Home Health Aide

About the Role:

JOB CODE: 31.1011 Status: Full Time/Permanent


Exempt: No Location: Health Services


Department: Outreach Chronic Care Department Reports To: Outreach Supervisor


SUMMARY:


The home health aide will carry out health care tasks under the supervision of the home health care supervisor or nurse case manager. Home health aides shall have successfully completed a basic training program in home health aide services or an equivalent exam approved by the Outreach Department and possesses written evidence of such completion. The home health aide will provide personal care, housekeeping, ROM (Range of Motion) exercises, assist with medications, and most importantly provide companionship to the elderly and medically ill patients.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


· Follow all policies and procedures within Outreach Chronic Care and SRMHS


· Participate in trainings, workshops and annual skills competency testing, pertinent to scope of practice


· Maintain records of client care, condition, progress, or problems


· Report and discuss observations with supervisor or nurse case manager


· Assist with range of motion exercises


· Assist patient with transfers if needed with gait belt, and transfer board


· Assist patients with nutritional support, meal preparation


· Provide housekeeping including but not limited to: changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning


· Assist prescribed oral medications, under the written direction of physician or as directed by case managing nurse, and ensure patients take their medicine


· Provide companionship, entertain, converse with clients to keep them mentally healthy and alert


· Provide respite care for clients in order to give family members some relief, assist with personal care as needed.


· Work on weekends or evenings with clients.


· To accept other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Communication both orally and written, Mohawk language and traditions is preferred, physically able to carry out the duties of the position, and maintain confidentiality.


QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy. Successful candidate must pass criminal background check and submit to a drug screening.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor


Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


DRUG TESTING POLICY


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


BACKGROUND CHECK


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


ELIGIBILITY LIST


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


INTERVIEW


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.


EMPLOYEE COVID VACCINATION POLICY


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.



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