ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Ambulation, transfers, and positioning of clients. Assistance w/bathing, grooming, shaving, dental care, dressing, and eating. Basic first aid & CPR, meeting client’s special needs, home management, home safety & sanitation, infection control in the home, medically related activities including taking of vital signs & proper nutrition.
2. Implements current Personal Care Aide services.
• Service plans of care are discussed with the Care the Wright Way Supervisor on regular basis.
• Client assignments and reports are received from the Care the Wright Way Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
– High school graduation or GED required.
– Personal Care Aide qualifications require a GA-registered CNA, completion of the NLN exam on-line and assessment of competency for services to be performed, or completion of an approved 40-hour training curriculum and assessment of competency program approved by the Ga Department of Community Health, HFRD
– Shall have one year-full-time experience in personal care or an institutional setting, such as a hospital or nursing home, or shall have one-year full-time experience within the last five years in direct client care in a home care agency setting; OR
– Evidence of sympathetic attitude toward care elderly.
– Demonstrated ability to read, write, and carry out directions.
– Evidence of maturity and ability to deal effectively with job demands
– Good verbal and written communications skills required.
– Attends (8 hours of personal care oriented in services per year.
-Participates in professional meetings when directed
-Shall have a criminal history check conducted prior to being offered work with this agency.
-Ability to work closely supervised to ensure competence in providing client care.
– Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication.
– Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting and extensive bending and
– Able to deal effectively with stress.
– Able to work assigned hours per week.
– Able to bend and stand an average of 6 hours per day.
– Able to lift up to 50-75 pounds.
– Able to write up to 3 hours per day.
– Able to work in a stressful environment.
– Able to drive up to 50+ miles per day.
– Able to assess and communicate with ill clients, co-workers, and general public.
– Is neat in appearance and practice, with good personal hygiene.