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Certified Home Health Aide- Per Diem

Department: Clinical Staff
Location: Ventura, CA

Business Service Line: Home Health

Job Title/Position: Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Reports to: Clinical Manager

Job Description:

The certified home health aide (CHHA) is a paraprofessional member of the home health team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patientís needs.  The CHHA is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The home health aide will be assigned in a manner which promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patientís care.

Job Duties

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

1.       Providing personal care including:

2.       Planning and preparing nutritious meals.
3.       Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary.
4.       Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
5.       Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care.
6.       Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
7.       Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication.
8.       Doing patientís laundry, as appropriate.
9.       Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.).
10.   Reporting on patientís condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse.
11.   Adhering to the Organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.


1.       Demonstrates initiative and skills in planning and organizing work.
2.       Demonstrates desire to set and meet objectives and to find increasingly efficient ways to perform tasks.
3.       Completes work, care and documentation with accuracy and within company time frames.
4.       Requires minimal supervision and is self-directed.
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.

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