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                                      JOB DESCRIPTIONS

HOME HEALTH AIDE / CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT


DEFINITION:
The individual in this position provides personal care services to patients in the home setting.  All services are provided under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. This person may be a home health aide or a certified nursing assistant.

LINE OF AUTHORITY: Reports directly to and works under the direction of the registered nurse. Accepts assignments from the staffing coordinator/case manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory level of competency evidenced by testing (Florida) or C.N.A credentials. 
  • Adequate health status to perform described duties.
  • Ability to safely handle body fluids and hazardous waste products.
  • Must have ability to effectively communicate with patients and staff.
  • Must meet personnel qualifications.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:            

  • Provides direct and indirect personal care to the patient in the home setting under direction of a registered nurse.
  • Utilizes safety measures in provision of care.
  • Maintains effective communication with supervisor regarding patient’s condition.
  • Participates in In-service training as required.
  • Performs all personal care activities contained in a written assignment by a licensed health care professional employee or contractor of the home health agency.
  • Documents and submits accurate records of personal health care activities.
  • Observes appearance and gross behavioral changes in the patient and reports to supervisor.
  • Removes patient's medication container from the storage area; prepares necessary items, i.e. juice, water, cups, spoons, etc.; to assist the patient when assigned for assistance with self-administration of medications.
  • Reading and recording temperature, pulse and respiration.
  • Participates in case conferences.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and agency matters.
  • Adheres to all Agency policies.
  • Recognize emergencies and have knowledge of emergency procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge regarding basic infection control procedures.
  • Maintains a clean, safe and healthy environment, which may include light cleaning and straightening of the bathroom, straightening the sleeping and living areas, washing the patient's or client's dishes or laundry, and such tasks to maintain cleanliness and safety for the patient or client; Adheres to the role of the Home Health Aide in the home setting as defined in Florida statute for home health agencies.
  • (Reference FAC, Chapter 59A-8.0095, Section 5).            
  • Participates in training activities as requested annually.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Attains quarterly goals as established in the annual performance evaluation.
  • Submits required documentation in a timely manner.
The home health aide or CNA shall not change sterile dressings, irrigate body cavities such as giving an enema, irrigate a colostomy or wound, perform a gastric irrigation or enteral feeding, catheterize a patient, administer medication, apply heat by any method, care for a tracheotomy tube, nor provide any personal health service which has not been included in the plan of care.
        
            
       

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) 

DEFINITION: The licensed practical staff nurse is an individual who provides intermittent skilled care, med pours, and systems assessments services to patients in the home setting.  The LPN is responsible to the RN Case Manager and ultimately to the Director of Nursing.

LINE OF AUTHORITY: Reports directly to the RN Case Manager and the Director of Nursing. Oversees services provided by Home Health Aides and Companion/Homemakers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, currently licensed in the state of practice with one to three (1-3) years of nursing experience; home care experience preferred.
  • Must have physical abilities to adequately perform described duties.
  • Ability to learn and apply professional training, follow physician’s orders and produce accurate records of activities and services provided.    
  • Able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual requests which relate to the coordination of Agency activities.
  • Able to speak in a clear, concise voice in order to communicate direction for Agency activities and staff.         
  • Ability to organize work procedures, assume responsibility and effectively supervise others.
  • Ability to utilize the computer skills for client plans of care and documentation as needed.
  • Demonstrates problem solving abilities and positive interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrates adequate knowledge regarding exposure to body fluids, and chemicals, and some hazardous equipment.
  • Demonstrates exceptional LPN assessment skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, and staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize emergency situations when 911 needs to be notified immediately.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 
                   
  • Provides LPN duties as described in state regulation for all cases.
  • Follows plans of care, doctors’ orders, and follows assignments as requested by the RN Case Manager.               
  • Assumes LPN responsibility as assigned for each patient receiving Nursing care.
  • Coordinates services as needed with the RN Case Manager and other disciplines as assigned for the patient.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and agency matters.  Knows and adheres to HIPAA regulations.
  • Prepares written skilled visit notes for care (skilled nursing notes) as instructed.                
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Administrator.
  • Attains quarterly goals as established in the annual performance evaluation.

