Personal Care Assistant

Health Care Staffing Of Tennessee, Inc. Chattanooga , TN 37402

Posted 3 months ago

Positions listed under this location provide private duty clinical and personal care to patients in their homes throughout the Hamilton County, Tennessee area. The community specific to the patient is noted above in the Position Highlights section. Health Care Staffing of Tennessee's home office is located just off Brainerd Road in Chattanooga near the Eastgate Towne Center. Our home office provides hiring, care coordination, staffing, training and orientation functions.

Keywords: Private duty, CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant, Nurse Aide, Caregiver, Home Health Care, ContinuCare, Maxim.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is a qualified caregiver who assists elderly or compromised adults/children with personal care services such as meal preparation, transportation, sitter, and/or homemaker services. Such services allow clients to retain or achieve their optimal level of independence. The PCA provides client services under the supervision of the contractor's designated supervisor. The qualifications, requirements and locations where the PCA provides support vary by client and assignment. Services may be performed in a variety of settings such as the in the client's home, a public/private school or in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

Professional License/Certification

  • None required

Education

  • High school graduate or equivalent required

  • Training and development activities which are appropriate in assisting PCA in meeting needs of clients served

  • Required training may be obtained by various methods and is validated prior to hire

Experience

  • Experience providing personal care for adults and/or children in a home setting preferred

Skills/Proficiencies/Competencies

  • Adaptability

  • Knowledge of the PCA scope of practice

  • Excellent personal care skills

  • Compassionate and caring demeanor

  • Positive and professional demeanor and appearance

  • Verbal and written language skills sufficient to communicate with persons served

  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English

  • Ability to prepare and maintain written reports and records

  • Time management and organizational skills

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 18 years

  • Completes agency provided initial and annual training

  • Demonstrates personal care competency

  • Functions in home situation regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, disability or financial condition of the client

  • Works flexible hours to meet the identified needs of the client

  • Demonstrates and maintains an excellent attendance history with adherence to punctuality expectations

  • Maintains accessibility by either cell or landline telephone; Email and text availability are strongly encouraged

  • Maintains an active and unrestricted driver's license

  • Maintains access to dependable transportation to and from client assignments

  • When the assignment does not require the use of personal vehicle:

  • Maintains state minimum automobile liability insurance on personal vehicle

  • When assignment requires the use of personal vehicle:

  • Maintains $100,000 per person / $300,000 per accident automobile liability insurance on personal vehicle

  • Maintains excellent driving record as validated through motor vehicle records

  • Reports any driving infractions or accidents

  • Maintains personal vehicle in clean and safe manner

  • Maintains clearance on all regulatory background requirements including but not limited to: drug screen, criminal record search, sexual offender search, OIG exclusion registry, etc.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in documentation

  • Demonstrates compliance with client care, policies and procedures

  • Must accept and work a minimum of one shift every six months to maintain active employment status

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides self-care assistance with tasks such as eating, dressing, toileting, bathing, mobility, transfer assistance and other services and supports to maintain health and wellness as outlined on the plan of care or equivalent

  • Provides household assistance with tasks such as housekeeping, laundry, meal planning, meal preparation, shopping, bill paying and use of telecommunication devices

  • Provides personal community assistance to access activities such as transportation, social, recreational or other personal activities

  • Maintains a clean, safe and healthy client environment

  • May provide assistance with normally self-administered medications only when completing medication assistance training/testing and when specified in the plan of care or equivalent

  • Completes accurate and timely documentation

  • Communicates and collaborates appropriately with client, family and manager

  • Adheres to infection control procedures

  • Mentors new staff as indicated

  • Maintains educational in-service requirements

  • Other tasks as assigned

Health Care Staffing of Tennessee is seeking compassionate Personal Care Assistants to provide care for our elderly clients in the Hamilton, Bradley, Rhea, McMinn and surrounding Counties. This position does not require a certification; However, training in the provision of activities of daily living must be validated. This would be a great position for those who have had caregiving training but either let their CNA expire, never took the test or even moved here from another state. Applicants must be compassionate about what they do and have the desire to care for clients who can't care for themselves.


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Personal Care Assistant

Health Care Staffing Of Tennessee, Inc.