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
The Elder Care Aide is responsible for providing home health and health related social services to Band Elders.
• High school graduate or GED is required.
• Home Health Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant certification is required.
• Minimum of one (1) year experience in a client advocacy or similar capacity.
• Knowledge of and experience with patient care, dressing changes, taking and recording of vital signs, etc.
• CPR Certification is required.
• Knowledge of local and regional health and social service resources (MLB, county, state, etc.).
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with people of all ages.
• Experience in and sensitivity to Native American culture.
• Knowledge of Native American traditions and customs.
• Ability to work intimately and sensitivity with clients, their families and significant others.
• Must have current driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, proof of current insurance coverage, and insurability under the Band’s Auto Insurance Policy.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist in the planning and delivery of health education/disease prevention information to clients.
• Advise and educate clients about services available from the Band and other resources.
• Assist in the delivery of medications and/or over-the-counter drugs.
• Maintain knowledge of all clients and their needs to assure that appropriate health education/disease prevention is provided.
• Arrange transportation, as necessary, to enable client to obtain health services.
• Maintain accurate records of personal mileage.
• Maintain a complete record of all services provided to clients, prepare and submit reports monthly.
• Assist clients in obtaining services for which they are eligible.
• Accept and act on referrals from health professionals and community agencies.
• Identify and report all environmental or other health hazards in community.
• Act in the capacity of an advocate for clients in the community.
• Advise others when supplies and equipment need to be re-ordered.
• Maintain professional knowledge base, practice standards and protocols for community health services.
• Provide Home Health Aide Services within the scope of training.
• Other Duties as assigned.
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of moderate stress while dealing with patients. Workload may also be a source of stress.
• Work is generally in doors in a controlled climate area.
• Minimal threat of personal danger or risk.
• Work exposes incumbent to contagious or infectious diseases or hazardous chemicals. Work requires use of protective devices such as mask, goggles and gloves.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours.
• Local travel is required.