If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity with a national leader of personalized health care – this is your chance to join us at Intrepid USA! We are a national company with a local perspective, and working with us, you'll find that what we do is all about what matters the most – helping patients live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Our innovative approach gives patients access to the highly experienced clinical teams and up-to-date programs you would expect from a large company and combines them with the flexible, dedicated and personalized care you may expect from a smaller company.
Due to our continued growth, we are seeking a compassionate and experienced Private Duty Personal Care Attendant / PCA to provide personal care for clients in accordance with an established plan of care. At Intrepid, we focus on the heart of the matter – providing talented healthcare professionals, giving them opportunities to follow their passion, and ultimately giving patients the best care available for home health care, hospice and private duty care. Bring your enthusiasm and compassion to help others and we’ll provide you with a nurturing caring environment that will empower and inspire you to make a difference.
As a Private Duty Personal Care Attendant, you will provide for the personal needs and comfort of clients in their home.
Additional duties for this Private Duty PCA role include, but are not limited to:
- Performs work under the supervision of the Supervisor or Case Manager.
- Is responsible for observation, documentation and notification of changes in the patient’s condition and the care or service provided.
- Contacts agency staffing coordinator to arrange all scheduling of clients, including, but not limited to acceptance of assignments, sick or late calls and directions to client home.
- Refers all questions or reports of patient condition changes immediately to the Case Manager or Supervising Nurse.
- Demonstrates competencies and performs personal care activities contained in a written assignment by the Manager which includes, but is not limited to the provision and/or assistance of the following patient cares:
- Using the bathroom, bedpan or commode for toileting and elimination
- Bathing, Shampoo and other aspects of personal hygiene
- Oral care and care of dentures if applicable
- Care of skin and hair
- Meal preparations
- Prevention of decubitus ulcers
- Care of the incontinent patient
- Obtains and reads vital signs: temperature (oral, axillary, rectal), pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.
- Care of hearing aides, eyeglasses, prosthetic devices, personal equipment and belongings.
- Perineal care
- Care of patient with a urinary catheter (no irrigation)
- Nail care (no clipping for diabetic patients)
- Follows written policy and procedure for using patient’s funds for grocery shopping or purchasing prescriptions.
- Assists only self-directed patients with the administration of medications. This will include opening and closing a medication container, returning a medication to the proper storage area, and assisting in reordering medications from a pharmacy. At no time will any unlicensed employee pre-fill syringes, or administer medication by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, or calculate a patient’s dosage, or alter the form of the medication by crushing, dissolving, or any other method.
- Performs assigned activities that are delegated by an RN or PT for a specific patient. The PCA must demonstrate competency prior to performing the following:
- Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances for stable, chronic stomas (no irrigation).
- Reinforcement of dressings and bandages.
- Changing clean, non-sterile, dry dressings for simple, chronic wounds.
- Assisting with the use of devices for aid to daily living – cane, walker, wheelchair or lift device.
- Assisting with self-administered urine tests for sugar, acetone or albumin (may not interpret results).
- Measuring intake and output.
- Measuring and preparing special diets
- Observes, records and reports changes in the patient and reports findings to the Case Manager, Registered or Supervising Nurse
- Assists with application of orthotics.
- Ambulation – safe transfer and ambulation, ROM and positioning as instructed.
- Maintains asepsis in hand washing, linen handling, and cleaning of equipment (thermometers, bedpans, urinals) in accordance with infection control policy and OSHA guidelines and utilizes personal protective equipment as indicated.
We are looking for a Private Duty Personal Care Attendant who displays the ability to read, write , speak and understand English or client's language and/or sign language as needed for the job. In addition displaying working knowledge of the regulatory requirements at the state, federal, and local level.
Specific qualifications for this PCA role include:
- High school graduation or GED preferred
- Six (6) month's experience as a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) or equivalent in health care (in homes or facilities) or successful completion of a State approved Home Health Aide training course or successful completion of state/county-specific requirements or successful completion of a written competency test.
- Maintains in-service continuing education for PCA within 12-month period or as required by agency or state law.
- Auto liability insurance per policy plus current and unrestricted driver’s license
- Current CPR certification preferred or as required by state regulations
Join Intrepid USA – and make a real difference in the lives of our patients!