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CNA Home Health (PRN)

CNA Home Health (PRN)

Job Description

Job Description Summary:

The Florida Home Health Aid is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who performs home care visits and works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Therapist. The Florida Home Health Aide also performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient’s needs. The Florida Home Health Aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed while performing the home care visit.

The Florida Home Health Aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient’s care.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the home health aide include, but are not limited to, the following:

A.Providing personal care including:

A.Baths

B.Back rubs

C.Oral hygiene

D.Shampoos

E.Changing bed linen

F.Assisting patients with dressing, undressing and personal hygiene

G.Skin care to prevent breakdown

H.Assisting the patient with toileting activities

I.Keeping patient’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate

B.May prepare a light meal during the visit.

C.Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary.

D.Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).

E.Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care.

F.Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).

G.Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication.

H.May do a load of patient’s laundry, as appropriate.

I.Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.).

J.Reporting on patient’s condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse.

K.Adhering to the Organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.

L.Follow all privacy policies of CareSouth, Infection Control protocols and maintain the confidentiality of protected healthcare information (PHI).

Job Requirements

Position Qualifications:

1.Meets the training requirements in accordance with State and Federal laws.

2.At least 18 years of age.

3.Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.

4.Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.

5.Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.

6.Possess and maintains current CPR certification.

7.Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.

8.Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with Organization requirements and is in good working order.

{Note: Effective August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a state established or other training program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(a) and a competency evalu¬ation program, or state licensure program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(b), or a competency evaluation program or state licensure program that meets the requirements of S 484.36(b).}

Continuing Education Requirements:Organization personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by their immediate supervisor. In addition, organization personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job related skills and abilities. All personnel must attend mandatory educational programs.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 3099
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CNA Home Health (PRN)


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