Home Care Aide-PCA Full-time Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex VA - 0504202307

Job Description

New! Full-time Home Care Aide-PCA for Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, VA! Full-time Benefits!  Regional Sign On Bonus of $250.00 after 60 days employment. Cell Phone Stipend & More! Make up to $16.50/hour.  98% of employees are proud to work at Bay Aging.  Come join the team! 


Job Summary

Deliver in-home care services to Bay Aging clients so they can live safely in the community. Provide personal care, health and safety monitoring and light housekeeping. Introduce and coach new Personal Care Aides in the field. Perform administrative work in the office to complete a full-time schedule every week. Report to the Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor. 

 

Essential functions

·               Follow the individual Care Plan developed by the RN Supervisor.

1)        Assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

-                Bathing, dressing and grooming

-                Toileting

-                Transferring

-                Assist with eating

-                Ambulation

-                Turn and change position

2)        Provide assistance with Special  maintenance

-                Check vitals,

-                Supervise medication

-                Assist with specialized care need as assigned by the RN supervisor

-                Provide supervisory care for clients who require constant monitoring.

3)        Perform Independent  Activities of Daily Living (IADL)

-                Meal preparation.

-                Light housekeeping in the area of the home used by the client.

-                Laundry.

-                Accompany client to medical appointments, post-secondary school or in the community setting when assigned.

·         Provide assistance with errands outside the home. Run errands within the local area for the client (e.g. grocery store, pharmacy, Post Office)

·         Monitor home environment for health and safety.

·         Communication and training.

-          Document all services provided. Complete Aide records each day. Submit Aide records as directed.

-          Communicate all changes in client’s physical or mental condition to RN Supervisor including suspicions of exploitation, abuse or neglect.

-          Complete at least 12 hours of formal training annually.

-          Provide on-the job training and coaching to new PCAs.

·         Office work (up to 5%) – Work under the direction of the RN Supervisor or Scheduling Coordinator,  to perform  office administrative duties including but not limited to filing charts and making copies.

 DECISION MAKING

Perform a limited number of routine tasks prescribed by clients’ care plan. Work independently throughout the day. Report to supervisor any change in the client’s environment, physical or mental condition.

 KNOWLEDGE

Working knowledge of:

-          HIPAA regulations.

-          Adult care practice and procedures.

-          Bay Aging policies and procedures related to Home Care.

 Has knowledge of medical equipment on usage and basic maintenance such as Hoyer lift, gait belt, wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, catheters, glucometer and any specialized equipment required by the care plan.

 Stay current in the knowledge of their profession by completing at least 12 hours of in-service annually

 ABILITIES

-          Speak, read and write English

-          Establish and maintain good relationships with clients and their families even in difficult circumstances.

-          Communicate effectively with older adults suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Communicate with clients’ families to ensure good continuity of care.

-          Be considerate of care recipients and hold their personal information as confidential.

-          Be observant of changes in client’s condition or environment.

-          Ability to stand, bend, stoop, pull, push wheelchairs and lift up to 25lbs unassisted.

 WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The work is performed in the client’s home and in public areas. It requires repeated standing, bending, stooping, pulling, pushing and lifting of weights up to 25lbs unassisted. Regular night, weekend and holiday work required on a regular basis.  None of the essential functions of the position can be performed virtually away from the assigned places of work.

 QUALIFICATIONS

-          Must be 18 years of age

-          Hold a Certificate of Completion for a Personal Care Aide (PCA) course that meets the Department of Medical Assistance approved curriculum.

-          Must provide proof of current PPD vaccination or complete a Tuberculosis screening.

-          Become certified in CPR.


FLSA status: This is a non-exempt position.

Benefits Include: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, Paid Annual Leave, Sick Leave and Holiday Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance and Long Term Disability.

Bay Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status. Bay Aging is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact MaDena DuChemin, Human Resource Manager at (804) 758-2396, Ext. 1228 or mduchemin@bayaging.org.

Type: Full-time

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About
Bay Aging

Bay Aging is the premier provider of programs and services allowing people of all ages to live independently in their communities for as long as possible. Formed in 1978, Bay Aging serves a predominately rural 2,600 square mile region that encompasses ten counties and two planning districts. As you will see, Bay Aging is extremely diverse in the programs it offers through three major divisions-Health/Community Living, Bay Transit, and Bay Family Housing.

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