Homemaker Home Health Aide NJ Certified

Provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care and under the supervision of a RN. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of patients in their homes or facilities. 

Essential Functions

  • Performs personal care activities that assist the patient with activities of daily living which include (but are not limited to): 
    • Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
    • Ambulation
    • Eating
    • Dressing
    • Shaving
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions.
  • Performs patient-specific activities that are taught by a nurse. These could include (but are not limited to):
    • Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances
    • Reinforcement of dressings
    • Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
    • Measuring and preparing special diets
    • Taking vital signs
    • Application of an external catheter
  • Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to): vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms. 

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate preferred. 
  • Six months experience as a Certified Homemaker Home Health Aide in healthcare (in homes or facilities).
  • Successfully completed a Competency Evaluation that meets the State Licensing Law for home health agencies.
  • Current CPR Certificate is recommended.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job. 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job.
  • This position requires 76 hours of technical training including:
    • Checking vitals
    • Accu-check blood glucose levels
    • Urine sugar and acetone level