Community Care Personal Care Assistants/Providers
At Home Healthcare - Texarkana, TX

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BASIC FUNCTION: To provide services planned to maintain, strengthen, and safeguard the client in his/her own home environment. Provides care in accordance with the specified plan of care for client.

RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:

NOTE: Some descriptions may have more specific duties and/or goals and objectives

attached to this form. Such attachments normally reflect unique aspects of

specific locations, shifts, departments, etc.

*1. Assists client in the activities of daily living including personal hygiene

requirements in accordance with specific assignments provided by supervisor.

*2. Supervises client during activities to enable client to function safely.

*3. Maintain compliance with all At Home Health policies, procedures and guidelines as

stated now or as amended. Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and

regulatory requirements.

*4. Immediately reports to supervisor all significant changes in client’s environment, behaviors,

and circumstances.

*5. Responsible for monitoring client environment and identifying any potential safety hazards;

takes appropriate actions to eliminate hazard or report potential hazard to supervisor.

*6. Accurately logs time and participates in the use of EVV system which is used to monitor time worked and completes other documentation as required by Department of Human Services or At Home Health.

*7. As delegated and directed by RN, prepares for and administers medication only as

authorized and directed by RN.

*8. Attends meetings and training as required.

9. Perform other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

NOTE: These requirements represent minimum levels in order to

perform the job on a satisfactory basis. Candidates must have the

ability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job.

1. Requires a pleasant and cheerful demeanor, shows an attitude of helpfulness and

cooperation, and the ability to encourage, mentor, and support fellow workers on a daily

basis and while encountering stressful situations. Will be required to effectively and efficiently carry out the duties of this position.

  • Personal assistance services, as defined in TAC 40 Chapter 97 §97.2, may be performed by an unlicensed person who is at least 18 years of age and has demonstrated competency, when competency cannot be determined through education and experience, to perform the tasks assigned by the supervisor.


  • a) As determined by competency checklist at attendant orientation .

  • Requires ability to understand and carry out detailed oral and written instructions.


  • Completes and/or meets required training requirements.


  • Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force continuously to move objects and/or people.


  • Position requires bending, stooping, twisting, turning, reaching, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, climbing, kneeling, walking, and standing over 75% of shift. Sitting requirements approximately 25% of the time. Standing/stooping/bending/climbing requirements approximately 55% of the time. Walking requirements approximately 20% of the time.


  • Requires ability to recognize differences in sounds, such as voices/noises that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative.


  • Requires ability to exercise patience, tact, initiative, judgment, and confidentiality (following established guidelines). Work under minimal supervision with awareness that error may have serious consequences.


  • Requires ability to recognize changes in a client’s appearance, attitude, and condition.


  • Personality attuned to the requirements of meeting needs of the infirm and aged, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public required.


  • Proficient professional knowledge of basic health care practices and procedures, including infection control required.


  • Commitment to ethical business principle required.


  • Sufficient good health to properly discharge duties required. Employees shall not be permitted to work that have infectious disease or skin lesion, for the duration of the communicability.


  • Must exhibit a working knowledge of English.


  • May require very frequent travel to various geographic locations.


  • Requires ability to speak clearly and make self understood effectively in face to face interactions; articulate with accuracy to communicate on the phone required.


  • Requires ability to hear and receive verbal instructions, answer phones, communicate with people in situations with some background noise.


  • Requires ability to understand and relate to specific ideas one at a time and to the concepts behind specific ideas; ability to remember verbal and written tasks/assignments from a few hours to several day periods.


  • Requires ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with staff and a variety of individuals, groups and publics.


  • Requires ability to perform tasks effectively in client home environments.

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