VNS HOME CARE Home Care Home Health Aide in CRESTON, Iowa

PRN openings currently available. Days, evenings, weekends.Purpose:Performs personal care in the client residence according to the care plan. The individual is responsible for observing clients, reporting the observations and documenting the services provided.Responsibilities:Performs activities of daily living (ADLs) to include personal care and bath to the client per care plan. Takes and records vitals when ordered. Assists in ambulation and exercise according to the care plan. Performs range of motion and other simple procedures as ordered.Completes appropriate visit records in a timely manner as per Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa policy.Meets the safety needs of clients and uses equipment safely and properly.Reports the client's condition and significant changes to the Home Health RN.Understands and adheres to established Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa policies and procedures.Performs household services essential to health care in the home as assigned.Assists with medications that are ordinarily self-administered as assigned.Attends in-service and continuing education programs as scheduled and necessary.Attends client care conferences as scheduled.Supports and promotes a culture of compliance and ethical business conduct. Complies with and cooperates fully in all components of the organization's corporate compliance program. Acts in accordance with and adheres to all applicable regulatory and legal guidelines.Qualifications:Successful completion of an Iowa-approved, 75-hour nurse-aide/home health aide course preferredSuccessful completion of competency skills testingAt least 18 years of ageMature, responsible behavior that includes a thorough understanding of HIPAA regulationsKnowledge of the characteristics of elderly, handicapped, or convalescing individual; Demonstrates empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and impairedEffective written and verbal communication skills; Ability to follow and accurately report verbal and written instructionsAbility to work with little direct supervisionFlexibility and cooperation in fulfilling role obligationCurrent American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certificationCurrent Mandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult abuse training certificationMust have valid driver's license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation if driving is requiredSuccessful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen, 2-step TB test and background checkWorking Conditions:Physical requirements: Medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Physical activities: Kneeling, Reaching, Talking, Repetitive motions, Standing, Pulling, Walking, Lifting, Fingering (picking, pinching, typing, etc.), Grasping (applying pressure with fingers and palm), Feeling (perceiving size, shape, texture, temperature by touching), Visual acuity (field of vision for analyzing data, viewing computer, using measurement devices, operating machines, determining accuracy or neatness, and/or making general observations)Environment: Hazards (chemicals, infectious diseases), Atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases)Time: Ability to be flexible with a varying schedule and programmatic requirementsTravel: Required between locationsThese characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be required to perform other duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization. HCI Care Services and VNS of Iowa is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are implemented without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran s