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Home Health Aide

Company: Eskaton
Location: Fair Oaks
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

* Same-day pay option available *Eskaton is a nonprofit senior services provider serving Northern California's older adults for over 50 years. With over 2,000 employees and 36+ properties in Northern California, Eskaton is a great company to join and build a solid career with.Certified in 2022 as "A Great Place to Work," Eskaton genuinely cares about the financial security, health and well-being of their staff members. In addition to competitive pay and comprehensive benefits that include a company-funded retirement program, Eskaton employees appreciate knowing their work makes a real difference in the community and in the lives they touch.Position Summary:Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, the Certified Home Health Aide provides services in accordance with the plan of care. Such services include personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping duties, transportation, errands, and other assigned tasks to the patient at home.Position Responsibilities include:

  • Assists clients with personal hygiene such as skin, mouth, hair care and bathing.
  • Assists clients in and out of bed and with ambulation.
  • Assists clients in dressing when needed and demonstrates concern for individual privacy.
  • Promotes independence in client care as appropriate and demonstrates awareness and safety for both client and self in provision of care.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respiration as requested.
  • Assists client with prescribed exercises. Patient and HHA have been taught by appropriate health personnel how to perform this.
  • Performs household services which will facilitate the client's self-care at home and are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization.
  • Follows instructions on plan of care when providing care and uses equipment according to directions, literature, or operating instructions.
  • Demonstrates meal preparation skills with adequate knowledge of common specialized diets (diabetic, low sodium, low cholesterol, etc.) and cleans client area after providing care.
  • Provides safe transportation of client to and from appointments.
  • Provides shopping and assistance for errand in an orderly and effective manner.QualificationsEducation:High school graduate or G.E.D. Possession of a valid Home Health Aide/Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate issued by the State of California. Current Adult CPR certificate.Training and Experience:At least six months of supervised experience in providing personal care to homebound patients preferred.Job Knowledge:Knowledge in performing personal care services in the home environment. Possesses the ability to meet new and/or stressful situations with appropriate responses, to work effectively as part of a home health team, to share information freely, to use and seek supervision and consultation verbally and in writing, and is able to follow both verbal and written instructions.The final candidate must successfully pass Eskaton's post offer, pre-employment testing which includes a criminal background check, drug test, COVID test, TB screen test and health screen.Eskaton is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Eskaton, Sacramento , Home Health Aide, Healthcare , Fair Oaks, California

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