Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). o not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.
Patient Care/Care Coordination
- Provides services that are ordered by a physician, included in the plan of care, permitted to be performed by home care aides within state laws and consistent with the home health aide training.
- The duties of the home health aide include, but are not limited to:
- Provision of hands-on care (bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, skin care, range of motion) as assigned within the patient’s plan of care.
- The performance of simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services
- Assistance in ambulation or exercises
- Assistance in administering medications ordinarily self-administered.
- Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to individualized care plan under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
- Uses equipment and supplies safety, effectively and efficiently.
- Completes documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
- Observes, records and reports patient changes to the RN.
- Communicates with RN and other professional disciplines to ensure coordinated care.
- Notifies case manager of any changes to patient’s home environment/living conditions.
- Creates successful interpersonal relationships with patients and family members while maintaining personal and professional boundaries.
Home Care Performance Criteria
- Delivers quality care and completes clear, concise and accurate clinical documentation of care provision in accordance with home health conditions of participation (CoPs), various payer home health coverage criteria, accreditation standards, professional standards for discipline/credential and the home health plan of care.
- Uses appropriate infection control procedures and safety measure to protect employees and patients.
- Participates in case conferences, in-service programs and other meetings required to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care.
- Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
- Participates in quality assurance/performance improvement (QAPI) activities, as assigned.
- Communicates professionally, effectively and timely to all team members and co-workers and responds to all communication in a timely manner including, but not limited to e-mails, phone communication and meeting follow-up responsibilities.
- Establishes and maintains positive interpersonal relationships with team members, patients and family members while maintain personal and professional boundaries.
- Maintains productivity standards as defined by home care supervisor.
Basic UPH Performance Criteria
- Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
- Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
- Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
- Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
- Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
- Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.