FIRST CHOICE HOMECARE SERVICES, LLC - Office Manager
Posted Thursday 9th April 2020
PCA provides consumers with assistance in the activities of daily living related to a male or female consumer’s personal care (i.e. bathing, grocery shopping, personal care, etc.) and instrumental activities of daily living related to maintaining a household (i.e. vacuuming, laundry, mealpreparation, housekeeping, etc).
Personal Care Aid, PCA
PCA provide consumers with assistance in the activities of daily living related to a male or female consumer’s personal care (i.e. bathing, grocery shopping, personal care, etc.) and instrumental activities of daily living related to maintaining a household (i.e. vacuuming, laundry, meal
preparation, housekeeping, etc).
1. To assist the consumer in those activities related to an individual’s personal care.
A. To bathe or assist with partial bath, shower/tub.
B. To assist with grooming: Oral hygiene, hair care, hand and foot cleaning and basic skin care. C. To assist with clothing, dressing/undressing.
2. To assist with toileting.
A. To assist to and from bathroom.
B. To use appropriate procedures for commode, bedpan, urinal and incontinent products.
3. To assist consumer with transfers and mobility.
A. To assist ambulation with walker, cane and use of other assist devices.
B. To assist with mobility, transfers from bed to chair and wheelchair use.
C. To use proper body mechanics at all times for consumer and self.
4. To assist consumer with health maintenance activities relating to daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Health maintenance activities include, but are not limited to: catheterization, ostomy care, preparation of food and tube feedings, bowel treatments, administration of medications, care of skin damaged with integrity, occupational and physical therapy activities such as assistance with prescribed exercise regimes. (Note: specialized training is needed to perform some of these activities.)
5. To assist in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
A. To practice Universal Precautions.
B. To perform appropriate Infection Control techniques for self and consumer.
C. To perform good housekeeping techniques when cleaning kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, floors, vacuum/sweeping, bed making/changing, dusting, and dish washing.
D. To identify safety hazards in the home.
E. To know and follow the established consumer contingency plan.
F. For medical emergency, call 911 or ambulance.
G. To report any unsafe conditions and hazards to your Supervisor immediately.
6. To meet the consumers’ dietary needs.
A. To assist in meal planning and perform shopping duties.
B. To prepare and/or assist the consumer with preparation of a basic nutritious meal.
C. To prepare or assist with preparation of Low Salt, High Caloric, No Concentrated Sweet diets or other special diets.
D. Observe and report a change in consumer’s usual eating and drinking habits.
7. To provide optimal consumer satisfaction while meeting all program standards and government regulations as outlined in this job description.
A. To effectively communicate with consumers and families, including those with a physical, emotional or mental impairment.
B. To perform all services in a manner which supports the consumer’s Bill of Rights.
C. To maintain the confidentiality of all consumer and family information.
D. To behave in a positive and cooperative manner with consumer and family at all times.
E. To perform only those tasks for which he/she has received written authorization.
F. To report to work on time or notify Supervisor and consumer (when feasible) in a timely manner if unable to work.
G. Build a helping, professional relationship with the consumer within agency boundaries.
8. To observe and report any unusual or significant changes in the consumer’s status.
A. To observe and report changes noted in health (i.e., vomiting, pain, shortness of breath).
B. To observe and report changes in behaviors (i.e., mood swings, crying, withdrawal, hyperactivity, assaultive).
C. To observe and report changes noted in mental state (i.e., disorientation to person, place and time, impaired
D. To notify appropriate person of any observed changes before the end of scheduled work hours.
9. To accurately complete and submit all required documents in a timely manner.
A. To complete appropriate timesheets and obtain the consumer’s signature.
B. To complete paid travel time forms when applicable.
C. To forward all timesheets to Administrative Office according to the payroll schedule.
D. To attend all mandatory safety and educational training and meetings.
10. Complete Personal Support Specialist (PSS) course within six (6) months of date of hire. No course is required if currently a
certified PCA/PSS or CNA. Inactive CNA’s may choose to take the competency-based examination of didactic and demonstrated skills or take PSS course. Complete yearly education requirements.
1. The ability to drive and the ability to access clients’ homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible are required.
2. Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the client's condition and to perform client care
3. On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move client weight up to 250 pounds; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.
4. Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
1. Preferably a high school diploma or equivalent
2. Must have completed a minimum of 40 hours of training which includes an introduction to personal care services
3. Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to patient, self and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate this
4. Must comprehends the basics of personal care, housekeeping and meal preparation
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Closes on Saturday 1st April 2023