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Personal Care Aide

Company: Interim HealthCare of the Fox Cities
Location: Appleton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General Purpose:

Personal Care Aides 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:

Essential Functions:

* Reads and records client temperature, pulse, and respiration. * Promotes and maintains a clean, safe, healthy, and therapeutic client environment. * 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 self-administered. * 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 delegated/requested. * Participates in the Office’s Emergency Preparedness Program, as requested. * 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 organization/department. * Perform any skilled nursing procedure, which is prohibited by the State Nurse Practice Act, law or regulation. Minimum Education & Experience Required:

* 18 years old or older. * Training, certification or registration required by state and federal law and regulation. * Six (6) months of caregiving experience 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 evaluation. * Meets applicable state and federal health screening requirements. * Pass state required criminal and abuse background checks where required. * 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 client. 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 of the Fox Cities, Appleton , Personal Care Aide, Other , Appleton, Wisconsin

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