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Job Description

Personal Care Worker

Job ID 6280674 Date posted 11/17/2017

Description

A Home Support Home Care Worker is an individual who carries out social, personal and non-medical care tasks and who may also provide assistance with housekeeping and other related supportive tasks to a Resident in his/her place of residence.The Home Care Worker may perform other tasks permissible under State scope of practice and regulatory guidelines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1.Effectively implements individualized resident care plans.

2.Assists residents with personal care and activities of daily living in a calm, professional and proficient manner; respecting residents’ privacy, dignity and safety.

3.Performs routine housekeeping tasks, including but not limited to: laundry, ironing, meal or menu planning or preparation, pet walking and feeding, closet organization, washing dishes, making beds, changing linens, kitchen chores.

4.Shops and performs errands for resident.

5.Escorts Resident to appointments and social activities, such as restaurants, cultural and/or sports events.

6.Promotes psychosocial well-being through meaningful relationships.

7.Practices safety, infection control, and standard precautions.

8.Will perform the duties of the position within the limitations per policy.

9.Notifies office in a timely fashion, of any change in a resident’s condition.

10.Adheres to all department policies, procedures, and care standards.

11.Maintains competency in the required job skills and knowledge.

12.Dresses in appropriate uniform at all times. Visibly displays ID Badge at all times.

13.Adheres to and promotes the mission and philosophy of The Erickson Way.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·Demonstrates maturity.

·Able to understand and carry out directions and instructions and maintain simple records.

·Demonstrates a willingness to learn and a basic understanding of the needs of the Resident.

·Able to accept and use supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

·Must be at least 18 years of age

·High school diploma or equivalent is required.

·Experience as a care provider serving the senior population within the past 12 months is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate in the English language.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

None required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk (considerable); sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear.The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee must occasionally lift, roll or transfer patients of variable sizes and weights.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent contact with residents, families.
  • Frequent contact with various groups of health care workers.
  • May reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise standard precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices when necessary, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

JOB LIMITATIONS:

The Home Care Worker will not function as a provider of skilled personal care services.

The Home Care Worker will only provide assistance to a Resident who can directly participate in his/her care or can communicate his/her needs to the provider.

OSHA OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CATEGORY:

After careful analysis, it has been determined that this position falls into OSHA Occupational Exposure Category I and requires protective equipment.

ROUTINE DECISION MAKING:

N/A

FORMAL POLICY-SETTING RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policies associated with the position’s purpose and essential responsibilities are set by others..


Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·Demonstrates maturity.

·Able to understand and carry out directions and instructions and maintain simple records.

·Demonstrates a willingness to learn and a basic understanding of the needs of the Resident.

·Able to accept and use supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

·Must be at least 18 years of age

·High school diploma or equivalent is required.

·Experience as a care provider serving the senior population within the past 12 months is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate in the English language.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

None required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk (considerable); sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear.The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee must occasionally lift, roll or transfer patients of variable sizes and weights.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent contact with residents, families.
  • Frequent contact with various groups of health care workers.
  • May reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise standard precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices when necessary, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

JOB LIMITATIONS:

The Home Care Worker will not function as a provider of skilled personal care services.

The Home Care Worker will only provide assistance to a Resident who can directly participate in his/her care or can communicate his/her needs to the provider.

OSHA OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CATEGORY:

After careful analysis, it has been determined that this position falls into OSHA Occupational Exposure Category I and requires protective equipment.

ROUTINE DECISION MAKING:

N/A

FORMAL POLICY-SETTING RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policies associated with the position’s purpose and essential responsibilities are set by others..

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