Working in the home environment you are responsible for the delivery of quality patient care according to the patient’s individual physician orders. Your care may involve activities of daily living, assessments, administering prescribed treatments and therapies, care planning, communication with other members of the patients’ multi-disciplinary team, supply management, emergency management, coordination of care, health promotion and teaching and training family members.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Provide or assist with bed, tub and shower baths including perineal care and nail care for patients who are non-diabetic or do not have circulatory problems.
Provide oral hygiene, including denture care.
Provide care of hair; combing or shampoo as needed.
Turning and positioning of patient.
Assist patient with eating. Observe and record intake of food and fluids as assigned.
Observe elimination patterns and needs. Report any problems to Registered Nurse.
Assist patient with bedpan or urinal. Assist to toilet or commode.
Note and record intake and output, as needed.
Assist patient with ambulation.
Assist patient to chair and/or bed or stretcher.
Provide early am and pm care.
Inform Registered Nurse of changes in patient’s condition.
Complete assignments in a timely manner.
Annually update requirements for personnel file according to policy.
Communicate with PSA office personnel regarding problems and concerns.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
Current and unrestricted certification or proof of training as required by the state
Current CPR certification
Current Continuing Education if required by state
High school Diploma or GED
Demonstrated proficiency in documentation and compliance with aide care plan and policies and procedures
Good organizational and communication skills
Frequent lifting and repositioning of patients
Repeated or prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, twisting and occasional climbing of stairs
Acute sense of sight and hearing (corrected or uncorrected) and strong sense of touch, smell and taste
Agility and strength sufficient to handle patients and equipment without assistance
Must be able to appropriately respond physically and psychologically to emergency situations in the home or during transport
Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other health conditions