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|Personal Care Assistant|
|Department:||IN HOME SERVICES|
Certification Required or Eligible
1 year of experience required
Works under the supervision of the PACE Home Care Services Manager providing personal care, comfort measures and environmental services to the PACE Participants (including those needing special precautions) in their homes. In addition, this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and needs of the patient served and as described according to the departmental policy and procedure. Promotes and maintains safe work environment for PACE staff and participants by incorporating national patient safety initiatives. The Personal Care Aide may be required to work weekends and holidays as needed. Will perform other duties as assigned.
Educational Requirements: High School diploma or GED preferred. Holds a certificate of completion from an approved personal care aide training program with preferred registration by the Virginia Department of Health Professions or DMAS.
Certification/Licensure Requirements: Current, valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record required.
Experience Requirements: Prior experience in health care preferred but not required. Must have minimum one year working experience with the elderly population.
Physical Requirements: Ability to move about in the home or facility and stand or sit for extended periods of time. Ability to lift, push, stoop and pull in order to ambulate/transport patients. Also demonstrate the ability to respond quickly to emergency situations. Requires constant (activity that exists 2/3 or more of the time) amount of walking. Must be able to travel from client home to client home and enter/exit residence unassisted. Must be able to assist clients with activities of daily living that require frequent pushing, moving, lifting of clients, frequent positioning of clients, giving baths, and ambulating clients which may require much physical effort. Ability to use lifting techniques/equipment. This position may require climbing, kneeling, stooping, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and restraining. Must be able to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally (activity that exists up to 1/3 of the time) and or 10-25 pounds of force frequently (activity that exists 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Knowledge of regulations, policies, procedures, accreditation standards required. Observes and has memory for details.