Are you looking for a new career in healthcare? Are you a compassionate person who is interested in learning about caring for older adults? Are you willing to travel throughout the Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery County areas?
Holy Redeemer Health System is committed to providing services within the community and continually offers training opportunities to people who are interested in beginning a career in healthcare. We offer free training programs to teach you the skills needed to care for older adults in their homes.
Q: What are the duties of a Home Health Aide?
A: Home Health Aides are responsible for providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for the patient in their home. Some of the job duties include:
- Providing personal care, such as assisting with bathing, dressing and grooming
- Assist with walking or carrying out physical therapy exercises
- Monitoring the patient’s condition by observing physical and mental states
- Reminding patients to take their medications
- Light housekeeping duties, such as bed making, laundry, shopping, cooking meals or running errands
Q: What are the requirements to become a Home Health Aide?
A: Those who are interested in becoming a Home Health Aide must have:
- Basic math and reading skills (required)
- High school diploma or GED (preferred)
- A driver’s license and access to a car (required)
Training is provided to applicants with the potential of becoming an employee with Holy Redeemer Health System. Potential employees must be able to complete a physical examination and provide work-related references. A criminal history background investigation and motor vehicle record check from various state and federal agencies will also be conducted and employment is contingent upon the results of those inquiries.
Q: Why should I choose Holy Redeemer’s Training Class?
A: Holy Redeemer can provide you with the tools to begin your new career in healthcare. Our training class is taught by a Registered Nurse who has experience teaching new caregivers the skills needed to provide care to patients in their home. Our class is held several times a year in our office in Northeast Philadelphia. The training class is typically held Monday through Friday for two weeks (10 days) between the hours of 8:30am – 4:00pm. The training class is free, but there is a fee ($120) for educational materials. Once you have successfully completed training, employment opportunities may be discussed. If you are interested in Home Health Aide Training at Holy Redeemer, visit our career opportunities page and click on “Job Category” and then “Training Programs.”