile treatments
Collection and documentation of vital signs, height, weight, I/O, environmental situations. client behaviors,
Ambulation, positioning, and turning
Transportation
Personal hygiene and elimination (irritations, enemas)
Feeding
Socialization
ADLS
Health teaching reinforcement that has been planned and reinforced by the RN

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform to the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Elements

Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to communicate effectively;
Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form;
Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone, and other related equipment;
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to safely lift, move, or maneuver whatever may be necessary to successfully perform the duties of their position;
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to efficiently function in a general office environment; and
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to efficiently function in a general office environment, with frequent travel to a variety of field sites.

Environmental Elements

Employee works in an office environment sometimes with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Employee will have to travel to a variety of patient homes and perform in conditions that vary greatly depending upon the client’s home environment. Some homes will be clean, neat, and maintained at a comfortable temperature. Other homes may be cluttered, dirty, with an uncomfortable temperature.

The above list reflects the essential functions and other job functions considered necessary of the job identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, or assigned by supervisory personnel. This job description is used as a guide only and not inclusive of responsibilities and job duties.