Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 971-5000

Home Health Aide (Ann Arbor)

Provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of patients in their homes. This position has more qualifications than the Personal Care Assistant/Nurse Assistant.

Essential Functions

1.  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

2.  Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions.

3.  Performs patient-specific activities. These could include (but are not limited to):
  • Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
  • Reinforcement of dressings
  • Measuring and preparing special diets
  • Taking vital signs
  • Performing errands and/or providing transportation
  • 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

1.  High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate.
2.  Six months experience as a Personal Care Assistant in healthcare (in homes or facilities).
3.  Current CPR Certificate is recommended.
4.  Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job. 
5.  Possess a valid driver’s license and have use of an insured automobile.
6.  Possess a valid driver’s license and have use of an insured automobile.
7.  This position requires 30-40 hours of basic care training.



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