PCA Personal Care Assistant
PSA Healthcare - Buffalo, NY

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Responsible for assisting the patient with assigned tasks according to the care plan

Bathing, Grooming, Dressing (includes braces and prosthesis)

Skin care and nail care (excludes cutting of nails)

Ambulation/transfer assistance

I&O monitoring

Range of motion exercises

Vital Signs and weights

Catheter and bowel care

Meal preparation and assisting with dietary and nutritional needs

General light housekeeping, laundry, and shopping specific to patient

Observes and reports significant changes in patient's condition to supervisor

Completes all documentation upon completion of shift

Processes time according to policy

Turns in documentation on a weekly basis

Accompanies the patient to medical providers

Maintains a mature and responsible relationship with staff, patients, and families

Assists with wheelchairs and other medical equipment and devices (non-life support)

Position Requirements

High School graduate preferred or equivalent of education and training
Current CPR Certification
Registration or Certification as required by state law and regulation
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to keep simple records
Pediatric and Adult experience as appropriate for the patient

Physical Requirements
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

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PSA Healthcare has been providing care for medically fragile patients for more than 30 years. Our Healthcare Professionals work in the home...