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Certified nurse assistants provide basic patient care directed at the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of elderly, disabled, or injured individuals, and are certified as having completed the state training requirements.
A home health aide is an individual who is employed by a home health agency or hospice program to provide personal care services in the patient’s home upon successful completion of a state-approved training program.
A hemodialysis technician is a health care provider who is employed by a hemodialysis clinic or unit and participates in the direct treatment of patients undergoing hemodialysis. A hemodialysis technician is certified by the state for meeting the requirements in Section 1247.61 of the Business and Professions Code.
Training providers are nursing facilities, agencies, public educational training institutions, instructors and directors of staff development who provide pre-certification training or continuing education to nurse assistants, home health aides or hemodialysis technicians.
A nursing home administrator is educated and trained to carry out the policies of a nursing home, and is licensed in accordance with California Health and Safety Code, Section 1416. The nursing home administrator is charged with the general administration of a nursing home, regardless of whether he or she has an ownership interest and whether the administrator’s function or duties are shared with others.