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Home Health Aide

Location: Redwood City, CA Job Number: 696936 Date posted: 05/17/2018
Description: The Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) is a member of the Home Health Team, providing direct patient care under the supervision of a case manager, reporting all changes in the patient's condition to the case manager.

Essential Functions:
  • Assisting patients in and out of bed and assisting with ambulation
  • Assisting with prescribed exercises which patients and appropriate health personnel have taught aides
  • Preparing meals, including therapeutic diets, and assisting patients with eating
  • Assisting patients to the bathroom or in using commodes, bedpans or urinals
  • Performing household services, which will facilitate the patient's self care at home and are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization
  • Assisting patients with medications which are ordinarily self-administered
  • The home health aide shall not administer medications of any kind
  • Performing other activities taught by a health professional for a specific patient and may include such services as changing colostomy bags, changing of non-sterile dressings, taking of vital signs and non-sterile bowel and bladder hygiene care
  • Reporting changes in the patient's condition and needs to the supervising nurse or therapist
  • Completing records regarding services performed
  • Takes actions in emergent patient situations and immediately report to supervisor
  • Documentation and Communication: Prepares timely legible and complete documentation of all care provided
  • Documents all communication with other providers
  • Reports stated or observed changes in patient status to case manager
  • Submits schedule logs changes in schedule and daily progress notes within expected time frame per agency policy
  • Participates in care coordination meetings
  • Planning, Organizing and Productivity: Organizes, plans, set priorities and complete assignment within agency guidelines
  • Functions independently with supervision by case manager for each patient every 14 days as needed
  • Completes expense reports, time cards and schedule logs
  • Demonstrates utilization of supplies
  • Professional Behavior: Behaves in a courteous professional manner with patients, health professional and maintains patient confidentiality
  • Participates in Departmental Quality Assurance activities and Utilization Review activities as requested
  • Perform related duties as required
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities


  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Six (6) months of Home Health experience
  • Experience in automated clinical information systems preferred
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Completion of a training program approved by the Department of Health Services pursuant to applicable federal and state regulation
  • California Home Health Aide Certificate
  • Current BLS certification
  • California driver's license
  • Computer literate preferred
  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment

    Primary Location: California,Redwood City,Redwood City CSA Offices 900 Veterans Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: OnCall - may need to cover weekends Working Hours Start: 8:30am Working Hours End: 5:00pm Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Home Health and Hospice Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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