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Personal Care Attendant

Company: Right at Home-Austin West
Location: Pflugerville
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Right at Home-Austin West - All Shifts needed, pay rates averaging $13-$+16 per hour! Full time or part time available, start immediately!!
Job Summary:
Primary functions: provide personal assistance and/or health-related services to patients/clients in their place of residence; provide a safe and clean environment; work cooperatively with the patient/client and family; and report observations and problems to the Supervisor.

Job Qualifications:
Education: If under 18 years of age, must be either a high school graduate or enrolled in a vocational education program
License: Must have current drivers license or reliable transportation to travel to assignments Experience: If at least 18 years of age, have proof of competency through education and/or experience or
demonstrate competency to perform tasks as assigned. If under age 18, must successfully demonstrate competency to perform tasks assigned.
Skills: Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and be competent to perform tasks assigned by Supervisor Demonstrates interest in the welfare of those who are elderly and/or disabled. Must successfully complete a Competency Evaluation Skills Checklist and pass a written Skills Test as required if performing G-Tube feedings.
Background Checks: Must agree to and pass a criminal history check and an Employee Misconduct Registry check.

Environmental and Working Conditions:
Works in patients/clients residence in various conditions; possible exposure to blood, body fluids and infectious diseases; must have the ability to work a flexible schedule and travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather.

Physical and Mental Effort:
Prolonged standing and walking required. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and move patients/clients. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines, to identify patient/client needs, to make quick decisions and to meet patient/client and family psychosocial needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Must have the ability to use durable medical equipment in the home.

Essential Functions:

Promote positive, supportive, and respectful communication to the patient/client and family and Agency personnel
Provide an environment that promotes respect for the patients/clients privacy and property
Provide personal assistance or health-related tasks to patient/client according to the Individualized Service Plan
Appropriately report changes to ensure continuity of care
Practice accepted infection control principles
Provide a clean, safe and comfortable environment
Utilize skills necessary to perform services according to the Agencys policy
Contribute to the management and efficient operation of the Agency and demonstrate effective time management skills
Demonstrate commitment, professional growth and competency by attending required inservices
Promote the Agencys philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care

Keywords: Right at Home-Austin West, Pflugerville , Personal Care Attendant, Other , Pflugerville, Texas

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