Mercy Health

  • Home Health Aide II - North Team

    Requisition ID
    2018-780601
    Category
    Nursing
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift(s)
    Days
    Department
    Hospice-North
    Location
    US-MO-Des Peres
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different

     

    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

     

    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

     

    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

     

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Overview
    Performs personal care and other assigned duties to patients in their home under the guidance and supervision of the skilled nursing staff or therapy staff.

     

    Responsibilities
    Drives from home to home to perform assigned tasks of personal care for each patient according to established policies and procedures. Assists patients with normal daily activities and responds to patient needs. This includes bathing, oral hygiene, skin care, and hair care. Takes vital signs.

    Performs procedures and treatments as assigned. Recognizes limitations of role and contraindications of treatment. Responsible for simple diagnostic procedures as assigned.

    Maintains clean and safe environment while performing patient care. Identifies need for safety measures and reports unsafe conditions.

    Documents all care and patient data accurately and submits documentation within the required time. Communicates with the nursing staff, therapy staff, supervisors, and other aides regarding case and scheduling concerns. Identifies and reports changes in the patients condition and takes appropriate action when needed.

    Participates in Performance Improvement activities, in-services, patient care conferences, workshops and seminars.

    Assist with orientation and training of other staff members.

    Attends and particicpates in interdisciplinary team meetings.

    Follows the established uniform policy. Presents a professional appearance, maintains a positive public image and a professional work environment and wears ID badge at all times.

     

    Qualifications:

    Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

     

    • Qualification 1: High school diploma or equivalent required. A combination of patient care experience and patient care training consisting of a minimum of 60 hours of classroom instruction plus a minimum of 16 hours of supervised practical training, in the competency areas specified in the Home Health Aide Competency Evaluation Check List.
    • Qualification 2: Valid driver’s license.

    Certifications: CNA certified or have completed the Mercy Patient Care Tech training; CPR Certified

     

    Preferred Other: Basic computer skills as well as a working knowledge of Windows, Word and Outlook.

     

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

     

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

     

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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