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Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide job overview

A home health aide provides personalized, at-home care for seniors and patients with chronic illnesses, disabilities, or cognitive impairments. They work under the supervision of a registered nurse or home health agency to execute a care plan that is tailor suited to the patient’s needs. Their main objective is to help patients accomplish the activities of daily living to lead more independent lives. In addition to healthcare tasks like taking vital signs, replacing bandages and dressings, and assisting with physical therapy; they may also help to manage medications, and provide companionship and emotional support to patients and family members. Additional duties include light housekeeping tasks like cleaning and vacuuming, providing personal care assistance with bathing and hygiene, and domestic tasks like food preparation, grocery shopping, or scheduling appointments. A home health aide typically works in patients’ homes for a home health agency.

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Home Health Aide job summary

Are you an empathetic and compassionate caregiver, who takes pride in helping people lead more independent lives?  Our busy home health agency is seeking an experienced home health aide to assist our case managers in implementing patient-specific care plans. You’ll give our patients companionship and help with basic medical care, light housekeeping duties, personal care, and hygiene tasks so that they are empowered to live happily at home. You must have 1-3 years of experience as an HHA or caregiver and possess excellent communication skills.  If you enjoy a position that is varied and rewarding every day, we want to hear from you!


Ashburn, VA
Home Health Aide responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the case manager to implement care plans for patients, and maintain updated and accurate care records
  • Transport patients as needed to doctor’s offices or other health care services, grocery shopping, or for other errands
  • Provide personal care tasks such as calling doctors’ offices, scheduling appointments, and coordinating Medicare and other insurance details
  • Oversee medication tasks such as opening bottles, organizing self-administered dosing and arranging refills; and assist with meal preparation and planning
  • Complete basic medical tasks such as taking vital signs, measuring glucose and ketone levels, replacing bandages and dressings, and ensuring the proper use of medical devices
  • Help patients complete exercise, and physical therapy and ambulate the patient as indicated in the care plan
  • Maintain psychological and emotional support for patients and family members - provide quality companionship
  • Stay on top of light housekeeping tasks including but not limited to laundry, bed making, vacuuming, etc.
  • Enable patients to complete personal hygiene tasks like bathing, toileting, shaving, grooming, dressing, etc.
Home Health Aide qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED is required - some college preferred
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) is highly valuable- approved home health aide training programs from community colleges are accepted
  • 1-3 years of experience as an HHA/ home health aide, personal caregiver, nursing assistant, or personal care aid for a home health agency, at patient homes or care facilities settings is needed
  • A valid state driver’s license, reliable transportation, and current auto insurance is required
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs, you may be required to stoop, bend, reach, and transfer patients up to 250 lbs as needed
  • Pass a full employment background check, drug test, and physical, and possess current CPR certification and first aid training
  • Empathetic, compassionate, and kind personality with excellent organization and communication skills are desired
Home Health Aide compensation

$12.12 / hour (National Average)

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