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Best of Care, Inc Home Health Aide (HHA) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Summary: A Home Health Aide (HHA) is a trained paraprofessional prepared to assist healthcare personnel in providing services to clients by performing personal care and home management duties to maintain comfort, health and safety of a client living at home. Job Summary: A Home Health Aide (HHA) is a trained paraprofessional prepared to assist healthcare personnel in providing services to clients by performing personal care and home management duties to maintain comfort, health and safety of a client living at home. Essential Functions: Educational and Training Demands: The HHA must have knowledge, skills and training appropriate to do the work required, including demonstrated maturity to handle effectively situations that may be emotionally demanding and stressful. The HHA will perform job duties proficiently with routine intermittent supervision. HHAs must be at least 18 years old and have completed approved training and hold valid certification within 6 months of employment. Communication Demands: The worker must be able to relay emergency information by telephone, communicate with clients, relay client related information and communicate effectively with the supervisor. The HHA must also be able to follow a plan of care. He/she must ensure patient confidentiality. Physical Demands ? General Requirements: a. Good standing balance defined as the ability to stand and walk without a loss of balance. b. Full range of motion of upper body extremities as defined as the ability to obtain: i. Full shoulder flexion, extension, abduction and rotation. ii. Full elbow flexion, extension, supination and pronation. iii. Full wrist flexion, extension, radial and ulnar deviation. c. Normal upper extremity strength defined as the ability to move the specified body part through a full range of motion against maximum resistance. d. Full range of motion of lower body extremities as defined as the ability to obtain: i. Full hip flexion, extension, abduction, adduction and rotation. ii. Full knee flexion and extension. iii. Full ankle flexion and extension. e. Normal lower extremity strength defined as the ability to move the specified body part through a full range of motion against maximum resistance. f. Full trunk range of motion as defined as the ability to obtain full flexion and extension, rotation and side bending. g. Full cervical range of motion as defined by as the ability to obtain full flexion and extension, lateral flexion and rotation. Definitions Related to Activities Performed Continuous: 66 to 100% of the time Frequent: 31-65% of the time Occasional: 10-30 % of the time Rarely: less than 10% of the time Occurrence of Activities to be Expected While on Assignment Continuous: None. Frequent: Standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting, lifting, carrying, and repetitive hand motion. Occasional: Crawling, sitting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and fine motor skills. Rarely: Working overhead, balancing. Weight Lifting Requirements Continuous: None. Frequent: Up to 20 pounds. Occasional: Up to 50 pounds. Rarely: More than 50 pounds. Equipment Used to Carryout Job Duties: Gloves, aprons, masks, vacuum, washer, dryer, mops, brooms, etc.

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