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Home Care Aide

at Alacare Home Health and Hospice

Posted: 9/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: *7BA72CF8B9498D8A
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Job Description

Requisition Number
18-0306

Title
Home Care Aide

Position Type
Full Time

Posted Hours
80.00

Description
This position offers you the opportunity to become an important member of the healthcare team. You will make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families.
Duties include:
• Providing in-home personal hygiene and other care to assigned home health and hospice patients based on established care plans
• Documenting the services you provide
• Communicating to your supervisor any changes in the patient’s condition or a need for changes in the patient’s care plan


Requirements
Your patients will be counting on you! This job requires a person who is reliable, can work independently, and will treat all patients with dignity and respect.
Other requirements include:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Current Alabama driver’s license and automobile liability insurance
• Current certification for home care aide service
• Willingness to work in home environments of patients who may have values or standards different from your own
• Ability to turn, lift and carry patients when necessary
• Ability to climb stairs and do some heavy lifting
• Ability to both give and receive instructions, on the phone and in person
• Ability to use the tools of a home care aide, which include blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, thermometer, gloves, gowns, aprons, shampoo boards and medical records
• Respecting the patient’s privacy and maintaining confidentiality