Home Health Aide

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

Home Health Aide

SUMMARY:
The Home Health Aide provides living skills assistance and basic health care services to patients under the care of the Public Health department.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A high school diploma or GED is required.
Home Health Aide Certification is required.
CPR Certificate is required.
Ability to communicate using specialized medical terminology.
Good organizational and interpersonal skills are required.
Ability to adapt to change is required.
Ability to prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, write simple correspondence and documentation, and present information to individuals and small groups is required.
Knowledge of the Data Privacy Act and ability to maintain confidentiality of residents, facility, and Band information.
• Prior experience in and sensitivity to a Native American culture is preferred.
Ability to work intimately with and sensitively with residents, families, providers, and other staff.
Ability to effectively present information on one-to-one and small group situations to tenants and other employees of the organization.
Must pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol test, and criminal background check.
Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, proof of current personal insurance, and be insurable under the Band’s auto insurance policy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist residents with apartment clearing and laundry chores.
• Periodically take and record resident vital signs, report changes in vital signs to charge LPN or RN.
• Assist with treatments, if any, delegated by the Registered Nurse per a resident’s individualized care plan.
• Periodically remind residents to take medications, record all medications taken by residents, reports concerns to charge LPN or RN.
• Complete treatments as listed on the Treatment Flow Sheet, document treatments as appropriate, report concerns to charge LPN or RN. Provide other care as listed on Individual Care Plan.
• Accompany residents to health care appointments as needed.
• Pick up resident prescriptions at Pharmacy, transport medications back to client.
• Report changes in physical and emotional condition of residents to charge LPN or RN.
• Communicate with following shift regarding care or treatment plan changes.
• Maintain resident confidentiality and privacy.
• Attend meetings and in-service trainings, as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Work is exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
• Some minimal exposure risk to blood borne pathogens and infectious disease.
• Hours are typically 8-5 Monday through Friday but could vary.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
e-mail to hr@millelacsband.com