Personal Care Aide
Company: Interim HealthCare
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Are members of the interdisciplinary team who provide hands-on
personal care, report changes in the client's condition, perform
simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services,
and provide incidental/instrumental activities of daily living to
clients in the home setting as evaluated/delegated and as permitted
by the policies and procedures of Interim HealthCare and any other
federal, state and local law or regulation.
Applicability of this Job Description:
This job description for a Personal Care Aide may be used only in
the following situations:
In an organization that is not subject to the Medicare Conditions
of Participation; or
In an organization that is subject to the Medicare Conditions of
Participation, a Home Care Aide may be employed exclusively to
furnish personal care aid-only services under a Medicaid personal
care benefit. [CITE: 42CFR -484.80(i)]
Reads and records client temperature, pulse, and respiration.
Promotes and maintains a clean, safe, healthy, and therapeutic
Assists, performs and trains client and family in activities of
daily living such bathing, grooming, nail and skin care, oral
hygiene, dressing/undressing, toileting and elimination, eating and
adequate nutritional intake.
Assists client with mobility, ambulation, transfers and/or range of
motion exercises or exercise programs.
Assists client with home-making activities such as shopping,
errands, light laundering, meal planning and preparation, serving
of meals, socialization activities, and child care.
Assists in medication reminding.
Assists in administering medications ordinarily
Immediately reports medication administration errors, client
medication refusals, and evidence of any adverse reaction or
side-effects of medications to the delegating registered nurse.
Utilizes infection prevention and control measures, such as
universal precautions; handwashing; safe handling of equipment,
soiled items, and sharp devices; and appropriate use of personal
protective equipment (PPE).
Follows the assignment sheet/service plan and performs only tasks
that are evaluated/delegated.
Recognizes, reports, and records/documents change in client
condition and safety to supervisor.
Documents observations, activities and service provided in an
accurate, complete and timely manner.
Organizes self to carry out visits/shifts and tasks.
Completes mandatory Interim HealthCare in-services.
Provides requested documents to keep employee file current.
Completes other assignments as requested as
Participates in the Office's Emergency Preparedness Program, as
Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
(QAPI) program, as requested.
Honors patient rights.
Accesses personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill
the above duties and responsibilities. - Access to use and ability
to disclose PHI is further defined by each
Perform any skilled nursing procedure, which is prohibited by the
State Nurse Practice Act, law or regulation.
Minimum Education & Experience Required:
Age of majority in the state.
Training, certification or registration required by state and
federal law and regulation.
Six (6) months of accumulated experience in a similar job
classification, similar life experience; OR A graduate of a
training and competency program as required by the Office and State
or Federal law/regulation; or
A school of nursing student in the last year of a program; or
A graduate RN or LPN/LVN with proof of graduation.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the
workforce, both clinical and non-clinical.
Able to effectively communicate, including the ability to read,
write, and verbally report clinical information to clients,
client's caregivers and family, and agency staff.
Able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks or functions.
Two (2) positive references.
Evidence of passing a written knowledge exam/competency
Meets applicable state and federal health screening
Pass state required criminal and abuse background checks where
Verification of employment eligibility (I-9) in accordance with
local, state, and federal law and regulations.
Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if
assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport a
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by Office
from assignment to assignment.
Work is normally performed in client's home.
Occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens
and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials that
require following safety precautions and may include use of
personal protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and
or non-latex gloves).
Able to constantly stand, bend, stoop, twist, stretch, squat,
kneel, walk, climb stairs and reach freely.
Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer clients and
assist with standing and walking.
Able to frequently carry bundles, such as groceries and laundry up
or down stairs and lift with or without assistance.
Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of
palm (i.e. DME supplies, knobs or objects).
Able to read 8 point or larger type.
Medium physical activity that may require frequent lifting,
carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.
Keywords: Interim HealthCare, Syracuse , Personal Care Aide, Other , Whitesboro, New York
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