Certified Home Care Aide
Job Title: Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)
Job description: This individual provides personal care and household management activities under the supervision of a professional nurse supervisor. Responsibilities include adherence to a care plan that may include helping the patient with personal hygiene; preparing meals; running errands; accompanying the patient to the physician’s office; light housekeeping; and helping the patient with speech, language or physical therapy programs. A CHHA must practice universal precautions and infection control techniques. Certification is issued when the individual has completed a 77-hour training course and has passed both the written and the practical competency exam.