Kaiser Permanente Home Health Aide, Grade 165 (Temporary) in Oakland, California

The Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) is a member of the Home Health Team, providing direct patient care under the supervision of a case manager, reporting all changes in the patient's condition to the case manager.

Essential Functions: - Assisting patients in and out of bed and assisting with ambulation - Assisting with prescribed exercises which patients and appropriate health personnel have taught aides - Preparing meals, including therapeutic diets, and assisting patients with eating - Assisting patients to the bathroom or in using commodes, bedpans or urinals - Performing household services, which will facilitate the patient's self care at home and are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization - Assisting patients with medications which are ordinarily self-administered - The home health aide shall not administer medications of any kind - Performing other activities taught by a health professional for a specific patient and may include such services as changing colostomy bags, changing of non-sterile dressings, taking of vital signs and non-sterile bowel and bladder hygiene care - Reporting changes in the patient's condition and needs to the supervising nurse or therapist - Completing records regarding services performed - Takes actions in emergent patient situations and immediately report to supervisor - Documentation and Communication: Prepares timely legible and complete documentation of all care provided - Documents all communication with other providers - Reports stated or observed changes in patient status to case manager - Submits schedule logs changes in schedule and daily progress notes within expected time frame per agency policy - Participates in care coordination meetings - Planning, Organizing and Productivity: Organizes, plans, set priorities and complete assignment within agency guidelines - Functions independently with supervision by case manager for each patient every 14 days as needed - Completes expense reports, time cards and schedule logs - Demonstrates utilization of supplies - Professional Behavior: Behaves in a courteous professional manner with patients, health professional and maintains patient confidentiality - Participates in Departmental Quality Assurance activities and Utilization Review activities as requested - Perform related duties as required - Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: - Six (6) months of Home Health experience - Experience in automated clinical information systems preferred - High School Diploma/GED - Completion of a training program approved by the Department of Health Services pursuant to applicable federal and state regulation - California Home Health Aide Certificate - Current BLS certification - California driver's license - Computer literate preferred - Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment

COMPANY Kaiser Permanente

TITLE Home Health Aide, Grade 165 (Temporary)