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Home Care Aide (PRN)

at Alacare Home Health and Hospice

Posted: 9/6/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: *C7BA14C072715F23
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Job Description

Requisition Number
17-0511

Title
Home Care Aide (PRN)

Position Type
PRN

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