Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.
Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York
Provides assistance to clients of Nuvance Health Caregivers at Home(NHCH) , with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) as directed on clients’ individual care plans, within the guidelines of the certified nursing assistant (CNA) scope of practice and according to the NHCH policies and procedures.
Assists the client with personal care activities including bathing, oral hygiene, feeding and dressing.
Assists the client with exercises, ambulation, and transfer activities. This includes knowledge in use of devices such as canes, walkers, crutches, and lifts.
Independently assists the client with meal preparation/cooking and/or feeding. Must have working knowledge of special diets, diet restrictions, and techniques to maintain sanitary kitchen conditions to prevent food-borne illnesses.
Assists the client with medication prompts to remind the client to self-administer his/her medications.
Identifies and reports changes in client condition.
Independently provides basic homemaking and laundry assistance for client in the home.
Graduate of a nurse aide, home health aide or patient care tech program or a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as an aide in home care
Valid Driver’s License, Satisfactory Driving Record (Meets requirements of NHCH policy)
Must be willing to travel 40 or more miles to cover shifts
Must maintain a professional appearance and professional communication behaviors in client homes with both the clients’ and their family members/caregivers. Ability to competently identify changes in client condition and effectively communicate to changes to family members/caregivers.