SUMMARY: A Home Support Aide is a qualified individual who carries out social, personal and non-medical care tasks and who may also provide assistance with housekeeping and other related supportive tasks to a Resident in his/her place of residence. The aide may perform other tasks permissible under State scope of practice and regulatory guidelines.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Assists clients with personal care and activities of daily living in a calm, professional and proficient manner; respecting residents’ privacy, dignity and safety.
2. Promotes psychosocial well-being through meaningful relationships
3. Practices safety, infection control, and standard precautions.
4. Effectively implements individualized resident care plans.
5. Escorts Resident to appointments.
6. Prepares and serves meals according to instructions.
7. Keeps the rooms the Resident uses clean, including making bed, changing bed linens, dusting, vacuuming, washing dishes, tidying kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
8. Shops or does errands for Resident.
9. Washes Resident's laundry.
10. Notifies office in a timely fashion, of any change in a resident’s condition.
11. Adheres to all department policies, procedures, and care standards.
12. Maintains competency in the required job skills and knowledge.
13. Dresses in appropriate uniform at all times. Visibly displays ID Badge at all times.
14. Participates in Performance Improvement activities.
15. Adheres to and promotes the mission and philosophy of The Erickson Way.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at an advanced level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Meets the training requirements in accordance with state and federal laws.
· At least 18 years of age.
· Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
· Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.
· Employees that provide care to patients that live outside of the community gates (FRV, ACH and MGC only) will be required to present a valid driver’s license to drive or take public transportation to client location.
· High School diploma or GED required.
Note: Effective August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a state established or other training program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(a) and a competency evaluation program, or state licensure program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(b), or a competency evaluation program or state licensure program that meets the requirements of S 484.36(b).