The Home Health Aide is a paraprofessional member of the Elders In-Home Services support team who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse/LPN and Manager. This position performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the client’s needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. This position will be supported through continuous training and assigned in a manner which promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client’s care.
Required: Graduation from high school or equivalent, with related experience in a care giving role. Experience working with Elders, within a Tribal community preferred. Must maintain a current and valid Washington State Driver’s License and provide own transportation with valid insurance coverage. Must have flexibility to work varying hours/shifts.
Special Requirements: Must pass a criminal background check, a drug screen and meet all health and immunization requirements.
Must be able to obtain required certifications within timelines indicated upon hire:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be physically active for long periods of time. Employee will frequently be required to walk and stand for long periods of time; bend or twist body; perform repetitive movements; and use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. Employee may have exposure to diseases, infections, and contaminants, which may require special protective gear.