Home Health Aide, Health First Private Duty, Per Diem

Health First Merritt Island, FL

About the Job


Job Description To be fully engaged in providing Quality / No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by\: performing designated ADL and HHA skills as assigned by, and under the supervision of, the RN.   Primary Accountabilities Performs HHA skills as taught/directed by the RN Supervisor. Utilizes current blood/body substance and infection control policies and guidelines. Maintain current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR card. Assist the patient with personal care activities following the plan of care established by the Clinical Operations Supervisor. Contributes to effective consumer relations by assisting patients, families, coworkers and other health care members to resolve expressed concerns by demonstrating a positive and helpful attitude. Maintain accurate, legible documentation of patient care provided by following    direction in the Home Health Aide Assignment Sheet.


Qualifications Successful completion of a minimum of 40 hours Home Health Aide Certification program, or successful completion of the AHCA Florida Competency Test.  An individual with a Florida CNA certificate can be employed by a home health agency as a Home Health Aide.  CNAs who earn their certificate in another state may work as a Home Health Aide if they   present a copy of their current CNA certificate from that state. Administration reserves the right to request out of state CNAs take the Florida Competency Test.  Home Health Aides trained in another state must provide documentation of course completion and may be asked to also complete the Florida Competency Test.  Individuals who have graduated from an accredited school of nursing and are waiting to take their boards for licensure in Florida can work as a Home Health Aide.  Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses who can show proof of licensure in another state can also work as a Home Health Aide in Florida. Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR card or - Exception for HF Private Duty Associates\: A current Red Cross CPR card will be accepted upon hire. However, upon the next renewal period the associate will be required to renew their CPR certification with an approved AHA provider. Six months previous home care experience preferred. Successful completion of Level II background screening (fingerprinting) after August 1, 2010. Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle as evidenced by driving record for 3 years prior to employment.