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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

POSITION SUMMARY

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for various office functions within the Home Care Office that includes, but not limited to, areas such as reception, personnel, recruitment, establishing appointments, processing billing transmittals, correspondence, payroll, filing, answering telephones, typing, word processing, assisting with human resources/recruitment projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. High School diploma or general education degree/equivalency; Associate Degree in Business or related area desired.
2. One to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination or education and experience.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to speak effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, patients, and other employees of the agency.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and the computer; Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Self-directing, good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or few concrete variables.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Computer, Telephone, Copy Machine, Fax, Calculator, Camera, Laminating Machine.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: BILLING CLERK

POSITION SUMMARY

The Billing clerk is responsible to conduct activities related to employee payroll and contract/patient billing, as assigned by Administrator.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. High School diploma or graduate of a business school in the area of bookkeeping; one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination or education and experience.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, patients, and other employees of the agency.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and the computer: word processing and Excel.
  • Good Organizational writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or few concrete variables.

BASIC KNOWLEDGE

Computer, Telephone, Copy Machine and Fax.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: DIETICIAN/NUTRITIONAL COUNSELOR

POSITION SUMMARY

Nutritional Counseling series consist of the assessment and evaluation of the patient’s nutritional status and any recommendations for alterations in dietary regimens based upon the prescribing practitioner’s prescribed diet. The dietician/nutritionist can either provide direct nutritional counseling to patients or provide consultation and direction to the nurse. This service is provided to individuals who have acute condition or changes in their health status that requires education in their dietary regimen to control or management of complications related to their medical conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelors Degree with a major in Foods and Nutrition from a college or university approved by the Department of Education; and
2. Registered or eligible for registration by the American Dietetic Association;
3. A minimum of one year experience in a health care setting, preferably home health care, which included counseling in normal and therapeutic nutrition.

  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers or employees of the agency. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations as related to medication calculations, units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Computer literate, desired; Good organizational and interpersonal skills.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Telephone, Fax Machine, Copy Machine, Computer.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Director of Patient Services

POSITION SUMMARY

The LHCSA Administrator oversees the management and operation of home care program. The Administrator ensures the services he/she is responsible for is delivered in an efficient and cost-effective manner maximizing customer satisfaction. This position ensures that all aspects of home care operate within the standards of all applicable laws, rules and regulation of the Organization representing the home care program.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduate of a Bachelor or Masters Program in a Health Related, Business or Finance related field.
2. Three years of supervision and administrative experience in a health care organization.

  • Ability to read and interpret industry publications and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to administration, department heads, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Management skills
  • Knowledge of computer software i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract concrete variables.

EQUIPMENT OPERATION

Computer, Office equipment, Charts and Files


POSITION DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF PATIENT SERVICES

POSITION SUMMARY

A Home Health Aide is an individual who provides personal care, home management and other related home heath supportive services in order to assist the individual to continue living in their home environment when there are disruptions due to illness, disability, social disadvantage or other problems in the home. The Home Health Aide is under the direct supervision of the licensed nurse. The HHA provides care in accordance with the DOH Matrix: Permissible and Non-Permissible Activities: HHA Services.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Successful completion of a New York State Department of Health approved Home Health Aide training program as demonstrated by a valid Home Aide Certificate.

  • Ability to speak, read and write in English sufficiently to understand and interpret the HHA Plan of Care, document care provided on the HHA Time and Activity report and able to call agency to report change and/or issue related to the patient and/or 911 in case of an emergency.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using; units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Holds a valid Home Health Aide Certificate.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Walker, Cane, Crutches, Wheelchair, Commode, Hospital Bed, Hoyer Lift, Household Appliances (i.e. vacuum Refrigerator, Stove, Blender, Toaster, etc.)


POSITION DESCRIPTION: HOMEMAKER

POSITION SUMMARY

The Homemaker is accountable for performing household activities to maintain an environment which is safe, clean, and promotes the physical and emotional well-being of the patient. The HM provides services in accordance with Level Personal Care Aide Functions and Tasks Scope of Practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of a New York State Department of Health/Department of Social Services approved Personal Care Aide training and/or Home Health Aide training program as demonstrated by a valid Person Care Aide/Home Health Aide Certificate.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English sufficiently to understand and interpret the HHA Plan of Care, document care provided on the HHA Time and Activity report and able to call agency to report change and/or issue related to the patient and/or 911 in case of an emergency.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using ;units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

BASIC KNOWLEDGE

Household appliance (i.e. Vacuum Refrigerator, Stove, Blender, Toaster, etc.)


