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Home Health Aide - Sign-On Bonus

Company: The Overlook
Location: Chicopee
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

*_Job Description_**POSITION TITLE: * Home Health Aide*FLSA STATUS: *Non-Exempt*REPORTS TO: * Manager of Clinical Practice*SUPERVISES: *N/A*DEPARTMENT: *Home Care*COMPANY: *Overlook Home Heath and Hospice$5k Sign-On Bonus eligible position.*POSITION SUMMARY: *The *Home Health Aide* is responsible for providing personal care and related, appropriate housekeeping activities to patients in their homes under the guidance and supervision of the clinician responsible for the patient, as well as working with other members of the team.*THE OVERLOOK WAY: **Culture of Excellence and Core Values: *All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and conduct themselves at all times in support of the company's 28 Guiding Principles and core values, which form the foundation of our unique culture.* Integrity: saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionally* Respect for Individual Choice: empowering and supporting others in their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define it* Compassion: understanding and sympathetic of others* Creativity/Innovation: thinking wildly, planning accordingly* Grace: putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomes*ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: **The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.** Assist patients with bathing, toileting, dressing, shampooing, feeding, shaving, mouth care, etc.* Assist patients with moving in and out of bed, bath, wheelchair or automobile* Assist with simple exercise programs, application of prostheses and braces, ambulation and transfer activities (including use of assistive devices) and accompanying patient out of doors.* Application of supportive aides, such as slings and elastic stockings.* Temperature, pulse, respiration* Catheter, cannula care and ostomy assist* Assist with medications normally self-administered or remind patient as directed by the primary care nurse.* Planning, shopping and preparing meals accordingly to prescribed diet.* Light housekeeping activities, such as changing bed linens, laundry and cleaning as necessary to maintain a healthy environment.* Accompany patients to the physician or clinic, etc., when part of the care plan and approved by direct supervisor.* Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress or problems to report to and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.* Adhere to policies and procedures.*SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: ** N/A***QUALIFICATIONS*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.*Educational Requirements and Experience: ** High school diploma or equivalent *required** Valid Home Health Aide Certificate *required** Current MA Driver's License and reliable transportation* Successful completion of the Home Health Aide Competency Exam with a minimum overall score of 80% and minimum 80% in each section * required**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: ** Language Ability: Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Ability to effectively communicate with peers, supervisor, residents, clients, and guests. Ability to read and interpret documents, such as weekly schedule and patient plan of care.* Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.* Cognitive Demands: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Able to swiftly change direction as necessary.* Computer Skills: Ability to use Microsoft Windows, email and the Internet. Ability to use hand held device / software for data entry of visit completion* Competencies: Demonstrate the ability to perform the tasks required of a HomeHealth Aide*ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTABILITY: ** Works primarily indoors in a varying climate controlled settings.* Possible exposure to unpleasant odors* Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual* Subject to hostile and emotionally upset family members, personnel and visitors* May work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary* Required to travel to multiple work sites and up to 200 miles per day*JUST SOME OF OUR BENEFITS AND PERKS: *Solid Track Record of Promoting Team Members from withinPlenty of Free ParkingFree Daily Lunch on CampusVacation, Sick, Holiday Time + Floating HolidaysTravel ReimbursementProfessional DevelopmentFlexible Spending and Health Reimbursement AccountsEmployee Assistance ProgramsTuition ReimbursementShort + Long Term Disability, Life InsuranceMedical, Dental, and Vision InsuranceAccess to Fitness Center, Pool, and Onsite MassagesIn compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Overlook will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective Team Members and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The Overlook is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates, and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, The Overlook will better serve our communities. The Overlook is an employment-at-will organization and an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, The Overlook prohibits retaliation against an applicant or employee because he or she has engaged in protected activity under the statutes prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.IND2*COMMUNITY OVERVIEW: *The Overlook is a non-profit organization operating since 1911 and offering a full continuum of care and services for older adults in MA. The organization embraces its rich history and heritage, owning and managing 218 Independent Living Apartment Homes and Cottages, 28 Enhanced Care Private Suites, a 14 Suite Assisted Living Memory Care neighborhood, 27-unit Short-term Post-Acute Rehabilitation, 112-bed Long Term Care Skilled Nursing, as well as Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, Private Duty and Care Management divisions.The Overlook and its 3 subsidiaries are based in Charlton, MA, with satellite home health and hospice offices across the state. The organization employs approximately 600 talented and compassionate Team Members and serves 1,500+ Residents/Patients.The Overlook has a Vision to design a mixed-use Community beyond its singular function as a Retirement Community, a pedestrian-friendly, walkable " Village Center"environment, with select retailers, restaurants featuring fresh, locally sourced food, a brewery, a large banquet, and events center, enriching programs, health and wellness-focused on mind, body and spirit, and more. The Overlook's bucolic setting on 450 acres of beautiful New England countryside, 16 miles of nature trails, a dog park, and a wealth of amenities offer limitless possibilities in helping us reposition our Campus.*THE OVERLOOK WAY: *All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and commit to conducting themselves at all times in support of our 28 Guiding Principles, Culture of Excellence, and core values, which form the foundation of our unique culture. The Overlook strives to exceed expectations, inspire and " Do what's best for thosewe serve." *Integrity: * saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionally*Respect for Individual Choice: *empowering and supporting others in their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define it*Compassion: * understanding and empathy for others*Creativity/Innovation: * thinking wildly, planning accordingly*Grace: * putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomes*JUST SOME OF OUR BENEFITS AND PERKS: ** Solid Track Record of Promoting* Team Members from within* Plenty of Free Parking* Free Daily Lunch on* Campus* Vacation, Sick, Holiday Time + Floating Holidays* Travel Reimbursement* Professional Development* Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Accounts* Employee Assistance Programs* Tuition Reimbursement* Short + Long Term Disability, Life Insurance* Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance* Access to Fitness Center, Pool, and Onsite MassagesIn compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Overlook will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective Team Members and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The Overlook is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates, and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, The Overlook will better serve our communities. The Overlook is an employment-at-will organization and an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, The Overlook prohibits retaliation against an applicant or employee because he or she has engaged in protected activity under the statutes prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.ZkaomqXRH3Job Type: Full-time

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