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Private Duty - HHA - Home Health Aide

Job ID 5953 Date posted 12/11/2020 Division Empath Home Health Position Type PRN Shift Other

Empath For You, a member of Empath Health is currently seeking a Private Duty HHA to join our team. If you are compassionate, motivated and interested in making a positive impact in your community, you will find a rewarding career at Empath Health.

Under the direction of the Private Duty Manager, the Private Duty Home Health Aide is responsible for providing personal care and tasks related to the activities of daily living. The Private Duty Aide should be able to respond sensitively to patient/family needs by observing and reporting any changes, including physical, spiritual, social and emotional, to the private duty manager or administrator.

Morning, early evening and weekend shifts available in addition to standard daytime hours
Start Times are 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 6pm.

Total available hours per week can vary from 10 - 30 hours.
We have positions available in different locations throughout the Pinellas County area.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gloves, and hand-sanitizer is provided.

As a nonprofit, integrated network of care, Empath Health supports anyone facing chronic or advanced illness. We help patients live as comfortably and meaningfully as possible and offer assistance to their families and caregivers along the way. No matter where someone is on their journey, our spectrum of medical and emotional support services provides compassionate care for each and every patient.

Suncoast Hospice, Empath Home Health, and Empath Health Pharmacy are proud to be accredited by the Joint Commission showing our commitment to quality.

Empath Home Health is a nonprofit provider of comprehensive home health care services based in Pinellas County. As a member of Empath Health, our focus is helping homebound patients and their caregivers manage their illness or condition and enjoy a better quality of life.

Mission: Through every step of every journey, we offer compassion through extraordinary care, hope through innovative services and inspiration through endless encouragement.

Vision: To be the leader in life-changing health care.

• Experience: One to three months related experience and/or training preferred.
• Licensure:
o Valid Florida State Driver’s License
• Certifications:
o Home Health Aide certification with minimum of 40 hours completed.
o Valid CPR certification from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
o Infection Control (within last 2 years)
o Minimum of 2 hours Alzheimer’s Training
o Minimum of 2 hours Self-Administered Medication Administration
• Continuing education: Meets State/Federal certification guidelines.
• Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) or Fit for Duty examination (as necessary) with “Capable” result required.
• Employee must have a smartphone and access to a computer.
• Employee must have reliable transportation which will enable them to perform tasks and responsibilities in a timely and appropriate fashion. Must provide proof of valid automobile insurance, a copy of which will be placed in the employee’s HR file.

Applicants provisionally accepted for employment will be required to undergo a fitness for duty evaluation. The individual will be required to simulate the tasks that they would normally be expected to perform in their role. Those who qualify under ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) will be provided with reasonable accommodations to assist in the performance of the evaluated tasks.

Empath Health values diversity as it strengthens our community and care. We embrace the diversity of cultures, thoughts, beliefs and traditions of our employees, volunteers and people we are honored to serve across our network. Our diverse staff reflects our community and each day, we work to be respectful, sensitive and competent with each other and those in our care. In every journey, we are dedicated to achieving comfort, dignity and exceptional care. Those of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply with us or seek our care and services.

Our commitment to patient, client, staff and volunteer safety is a cornerstone of a High Reliability Organization with a focus on zero harm. Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Empath Health employees.

Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

EEO is the Law