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In Home Services Aide - Full Time Days - Immanuel Pathways Central Iowa

Immanuel Des Moines, IA
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Job Description

Purpose of the Job: Responsible for providing and assisting participants with activities of daily living, restorative and supportive care necessary to the preservation of the home environment. Assists in monitoring and reporting the health status and providing a safe environment for the participants of Immanuel Pathways.  Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

Requirements of Job:

  • Be legally authorized (currently licensed or if applicable, certified or registered) to practice the job’s functions and actions in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
  • Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
  • Agree to abide by the philosophy, practices, and protocols of the PACE organization
  • Job specific competencies for the In-Home Services Aide will be met prior to assuming participant care.

Nature and Scope of Job:

  • Work receives close supervision.  Supervisor provides guidance on matters not specifically covered by established procedures.  Limited opportunity to vary work steps or to decide appropriate procedures, guidelines or methods.
  • Work involves several related or sequential steps requiring recognition of the existence of and differences between existing procedures and similar situations.
  • Work methods and procedures to be followed are nearly always well-defined and specific to the work activity.

KEY FUNCTIONS OF JOB

Approx.Time Requirement

Key (Essential) Functions of this Job

70% Participant Care & Assistance

  • Consults each day with the In-Home Services Manager (or designee) to be updated on Immanuel Pathways participant’s status, changes in plan of care and to confirm scheduled visits.
  • Under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse assists participants in the home with the following duties:
  • Personal hygiene such as skin, mouth, hair care and bathing.
  • Assists participants in and out of bed assisting with ambulation.
  • Assists with prescribed exercise which participants and aide have been taught by appropriate personnel.
  • Prepares meals, including therapeutic diets, assists participants with meals.
  • Assists participants to the bathroom or in using commodes, bedpans, or urinals.
  • Assists participants with medications which are ordinarily self-administered.
  • Other duties taught by a health profession for a specific participant such as:  taking of vitals, changing colostomy bags, changing of non-sterile dressing and non-sterile bowel and bladder hygiene care.
  • Performs directed household services.
  • Reports changes in participant’s condition and needs to the  In-Home Services Manager (or designee).
  • Completes appropriate documentation of services provided following Immanuel Pathways policy.

10% Policies & Procedures

  • Follows policies and procedures of Immanuel Pathways through:
  • Demonstrating dependability through consistent compliance with scheduled work hours
  • Complying with all policies and procedures
  • Acting within the scope of Job’s authority
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about participants, clients or families

5% Safety Standards

Follows safety policies and guidelines through:

  • Complying with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines
  • Implementing Exposure Control Plan
  • Complying with Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Using proper lifting and push/pull techniques, use gate belt assistance and participant transfers

5% Other

Perform other duties as required or requested

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF JOB

Education-

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Current License as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the respective state in which he/she is employed required.

Experience-

  • One (1) year of experience working with the frail or elderly population required.
  • One (1) year of experience is required working as a C.N.A in a nursing home, as a home health care worker, or similar position with seniors.

Other Requirements-

  • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of principles, practices standards and techniques of a C.N.A.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Knowledge of how to use and maintain medical equipment.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, co-workers, medical staff, and the public.
  • Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Description of how often the employee is exposed to the following working conditions:

 

Occasional (0-33%)

Frequent (34-66%)

Regular (67-100%)

Indoor Work

 

 

X

Outdoor Work

X

 

 

Cold (below 32 F)

X

 

 

Heat (above 100 F)

X

 

 

Extreme Noise

X

 

 

Vibrations

X

 

 

Fumes

X

 

 

Odors

 

X

 

Dust

X

 

 

Gases

X

 

 

Bloodborne Pathogens

 

X

 

Infectious Diseases

 

X

 

Electrical Hazards

X

 

 

Explosive Hazards

X

 

 

Chemical Hazards

X

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the key responsibilities and duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform them.

 

Occasional (0-33%)

Frequently (34-66%)

Constantly (67-100%)

Bending

 

X

 

Carrying (25 # or more)

X

 

 

Climbing

X

 

 

Crawling

 

X

 

Distinguish Smell

 

X

 

Distinguish Temperature

 

X

 

Driving

 

X

 

Hand/Finger Dexterity

 

 

X

Hearing (in person)

 

 

X

Hearing (on phone)

 

 

X

Lifting (25 # or more)

X

 

 

Pulling

X

 

 

Pushing

X

 

 

Sitting

X

 

 

Squatting

X

 

 

Standing

 

X

 

Stooping (bending at waist)

 

X

 

Stretching/Reaching

 

X

 

Talking (in person)

 

 

X

Talking (on phone)

 

 

X

Typing

X

 

 

Vision for Close Work

 

X

 

Walking

 

X

 

*This job profile is designed to summarize certain essential information about a job or job category. It is not designed to be a comprehensive or detailed task list for any particular job or job category.  This job/job category may have individual or multiple incumbents, each of whom may perform somewhat different specific job duties or tasks consistent with the general function of the job.  Incumbents may be required to perform duties or support functions other than those listed on the job profile as needed.  Immanuel may amend a job profile at any time with or without notice.

Job Details

Date Posted September 7, 2017
Date Closes October 31, 2017
Located In Des Moines, IA
Department PACE CENTRAL IOWA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Shift
Daytime
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 31-1011.00 Home Health Aides
Zipcode 50324

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Fitness Classes
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Merit Increases
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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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