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California Home Health Nurses!!! Help...

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by kelnich1 kelnich1 (New) New

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Hi everyone,

I am currently working for  a newly owned home health agency.  They say that I have to apply for the home health care aide registry since we are in california.  This seems so backwards to me, I am confused... I have to pay for new fingerprints, and registration fees for a registration for an aide when I am a nurse?  

I am thinking they are confused about it since they are a new agency but I wanted to know if any other California home health nurses have had to register as a home health aide?

 

Thanks,

Kelly

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If you hold an active nursing license, RN or LVN, you do not qualify for, and cannot receive a CNA certification in CA.  CA took away the CNA certificates from all licensed nurses in 1994.  Would hold true for the HHA certificate.  There are a ton of licensed nurses doing home care in CA under their nursing licenses, not a HHA certificate.  Since then, a licensed nurse who wants to work as a CNA (HHA) must use their nursing license to get the job.  Somebody needs to clue in the agency. 

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In california all HCA (homecare aides, they don’t have to be certified in anything) have to be registered in California. The owner has interpreted this to mean anyone working for the agency needs this registration. 



 

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No one needs a HHA certificate to work in home care in CA.  It just looks good on the resume of a CNA who wants to stand out as having extra training, consisting of about another 40 hours past that required for a CNA certificate.  This agency is blowing smoke.  Let us know if your nursing license isn't good enough to get a HHA certificate.  That would certainly be news for all the nurses who do extended care as well as visit care with nothing more than a nursing license.

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