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Home Health Aide

Westchester Medical Center, Poughkeepsie NY

A Home Health Aide is a paraprofessional employee, trained to carry outhealth related tasks under the supervision of a nurse orphysical/occupational therapist. Responsible for providing assistancewith personal hygiene, housekeeping and related supportive tasks to aclient with health care needs in his/her home. The Home Health Aide isable to provide care to patients with complex care plans that requirestrong communication and care giving skills and under the supervision ofan RN or therapist. Population served: clients of all ages with diversediagnoses.**Experience:**- Prior home care experience preferred.**Education:**- High School Diploma or GED preferred.**Licenses/Certifications:**- Home Health Aide Certification.**Other: **- If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonablyanticipate coming into contact with human blood and otherpotentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position arerequired to exercise universal precautions, use personal protectiveequipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infectioncontrol.- Ability to read and write consistent with the job requirements.- Successful completion of basic Home Health Aide Training programs orequivalency exam approved by NYS DOH.- Possession of a valid Home Health Aide Certificate.- Own means of transportation.- Ability to communicate effectively with patient, family and agencystaff.
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