Posted on: April 12, 2019 • Category: Job Opportunities
Home Care Aide
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Hourly
Education: High School
Phone 1: 5155731148
703 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA, IA 50501
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of 75 hours of training and competency evaluation. CPR, mandatory reporting in-services as arranged. Home care experience and or hospital experience preferable. Must have valid Iowa driver’s license, dependable car, current car insurance. DEMONSTRATED SKILLS AND ABILITIES Good communication, organizational, time management, people listening, public relations skills. HCA skills. Ability to work effectively as part of a team. Good judgement/common sense. Ability to be accurate, efficient and detail oriented. Ability to be patient, possess compassion and uphold patient confidentiality. Ability to handle fast pace, work well under pressure/stress and prioritize effectively. Knowledge of patients rights and responsibilities concerning HCA care/service. Knowledge of family and group dynamics. Ability to make independent decisions regarding Home Care status. Ability to organize and identify a variety of facts and to understand and utilize the techniques of presenting these facts to other members of the Home Health team. Ability to interact with co-workers, physicians, supervisors, members of various boards, volunteers, and the general public in order to establish and maintain effective work relationships. WORK REQUIREMENTS Various work settings in clients’ homes; requires extensive local travel, ability to tolerate temperature extremes in summer/winter; tolerance of vapors, fumes, and household pests. On call work schedule including weekends and holidays. Occasionally handling of toxic materials, contaminated needles and syringes, as well as controlled substances. Frequent contact with patients who have various infectious diseases. Occasionally must lift patients (50 pounds and greater), frequently lift and carry patient care equipment (up to 50 pounds). Physically demanding work requiring very frequent standing, walking, stooping, kneeling and crouching. Required Post-Offer Physical Examinations: Documentation of physical examination within last six months or a required post-offer physical examination is required. Examination is required every three years thereafter. Required Drug Testing: Per County Employees policy. Annual adult and child abuse mandatory reporting training.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES PUBLIC RELATIONS Establishes a positive public relations image of the County through: - the effective handling of incoming telephone calls; - personal contact with other employees, citizens, and elected officials; and providing assistance of the highest quality to County citizens. GENERAL 1) Assists with homemaking and personal care services to preserve a safe sanitary home, improved hygiene, and enhance family life. 2) Encourages the client/family to assume as much responsibility as possible for their own care and environment. 3) For clients under a medically directed plan of care provides; non-sterile wound care, assistance with prescribed exercises and rehabilitation activities, simple procedures, help with assistive devices, and appropriate client instructions consistent with training. Provide assistance with self-administered medications. 4) Prioritizes patient home care needs and implements care in keeping with priorities. 5) Maintains patient confidentiality and other patient rights. 6) Reports Home Care status appropriately to the Home Health team.
Interested individuals must apply online. Go to Webster County website.