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Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Homemakers

Company: Companions & Home Helpers, LLC
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Personal Care Assistants provide hands on care by helping clients with activities of daily living.Requirements:* High school diploma or equivalent* CNA/HHA/PCA certification* Complete criminal background check, DMV check, and drug screen* Access to a car* Possess valid driver's license and auto insurance* Ability to communicate with clients in a courteous manner and treat them with respect* 1-2 years working with the elderlyDuties (including but not limited to):- Grooming, bathing, dressing and toileting- Assisting with shaving, only with the use of an electric shaver- Assisting with general skin care when skin is unbroken and when any chronic skin problems are not active. Skin care should be preventive rather than therapeutic in nature. \*Caregivers may apply non-medicated lotions and solutions that do not require a physicians prescription.\*- Assisting with pivot transfers (bed to chair, chair to bed, chair to commode, and wheel-chair to car) only when the client has sufficient balance and strength to reliably stand, pivot and assist with the transfer- Adaptive and safety equipment may be used in transfers, provided the client and caregiver are fully trained in the use of equipment and can direct the transfer. \*Caregivers can assist with the use of gait belts and transfer devices with the proper training and demonstrated competency.\*- Empty or change external urinary and ostomy bags.- Assisting with client directed non-invasive (non-inserted) care only when there is no need for skilled skin care or for observation. Otherwise must be reported to a nurse- Assisting client with blood sugar checks; that is limited to opening containers and handling equipment. \*Caregiver cannot perform procedures.\*- Record and report changes in the clients physical condition, behavior or appearance to Supervisor or Care CoordinatorSCHEDULE:Apply online at: www.companioncares.com/jobsJob Type: Part-timePay: $14.00 - $17.00 per hourBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 4 hour shift* Day shift* Weekends onlyCOVID-19 considerations:COVID-19: Mask, gloves and vaccineAbility to commute/relocate:* Hartford, CT: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience:* Caregiving: 1 year (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Companions & Home Helpers, LLC, Hartford , Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Homemakers, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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