Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio - Cleveland, OH
Full-time, Part-time

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Personal Care Assistant
Full-Time and Part-Time

Job Summary :

Provides personal care, homemaking and companionship for clients.

Qualifications and Requirements :
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum Six months in a supervised healthcare setting.
  • Experience working as part of a team and working effectively with persons and communities from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve and think critically with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Northeast Ohio
Required Licenses, Registrations and/or Certifications:
  • Valid Drivers License with less than six points
  • Must own a reliable vehicle
Essential Functions:

Illustrative duties may include, but are not restricted to, one or more of the following:
  • Assists with personal hygiene, activities of daily living, and supportive care as outlined in the Service Plan of Care.
  • Maintains a clean and safe home environment, including homemaking activities.
  • Plans, prepares and/or assists with nutritious meals and prescribe diets.
  • Observes and reports changes in the client's usual physical or mental health status.
  • Documents care given, activities performed and client status in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Promotes mental alertness and interpersonal relationships with client by providing stimulation through social interactions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements:

Field Work :
  • Ability to talk and hear
  • Clear vision at close, mid and far distances
  • Ability to drive a car
  • Manual dexterity to operate a car, phone, basic medical equipment, computer laptop and household equipment.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to walk and climb stairs while carrying 15 pounds.
  • Ability to squat, kneel, bend, reach and grasp (while bending) to assist a 250 pound patient to their feet from a sitting position and to assist the patient back to a sitting position.
Working Conditions:

Field Environment :
  • Travel by car.
  • Exposure to changing weather conditions; sometimes driving in inclement weather.
  • Varied residential environments, based on assigned caseload.
  • May be exposed to resident waste, tissue and blood products; required to use personal protective equipment and universal precautions accordingly.
  • May be exposed to infectious pathogens, virus and disease.
  • May be exposed to combative patients and/or patients with delirium/confusion.
This position offers a starting salary of $9.06 and a generous benefit package including tuition reimbursement after 1 year!

Bring your enthusiasm and expertise to the VNA today.