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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Health Care Staffing Of Tennessee, Inc.