Home Health Aide Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

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Home Health Aide job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

  • Home Health Aide
  • Senior Home Health Aide
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA certification required)
  • Home Health Aide (Part-Time)
  • Caregiver
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Example 1

*Wanted Immediately - Home Health Aides* needed as a *Permanent/Part-Time* Caregivers to provide personal care for a Senior quadriplegic, up to 4.5+ hrs per day, up to 50+hrs./mo. in a private Medicine Hat residence. *Works well for Stay-At-Home Mom's*, someone with other clients wanting additional income or just wanting their days free for other things. $18.50-20.00 +/hr (subject to qualifications). *Responsibilities and Duties* * Daily AM / PM care including transferring client to and from bed and commode * Helping with client toileting * Helping with client Showers * Helping with client dressing / undressing * Helping client with splints * Helping client with grooming * Occasional meals This is a long term shared position, experience in the Health Care Field or completion of the Canadian Health Aid Course is an Asset, however we will train the right person without experience. *Applicants: * * Must speak fluent English * Have and drive a vehicle * Should be fit * Must supply a current Criminal Record Check * May train the right person without a Health Aide Certificate * *Not a live-In situation. * *Able to work early AM's & later PM's.* * You work when you choose (shared with 1-2 other people) * Must live in the Medicine Hat Area Part-time hours: 7.5 per week Job Types: Part-time, Permanent Salary: $18.50-$20.00 per hour Benefits: * Casual dress * On-site parking COVID-19 considerations: The prevention of Covid 19 is taken very seriously. You may be required to show Proof of Vaccination or show Proof of having a Covid 19 test no older than 72 hours. Employees are provided with the necessary PPE to do the job. Ability to * Medicine Hat, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required) Experience: * Healthcare: 1 year (preferred) Language: * English (required) * Drivers License (required) * Health Aid Certificate (preferred) Shift availability: * Day Shift (preferred) * Night Shift (preferred) Work remotely: * No

Home Health Aide job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Home Health Aide job summary

Our healthcare company requires a caring and compassionate Home Health Aide to work with a variety of patients in the local area. The Home Health Aide will be responsible for accompanying patients to local doctor’s appointments, assisting patients with personal care and health monitoring and helping to maintain a clean home environment for each patient. The successful candidate will also be required to maintain accurate and updated records on each of their patients.

Home Health Aide responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

  • Maintain home care records that include any changes in doctor’s orders, diet or personal living activities
  • Assist patients in performing physical therapy exercises and with administering medication based on doctor’s orders
  • Help with patient meals and feeding, as well as basic housekeeping functions
  • Work with transportation professionals to make sure that patients who require additional assistance getting in and out of vehicles are able to safely use transportation
  • Deliver weekly reports to the case manager and review any important changes in the patient’s condition

Home Health Aide qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

  • 3+ years’ experience in the home healthcare field
  • Current and valid HHA or CNA certification
  • Nursing experience preferred
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Exceptional patient service skills
  • Must be able to work a schedule that includes occasional weekends, holidays and evenings
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