Home Health Aide (CNA) Homecare Dimensions - Dallas, TX

UHG Dallas, TX

About the Job

Opportunities with Homecare Dimensions. For more than 20 years, Homecare Dimensions has been bringing compassionate and skilled care into the homes of patients throughout Southern Texas. Our focus on combining empathy with quality of care enables us to effectively act as a supportive partner to primary care providers. And that makes our organization a perfect fit to Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. Career opportunities with Homecare Dimensions provide you with flexibility, autonomy and incredible support. More importantly, you’ll discover the tools, resources, training and technology that only a leader like Optum can provide. Want to make a bigger difference? Join us and start doing your life’s best work.(sm)
As a CNA with Homecare Dimensions, you will perform 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 records
Personal 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 tasks:
  • Reading 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

The majority of your work is in the field at patient’s homes. Candidates must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel within the Dallas area.

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Active and unrestricted Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) in the state of TX
  • Current BLS and/or CPR certification at time of hire or within 30 days of employment hire date
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and equipment
  • Reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
  • 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 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bilingual (Spanish / English)
  • Experience working as a CNA
  • Experience working with the geriatric population
  • Home care experience
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 240,000+ 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.
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