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Personal Care Assistant

Company: Right at Home Decatur
Location: Decatur
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Right at Home Decatur - PAY: $10.00-13.00
SHIFT: All Shifts. - 4 hours to 12 hour shifts. - Weekend Pay Differential. -

Flexible scheduling
Weekly Pay
Pay increases available through our Personal Advancement Program
Health Benefits for Full Time Employees
Caregiver Recognition & Rewards Program
Extremely Positive Work Environment
Multiple Income Opportunities
PAID-Training and Development
Employee Referral Bonuses

The -Personal Care Assistant -provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of clients in their homes.

Adheres to Agency policies and procedures.
Performs work under the supervision of the Supervisor.
Performs personal care activities contained in a written assignment by the Supervisor which includes but is not limited to, assisting the client with activities of daily living, such as:
Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
Meal Preparation

Performs other assigned activities that are taught by a nurse for a specific client. These include but not limited to:

Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances
Reinforcement of dressings (non-sterile)
Assisting with the use of devices for aid to daily living (cane, walker, wheelchair or lift device)
Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
Assisting with self-administered simple urine tests for sugar acetone or albumin (Personal Care Assistant may not interpret results)
Measuring and preparing special diet
Measuring intake and output
Taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure)
Application of an external (condom-type) catheter
Assist with application of arm sling, arm splint or leg splint

The Personal Care Assistant performs light housekeeping tasks that will facilitate the client's self-care at home. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
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o Vacuuming
o Dusting
o Sweeping or mopping floors
o Doing dishes
o Laundry
o Cleaning bathrooms

The Personal Care Assistant is responsible for documentation of service provided, using the Client Care Record.
The Personal Care Assistant should not contact the physician directly, but rather refer all questions


High school graduate of G.E.D. certificate preferred.
Six months experience as a Personal Care Assistant in health care (in homes or facilities) and successful completion of a State approved Nurse Aide or Personal Care Assistant course.
Interpersonal relations abilities.
Read, write, speak, and understand English as needed for the job.


Primarily works in client's place of residence; travel may be required.
Shift times and days vary with client needs.


Keywords: Right at Home Decatur, Decatur , Personal Care Assistant, Other , Decatur, Alabama

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