Archcare Personal Care Aide in Tarrytown, New York

The Personal Care Aide is responsible for providing patient assistance with nutritional and environmental support and personal hygiene, feeding and dressing and/or, as an extension of a self-directed patient, selected health related tasks in his/her home or facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.

  • Carries out the Agency’s mission, philosophy, goals and objectives within guidelines of Agency policy and position function.

  • Interprets and implements the Agency’s philosophy to staff and members of the community.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of a realistic goal-oriented plan of care.

  • Provides personal care and rehabilitative services and assists in activities of daily living as directed by the nurse or therapist.

  • Follows care plan instructions as directed by the nurse.

  • Provides Environmental Support:

  • Make/ change bed linen, occupied or unoccupied.

  • Light housekeeping: Patient areas to include kitchen, bath, bedroom, etc.; dust, mop, sweep, vacuum, clean kitchen sink, counter, stove top, table, refrigerator, clean bathroom sink, tub, shower, toilet.

  • Clean up after meal preparation and provision of care.

  • Personal laundry: clothing and bed linen, wash, iron, and mend, prepare for laundry service.

  • Maintain safe environment and clean patient equipment.

  • Provides Nutritional Support:

  • Develops menu.

  • Prepares grocery list, shop.

  • Prepares meals/ snacks.

  • Assists with feeding.

  • Measures and records intake of food and fluids.

  • Personal Care Functions- assists with or performs and records:

  • Skin care.

    • Grooming: hair shampoo, beard, nails, shave, oral hygiene, denture care; assist with dressing, apply elastic stocking, clean glasses.
  • Toileting: bedpan, urinal, commode or toilet, adult diapers.

  • Wound dressing: change clean dressing (band-aid, gauze pad and tape);

  • Assist nurse with changing sterile dressing

  • Performs and records simple measures:

  • Blood pressure on arm

  • Vital signs: temperature, pulse, respiration

  • Collect specimens: stool, urine, sputum (without suctioning)

  • Measure intake and output

  • Test for urine sugar and acetone

  • Weigh patient

  • Carries out maintenance exercise program.

  • Assists with use of medical supplies and equipment; assist nurse with changing sterile dressing.

  • Walking: assist with our without assistive equipment, walk inside or outside of home, use of safety belt.

  • Provides Related Supportive Tasks:

  • Accompanies out of doors and to medical appointments.

  • Assists with socialization and recreation activities.

  • Assists with completion of personal business activities such as telephoning, correspondence, paying bills.

  • Observes, records, and reports patients condition.

  • Other Activities:

  • Participates in selected case conferences.

  • Maintains daily patient record and timesheet.

  • Promptly informs curse of changes, needs or problems with patient’s condition and/ or environment.

  • Performs related activities as directed by the nurse.

  • Adhere to care plan instructions.

    • Written evidence of having successfully completed a New York State Department of Health approved:
  • Basic Training Program in home health aide services;

Or,

  • Equivalency Examination or Competency Only Program in home health aide services;

Or,

  • Written evidence of having successfully completed a New York State Department of Social Services approved Training or Competency Program in personal care services;

  • Compliance with Inservice Education requirements;

  • Minimum of 18 years of age.

ID: 2017-10677

of Openings: 30

Street: Family Home Health Care, Inc.

Shift Start Time: 8:30am

Shift End Time: 5:00pm

Hours: 37.5

External Company Name: ArchCare

External Company URL: http://www.archcare.org/