LHC Group. Inc

  • Personal Care Aide

    Location : Facility Name
    Willcare HCBS
    Requisition ID
    2019-67891
    Location : Postal Code
    12477
    Position Type
    PRN
    Work Schedule
    Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)
    CATEGORY
    AIDE
    Location : City
    Saugerties
    Location : State/Province
    NY
  • Overview

    Currently Per Diem hiring Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides in the Saugerties area. We offer Weekly Pay and Flexible Schedules.

     

     

    **Clients in this area are not on the bus-line and require employees to have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to perform essential errands as needed.**

     

    The Per Diem Personal Care Aide/Home Health Aide is a person who provides aide, support, assistance with personal hygiene and household functions for an individual to be able to remain in their own home.

     

    Willcare is a proud partner of LHC Group, 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

    • Consistently and reliably accepts patient assignments based on patient and agency needs.
    • Available on designated work days.
    • Follows all policies and procedures of LHC Group and agency, as well as all applicable federal, state and local requirements.
    • Understands and complies with HIPAA and any other confidentiality obligations.
    • Accurate and timely documentation of hours worked.
    • Accurate and timely documentation of services performed.
    • Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition and exercise.
    • Accurate and timely reporting of observations of the patient's condition to the appropriate supervisor including immediate notification of any incidents, accidents, or unusual conditions.
    • Effective utilization of the Electronic Visit Verification or other visit documentation program as applicable.
    • Competent provision of and/or assistance with activities of daily living as applicable including: bathing, dental care, nail care, filing only, skin care including peri care and lotion application.
    • Safe transfer of patient from bed to chair and to wheelchair.
    • Safe transfer of patients on and off bedpan and/or toilet.
    • Documents all client related activities in a timely manner.
    • Assists patient with bedtime preparations including personal care, dressing, positioning and medication reminders.
    • Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services, shopping for food and other household requirements, preparing and serving meals and snacks, and running errands.
    • Assists with ambulation including with cane, walker or crutches, if appropriate and helps patients care for themselves.
    • Accompanies client to medical appointments.
    • Measures and records oral, rectal, and auxiliary temperatures, pulse and respiration, and blood pressure when ordered within the training limitations.
    • Prepares meals as required based upon the patient's preferred or prescribed diet and assists with feeding as needed.
    • Provides clean and safe environment within the home including safe use of equipment needed by the patient.
    • Responds promptly and professionally to client requests.
    • Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient cleanliness, and housekeeping.
    • Participates in required agency meetings and in-service presentations.
    • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
    • Performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Experience Desired
    • Six months experience in home care preferred.
    License Requirements
    • Current drivers license, vehicle insurance and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
     
    Skill Requirements
    • Ability to work flexible hours as required to meet identified patient's 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.
    • Good communication, writing, and organizational skills.

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