Provides personal care and limited home management services to
assigned patients according to the individual plan of care, which
is established by a registered nurse. Assumes the responsibility
for the daily telephoning of each assigned patient to confirm
Makes home visits to specified patients and provides personal
care according to the individual plan of care developed by the
Performs routine personal care activities for patients, which
includes but not limited to; bathing, dressing and undressing,
skin, nail, hair, osmotic, and simple wound care, shaving, oral
hygiene, and care of catheter and drainage bag.
Responsible for obtaining patient's temperature, pulse and
respiratory rate and for obtaining patient's fluid intake and
output. Documents/updates patient's care and health
Assists patients with transfer in and out of bed, chair,
bathroom, and/or wheelchair and with range of motion exercises of
upper and lower extremities. Assists patient in using bedpan,
urinal or commode, and in turning and repositioning.
Assists patients with planning and preparing meals, feeding and
testing of his/her urine for sugar and acetone.
Performs non-routine personal care activities for patients which
require additional instruction by a registered nurse prior to
providing care; bowel cares, which include, obtaining patient's
blood pressure, assisting patient with testing of blood sugars, and
performing other responsibilities approved by the agency.
Provides home management activities, which are medically
necessary and incidental to maintain and/or facilitate patient's
health, which includes but not limited to; laundering patient's bed
linens and/or personal clothing, light cleaning in essential areas
of the home used during personal care services, washing dishes used
in meal preparation, and/or shopping for groceries and medication,
Communicates with physicians and other members of the health
care team. Documents and communicates accurate and timely
information regarding patient conditions and patient/scheduling
Acts in a prompt, friendly, and professional manner when dealing
with patients, family members, caregivers and staff.
Participates in chart audits and continuous quality improvement
activities as requested.
- Casual position to fill in for vacations, leave of
- Hours are primarily 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
- Coverage area is from Appleton to Fond du lac (scheduled to
Licenses & Certifications
Nurse Aide in good standing with the Wisconsin Nurse Aide
Registry with eligibility to work in home health agencies and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare
Providers certification issued by the American Heart
Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless
department leader has determined it is not required, and
A valid drivers license issued by the Division of Motor
Driver license issued by the state of Illinois.
Advanced training beyond High School that includes the
completion of an accredited or approved program in Nursing
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 1 year of experience in providing patient
care within a home health care setting including experiences in
working with elderly, convalescent, and/or disabled persons.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Current driving record that meets Aurora fleet safety standards
and proof of automobile liability insurance.Must be listed in the
state of Wisconsin Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide registry or be
eligible for Home Health Aide competency testing. Maintains active
inclusion in the state of Wisconsin Nurse Assistant/Home Health
Registry and provides verification as requested by the agency.Must
have satisfactorily completed Agency's training and/or orientation
program.Excellent communication and listening skills.Must possess
maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the
job, showing a sympathetic attitude toward care of the sick.Must be
able to follow specific instructions for patient care. Must
prioritize tasks for efficient use of visit time.Must be able to
demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age of the patients served.