Cumberland Valley District Health Department Job Descriptions
CLASS TITLE: Attendant Care Provider/Senior Home Health Aide
Salary: (MIN-MID) $10.40-12.82 Negotiable with Experience
POSITION IN THIS CLASS GENERALLY REPORT TO: Registered Nurse or other appropriate staff
EDUCATION: High school graduate or GED and fulfillment of the required competency evaluation approved by the Cabinet for Health Services. Appropriate health related experience (aide in nursing home, hospital, and home health agency) may substitute for the education requirements on a year for year basis for a maximum of four (4) years.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of compensated experience as an aide in a home health agency all or part of which must have been in the previous twenty-four (24) months prior to application for employment
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.) Must have telephone accessibility, have reliable transportation, and valid Driver’s License. Criminal background check required and Drug Screening.
Examples of duties or responsibilities of this position:
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CLASSIFICATION: EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS DESCRIBING WHAT THE DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF ANY POSITION SHALL BE AND ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LIMITING THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY’S ABILITY TO ADD TO, OR OTHERWISE ALTERS THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A POSITION.
Performs appropriate and safe techniques in personal hygiene and grooming that include bed bath, sponge, tub or shower bath, shampoo, sink, tub or bed, nail and skin care, oral hygiene, toileting and elimination, safe transfer techniques and ambulation with or without equipment, normal range of motion and positioning and adequate nutrition and fluid intake. Performs other tasks as assigned which may include simple dressing changes, reading and recording temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure, catheter care and changing of catheter drainage bags, empty or change colostomy bags, colostomy irrigation, whirlpool treatment, sugar and acetone tests, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, marketing and business errands, respite care and non-medicated enemas or suppositories. Observation, reporting and documentation of patient status and the care or services furnished. Work setting is typically in the home.
The local health departments do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. EOE