POSITION DESCRIPTION: HOUSEKEEPER

POSITION SUMMARY

The Housekeeper is an individual who provides assigned housekeeping duties to promote a clean, healthy environment.

1. Maturity, emotional and mental stability.
2.Experience in providing house-keeping services, verified by references.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English sufficiently to understand and interpret the HHA Plan of Care, document care provided on the HHA Time and Activity report and able to call agency to report change and/or issues related to the patient and/or 911 in case of an emergency.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions.
  • Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Household appliances (i.e. vacuum, refrigerator, stove, blender, toaster, etc.)


POSITION DESCRIPTION: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

POSITION SUMMARY

The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care and services to clients in their place of residence/facility in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures and under the supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduate of an approved LPN Program.
2. NYS Licensed and currently registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
3. One-two years experience in the provision of nursing care in an acute care facility. One year home care experience desired.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations as related to medication calculations, units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Good Organizational writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Telephone, General Office Equipment, Durable Medical Equipment and Nursing Equipment


POSITION DESCRIPTION: MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER (MSW)

POSITION SUMMARY

The MSW is involved in the psychosocial problems of the patient. Although the focus is on psychosocial problems, their interventions must contribute significantly to the patient’s medical conditions. Interventions provided by the Medical Social Worker include: Psychosocial assessments; Financial-environmental assessment; Counseling; short-term therapy; Community resource planning.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently licensed as an Medical Social Worker in the State of New York;
  • Masters Degree from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • A minimum of one year social work experience in a health care setting, preferably home health care.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers or employees of the agency. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Computer literate, desired; Good organizational and skills.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Telephone, Fax Machine, Copy Machine, Computer.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

POSITION SUMMARY

The occupational therapist assists client’s acquire the skills necessary to accomplish ADLs. Occupational Therapists their interventions on the client’s upper extremities and on the fine muscle skills needed to perform functional activities, such as eating or dressing. In addition to assisting clients to develop self-care skills, the therapist is involved in assessing the client’s home for safety and suggesting modifications to improve the client’s ability to function independently.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Currently licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the State of New York and has graduated from an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association or the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
2. Eligible for registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association.
3. A minimum of one year occupational therapy experience in a health care setting, preferably home health care.

  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers or employees of the agency. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Computer literate, desired; Good organizational and skills.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Assistive Devices, Splints, OT Modalities, Telephone, Fax Machine, Copy Machine, Computer.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: PERSONAL CARE AIDE

POSITION SUMMARY

A Personal Care Aide is a person who provides nutritional support, assistance with personal hygiene and the environmental maintenance necessary for an individual to remain in his/her own home. The Personal Care Aide is under direct supervision of the licensed nurse. The PCA provides services in accordance with Level I and Level II Personal Care Aide Functions and Tasks Scope of Practice.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Successful completion of a New York State Department of Health/Department of Social Services approved Personal care Aide training program as demonstrated by a valid Personal Care Aide Certificate.

  • Ability to speak, read and write in English sufficiently to understand and interpret the HHA Plan of Care, document care provided on the HHA Time and Activity report and able to call agency to report change and/or issues related to the patient and/or 911 in case of an emergency.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Holds a valid Personal Care Aide Certificate.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Walker, Cane, Crutches, Wheelchair, Commode, Hospital Bed, Hoyer Lift, Household Appliances (i.e. Vacuum, Refrigerator, Stove, Blender, Toaster, etc.)


