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• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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