Home Health AidesOpen Arms Health Care, Dubuque, IA
Open Arms Home Health Care – Dubuque is seeking home health aides to provide basic patient care for home health patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). There are full-time and part-time/PRN positions available and are for a single practice location in Dubuque. The current opportunities are for coverage for the following:
Full-time: day shift – 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. weekdays and weekends
Full-time: evening shift - 3:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. weekdays and weekends.
Part-time/PRN: all shifts - weekdays and weekends.
Part-time 3rd shift: 11 p.m. through 7 a.m.
This is an excellent opportunity for a college student or nursing school student with an interest in serving the elderly, an experienced home health aide who wants to work in an ideal environment (one location and low acuity clientele), a person wanting to learn the role and begin a rewarding career in health care, someone wanting to add extra hours to their part-time schedule or a full-time home health aide who wants to pick up some extra hours.
Open Arms Home Health Care is an accredited, Medicare certified home health care agency in Dubuque, Iowa. Open Arms is affiliated with The Rose Communities, which are licensed Assisted Living Facilities in Dubuque and Iowa at large. Open Arms and the Rose Communities are leaders in offering affordable housing with home care services to the elderly population of Dubuque and Northeastern Iowa and Iowa at large. Work assignments are at The Rose of Dubuque so that there is no community travel involved as is the case with other home health positions. Open Arms cares for a low acuity residential population at the Rose Communities. Experience how pleasant it is to enjoy where you work!
Competitive wage and benefits commensurate with applicant’s qualifications and experience. Available full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and holiday, sick and vacation.
High School GED. Demonstrate ability to pass the Open Arms Home Health Aide Competency Assessment Evaluation. Possess physical strength, agilities and sensory functions necessary to perform tasks. Applicant must successfully complete the post-offer process including criminal history and background check. CPR/BLS is preferred. Must have reliable transportation to fulfill scheduled work shift assignments.
Demonstrated compassion and aptitude for provision of home health care; preferably, but not required, has completed a nurse aide or home health aide training completed from an appropriate training program totaling 75 hours, which include 16 hours of supervised practical training; 1 to 2 years’ experience as a home health aide working with elderly or ill patients; at a minimum, employees must satisfy the Open Arms competency assessment evaluation before being assigned duties.
This position requires bending, stooping, crouching, walking, kneeling, turning, standing for long periods of time, and lifting. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds and assist clients to safely transfer, if required by the plan of care. 80% of time spent standing, 10% of time spent walking and 10% of time spent sitting. Must have average hearing and visual acuity. Must attend regular staff meetings and in-services to accrue 12 hours per year continuing education/training related to Home Health Care.
- Follows the written patient care plan as written by the Primary Nurse managing the client’s case
- Confirms the physician’s orders for the client’s plan of care
- Provides hands-on individualized personal cares for client
- Monitors and reports changes in the client’s condition
- Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services such as simple exercises as instructed by the therapist(s)
- Maintains records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems and reports and discusses observations with supervisor or case manager
- May provide light housekeeping in accordance with the client’s plan of care
- Familiarity with Microsoft programs and Windows based software is preferred.
- Agency documents clinical data and time logs via computer software
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