Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The majority of your work is in the field at patient's homes. Hours are typically between 7a and 6p. Candidates must be willing to travel within Forth Worth, Grand Prairie and South of I-820. Performs personal care, basic delegated tasks, and incidental homemaking to assigned patients under the direction of a registered nurse. Primary Responsibilities:Follows the Home Health Aide Assignment Care Plan Completes Home Health Aide note during visit and turns in within 48 hours Performs other tasks as assigned under the direction of the Registered Nurse Recognizes emergencies and has knowledge of emergency procedures including CPR Participates in the agency's endeavors for accreditation, licensing and professional recognition according to state, federal or CHAPs requirements Participates in home care Performance Improvement Program activities. Participates in periodic review of clinical recordsPersonal care duties to include:Assisting patient with bathing and skin care Assisting patient to transfer into and out of bed Caring for the patient's hair and teeth Retraining patient in necessary self-help skills Assisting in feeding the patient and promoting adequate fluid intake Performs basic tasksReading and recording temperature, pulse, and respiration Observes, reports, and documents client status and the care or service furnished Performing simple procedures as extensions of therapy services such as assisting with exercises, ambulation, and range of motion as directed by skilled personnel Assisting with medications a physician specifically orders and that are ordinarily self-administered Reports to RN supervisor any changes in patient's condition and needs Assists patient in toileting and elimination Uses safe transfer techniques and ambulation Performs correct anatomical positioning Performs household duties essential to health care at home to include:Changing the bed Light cleaning Making arrangements to ensure safety and enable the patient to reach necessary supplies or medications Laundering, as necessary, for the patient's comfort and cleanliness Promoting the proper nutrition for the patient by purchasing the necessary food Assisting with the preparation of meals and providing nutritional support Washing the dishes and utensils during the visit
Required Qualifications;A minimum of one (1) year full-time experience in direct care in an institutional (hospital or nursing home) facility or in an agency setting within the last five (5) years; or satisfactorily completed a training and competency evaluation program approved by TDHS; or submit to the Agency documentation from the Director of Programs or Dean of a school of nursing that the individual is a nursing student who has demonstrated competency in providing basic nursing skills in accordance with the school's curriculum; and Be on the TDHS nurse aide registry with no findings against the Aide related to patient abuse or neglect or misappropriation of property Reasoning Ability: Ability to read and draw valid conclusions. Ability to accept direction and learn new tasks Maintains certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support Course C. Familiarity with medical terminology and equipment This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease Physical DemandsAbility to work in a stressful environment. Positive work environment is promoted for all agency employees Position requires extensive periodic travel within the agency's service area Preferred Qualifications:Bilingual (Spanish/English)Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 90,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: PTA, physical therapist assistant, el paso, tx, home health, bilingual, field pta
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.