Fallon Health

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Home Health Aide - Part-time - 20 hours/week Tues-Sat

Home Health Aide - Part-time - 20 hours/week Tues-Sat

Job ID 
4956
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 
10/5/2017
Category 
Health Aide

More information about this job

Overview

About Fallon Health:

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit www.fallonhealth.org.

 

About Summit ElderCare:

Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.

Summary:

Provides personal care at the Center and in home settings to participants. Assists in all phases of the daily operation of the PACE program to enhance the ability of our participants to continue living safely in the community.

 

Responsibilities

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the RN, assists with the Activity of Daily Living needs of participants at the PACE center and in participants’ homes.
  • Contributes to the development of a care plan for participants through interaction with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Collaborates with members of the Interdisciplinary Team to assure appropriateness and continuity of care.
  • Carries out non-skilled treatments including, but not limited to vital signs, transfers, toileting, bathing, dressing at the PACE Center and in participants’ homes.
  • Assists the Activity Coordinator and staff with individual and group programs by helping to plan individual treatment programs, increasing participants’ motivation to participate, assisting participants to participate when needed, and assisting with evaluation of program effectiveness. 
  • Assists registered therapists and certified therapy assistants with treatment and patient related activities which are predetermined for each participant and assigned by the registered therapist including, but not limited to, positioning, transfers, ambulation, and exercises.
  • Maintains a clean and safe working and/or living environment in the PACE center and/or participants’ homes.   
  • Assists with meal and snack preparation, serving, feeding as needed, and clean-up.     
  • Uses safe techniques in all interactions with participants at the PACE Center and in participants’ homes.    
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation as required by SE policies and procedures and/or as assigned by supervisor.    
  • Performs all duties in accordance with FH and Summit ElderCare policies and procedures.     

Qualifications

Education:

High school graduate or equivalent.

Completion of an approved Home Health Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program (training & certification must be completed/obtained prior to employment).

    

License/Vehicle:

Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation

    

Certification:

Certification as a Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant; CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to be certified with 60 days of employment.

    

Experience:

One year experience working with frail elders in a health care setting and one year of home care experience.      

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