DUTIES OF POSITION
Maintains the quality of client care/services in accordance with the Agency’s objectives and policies, through planning, coordination, and implementation and evaluation of the home services provided
- Provides daily supervision of caregiver employees to ensure the quality of services and maintenance of standards
- Reviews and investigates the clinical content, diagnoses, medical history, medications, fee status and other procedures from the records of clients
- Appraises staff performance during their probationary period and annually, provides the teaching and counseling necessary to enhance the delivery of services and the development of direct care staff
- Identifies and evaluates client needs and appropriateness of home care by reviewing the initial intake screening form before assignment of direct care staff
- Develop the Plan of Care/Service after assessing the client and consulting the client and/or family member/responsible person
- Review and update Care/Service Plans per policy
- Assists with the orientation of new professional staff to familiarize them with Agency policies and procedures
- Sees clients in the home setting as needed
- Participates in client record reviews
- Reviews each schedule for discharges and direct care staff supervisory visits
- Ensures that all pertinent paperwork is in the client record and is complete.
- Performs other duties as requested by the Administrator
- Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
- Must be a Registered Nurse licensed in Florida
- Training/experience in the provision of Home Care Services
- At least one to two years of supervisory responsibilities
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: SUPERVISING RN
DUTIES OF POSITION
- Provides personal care and related services in the home, under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Supervising Nurse.
- Tasks to be performed by a CNA/HHA must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of an RN who will be responsible for the client care/services provided.
- Under no circumstances may a CNA/HHA be assigned to receive or reduce any intravenous procedures, or any other sterile or invasive procedures, other than rectal temperatures or enemas.
- Follows the plan of care to provide, safe, competent care/service to the client
- Helps the client to maintain good personal hygiene and assists in maintaining a healthful, safe environment
- Plans and prepares nutritious meals if required
- Assists the client with ambulation as approved
- Encourages the client to become as independent as possible according to the care plan
- Attempts to promote client’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest
- Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the client and other members of the household and establishes a relationship with client and family which transmit trust and confidentiality
- Reports any change in the client’s mental or physical condition or in the home situation to the Supervisor
- Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client
- Prepares a visit report promptly and incorporates same in the client record daily
- Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits so that other necessary visits by staff members can be coordinated
- Attends in-service as required by regulation
- Confers with Supervisor about client’s status and care, participates in the planning of service
- Promptly reports any change in client condition to the Supervisor
- Works within the CNA/HHA’s scope of practice, as directed by the Supervising RN
- Use of BP cuff, thermometer and stethoscope, hand washing materials, gloves, PPE kit if required
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Must have completed a minimum of 40 hours of training which includes an introduction to personal care services, CPR certification and certificate from a FL state approved training facility
- Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to client, self and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate this
- Must comprehend the basics of personal care, housekeeping and meal preparation
- Must understand and respect client’s privacy including ethics and confidentiality of care
- Follows the client’s requirements or plan of care to help the client to maintain a healthful, safe environment
- Receives written instructions from the Supervisor.
- Has knowledge of Agency policies and procedures.
Is trained in first aid including CPR
Is oriented and trained in all aspects of care to be provided to clients.
- Homemakers may assist clients with the following activities:
- Housekeeping tasks
- Meal preparation
- Arranging for medical and dental care including transportation to and from appointments
- Providing or arranging for social interaction
- Providing transportation
- Documents observations and services in the individual client record.
- Reports any change in the client’s mental or physical condition or in the home situation to his/her immediate supervisor, the staff nurse, or to the
- Home Care Aide supervisor.
- The ability to drive and the ability to access clients’ homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible are required.
- EQUIPMENT OPERATION
- Hand washing materials.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to client, self and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate this.
- Must comprehend the basics of housekeeping and meal preparation.
- Must understand and respect client’s privacy including ethics and confidentiality of care.