The rate of hiring in the home healthcare industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the home healthcare services industry will have 22.6% more jobs in 2029 than in 2019, and overall employment for home health aides and personal care aides is projected to grow 34% from 2019 to 2029.
Your home healthcare agency is competing for top talent to fill your open roles, so it’s a good time to double check your home health aide job description to ensure you’re capturing the attention of the best talent. Here’s what should be included in your job description for home health aide open roles.
What to Look for in Your Next Home Health Aide Hire
A home health aide (HHA) should be someone who not only has compassion for patients, but also performs their duties with confidence and precision. You should look for someone with soft skills, or personality and career attributes, that match your company culture and the individual expectations of the role, as well as the prerequisites, like training and certification, required by your state. Here are a few critical attributes to look for in your next home health aide hire.