POSITION DESCRIPTION: PHYSICAL THERAPIST

POSITION SUMMARY

Physical Therapy Services are provided to individuals who demonstrate the presence of a functional limitation. Physical therapist’s role is to provide skilled intervention to improve the patient’s level of functioning in self-care, mobility, safety, range of motion, or strength and to establish a safe and effective maintenance program. Examples of therapy services include assessment of needs and development of a therapy program for the patient.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Currently licensed and registered with the NYS Department of Education as a Physical Therapist.
2. Graduation from a Physical Therapy curriculum approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or the Council on Medical Education of The American Medical Association.
3. One year physical therapy experience in an acute health care setting, home health care experience desirable.

  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers or employees of the agency. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations as related to medication calculations, units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Computer literate, desired; Good organizational and skills.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Assistive Devices, Splints, PT Modalities, Telephone, Fax Machine, Copy Machine, Computer.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: REGISTERED NURSE

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible to provide direct skilled nursing services to patients. Perform shift and private duty nursing services. Responsible for the planning, coordination, provision, and evaluation of direct nursing services to patients and their families in accordance with professional practice act and agency policy.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. NYS Licensed and currently registered as a Registered Professional Nurse.
2. Graduate of an approved school of nursing and holds a Diploma, Bachelor or Masters Degree.
3. One year experience in the provision of nursing care in an acute care facility. Three – five years satisfactory Nursing experience in Home Care.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before customers/patients or employees of the agency.
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations as related to medication calculations, units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Good Organizational writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

BASIC KNOWLEDGE

Telephone, Copy Machine, Calculator, Durable Medical Equipment and Nursing equipment.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: REGISTERED NURSE SUPERVISOR

POSITION SUMMARY

The Registered Nurse Supervisor is responsible for the direction, coordination and direct supervision of the agency’s paraprofessional staff and nursing services. This position provides in-field professional supervision and on the job training to home health aides, personal care aides, nurses, therapists and counselors. The Registered Nurse also assists in the agency’s continuing education/in-service program and field competency testing of all clinical staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. NYS Licensed and currently registered as a Registered Professional Nurse.
2. Graduate of an approved school of nursing and holds a Diploma, Bachelor or Masters Degree.
3. One year experience in the provision of nursing care in an acute care facility. Three – five years satisfactory Nursing experience in Home Care.

  • Thorough knowledge of the scope of practice of professional and paraprofessional healthcare.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before customers/patients or employees of the agency.
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations as related to medication calculations, units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Good Organizational writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

EQUIPMENT OPERATION

Telephone, Copy Machine, Calculator, Durable Medical Equipment and Nursing equipment.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

POSITION SUMMARY

The Respiratory Therapist evaluates and treats cardiopulmonary health. This includes teaching patients and their families about treatment and maintenance of pulmonary heath problems, including the use of respiratory therapy equipment and medications The RT provides routine respiratory care services to clients in their homes and select, instruct and troubleshoot appropriate equipment and/or services to meet client needs. Respiratory therapy is provided in accordance with physician orders.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. An Associate Degree from a respiratory therapy program registered by the Board of Regents and/or accredited by the national respiratory therapy professional association.
2. Licensed and currently registered in NYS as a Respiratory Therapist.
3. At least 2 years experience providing respiratory therapy in an acute or sub acute care facility. Home care experience desirable.

  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers or employees of the agency. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations as related to medication calculations, units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Computer literate, desired; Good organizational and skills.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

Respiratory equipment and supplies, Telephone, Fax Machine, Copy Machine, Computer.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: SPEECH/LANGUAGE THERAPIST

POSITION SUMMARY

Speech Therapy services are provided to individuals who have speech and language problems, including difficulties or delays in language development. Problems with speech and language may be either expressive or receptive. In addition, ST services are also helpful with patients who are experiencing Dysphagia. The speech therapist works with patients to improve their ability to carry out independently ADLs related to communication or swallowing, i.e. talking on a phone, eating or managing oral secretions.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Currently licensed as a Speech and Language Pathologists in the State of New York.
2. Possesses a Certificate of clinical completion in Speech from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
3. A minimum of one year speech therapy experience in a health care setting, preferably home health care.

  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers or employees of the agency. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager’s, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations as related to medication calculations, units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Computer literate, desired; Good organizational and interpersonal skills.

EQUPMENT OPERATION

ST Modalities, Telephone, Fax Machine, Copy Machine, and Computer.