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IL AIDE (HHA / CNA) In-Home

IL AIDE (HHA / CNA) In-Home

Job ID 
2016-1043
Client Location 
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Shift(s) 
Days, Nights, Overnights, Weekends
Branch/Office Location 
US-IL-Edwardsville
Category 
CNA / In-Home Aide

More information about this job

Shift / Client Location

  • Must be an active member on the Health Care Worker Registry.
  • 2 references required.
  • Passes all required background checks upon hire and throughout employment; including but not limited to: Criminal/State Highway Patrol, Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Records Check via the Health Care Worker Registry, Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS), OIG, Sex Offender, Department of Corrections, E-Verify.
  • Must have current CPR certification for health care providers. No online cards accepted.
  • Must complete online training for Mandated Reporters and provide certificate; must be re-done every year during employment with agency.
  • Must have vehicle insurance if driving to and from work.
  • CNA - Has successfully completed formal training as a CNA; must present an Illinois certificate (if applicable)

 

 

Job Summary

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Home Service Worker perform various personal care/homemaker chore tasks which are assigned per each client’s individual needs. The CNA/Home Service worker assists with activities of daily living, physical comfort, homemaker chore, emotional, and social support to the client. The CNA/Home Service Worker supports Advantage Nursing Services’ mission, philosophy, policies and procedures. This position is considered variable hour in that the employee works on a pro re nata basis (PRN).

 

Requirements

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supports Advantage Nursing Service’s mission, philosophy, agency policies and service approach.
  • Provides direct patient care within the scope of knowledge, experience base and training.
  • Maintains client confidentiality in accordance with the agency’s HIPAA and confidentiality policies.
  • Follows all mandated reporter guidelines. Reports any suspicions of abuse and/or neglect to the abuse and neglect hotline.
  • Attends all staff meetings, case conferences and required in-services.
  • Follows all state, federal, and agency guidelines.
  • Independently performs the client specific tasks as assigned on the client’s care plan.
  • Observes, reports, and documents any physical and/or behavioral changes in the client promptly, accurately, and precisely to the Staffing Coordinator/ Nursing Supervisor.
  • Provides assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping, personal laundry, and companionship.
  • Assists the client in meeting the demands of living independently.
  • Completes appropriate reporting documents such as timesheets, progress notes, incident reports, etc. as outlined by the agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of shifts with the agency.
  • Notifies agency of absences due to illness, emergency leave, and scheduled vacations.
  • Weekly timesheets must be completed accurately; including in/out times, tasks performed, and client signatures for every shift worked. Weekly timesheets must be not pre-filled out, or be completed after the shift has already been worked. Documentation must take place during shift.
  • Original timesheets must be submitted to branch office on a weekly basis.
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment as directed by family and client’s plan of care.
  • Able to communicate both orally and in written form to client, family, and/or caregiver.
  • Able to quickly respond to emergency situations involving the safety of the client.
  • Contacts 911 immediately for life threatening situations. Notifies Branch Staffing Coordinator/Nursing Supervisor when the client is stable.
  • CNA – operates under "scope of knowledge" as governed by the Nurse Practice Act.

 

Functional Requirements

  • CNA’s and Home Service Workers must physically be able to assist the client with the following: dressing, feeding, hair care, mouth care, shaving (electric or safety razor only) nail care (excluding nail trimming), positioning, toileting, and transfers.
  • Must be able to assist client with assistive devices (training by RN required): wheel chair, walker, hoyer lift, gait belt, or lift sheets.
  • Able to push and pull a client at a minimum of 100 pounds.
  • Able to lift a client at a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Ability to move in tight spaces, between objects and furniture.
  • Able to perform duties which require standing, walking, squatting, climbing stairs, bending, kneeling, twisting, sitting, reaching at, below, and over shoulder limits
  • Able to continuously perform physical functions from up to an hour without rest.