Home Health Aide

    FirstLight Home Care
    13550 South Route 30 Suite 208, Plainfield, IL 60544
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    FirstLight HomeCare is a company built on the strength of its people. We look for individuals with a passion for excellence, who will help make us better and who will bring our clients exceptional care and compassion every day.

    Job Summary:

    A FirstLight HomeCare Home Health Aide (HHA) is a paraprofessional individual certified by the state and specifically trained and competent to perform assigned functions of personal care to a client in his/her residence.

    Qualifications:

    An applicant for the position of FirstLight HomeCare Home Health Aide will need to meet the following basic qualifications:
    -The applicant must meet state certification for its Home Health Aide training program and the applicant must have completed FirstLight HomeCare's orientation, non-medical training program, be trained in patient privacy issues and demonstrate basic knowledge and competency in the field of senior care.
    -The applicant must have a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick and elderly.
    -The applicant must have the ability to carry out directions, and to read and write.
    -The applicant must demonstrate maturity, professionalism and the ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
    -The applicant must be state-licensed (where required) and submit to a complete background-check, including a check of criminal and driving records along with finger printing and substance testing where required.
    -The applicant must be 18 years of age and a citizen of the United States.


    Responsibilities:

    -Understands and adheres to established FirstLight HomeCare policies and procedures.
    Performs personal care as assigned.
    -Completes appropriate visit records in a timely manner as per FirstLight HomeCare policy.
    -Reports changes in the client's condition and needs to the appropriate supervisor.
    -Performs household services essential to health care in the home as assigned.
    Ambulates and exercises the client as assigned.
    -Performs simple procedures as trained, e.g., range of motion (ROM) exercises as assigned.
    -Assists with self-administered medications as assigned.
    -Attends in-service and continuing education programs as scheduled and necessary.
    -Attends client care conferences as scheduled.

    Working Environment:

    A FirstLight HomeCare Home Health Aide works both indoors in the agency office and in the field with clients and referral sources.

    Job Relationships:

    -Supervised by: Care Coordinator

    Lifting Requirements:

    Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:
    -Ability to participate in physical activity.
    -Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.
    -Heavy lifting.
    -Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.
    Posting ID: 42721105Posted: 2020-07-14