Volunteers of America
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at Volunteers of America
The Homestead at Coon Rapids is hiring Home Health Aides/PCA's to join our team with both our Assisted Living and Memory Support residents.
We are currently hiring for all shifts
We offer flexible scheduling to work around school and family schedules.
If you are a new grad or have experience - and looking for the joy of servicing others - we would like to talk with you!
We recognize our employees are our customers too, and are dedicated to personal and professional development which is reflected in the benefits we offer. These include multiple insurance plans, a retirement program, paid time off and holiday pay. Committed to promoting from within, we provide career growth opportunities through our scholarship program.
The Homestead at Coon Rapids is owned and operated by Volunteers of America, a faith-based nonprofit organization that has 125 years of service.
Medication Administration Procedure
- A Home Health Aide may administer medications, whether oral, suppository, eye drops, ear drops, inhalant, topical or administered through a gastrostomy tube if:
- The medications are regularly scheduled.
- Prior to the administration, the Home Health Aide is instructed by a RN in the procedures to administer the medications to each client.
- A RN specifies, in writing, and documents in the client's clinical records, the procedures to administer the medications to each client.
- Prior to the administration, the Home Health Aide demonstrates to a RN their ability to competently follow the procedure. This competency shall be documented by the RN and placed in the Home Health Aide's personnel file.
- In the case of pro re nata (PRN) medications, the administration of the medication is reported to a RN either:
- Within twenty-four (24) hours after its administration; or
- Within a time period that is specified by a RN prior to the administration.
- PRN medications shall be defined as a medication that is ordered to be administered or taken by a client as necessary. A Home Health Aide may not administer or inject medications into veins, muscle or skin.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to meet these demands:
- Ability to endure prolonged walking, sitting, standing, use of pulling, bending, and stooping movements.
- Ability to adapt to changes in daily work hour and schedule.
- Ability to lift/carry a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.
- Ability to push/pull more than fifty (50) pounds.
- Ability to perform tasks which require arm-hand steadiness.
- Ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time through duration of shift(s)
- Ability to squat, climb stairs, reach above shoulders, twist, bend and kneel repeatedly through duration of shift(s).
- Ability to see and interpret colors as in reading warning lights.
- Ability to hear normal sounds within background noise.
- Ability to speak clearly and make self understood.
- Ability to keep attention on task if routinely interrupted.
- Ability to understand a variety of concepts/approaches.
- Ability to remember tasks/assignments for a full shift
- Ability to work beyond regularly scheduled shift (overtime) when necessary.
- Ability to adapt to changes in daily work hours and schedule.
- Must be able to push/lift up to one hundred (100) pounds.
Employees will be expected to:
- Follow correct policy and procedures for department and facility Fire/Disaster/Missing Person Plan. Know the location of fire alarms and extinguishers.
- Follow correct policy and procedure for hand washing.
- Follow guidelines for proper method of lifting.
- All doorways, hallways and areas are to be kept clear.
- Know the location and purpose of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).Follow guidelines for department environment and safety measures.
- Follow guidelines for safe handling, inspection, maintenance and storage of equipment. Report any malfunction of equipment.
- Follow guidelines for safe handling and storage of chemicals and supplies.
- Follow correct policy and procedure for reporting of incidents: staff, residents, etc.