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Personal Care Attendant

Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

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 patient's/client's 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 patient's/client's 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 Agency's 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 in-services
  • Promote the Agency's philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care

Keywords: MHR-HOME TO STAY, Fort Worth , Personal Care Attendant, Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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