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Opportunities for Employment

Advantage Home Health Care has been serving the home care needs of Hoosiers for over 20 years. Indiana owned and operated Advantage is one of the largest providers of home care services in the state with 14 locations serving 50 counties.

Registered Nurse

Responsibilities Include:

  • Functions permitted and defined by the Indiana Nurse Practice Act as it pertains to the RN.
  • Carrying out orders from the NS and the patient’s physician.
  • Documentation and summary of patient care and events pertaining to the patient’s progress and development.
  • Working with other members of the health care team for the purpose of providing sound and continuous patient care.
  • Participation in programs and in-service of AHHC.
  • Initiation of rehabilitative and constructive procedures to aid in the patient’s status and or progress.
  • Maintains communication with appropriate AHHC staff to avoid misunderstandings.
  • To complete a supervisory form weekly for each patient assigned to.
  • Other responsibilities that may be indicated orally or in writing that have to do with patient care and the role of the Registered Nurse regarding individual cases.

Direct Supervisor: Nursing Supervisor (NS)
The RN is utilized in accordance with the policies of the Indiana State board of Nursing, Indiana Nurse Practice Act, and other health care bodies, for the purpose of providing professional, skilled and technical functions to AHHC’s patients.

Qualifications Include:

  • Current Indiana license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • A sincere and genuine interest in patient care, home care, and compassion for the sick.
  • Six months experience as a RN preferred.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Responsibilities Include:

  • Functions permitted and defined by the Indiana Nurse Practice Act as it pertains to the LPN.
  • Carrying out orders from the Nursing Supervisor and the patient’s physician.
  • Documentation and summary of patient care and events pertaining to the patient’s progress and development.
  • Working with other members of the health care team for the purpose of providing sound and continuous patient care.
  • Participation in programs and in-service of AHHC.
  • Initiation of rehabilitative and constructive procedures to aid in the patient’s status and /or progress.
  • Maintaining communication with appropriate AHHC staff in an effort to avoid mistakes and misunderstandings.
  • Other responsibilities that may be indicated orally or in writing that have to do with patient care and the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse regarding individual cases.

Director Supervisor: Nursing Supervisor (NS)

The LPN is utilized in accordance with the policies of the Indiana State Board of Nursing, Indiana Nurse Practice Act, and other health care bodies, for the purpose of providing skilled and technical functions to the AHHC’s patients.

Qualifications Include:

  • Current Indiana license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • A sincere and genuine interest in patient care, home care, and compassion for the sick.
  • Six months experience as a LPN preferred.

Certified Home Health Aide

 

Direct Supervisor: Nursing Supervisor (NS)

Home Health Aides are recognized as key part of our home health care program. Certified Home Health Aides perform “hands-on” assistance with a patient’s physical dependency needs as well as non-skilled medical procedures ordered by the physician and delegated in writing by the Nursing Supervisor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist patient with Bathing
  • Mouth and denture care.
  • Assist patient to and in bathroom.
  • Assist patient with ambulation.
  • Hair care.
  • Assist in and out of bed
  • Assist with dressing and undressing
  • Housekeeping and meal preparation.

The Following Duties May Be Allowed IF DIRECTED by the Nursing Supervisor in Conjunction with a Physician.

  • Assist patient with wheelchair, cane, walker or crutch
  • Range of motion exercise (ROM)
  • Skin care.
  • Assist with oxygen
  • Change of ostomy device
  • Vital Signs
  • Application of non-sterile dressing on intact skin
  • Preparation of special meals.
  • Catheter care.
  • Measure intake & output (1 &0).

The following MAY NOT be Performed by the Home Health Aide

  • Tube feedings
  • Cold or heat application
  • Administration of an enema.
  • Care of a tracheostomy tube
  • Catheter or colostomy irrigation
  • Administration of any medication.
  • Providing medical advice.
  • Cutting finger or toenails.

Qualifications:

  • Is at least 18 years of age.
  • Is a high school graduate, has a GED, or demonstrates ability to read and write adequately to complete required forms and reports of visits and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Current Home Health Aide certification.
  • Adequate physical & mental health to perform the job and free from communicable disease.
  • Interest in and empathy for the ill.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work well with clients, families, and co-workers.

Attendant

 

Attendant Care responsibilities include:

  • Bathing (tub, shower)
  • Partial bath (hands, face, back, bottom)
  • Oral hygiene
  • Haircare
  • Shaving/Cosmetics application
  • Intact skin care
  • Dressing client
  • Hand and foot care.

Other Activities Essential to Assisting the Patient with Attendant Care are:

  • Homemaker duties.
  • Mobility
  • Nutrition
  • Elimination
  • Safety
  • Reminding client to self-administer medication
  • Assistance with correspondence

Direct Supervisor: Nursing Supervisor (NS)

Attendant Caregivers are recognized as a prominent part of our home health care programs. Attendant Care consists of patient safety, maintenance and support primarily involving a combination of personal assistance and homemaker activities. As with other services, these activities are performed under the direction of the Nursing Supervisor and the Care Plan is to be followed exactly.

The Following MAY NOT be performed by the Attendant Care are:

  • Bed bath.
  • Occupied bed changes.
  • Non-weight bearing transfer
  • Supervision of dispensing of medication
  • Skincare of broken skin
  • Passive range of motion exercises turns, and positions.
  • Assistance with crutch ambulation

Qualifications:

Attendant Caregivers are generally Certified Home Health Aides and adhere to the qualifications of the Certified Home Health Aide profile. Exceptions may be made depending on the unique needs of the individual patients.

Serving the Home Care Needs of Hoosiers for Over 24 Years