LOCATION: Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties
REPORTS TO: Nursing Clinical Supervisor
The home health aide is responsible for providing in-home personal care and other services to patients in their home.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling and stooping all day. The employee must frequently lift or move items weighing over 20 pounds. This position requires the ability to transfer, lift, move, and turn patients to and from bed, wheelchair, toilet, tub, shower, and occasionally the floor.
Work is primarily performed in the patient’s home.
Exposure Risk to Blood borne Pathogens: Category A - routine exposure to blood and body fluids. Occasional exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.
Extensive travel is required, sometimes in hazardous weather conditions.
Expected to respond to emergency situations involving the safety of the patient in their homes. This includes the ability to assist with a possible evacuation of patient, or notify the proper agency/facility in case of any type of emergency situations such as calling an ambulance or the fire department