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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/ Home Health Aide (HHA) - Lee & Collier County

Would you like to make a difference in someone's life every time you go to work? At Golden Care, your passion can touch and improve the lives of people in your community every day. We value our employees as our most important asset to provide the highest level of home care services for our local seniors.


  1. Individual must have successfully completed and provide evidence of formal training and certification as a home health aide or certified nursing assistant per state and federal law and regulation.  Training program must meet minimum requirement of forty (40) hours.

  2. Home health aides/certified nursing assistants must also meet the agency’s expectations as it relates to the competency evaluation program, utilized to confirm that skills learned or tested elsewhere can be transferred successfully to the care of the client in his/her place of residence.

  3. One (1) year experience in home healthcare preferred.

  4. Certified Nursing Assistants who earn their certificate in another state may work as a home health aide if they present a copy of their current certificate from that state. They may also contact the Department of Health to inquire about becoming a certified nursing assistant in Florida.

  5. Individuals who have graduated from an accredited school of nursing and are waiting to take their boards for licensure in Florida can work as a home health aide.

  6. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who can show proof they are licensed in another state or in Florida can work as a home health aide in Florida.


Reports to: Lead Agency RN/ Director of Operations

Duties include:

  1. The performance of all personal care activities contained in a written assignment by a licensed health professional employee or contractor of the home health agency and which include assisting the client or client with personal hygiene, ambulation and exercise, eating, dressing, shaving, physical transfer, and other duties as assigned.

  2. Maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment, which may include light cleaning and straightening of the bathroom, straightening the sleeping and living areas, washing the client's or client's dishes or laundry, and such tasks to maintain cleanliness and safety for the client.

  3. Providing nutritional support as needed.

  4. Reporting changes in the client’s condition.

  5. Other activities as taught by a licensed health professional employee or contractor of the home health agency for a specific client and are restricted to the following:

    • Assisting with the change of a colostomy bag, reinforcement of dressing;

    • Assisting with the use of devices for aid to daily living such as a wheelchair or walker;

    • Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises;

    • Assisting with prescribed ice cap or collar;

    • Measuring and preparing special diets;

    • Teaching household routine and skills to well members of the family;

    • Measuring intake and output of fluids;

    • Keeping records of personal health care activities;

    • Observing appearance and gross behavioral changes in the client and reporting to the registered nurse.


  1. The home health aide and CNA may also provide the following assistance with self-administered medication, as needed by the client:

    • Preparing necessary items such as juice, water, cups, or spoons to assist the client in the self-administration of medication;

    • Opening and closing the medication container or tearing the foil of prepackaged medications;

    • Assisting the client in the self-administration process. Examples of such assistance include the steadying of the arm, hand, or other parts of the client's body so as to allow the self-administration of medication;

    • Assisting the client by placing unused doses of solid medication back into the medication container.

  2. The home health aide or CNA may not change sterile dressings, irrigate body cavities such as giving an enema, irrigate a colostomy or wound, perform a gastric irrigation or enteral feeding, catheterize a client, administer medication, apply heat by any method, care for a tracheotomy tube, nor provide any personal health service which has not been included in the service provision plan.

  3. Abiding by the agency’s infection control policies, including proper handwashing techniques consistent with CDC Guidelines.

  4. Abiding by the agency’s Code of Conduct.

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