Employment Opportunities

Home Health Aide

This position is currently open.
Public?: 
Internal
Division: 
Health
Reports To: 
DON-Administrator
Type of Position: 
Regular Part Time
Location: 
Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026
General Description
This position is located within the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Health Programs at the Little Axe location. The home health aide provides services that are ordered by the physician in the plan of care and directed by the RN Case Manager. The Home Health Aide will provide hands-on personal care, perform simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services, assist in ambulation or exercises, and assist in administering medications that are ordinarily self-administered. Travel is required 100% of the time.
 
Responsibilities
 
 
Primary Duties include, but not limited to:
 
Assists patients with bathing, oral care, hair care, shaving, nail care and dressing.
Helps patients with cooking and feeding needs.
Takes vital signs as assigned.
Notifies the nurse of any changes in the patient’s conditions or needs.
Assists patients with ambulation.
Opens and closes medication containers for patients.
Helps with transferring patient and rehab services after therapy and provides relevant instructions.
Works with team members to ensure HHA visit does not occur at the same time as another discipline.
Practices infection control and universal precautions to ensure the safety of the patient.
Recognizes and reports any form of abuse taking appropriate action according to policy and federal/state laws.
Lives the PLUS Standards in the care of patients, daily tasks, and interactions with others.
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality which are critical in order to complete the day to day tasks of this position.
Other duties as assigned
 
 
Marginal Job Functions:
Works in the office as needed or sets up telemonitoring equipment when patient census is low.
Participates in training activities.
Assists with orientation of new Home Health Aides as requested.
 
Education Requirements and Qualifications
 
Education and Experience Requirements:  Active HHA Certification in good standing with the Oklahoma State Department of Health.  Requires CPR Certification within 60 days from date of hire.  Reliable transportation, proof of insurance and an active Oklahoma Driver’s License in good standing.
 
Essential Physical Requirements:  The Home Health Aide works alone in the patient’s home and may need to assist patients with ambulation.  The Home Health Aide must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to fifty (50) pounds.  This position will require lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying more than 20 pounds up to 70% of the time.  This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying more than 30 pounds up to 25% of the time.
 
Working Conditions:  Constant contact with families, visitors, patients and employees.  Will work in patient homes, other healthcare facilities, and offices.  This position travels in all weather conditions.  There is potential exposure to infectious diseases including AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.  (See Physical Demands for more information).
 
A Note to Prospective Applicants, Current Applicants and New Employees:
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAAA) require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with disabilities, unless such accommodations would pose an undue hardship.  In general, applicants or employees with a disability are responsible for letting the employer know that an accommodation is needed to participate in the application process, to perform essential job functions, or to receive equal benefits and privileges of employment. 
 
Employee Acknowledgement of Receipt & Understanding:
I understand the job description provides a general summary of job requirements for the position that I have been offered.  At this time, I am able to perform the essential functions of the job requirements as outlined with or without reasonable accommodation.  I further understand that it is my responsibility to inform my supervisor or Human Resources if at any time I am unable to perform these functions.
 
I also understand that job functions, responsibilities, tasks, work hours and work requirements may be changed at any time. If I have any questions about job functions not specified on this description that I am asked to perform, I should discuss them with my immediate supervisor or with Human Resources.
 
Acceptable job performance includes completion of the job responsibilities as well as compliance with the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of Complete Care Home Health.
 
Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind, and that my employment is at-will. 
 
By signing this Job Description, I acknowledge receipt of this job description and understand the essential functions and responsibilities required by this position as outlined above.  I acknowledge that I understand our corporation’s PLUS standards and expectations.  I acknowledge that I have had the opportunity to ask questions and clarify anything in this document that may be unclear.
 
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free/Smoke Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
3 weeks 2 days ago