The Home Health Aide is responsible for performing health related tasks and may also provided assistance with personal hygiene, housekeeping and other related supportive tasks to a client in his/her home or facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.
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Modified and Complex Modified diets require specific instruction by the Nurse.
(cane, walker, crutches); walking inside or outside of home, use of safety belt
Note: Additional activities as defined by the Department of Health in the Scope of Practice for Home Health Aides may be taught with the physician’s approval and supervised by the Nurse as appropriate to the client and aides’ competency. For example:
Written evidence of having successfully completed a 75- hour New York State Department of Health approved:
Basic Training Program in home health aide service OR,
Equivalency Examination or Competency Only Program in home health aide services
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS: