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02 Code of Conduct

 Satisfactory completion of the Home Health Aide Competency Exam
 Completion of a recognized home health aide training program or 6 months of recent experience as an aide
 Ability to read, writes, understand, and communicate written instructions
 Two work-related references
» Additional state-specific requirements under state licensure include: Virginia: Must meet one of the following or will not be assigned to
cases requiring home health aide services:
 Completion of an approved nurse aide training program and registration by the Virginia Department of Health Professions as a
Certified Nurse Aide
 Completion of a professional or practical nursing/nurse aide training program approved by the Virginia Department of education or
the Virginia Community College System or the Virginia Department of Health Professions
 Completion of a home health aide-training program approved by the Virginia Department of health prior to July 1, 1984 and in
continuous practice since that time
 85 hours of training for CNA or can become a registered nurse assistant for a fee (Both are required to attend seven hours of HTV training
and show proof of training to employer.)
■ Current CPR training
The CNA/HHA/CHHA provides only those services/tasks within the established job description, designated on the (Assignment of Duties)
and in
compliance with state-specific licensing regulations and agency policies and procedures.
■ Performing home management functions, such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making and cleaning
Reminding/assisting client with self-administration of medications
■ Planning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-up
■ Reporting changes in client’s condition or family situation to the office
■ Responding to and reporting emergency situations to the Management staff
■ Contacting supervisor about client/family requests that are not designated on the Assignment of Duties (Form)
■ Documenting services provided on the appropriate flow sheet, according to agency policies and procedures
■ Accompanying client to scheduled appointments
 Providing for and assisting with personal care needs, such as bathing, shaving, shampooing hair, dressing and grooming, oral hygiene and
■ Assisting with ambulating, including the use of walkers and wheelchairs, when applicable
■ Caring for children after successfully passing a criminal history check, and providing current proof of child/infant CPR training and
current MMR
■ Working in the home or remaining at the home while the client is absent (with supervisor's approval)
■ Assuring client safety and maintaining a safe environment
■ Encouraging self-help activities
■ Caring for intact skin to prevent skin breakdown
■ Assisting with safe client transfers and proper body positioning
Transporting clients or running errands
■ Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation Turning oxygen concentrator until /tank on only as directed by client
■ Collecting specimens (urine, stool and sputum only)
■ Calibrating intake and output
■ Adhering to client's rights
■ Maintaining client confidentiality
■ Assisting with toileting, including bedpans, urines and commode chairs
■ Clean and file fingernails and toenails
■ Assisting with prescribed exercise program, such as range of motion exercise, etc.
■ Taking and recording vital signs
■ Administering Fleel4D enema - not a soap suds or cleansing enema
■ Changing anon-sterile dressing or reinforcing an existing, non-sterile dressing (In Virginia: minimum of 8 hours
■ Training and competency required. Must be listed on slate registry as Nurse Aide 1.)
■ Caring for the physical and emotional needs of special-case assignments, such as Alzheimer-'s (In Virginia: minimum of 8 hours training and
Competency required.)
■ Providing ostomy care
■ Providing Foley catheter care and emptying drainage bag
■ Reapplying/changing a colostomy appliance/bag
■ Assisting with mechanical lift transfers (e.g., Hoyer)
■ Assisting with coughing and deep breathing
■ Applying elastic hose, such as TED
■ Applying condom catheters for external urinary drainage
■ Assisting with self-administered medications'.
■ Contacting or taking orders from the physician on the telephone
■ Inserting Foley catheter
■ Providing wound care and changing dressings
■ Administering invasive procedures, such as enemas (except Fleets), wound, gastric, colostomy or bladder irritations, auctioning, tube feeding,
douches, inserting rectal tubes or flatus bags, etc.
■ Dispensing or administering medications, including eye drops, ointment, skin patches, liquid medicine, ear drops, pain medications and
■ Providing a bowel program
■ Caring for tracheostomies
■ Applying warm compresses or heating pads
■ Performing urine tests
■ Using oi' assisting client with glucometer
■ Regulating flow rate of oxygen
 Performing heavy house cleaning, such as washing wails or windows, moving heavy furniture, and cleaning basements
■ Babysitting
■ Lending or borrowing money or other articles
■ Recommending services or diagnosing and treating client problems
Providing personal telephone numbers to clients/families, or contacting clients/families, unless instructed to do so by LHC office
Accepting private employment from client or financially responsible person
■ Accepting payment or gifts from the client/family
■ Cutting and/or trimming toenails or fingernails
Lifeline Home Care Supervisor Nursing Supervisor or Management
Caregivers are expected to present a professional, clean and neat appearance it all times when on assignment and/or when representing
Lifeline Home Care, Inc.
 Clothing: Comfortable fitting street clothes with consideration of professional appearance. May include the following: slacks, kneelength
or longer skirts, culottes or walking shorts, blouses or sweaters, and uniform smock top or white uniform.
Caregivers must wear an identification badge.
Not Allowed; Skin-tight clothing Sweat pants or warm-up outfits
Attire above knee length Sleeveless lops, lank tops
Jeans or Levi's Low-cut blouses or dresses
Shirts or tops with any slogan or inappropriate picture
 Footwear; Shoes must be clean, in good repair', low-heeled with enclosed toes, and provide protection and support for safety; color
must be standard and business/professional appearance. Socks or hose (foot covering) are required at all times. Not Allowed: Opentoe
shoes, Strap sandals, High heels
 Personal Hygiene: Clean, neat appearance; prevention of body odors; minimal use of perfumes. Clients may have an allergic reaction
or aversion to odors/perfumes.
 Nails; Clean, well-trimmed; no dipped polish length appropriate for client and personal safety.
 Hair; Clean, styled for professional appearance; arranged in a manner that does not interfere with client care. Unconventional hair
styles and colors are to be avoided. Hah longer than shoulder length must be restrained at back of neck.
 Jewelry: Minimal use of jewel, for personal safety and prevention of client injury. Dangle earring and long neck chains may not be
appropriate and may cause injury, Multiple rings or neck chains that could potentially tear protective gloves are not to be worm.
A particular facility may request that a caregiver' follow that institution's dress code.
1 certify that I have been oriented to and understand Lifeline Home Care Inc. client care policies and procedures. 1 received a copy of this job
description and I understand the duties, responsibilities, and any limitations.
Your conduct has a great deal to do with the reputation of our agency. If you are dependable,
trustworthy and considerate of the client you will be a valuable asset to our agency. Being
respectful, cheerful and courteous add to your value also. A sense of humor is good to have when
you are working with our clients.

You must follow certain common sense rules of conduct. The penalty for violating the rules may
result in your termination and notification to the Board of Nm-sing. Some examples follow:

 1. Negligence and inconsiderate treatment of a client and/or responsible person(s).
 2. Abandoning a. client - leaving a client unattended.
 3. Divulging confidential information.
 4. Falsifying records, reports or information of any nature.
 5. Theft, misappropriation or unauthorized possession or use of property belonging to the
     agency, the client or any other employee.
 6. Use or possession of intoxicating beverages or reporting to work under the influence of
 7. Illegal use or possession of narcotics or drugs.
 8. Possession of a weapon while on assignment or on agency premises.
 9. Insubordination.
10.Conduct unbecoming to the reputation of the agency.