Hello!

Home Health Aide (HHA)

Home health aides provide personal care for patients who need assistance for a variety of reasons including illness, advanced age, disability, or cognitive impairment. An HHA is not a nurse or other medical professional, but a trained caretaker. While sometimes the duties of personal care aides and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) may overlap, it is important not to confuse the two.

HHAs provide a simplified routine of care for patients who struggle doing tasks but have the need or desire to still live in their own home. Although a home health aide works independently, he or she is supervised by a medical professional, usually a registered nurse.

 

  • Assists the patients in the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including personal care, hygiene, grooming, bathing, food preparation, eating, dressing, elimination, exercises, ambulation, changing/making patient’s bed and laundry & light housekeeping duties
  • Encourages the patient’s family to participate in patient’s care.
  • Provides companionship to patient
  • Assists in the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment. Uses equipment and supplies safely and properly
  • Medication reminders: Reminds the client to take and assist patient and/or family with self-administered oral medications as ordered by MD, in compliance with the laws of the state of Florida.
  • Takes and records accurate patient vital signs (temperature and pulse rate) when advised.
  • Assists with artificial limbs or walking aids.,
  • Accompanies clients to doctor visits
  • Follows the specified care plan as written, approved and supervised by the RN.
  • Informs RN of patient’s condition, documents activities and findings after each visit for submission as required by company procedures.
  • Provides emotional support to patient and family.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to provide references.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Have good personal hygiene.
  • Able to do light house keeping.
  • Successful completion of a state established or other training program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(b) or a competency evaluation program or state licensure program that meets the requirements of S484.367(b).
  • At least one year of experience in home care, nursing or hospital experience preferred.
  • State-approved training program
  • Competency evaluation
  • High school diploma or general education degree or equivalent and meets the training requirements in accordance with state and federal laws.

In Florida, to work for a Medicare or Medicaid home health agency, HHAs must possess a home health aide certification showing successful completion of at least 75 hours of healthcare training of which includes at least sixteen (16) hours of clinical training through a qualified home health aide program and successfully complete a competency evaluation approved by AHCA. An HHA will also need to pass a background check and have a clean driving record.

Application Process

PDF Documents (Fill & Sign)

The following three PDF documents are a necessary part of the application process. Please click the link, complete, sign and save the document. The document will automatically be forwarded to our HR department.  

I9-Employment Eligibility Verification

Privacy Policy Acknowledgment

Background Screening Requirements

Online Application

The application takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Please note that the application cannot be saved for future editing.

Required Document Upload

To complete the application process, please have the following documents available for upload. 

PERSONAL VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS

  • Professional Resume
  • Social Security Card
  • Current driver’s license, state identification or US Passport

PROFESSIONAL LICENSING DOCUMENT

  • Valid HHA license – Florida

CERTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

  • Liability Insurance
  • Worker’s Comp Exemption
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
  • OSHA Infection Control
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid
  • Direct Care Core Competences (DCCC) -APD
  • Zero Tolerance – APD
  • HIV/AIDS/BB Pathogens
  • Domestic Violence
  • Requirement for All Waiver Providers -APD
  • Civil Rights
  • Security Awareness
  • COVID-19 COCA Call

For potential hires, a HR specialist will contact you to schedule an interview. For all other applicants, we thank you for your interest.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to move forward. We wish you the best of luck in your career endeavors. We will keep your application on file for 90 days unless you ask us to remove it.

Accreditations

Accredited by The Joint Commission in Broward county and Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie counties.

Tri-County Home Care of Florida, Inc.

Tri-County Home Care of Florida, Inc.