This position routinely requires work in a variety of home settings and travel to and from clients’ homes, either by public transportation or car. The NJ CHHA must be able to meet the physical demands of field work in client’s homes and meet the health requirements in accordance with Agency policy for employees providing in-home client care. Must have ability to adapt to various environments and locations. Must be able to meet the physical care needs and demands of the position including but not limited to: ability to lift, push or pull 50 pounds, standing, bending, twisting, stair climbing, lifting items, transferring clients, reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, stretching, standing, stooping, walking up and down stairs, seeing, hearing, speaking, writing, carrying, and weight bearing activities. Involves exposure to blood and body fluids or tissue. Involves exposure to household dust, mold, mildew, dirt, and household cleaning solutions. Requires ability to work household appliances.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs personal care and activities of daily living in accordance with an established plan of care as assigned by the Director of Nursing and/or Nursing Supervisor which includes but is not limited to:
- Perform homemaking tasks in accordance with the plan of care, including meal planning and preparation, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, laundry, errands, changing of bed linens, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping of floors, dusting of client’s environment, emptying client’s wastebaskets and garbage, cleaning of refrigerator, cleaning of the bathroom (bathtub, sink, and toilet), cleaning of kitchen (washing dishes, counter tops and the floor.)
- Accompany the client to doctor’s appointments, only with approval from the Director of Nursing and/or Nursing Supervisor, upon family member request.
- Follows the policies of Jewish Home at Home and Jewish Home Family, Inc., including, but not limited to, attendance, punctuality, adherence to dress code and maintaining a professional appearance, wearing of proper identification, accepting of assignments, completion of time sheets and weekly aide activity sheets (accurately reflecting the activities and care performed), meeting health and in-service requirements.
- Completion of a 76 hour certified homemaker-home health aide training program approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
- A nursing student may work as a homemaker-home health aide with a written New Jersey Board of Nursing waiver in place of a certificate.