Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

19 Aug 2023

Position Summary: The Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is responsible for providing care to and assisting residents with tasks related to the activities of daily living. The PCA will work under the supervision of a licensed nursing staff and in collaboration with the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements: Possess a high school diploma or equivalent Completed a training program that consists of a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of education. The 16 hours of required education and eight (8) hours of simulation must be completed before the PCA has any direct contact with a resident. May work for a single consecutive period of four (4) months. At the conclusion of the four (4) month period, the PCA must meet the certification requirements to become a CNA. Work exclusively for one (1) nursing facility before becoming a CNA as defined under §400.211(2)(d) CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment. Specific Job Requirements: Make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility. The PCA will not be assigned or provide care or services to a resident on isolation precautions. The PCA will not apply or don orthotics and prosthetics devices or braces. The PCA will not feed a resident prior to completing the training for paid feeding assistants required in §400.141, F.S. Implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department Perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc. Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information. Understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions: Turn, reposition, and transport patients under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse Transfer from bed to chair/wheelchair/use of Gait belt – one (1) person standby/transfer. For anything beyond a one-person transfer, the PCA may only assist and must be directed by a certified/licensed staff member. Assist to toilet/use of urinal (only for a resident requiring one (1) person/standby assistance) Assist with dressing, undressing, incontinent, and perineal care Assist with oral care for conscious residents only Pass and retrieve trays (set up/opening packages for residents who can consume meals independently) Accurately document and chart patient care Respond to call lights promptly Exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients Assist in the evacuation of patients Demonstrate dependable, regular attendance Concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment Communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team Sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours Read, write, speak, and understand the English language Lift 35 lbs. floor to waist, lift 35 lbs. waist to shoulder, lift and carry 35 lbs., and push/pull 35 lbs. An Equal Opportunity Employer

  • ID: #50242566
  • State: Florida Newportrichey 34652 Newportrichey USA
  • City: Newportrichey
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2023-08-19
  • Deadline: 2023-10-18
  • Category: Et cetera