Certified Home Health Hospice Aide (CHHA)

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Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 153587-1A
Date Posted: Oct 17, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Health is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

The CHHA/Hospice Aide carries out healthcare tasks in the patient’s home under the supervision of a licensed RN or Therapist

Healthcare tasks performed by the CHHA include:

  1. Assisting patients with appropriate techniques to maintain personal hygiene and grooming, including shower, tub or bed baths and mouth, skin, nail and hair care.
  2. Assisting patients in the use of toilet facilities, including bed pans.
  3. Assisting patients in and out of bed using safe transfer techniques, including the use of gait belts and mechanical lifting equipment, when applicable (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
  4. Assisting patients with walking, including the use of walkers, canes and wheelchairs, when applicable.
  5. Performing normal range of motion exercises and proper positioning (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
  6. Assisting with cuing of self-administered medications.
  7. Assisting with meal preparation and feeding, when required.
  8. Observing, reporting and documenting patient status and care provided.
  9. Taking and recording of vital signs (temperature, pulse, and respirations) as directed (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
  10. Practice basic infection control procedures.
  11. Document status of patient functioning and changes in patient status to be reported to the CHHA’s supervisor.
  12. Maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment in the patient’s home.
  13. Recognizing emergencies and contacting emergency personnel and supervisor when necessary.
  14. Understanding the physical, developmental and emotional needs of the populations served. 
  15. Maintaining adequate fluid and food intake.
  16. Treating the patient and his/her property with respect.

Qualifications

Successfully completed a basic training program approved by the Mass. Association of Homemaker and Home Health Aides and possess certificate as evidence of completion. One year experience as a CHHA preferred.

Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state. 

Maintains an American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification

Meets the training requirements in accordance with State and Federal laws and possess written evidence of such completion. At least 18 years of age. Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given. Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision. Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired. Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene. Essential computer skills to work with EMR.