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Thank you for your interest in employment at HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa.  Our organization prides itself on employing qualified, caring professionals who are dedicated to our mission of “promoting dignity, independence and quality of life for all through education, compassion and effective community-based care.”  

Why choose a career with HCI Care Services & VNS of Iowa?

  • We have been voted Top Work Place by our employees, as reported by the Des Moines Register
  • We have been recognized with a Better Business Bureau Integrity Award for commitment to ethics and integrity in the workplace 
  • Our organization is financially sound and continues to grow
  • We pay competitive salaries and offer a full range of employment benefits
  • We encourage and assist employees in continuing their education
  • Our employees have input into the direction of our organization
  • You can build a career with us!

Home Care Home Health Aide

Department: Home Care
Location: Creston, IA

Purpose:

Performs personal care in the client residence according to the care plan. The individual is responsible for observing clients, reporting the observations and documenting the services provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs activities of daily living (ADLs) to include personal care and bath to the client per care plan. 
  • Takes and records vitals when ordered. Assists in ambulation and exercise according to the care plan. Performs range of motion and other simple procedures as ordered.
  • Completes appropriate visit records in a timely manner as per Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa policy.
  • Meets the safety needs of clients and uses equipment safely and properly.
  • Reports the client’s condition and significant changes to the Home Health RN.
  • Understands and adheres to established Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa policies and procedures.
  • Performs household services essential to health care in the home as assigned.
  • Assists with medications that are ordinarily self-administered as assigned.
  • Attends in-service and continuing education programs as scheduled and necessary.
  • Attends client care conferences as scheduled.
  • Supports and promotes a culture of compliance and ethical business conduct. Complies with and cooperates fully in all components of the organization's corporate compliance program. Acts in accordance with and adheres to all applicable regulatory and legal guidelines.

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of an Iowa-approved, 75-hour nurse-aide/home health aide course preferred
  • Successful completion of competency skills testing
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Mature, responsible behavior that includes a thorough understanding of HIPAA regulations
  • Knowledge of the characteristics of elderly, handicapped, or convalescing individual; Demonstrates empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and impaired
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; Ability to follow and accurately report verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Flexibility and cooperation in fulfilling role obligation
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification
  • Current Mandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult abuse training certification
  • Must have valid driver's license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation if driving is required
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen, 2-step TB test and background check

Working Conditions:

  • Physical requirements: Medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical activities: Kneeling, Reaching, Talking, Repetitive motions, Standing, Pulling, Walking, Lifting, Fingering (picking, pinching, typing, etc.), Grasping (applying pressure with fingers and palm), Feeling (perceiving size, shape, texture, temperature by touching), Visual acuity (field of vision for analyzing data, viewing computer, using measurement devices, operating machines, determining accuracy or neatness, and/or making general observations)
  • Environment: Hazards (chemicals, infectious diseases), Atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases)
  • Time: Ability to be flexible with a varying schedule and programmatic requirements
  • Travel: Required between locations

These characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be required to perform other duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization. 

HCI Care Services and VNS of Iowa is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are implemented without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, genetic information or on the basis of age or physical or mental disability unrelated to ability to perform the work required.

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