Home Health Aide
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 5/21/2019

Job Description

Home Health Aide/Nursing Assistant

The primary role of the Home Health Aide/Nursing Assistant is to provide assigned residents with routine daily nursing care, activities of daily living, incidental homemaking and personal care in accordance with established agency nursing care procedures as directed by supervisors. The Home Health Aide reports any noted changes in the resident as they are noted.


Home Health Functions

  • Assists residents with personal care activities, including but not limited to:
    • Bathing – full or partial;
    • Shampoo/hair care;
    • Skin care/nail care, including foot soaks;
    • Oral hygiene/denture care;
    • Shaving;
    • Dressing.
  • Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding accurate performance of vital signs, weights, etc.
  • Administer medications and treatments under the director and supervision of the RN (refer to Medication Administration section).
  • Assists with ambulation, transfers and exercise.
  • Assist with body positioning or transfers of clients who are not ambulatory.
  • Perform household services essential to health care at home, including, but not limited to:
    • Meal preparation/feeding;
    • Laundry;
    • Light housekeeping.
  • Assist with bowel and bladder control, devices and training programs.
  • Respond and attend to client requests promptly.
  • Maintain proper hand washing techniques.
  • Maintain a safe client environment.
  • Maintain client confidentiality; treat clients and families with respect.
  • Understand, accept and respond to emotional needs of each client.
  • Reports promptly to the nurse any changes in the resident condition.
  • Reports any indication of resident illness to the nurse.
  • Provides any information on changes in skin conditions to the nurse.
  • Observe and report any noted changes in mental status to the nurse.
  • Report to charge nurse all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, and visitors.
  • Follow standard precautions and works within OSHA guidelines.
  • Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy.
  • Remains aware and takes special precautions to ensure a clean safe environment for residents and staff.
  • Reports any equipment malfunction to designated employee.
  • Accept and fulfill assignments with the Agency; exercise judgment in accepting assignments.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

What We Do:

Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Independent Living offers an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience, with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well.  Of course the complete security of a full continuum of health care, if ever needed, is always available, including Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Specialized Memory Support, Home Health and Outpatient Services. 

What We Are About & What We Expect: 

Gulf Coast Village is dedicated to our Service Vision of providing Exceptional Care and World Class Hospitality.  Our CARE Core Standards represent:  Courtesy, Attention to Detail, Responsiveness, and Enthusiasm.  We expect all of our team members to share in our dedication to our Service Vision and Core Standards. 

What You Can Expect from Us:

Full Time Staff: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending, Tuition Assistance, Paid Time Off (PTO) 

Full and Part Time Staff: Employee Assistance Program, PTO, Funeral and Jury Duty Leave, Toll Bridge Reimbursement, Direct Deposit, Fitness Center, Blood Donor Program and Appreciation and Recognition Programs 

More Than a Job: Working here at Gulf Coast Village, our team has the opportunity to serve others. Having a mission, purpose and vision gives meaning to our lives.  It provides a reason to go to work beyond a paycheck. We work together as a team in an environment that is challenging, rewarding and fun! 

If you feel that you are a qualified applicant and want a rewarding position enhancing the lives of others and supporting our Service Vision, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Job Requirements

      • Must be a CNA in the state of Florida
      • Be eighteen (18) years of age.
      • Have demonstrated sympathetic attitude toward care of the sick.
      • Process the ability to read, write and carry out directions.
      • Possess the maturity to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
      • Have demonstrated the ability to work with little supervision and make appropriate judgment.
      • Have demonstrated dependability, tact, and ability to follow orders.
      • Experience in an Assisted Living Facility or Memory Care Unit strongly preferred.
      • Ability to prioritize duties.
      • Customer service oriented.
      • Ability to understand and follow work assignments.
      • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
      • Must be a team player. 


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