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In-home Care Services for People of all ages
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EMPLOYMENT
Position:
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)/Caregiver/Companion Sitter
Supervised by:
Director of Services & Nurse Supervisor & Services Coordinator
Job description:
The PCA/CNA provides specifically defined, non-medical care services to enable the client to remain in the home. The PCA/CNA is licensed health care employee who provides personal care and homemaking services in the home setting to clients and families who are unable to perform these activities independently. The PCA/CNA follows all agency policies and procedures including providing care, compliance with the agency Bill of Rights, observing client/family confidentiality, and adhering to agency rules of operation.
Qualifications:
  • One or more of the following criteria:
    • One year minimum of continuous experience as a Home Health Aide or Nurse Aide in a health care environment;
    • Completion of a State (or similarly accredited) Home Health Aide or Nurse Aide training program;
    • Completion of one year of classroom and clinical training from an accredited nursing program, medical assistance program, or other applicable direct care training program.
  • Satisfactory compliance with Loving Care bonding criteria.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients, families, co-workers, and supervisors in the English language.
  • Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Completion of LCFS training modules.
  • Current Driver's License, Proof of automobile insurance, and daily availability of a car for business use.
Physical requirements:
  • Eighteen years of age or older.
  • Visual and hearing capacities functioning at a level sufficient enough to provide for the supervisory and physical care needs of clients.
Other requirements
  • CPR certified
  • First Aid certified
Routine duties - personal care services
  • Bathing, assistance with dressing, nail and skin care, back care, foot care, shampoo and oral hygiene.
  • Assistance with ambulation, transfers, range of motion exercise, safe use of equipment and assistive devices, (walker, crutches, cane) change of position.
  • Assistance with toileting; use of bedpan, commode, or urinal; incontinent care.
  • Meal planning, preparation, and assistance with feeding.
  • Emotional support and motivation through conversation, encouragement and recreational activities.
  • Maintenance of appropriate agency records.
  • Present and conduct themselves in a professional manner according to agency policy.
  • Adhere to infection control and safety procedures which are in accordance with agency policy.
Household management duties
  • Light Housekeeping- including changing of bed linens, vacuuming, sweeping, dusting of client's environment, emptying client's wastebaskets and garbage. Refrigerators are defrosted, when necessary, if client or caretaker is unable to do so. Cleaning of the bathroom includes bathtub, sink, and toilet (with toilet brush). The floor should be vacuumed and mopped only if it becomes wet. Cleaning of kitchen includes washing dishes, counter tops.
  • Personal laundry- That laundry that is essential to client's health care. Laundry for any family members or others in the same home is not the responsibility of caregiver.
  • Grocery shopping.
Services specifically provided by PCA/CNAs
  • Catheter Care- Emptying catheter bags and measuring intake/output.
  • Monitor/Record vital signs.
  • Provide care for any assistive devices/equipment (braces, slings, walker, and/or hoses).
  • Monitor intake and/or output.
  • Provide diabetic care, including monitoring hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, urine testing, and preparation of special diet.
  • Provide incontinent care- changing briefs, etc.
  • Assistance in basic patient transfers
  • Application of warm/cold compresses for any clinical symptoms. A companion can prepare a compress under patient, nurse, or administrator direction in an emergency situation.
  • Assistance with Range of Motion exercises.
To apply online for this position, click this link
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