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Employer: Reno County
Division: County Health Department
Job Title: Home Health Aide
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

Employer:  Reno County                                                                                                       

Department:  Health Department

Job Title:  Home Health Aide

Salary:  D.O.Q.

Job Number:  1215RN – Position Open Until Filled

Position Opened:  07/20/2018

Job Objectives:

Provide Home Health Nurse Aide services in the homes of sick or disabled persons.  Record information in patient’s medical records.  Perform light cleaning duties, prepare simple meals and run short errands.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist patients with baths and proper skin care.  Observe skin for any disorders.  Assist clients in getting dressed.  Straighten bathroom after bathing client.  Maintain chart on client regarding what was done for patient.  Report any change in clients health/habits.  Register vital signs of patient (weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperature as instructed by RN.  Check vehicle for gas and oil and may assist with washing vehicle.  May perform restorative services as instructed by Physical Therapist Consultant and RN if qualified report progress of patient to RN.  May deliver supply list to hospital and may pick up necessary supplies.  May shampoo, dry and comb/brush client’s hair if ordered.  May run short errands for client if approved by supervisor.  May make beds and prepare simple meals for client.  May monitor medication compliance when directed by RN.  May give enemas; insert suppositories when authorized by RN.  Perform motion exercises or encourage mobility and exercise within medically determined limitation.  Provide patient and family members with psychological and emotional support.  Encourage realistic independence.  Promote patient’s mental alertness through conversation and active listening.  May provide assistance to nurses in mid-level or physician clinics within the scope of home health aide practice.  May perform duties in mid-level or physician clinic assistance as assigned by the nurse.

Job Standards:

High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.  Kansas certification as a Home Health Aide Required.  Attend in-service monthly meetings.  12-hours of in-service annually.  Employee is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all certification requirements relative to the position.

Testing/Screening Requested:

Must pass pre-employment Physical Capacity Profile and Drug Screen.


Operate all job related machinery equipment, tools and other aids as required, necessary, or needed in the performance of these job functions.

Work Environment:

90% indoor and 10% outdoors.  may be required to drive in inclement weather.  Home environments may lack proper heat or cooling equipment or equipment may not be in use.  Surroundings may be noisy.  In home assignments may require exposure to a smoking environment.  On occasion may be exposed to spills of blood or body fluids.

This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.

Reno County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reno County is an at-will, equal opportunity employer.  Reno County provides Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits to eligible, covered employees.  Reno County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state or federal law.  Reno County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Renee Harris, Reno County Human Resources by phone at (620)694-2988 or by email at renee.harris@renogov.org.  Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com.  You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Reno County prohibits employment of family members when such employment will create a situation where one person is in the direct chain of command and supervises, manages, or will be supervised or managed by another family member.  Family members are defined as spouses, biological parents, children and siblings, in-laws, grandparent, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, adoptive parents, children and siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, or individuals with whom an employee has a close personal relationship such as domestic partners, cohabitants, and significant others.  Employees are expected to disclose relationships covered by this policy whenever they come into existence.

Vacancy Number: 1215RN

Open Date: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: