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CommonSpirit Health Home Health Aide CNA in Des Moines, Iowa

Overview

Mercy Home Care has provided home care and wellness services for over 35 years. Their innovative services and specialty programs recognize the needs of each patient and promote the highest quality of life. Their goal is to ensure all services consistently exceed quality measures and the expectations of patients and referring physicians. Mercy Home Care’s quality care is provided through a team of registered nurses, social workers, companions, dieticians, aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Responsibilities

The purpose of the Home Health Aide is to perform personal hygiene and grooming services, household care and provision of nutrition. This position will work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech Therapist.

  • Performs or assists patient with personal hygiene which may include/is not limited to: bathing, showering, oral hygiene, hair care, nail care, shaving and/or dressing/undressing. Performs catheter care and empties urinary catheter, bed pans and colostomy bags. Collects and labels urine specimen. Performs and documents vitals. Other permissible duties under special circumstances where permitted by state regulation may include household duties, an understanding of necessary communication skills for the proper care of patients.

  • CNA Only: Empties and maintains drainage devices. Performs special procedures. Performs post-mortem care. Answers call lights.

  • Transfers patient using the correct equipment, assists with ambulation, and assists with active or performs passive range motion exercises.

  • Prepares meals considering dietary restrictions and client preferences.

  • Performs basic household chores which may include/is not limited to: washing dishes, changing bed linens and/or making beds, dust, sweep, mop, vacuum, laundry and/or dispose of trash.

  • Follows basic infection control guidelines to maintain a clean client environment.

  • Supports CHI Health at Home’s mission to exceed the expectations of our customers, associates, and shareholders in the delivery of health care and support services in a way that a caring family provides. As a member of the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) family, our mission aligns and supports that of our parent health system. Supports CHI and CHI Health at Home’s values, strategic goals and high standards of customer service. Consistently lives People First Behaviors. Follows the policies and procedures of the organization.

  • Adheres to the Corporate Compliance Program, including Confidentiality of HIPPA protected health information. Maintains confidentially of client information.

  • Performs or assists patient with personal hygiene which may include/is not limited to: bathing, showering, oral hygiene, hair care, nail care, shaving and/or dressing/undressing. Performs catheter care and empties urinary catheter, bed pans and colostomy bags. Collects and labels urine specimen. Performs and documents vitals. Other permissible duties under special circumstances where permitted by state regulation may include household duties, an understanding of necessary communication skills for the proper care of patients.

  • CNA Only: Empties and maintains drainage devices. Performs special procedures. Performs post-mortem care. Answers call lights.

  • Transfers patient using the correct equipment, assists with ambulation, and assists with active or performs passive range motion exercises.

  • Prepares meals considering dietary restrictions and client preferences.

  • Performs basic household chores which may include/is not limited to: washing dishes, changing bed linens and/or making beds, dust, sweep, mop, vacuum, laundry and/or dispose of trash.

  • Follows basic infection control guidelines to maintain a clean client environment.

  • Communicates changes regarding patient’s physical/mental condition, completes and submits documentation in a timely and appropriate manner.

  • Participates in case conferences, attends in-services, and/or special case orientation.

  • HHA Only: Obtains a minimum of 12 in-service hours per calendar year

  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patient and/or family needs, customs or feelings.

  • Arrives at scheduled time and completes assignments.

  • Grooming and overall appearance is acceptable.

  • Completes and submits all required documentation in a timely

  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patient and/or family needs, customs or feelings.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Completion of 75, 120, or 150 hour Certified Nursing Assistant Program and must be on State C.N.A. Registry.

  • Successful completion of a competency evaluation program

  • One year home health aide, patient tech or other related experience and/or passes CHI Health at Home’s competency evaluation program (Medicare regulation)

  • Must obtain and maintain CPR or BLS certified.

  • Successful completion of all competency testing.

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CHI Health at Home is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (1-800-875-2622) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this telephone number.

Job ID2020-128914

Employment TypeFull Time

DepartmentHome Health and Hospice

Hours / Pay Period80

FacilityMercyOne Home Care

ShiftDay

LocationDes Moines

State/ProvinceIA

Standard HoursMonday-Friday (8a-5p), weekend and holiday rotation

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