Responsible for assisting agency’s clients with their personal care and hygiene in accordance with the Personal Services Care Plan and assisting clients perform activities of daily living in a safe and beneficial manner. Personal Care Aide works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse or licensed therapist in accordance with NYSDOH regulations. This position reports to the Director of Patient Services or designated RN Supervisor.
Quality of Care:
- Provides clients with assistance with personal care activities including bathing, mouth care, denture care, skin care, grooming, bathroom, transferring, ambulation and dressing and undressing activities.
- Assists clients with housekeeping tasks including planning and preparing meals, feeding, light housekeeping, changing linens, making beds and laundering clothes and bedding.
- Assists clients in safety needs with use of equipment (side rails, foot stools, wheel chairs, etc.)
- Follow the Plan of Care as indicated on the Activity Sheet
- Observe the client and report any changes or questions regarding his/her condition and report any changes or questions regarding care to the Director of Patient Services or the designated RN Supervisor.
- Completes all agency records and reports according to agency policy and procedure.
- Accurately documents services provided in accordance with agency policy on the day services are rendered.
- Documentation is legible.
- Submits documentation in a timely manner
- Establishes and maintains effective communication regarding client’s care with client, family, and supervisor.
- Immediately reports any changes in client’s condition or incidents to Director of Patient Services or designated RN Supervisor.
- Communicates and works cooperatively with other members of health care team, including participating in case conferences as needed.
- Attends and participates in nine (9) hours of in-service training annually, staff meetings, Quality Improvement activities and other meetings as requested.
- Appearance is professional and complies with agency dress code.
- Assignments are fulfilled with reliability and punctuality.
- Maintains a cooperative manner towards client/family and all members of the health care team.
- Listens and responds to client’s needs in a sensitive and timely manner either through own initiative or by referral to appropriate person(s).
- Follow policy and procedures for care.
- Perform other necessary duties as required.
- Advises Director of Patient Services or designated RN of any obstacles to achieving responsibilities.
- Successful completion of a New York State Health Department approved Personal Care Aide training program or successful completion of competency testing.
- Prefer minimum six (6) months experience as a certified nursing assistant or home health aide.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Able to read and write consistent with job requirements
- Reliable means of transportation
- Ability to pass a background check
- Ability to read and write English.
- Ability to work independently and good time management.
- Pass a physical examination and immunization requirements after being offered employment and a health assessment and PPD annually thereafter.
- Able to lift up to 50 pounds, able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, pull, climb, reach, lift, and perform repetitive movements of the upper extremities.
- Completion of CCOR orientation program.
- May be exposed to unsanitary conditions in some home settings.
- May be exposed to high crime areas within the community.
- May be exposed to weather and temperature extremes.
- May be exposed to infectious or communicable disease.
- As scheduled by supervisor to facilitate 7 day a week coverage (includes weekend and holiday rotation)
CCOR is a Licensed Home Care Agency
Companion Care of Rochester was born in October of 1997 to create a better service for individuals and families in need. Initially, a non-medical agency to provide a quick response and quality homecare for older adults and individuals with disabilities, in 2008 the company became a Licensed Health Care Agency (LHCSA), providing both medical and non-medical care. The agency's goal is to treat those cared for, and their families, like their own, at times when they can't be there.
CCOR's number one goal is to give you and your family responsive and quality service, allowing you peace of mind knowing your loved one is well cared for.
Role: Personal Care Aide (PCA)
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