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Handzon, Inc.

191 Chestnut Street
Suite 4D
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01103
Website:Handzon.org

Company Description:
In-Home Service provider
Salary Range:Location:
$10+ Per Hour SPRINGFIELD, MA
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeCNA/RN/Medical
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
CPR/Drivers Lic - Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Job Summary:

The Aide enables clients to stay in their homes by monitoring and recording client condition; providing support and personal services; teaching families.
Requirements:
Home Health Aide/CNA duties:

* Monitors client condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.

* Supports clients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands.

* Assists clients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.

* Helps clients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.

* Helps family members care for the client by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the client; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.

* Records client information by making entries in the client journal; notifying agency of changing or unusual conditions.

* Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy client environment by following asepsis standards and procedures; maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards;

* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

* Protects the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.

* Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

* Following Plan of Care

* Record and note clients’ condition and progress.

* Report changes to case manager.

Skills/Qualifications: Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Nursing Skills, Health Care Administration, Client Services, Verbal Communication, Listening, Training, Dependability, Emotional Control, & Teamwork.

A Home Health Aide/PCA shall:

* Bilingual a plus

* Be able to physically perform the services required

* Follow instructions given by the consumer or the consumer’s conservator

* Be able to report changes in the person’s condition or needs

* Maintain confidentiality

* Have the ability or skills necessary to meet the consumer’s needs as delineated in the service plan

* Demonstrate ability to implement cognitive and behavioral strategies

* Be able to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team

* Have own reliable vehicle

Required Registration/Certification:

Successful completion of the Massachusetts Certified Nurse Aid Program.

Massachusetts CNA Certification must be current and in good standing with the MA Nursing Registry.

COMPETENCIES: All HOI positions are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of 1) Confidentiality; 2) the Recovery Model; 3) Cultural Sensitivity; and 4) Age-appropriate Communications by utilizing the training and evaluation tools available online within the probationary period.

QUALITIES NECESSARY:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should possess the following qualities:

* Problem Solving

* Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner

* Develops alternative solutions

* Works well in group problem solving

* Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

* Interpersonal

* Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming

* Keeps emotions under control

* Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things

* Oral Communication

* Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations

* Listens and gets clarification

* Responds well to questions

* Participates in meetings

* Team Work

* Balances team and individual responsibilities

* Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views

* Gives and welcomes feedback

* Contributes to building a positive team spirit

* Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed

* Ethics

* Treats people with respect

* Keeps commitments

* Inspires the trust of others

* Works with integrity and ethics

* Upholds organizational values

* Organizational Support

* Follows policies and procedures

* Completes administrative tasks correctly and on-time

* Supports organizational goals and values

* Adaptability

* Adapts to change in the work environment

* Manages competing demands

* Changes approach or method to best fit the situation

* Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

* Attendance / Punctuality

* Is consistently at work and on time

* Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent

* Arrives at meetings and appointments on time

* Dependability

* Follows instructions, responds to management direction

* Takes responsibility for own actions

* Keeps commitments

* Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position may perform tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.


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