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CNA (Home Health Aide)

Job Description

Please only apply to this job if you are a certified nursing assistant.  Provides support services, under the supervision of the appropriate Client Service Department staff, that assist the client or family in the achievement of physical and emotional comfort.

Job Requirements

1.   Certified by the state as a home health aide, successful completion of a nurse aide course that meets federal/state requirements or successful completion of Eight-Hour Training for New Home Service Workers in Illinois.

2.   Takes oral and written instruction well.

3.   Works in a team responsibly and independently without direct supervision.

4.   Records observations and activities.

5.   Good communication skills.

6.   Knowledge and Abilities:

a)   Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to and communicate with primarily the geriatric population, and to a lesser degree the pediatric and adult populations.

b)   Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.

c)   Able to assess data reflecting the client's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each client's requirements relative to their age-specific needs.