Personal Care Assistant

Yale-New Haven Health Milford , CT 06460

Posted 1 week ago

Overview To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Client Care Assistant provides caring and competent in-home care to help LIFETIME clients remain safely in their home by maintaining a clean, safe and comfortable home environment. Caregiver provides care and support in order to keep the client at the optimal level of physical and mental function at home. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Responsibilities 1. 1.

Maintain client confidentiality and privacy. 2. Read and follow each client's individual care plan and provide outlined services. 3. Provide personal care to include bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming skin care, mouth care, shaving (with electric razor only). 4.

Ensure client is clean, comfortable and dry at all times. 5. Plan and prepare meals and snacks according to dietary guidelines and encourage the client to eat a healthy diet. Assist with eating when necessary. 6.

Wash client's personal laundry and bed linens. 7. Maintain a safe and comfortable home environment that eliminates accident hazards. 8. Remind client to take the correct medication at the right time. 9.

Help client with safe exercise, ambulation and transferring. 10. Supervise and monitor daily activities. 11. Perform light house cleaning including dusting, vacuuming, mopping and keeping all living areas clean. 12.

Monitor client's status and report changes to supervisor. Keep the supervisor informed of the care being provided and any questions or issues that arise. 13. Transport and accompany client to medical appointments using caregiver's vehicle or client vehicle upon client's request.

Make sure all follow-up tests or appointments are scheduled and completed. 14. Does errands including shopping, going to the post office and dry cleaners. 15. Help client stay in touch with family, friends and the community. 16.

Assist with making phone calls and appointments. 17. Participate in reading, games, and other activities to help the client maintain mental function. 18. Assist with mail sorting and filling out forms. 19.

Provide care and feeding of pets. 20. Organize cupboards, closets and open areas. 21. Keeps accurate time, attendance and task records using telephony to clock in and out or activity sheets when appropriate. 22.

Other duties as outlined in Client Care Plan Qualifications EDUCATION High School Diploma or GED EXPERIENCE Work experience with geriatric population, in related field preferred SPECIAL SKILLS Valid drivers license PHYSICAL DEMAND 1. The physical demands of this position range from sedentary to medium-heavy, i.e., constant handling of up to 10 pounds, to occasional handling of up to 70 pounds. 2. Standing, walking and handling are performed on a constant basis.

Carrying, bending, lifting/lowering, pushing/pulling with whole body and with arms are performed on a frequent basis. Sitting, squatting/kneeling, twisting, and reaching are performed on an occasional basis. 3. The highest physical demand of this position is incurred while transferring a patient.

Examples include sideling to sitting, sitting to standing, and lifting from chair, commode, toilet, bed or floor. Loads lifted or forces exerted up to 70 pounds per person in height range of 0-36 inches. 4. Daily driving an automobile varied distances to client locations, as well as constant entering and exiting of the automobile, may be required.

Enter building using varied levels of stairs in order to provide service. YNHHS Requisition ID 56317

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