MY HOME NURSES LLC HHA Home Health Aide Chicago, IL · Part time

Home Health Aide





HHA services may also be provided by an LPN or RN. 


  1. Provides personal care and related services in the home, under the direction, instruction and supervision of the staff nurse and the Agency Supervisor. 
  2. Tasks to be performed by an HHA must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of an RN who will be responsible for the patient care provided by the HHA. 
  3. Under no circumstances may an HHA be assigned to receive or reduce any intravenous procedures, or any other sterile or invasive procedures, other than rectal temperatures. 


  1. Follows the plan of care to provide, safe, competent care to the patient 
  2. Helps the patient to maintain good personal hygiene and assists in maintaining a healthful, safe environment 
  3. Plans and prepares nutritious meals, markets when instructed to do so by the nurse/HHA care plan 
  4. Assists the patient with ambulation as ordered by the physician and approved and supervised by the nurse  
  5. Assists the therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processes 
  6. Encourages the patient to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan 
  7. Attempts to promote patient's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest 
  8. Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the patient and other members of the household and establishes a relationship with patient and family which transmit trust and confidentiality 
  9. Reports any change in the patient's mental or physical condition or in the home situation to the staff nurse, or Aide supervisor 
  10. Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the patient, as instructed by the professional nurse   
  11. Prepares a visit report promptly and incorporates same in the clinical record weekly 
  12. Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits so that other necessary visits by staff members HHA be coordinated 
  13. Works with personnel of other community agencies involved in the patient's care as directed by the nurse 
  14. Attends in-service as required by regulation 


  1. The ability to drive and the ability to access patients’ homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible are required. 
  2. Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform patient care. 
  3. On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move patient weight up to 250 pounds; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds. 
  4. Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. 


Use of BP cuff, thermometer and stethoscope Hand washing materials 


Has access to all patient medical records which may be discussed with the Registered Nurse and the Agency Supervisor 


  1. Prefer a high school diploma or equivalent  
  2. Must have completed a minimum of 120 hours of training by completion of a training program approved under the Long-Term Care Assistants and Aides Training Programs; and must be certified by Illinois OR 

Is approved on the state Health Care Worker Registry as having met the training or equivalency requirements. 

  1. Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to patient, self and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate this 
  2. Must understand and respect patient’s including ethics and confidentiality of care 
  3. Must have a current CPR certification 
  4. Must have criminal background check and other checks required by the state of Illinois