Personal Care Aide
WILLCARE - Jamestown, NY

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Come work for WILLCARE because we're home.
A family-started, independent, proprietary leader in the home health field, WILLCARE has been at the forefront of skilled and non-skilled home health services since its formation in 1983. Focusing on preventive, rehabilitative and therapeutic care in all applicable settings, from skilled nursing and rehabilitation to personalized care, we customize each care plan to the unique needs of our patients – always understanding that kindness and compassion is as crucial to the process as any other form of treatment.

WILLCARE owns and operates Medicare-certified home health agencies, licensed home care agencies and supplemental staffing businesses in New York, Ohio and Connecticut. WILLCARE is a significant health care employer, with more than 2,100 people working in 14 branch offices and 6 recruitment / training sites.

After more than 30 years caring for the people in the regions we serve, a visit from WILLCARE is a visit from family.

Personal Care Aide (PCA) POSITION SUMMARY:

Provide personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping and / or shopping and errands to patients in their homes as outlined by the patient's individual Plan of Care. All care / tasks provided are as authorized by the State as acceptable for the level of care in which the employee is functioning and must be detailed on the patient's Aide Care Plan. See Attachment for Summary of approved tasks by care level.

PCA ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist patients with personal care and activities of daily living, as assigned in the patient's individualized Plan of Care.
  • Accompany patient to medical appointments when approved by the Nursing Supervisor.
  • Document care daily and submit all required paperwork weekly.
  • Report any changes in the patient's condition or incidents to Nursing Department in a timely manner.
  • Perform tasks / skills as outlined on care plan competently
  • Notify Nursing Department when clarification or education of a task is required.
  • Submit timecards / activity sheets in a timely manner (i.e. weekly)
  • Implement appropriate infection control practices.
  • Demonstrate appropriate judgment skills to be able to make independent decisions in routine patient care matters.
  • Assist with medications that are ordinarily self-administered as allowed according to State regulations.
  • PCA EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have successfully completed a Personal Care Aide training program; or have successfully passed an equivalency exam and posses written evidence of such completion.
  • Previous experience in a home environment desired.
  • Must be mature, emotionally stable and must display a sympathetic attitude toward providing services for patients at home who are medical problems.
  • PCA PERSONAL & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Pass a physical examination after being offered employment and a health assessment annually thereafter.
  • Possess reliable means of transportation to and from work.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, perform one person transfer under routine and emergency situations, reposition a bedbound patient alone and able to sit, stand, bend stoop, kneel, pull, climb, reach, lift ,and perform repetitive movements of the upper extremities.
  • Ability to withstand periodic contact with dog/cat hair, dust, mold, mildew and household cleaning solutions.
  • May be exposed to unsanitary conditions in some home settings.
  • May be exposed to high crime areas within the service community.
  • Endure exposure to weather and temperature extremes.

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