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Home Health Aide-Skilled Home Care

St. Luke's Hospital
Duluth

Job Description

TheHome HealthAideis responsible for providing personal care and routine exercise regimes to Home Care and Hospice patients. Responsible for providing homemaking services as assigned. Responsible for timely and accurate documentation of patient intervention on designated Home Health Aide documentation forms. Attends and actively participates in regularly scheduled meetings and in-services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:See Licensure/Certification Registration requirements.
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Registered on the Minnesota and Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry upon hire. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Military Training Network. Wisconsin Background Study upon hire and renewed per Wisconsin state law.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: N/A
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of normal growth and development; basic nutrition; aging process; personal care services andproper body mechanics. Ability to give and receive written and verbal communications; work constructively with other people; follow through on directions; determine changes in physical status requiring notification of Case Manager; do sitting, work in close proximity to other staff members; tolerate extreme changes in weather and temperature. Ability to regularly travel to and from various duty locations in a safe and timely manner.

READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sitting and driving (provide own transportation); tolerate extreme changes in weather and temperature. Lift, bend, stoop, walk, talk, able to communicate verbally with clients, and lift up to thirty-five (35)pounds, to perceive objects near and far.

Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic). Exposure to cold, hot, ice and climbing stairs. Possible exposure to second-hand smoke.

Employment Type

Full-time

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