Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) is trained to provide personal care and services to patient to augment that care given by family members. The CHHA functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Case Manager and/or the Team Manager.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
• Take patient vital signs and record. Notify Case Manager or Team Leader of any/all abnormal results
• Assisting patients with bath, care of mouth, skin, hair and all aspects of personal hygiene
• Assisting patients with transferring and assisting with ambulation
• Assisting with prescribed exercises which patients and CHHA have been taught by the appropriate health personnel
• Preparing of meals and assisting patients with eating
• Assisting patients with toileting including use of bedpan, urinal and commodes.
• Preparing household services that will facilitate the patient’s self-care at home and are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization
• Reporting changes in the patients condition and needs to the Case Manager or Team Leader
• Completing appropriate records in a timely manner
• As per Certification requirements
Professional Requirements and Required Certification/Licensure
• Provides sufficient documentation of having passed a skills test and written/oral test demonstrating those competencies identified in OBRA-87, 42 C.F.R. Sections 484.36 and 484.4. In lieu of such documentation, a newly hired CHHA must demonstrate skills and written/oral competency prior to working independently with the patient.
• High School graduate or equivalent preferred
• Proof of California State Certification for Home Health Aide (CHHA)
• One to two years of direct patient care experience in an hospice or home health setting