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Private Duty Caregiver - Aide - PCA

LHC Group Sikeston Full-Time
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Overview

Currently hiring PRN Personal Care Aides / Caregivers to provide patient care in the Sikeston Area!  We offer flexible schedules and WEEKLY pay!   The Personal Care Aide / Caregiver is a person who provides support, assistance with personal hygiene and household functions for an individual to be able to remain in their own home. MO Delta Community-Based Services, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. 

Additional Details

  • Reports observations of the client's condition to the Agency Director or accounts manager. Notifies the Executive Director immediately if any incidents or accidents occur.
  • Utilize the E.V.V. (Electronic Visit Verification) program as applicable.
  • Drives safely, complies with traffic regulations, and wears a seat belt when business travel is required.
  • May provide or assist clients with activities of daily living including: bathing in bed, tub or shower; care of hair including shampoo, combing and brushing; care of teeth and mouth including denture care; nail care, filing only; skin care including pericare and applying lotion; transfer of patient from bed to chair and to wheelchair. Transfer of patients on and off bedpan, commode and toilet. Assist client in preparing for bed. Position patient in bed as directed. Assists with ambulation including with cane, walker and crutches. Personal care dressing of client. Medication reminder.
  • Assists with household tasks directly essential to client’s personal care.
  • Accompanies client to medical appointments or shopping and performing other essential errands, if necessary.
  • Measures and records oral, rectal, and auxiliary temperatures, pulse and respiration, and blood pressure when ordered within the training limitations of the aide.
  • Prepares meals as required based upon clientÂ’s preferred diet. May need to feed client if required.
  • Provides clean and safe environment within the home including safe use of equipment such as side rails, oxygen, wheelchairs, Hoyer lifts, etc.
  • Ensures confidentiality of client records and information.
  • Records and reports activities related to personal care responsibilities, as required.
  • Responds promptly to client requests
  • Documents all client related activities in a timely manner.
  • Participates in performance improvement inservices.
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Experience Desired
  • Six months experience in home care preferred.
Skill Requirements
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required to meet identified patients needs.
  • Ability to function in any home situation regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, disability, or financial condition of the patient.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task, self-directed, good time management skills, courteous, and common sense.
  • Good communication, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Must possess the disposition and personality to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and their families keeping personal matters confidential.
  • Must possess a strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization.
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational needs.
  • Speaks, writes, reads, and comprehends English.
 

Recommended skills

Coordinating
Personal Care
Adaptability
Practical And Pragmatic
Multitasking
Hardworking And Dedicated
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At LHC Group we appreciate the value of trained professionals who work within the local community and know their patients. That’s why we work with the nurses, therapists and aides who have provided quality care through local hospitals and health care agencies for years. By combining a dynamic, clinically driven operational model, an efficient management team, a high quality hometown medical staff, we are able to offer a comprehensive health care package which puts the patient’s needs first.

We have spent years perfecting what we see as the only way to do business in the industry. As a result, patients, their physicians, and family members alike benefit from the simplicity that our expertise brings to the table. Aside from keeping the needs of the patient first, we also keep both the physician and family involved and informed every step of the way. We consider these channels of communication an essential part of who we are.

Our nurses, aides and therapists can deliver non-emergency medical care to homebound patients of all ages who choose to receive quality health care in the comfort of their own homes.

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