Submits required documentation in a timely manner, within 48 hours of the client visit or communication, but at least by the Friday of the week of service.

STAFFING COORDINATOR                                


DEFINITION: The Staffing Coordinator is an individual who performs clerical duties in the agency, including coordination of client and employee schedules. This position acts as a back-up to the Accounting/Billing Specialist position.

LINE OF AUTHORITY: Reports directly to the Owner/Administrator or designee (Director of Nursing).                

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited high school, or equivalent
  • Ability to successfully interact with people in a professional manner in face-to-face situations as well as over the telephone.
  • Ability to organize work procedures, assume responsibility and present a positive image to the community.
  • Problem solving abilities and positive communication skills are essential.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Must possess clerical skills, i.e., writing, filing, typing, and the ability to be trained in basic computer usage.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Demonstrates good personal grooming and health habits.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
                  
  • Personally interacts with field and office staff in a professional manner. Coordinates visit and assignment of case schedules for all staff.
  • Reconciles schedules with visit itinerary records and keys information for payroll verification into the system.
  • Assists with weekly payroll distribution as needed.                            
  • Participates in State surveys and is available throughout survey process.
  • Submits all Workers’ Compensation reports as they occur.
  • Submits monthly employee file audits.
  • Keeps employee/client files up to date including entering data into system.
  • Keeps all other filing, especially employee documents, up to date.
  • Participates in marketing and community activities as directed.
  • Rotates on-call schedule with office staff.
  • Acts as back up to the Account/Billing Specialist.
  • Prepares employee orientation and hire packets.
  • Maintains neat and clean work environment.                                
  • Initiates referral information and distributes it to Owner and/or RN.
  • Keeps records of needed employee file information.
  • Keeps AppointMate expiration dates up to date.
  • Keeps employee in-service tutorials available and assists RN in keeping track of tutorials to be returned.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client, employee and Agency matters.
  • Answers telephone in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Administrative Policy Manual, Minimum State Standards and State Regulations for Home Care Agency and shares in the responsibility that these standards are being met by the Agency.
  • Attains quarterly goals as established in the annual performance evaluation.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.                        
  • Must have exceptional communication skills to be able to communicate with referral sources, clients and client care staff.
  • Must possess physical and mental abilities to adequately perform described duties.  


REGISTERED NURSE / CASE MANAGER 
   
                       

DEFINITION: The registered staff nurse/ Nurse Case Manager is an individual who provides supervisory nursing services to patients in the home setting.  The staff registered nurse/ Nurse Case Manager is responsible to and under the direction of the Director of Nursing.

LINE OF AUTHORITY: 
Reports directly to the Director of Nursing. Oversees services provided by Home Health Aides and Companion/Homemakers.                                                

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, currently licensed in the state of practice with one to three (1-3) years of nursing experience; home care experience preferred. If less than 1 years of nursing experience, agree to a 3 month preceptor-ship under the guidance of the Director of nursing.
  • Must have physical abilities to adequately perform described duties.
  • Ability to learn and apply professional training, follow physician’s orders and produce accurate records of activities and services provided.                            
  • Able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual requests which relate to the coordination of Agency activities.
  • Able to speak in a clear, concise voice in order to communicate direction for Agency activities and staff.         
  • Ability to organize work procedures, assume responsibility and effectively supervise others.
  • Demonstrates problem solving abilities and positive interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrates adequate knowledge regarding exposure to body fluids, and chemicals, and hazardous equipment.
  • Demonstrates exceptional assessment skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians and caregivers
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RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provides over sight as described in state regulation for all cases.
  • Participates in in-service programs, trains, and teaches other personnel.
  • Assumes responsibility for each patient receiving personal care.
  • Coordinates services as needed for the patient.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides supervision of non-skilled services.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and agency matters.
  • Prepares written instructions for care provided by home health aides.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Administrator.
  • Attains quarterly goals as established in the annual performance evaluation.
Submits required documentation in a timely manner, within 48 hours of the client visit or communication, but at least by the Friday of the week of service.
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