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Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, Home Healthcare

Company: Optimal Home Care, Inc.
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Job Description:

Optimal Home Care Inc., is a Colorado-owned and operated home healthcare agency providing nursing, therapy, and social work services to patients in the Denver Metro area and along the Front Range of Colorado. Optimal is Medicare and Medicaid certified and CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) certified.

Join one of the largest and most respected home healthcare agencies in Colorado with

  • A family-feel culture
  • Technology-enhanced efficiency
  • A commitment to our community
  • Heart

    Established in 2004, Optimal has grown into a very diverse workforce of nearly 300 staff and continues to grow as we strive to provide the "best homecare possible" while preserving the agency founders' core values of commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence. The collaborative efforts of the Optimal team have produced a culture of family, integrity, innovation, flexibility, and personal and professional growth.

    We take excellent care of our patients, their families, our partners, and our employees. We offer a competitive benefits package, company car program, cell phones, Ipads (restrictions apply), 401k matching, as well as a great company culture. We are a cutting edge, forward thinking, team-oriented agency that is values-driven.

    Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA/CNA)

    This is a full-time position covering Denver's Northern Suburbs (East & West of I-25)


    Scope & Objective:

    The CNA/HHA will perform the following duties based on the Home Health Aide Assignment sheet completed by the Registered Nurse


    • Education: current C.N.A. / CHHA certification and DORA registration
    • Experience: preferably one year of experience as a C.N.A. / CHHA
    • Effective with both verbal and written communication
    • Possess adequate and effective interpersonal skills

      Reports to: Nursing Supervisor and/or DPCS

      Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

      Physical Demands:

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must frequently lift or move items weighing 50 pounds.

      Travel: This position requires daily travel within the front Range of Colorado.

      Tasks/Duties & Job Responsibilities:

      • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
      • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises and in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
      • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, and problems in order to report and discuss observations with a supervisor or case manager.
      • Massage patients and apply preparations and treatments, such as liniment, alcohol rubs, and heat-lamp stimulation.
      • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
      • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
      • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
      • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies and running errands.
      • Plan, prepare, and serve meals to patients, according to prescribed diets.
      • Provide patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as infant care, preparing healthy meals, independent living, and adaptation to disability or illness.
      • Complies with agency Policies and Procedures as well as Employee Handbook detailing Human Resources policies.
      • Other duties / responsibilities that support the agency's core values of Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence.
      • Completes emergency preparedness training as identified as appropriate for this employee level.
      • Participates in exercises and drills for emergency preparedness, as required.
      • Other duties and tasks as assigned by the Optimal Home Care Emergency Command Center communication tree in the event of a local, regional or national emergency and/or disaster.


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