Summary and Responsibilities:
A care-giving professional providing quality home-based personal care and other related services in accordance with established agency policies and procedures; functions under the supervision, direction, and instruction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, and in accordance with an approved Plan of Care; complies with federal, state, and local guidelines for all services.
Assists patients with:
- Bed transfers: into and out of, including use of mechanical lifting equipment as applicable and necessary
- Personal hygiene: shower, tub or bed baths, oral, skin, and hair care
- Walking, including use of walkers and wheelchairs as applicable and necessary
- Meal preparation and feeding as required and necessary
- Light laundry and housekeeping
- Toileting needs, including bed pan
- Medication self-administration
- Prescribed rehabilitative/maintenance exercises
The common work site will be the client’s home. Each home varies according to the diverse client population. Living space ranges from small confined rooms to larger rooms on different levels. Living space may include a detached house, apartment, mobile home, or other variations.
- Work time will be inside the client’s home but the employee may be required to go outside the home with or without the client to complete tasks.
- Extensive travel within the agency’s service area. Personal vehicle may be required to go to and from the client residence.
- Bending: Frequent bending is required to care for clients in their bed or chair in the home (i.e. tying shoes, foot care, personal care, and homemaking).
- Lifting: Frequent lifting of clients is required in transferring from bed to chair, position changes. Lifting of equipment and other objects may be used in the course of duties. *Approximate pounds of lifting will range according to size of client. Object size and weight varies, but employee cannot lift furniture.
- Standing: Up to 90% of work time may be spent standing on surfaces that can range from hardwood floors or carpeting to concrete floors. Stationary standing is required for periods sufficient to provide personal care.
- Walking: For entry to and from and mobility through client residences, extensive walking will be required on the same surfaces as those listed above. Walking with clients for client exercise programs or to accompany to appointments may also be required.
- Climbing: Stair climbing is required as many apartments or homes may have many levels of stairs. Stair climbing is also often prescribed as client therapy and the employee may be required to assist with such therapy.
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Education and/or Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalency preferred, but not required
- Successful completion of state-approved home health program that meets time and content requirements consistent with Medicare/Medicaid
- Meets standards of evaluation of competency and continuing education as defined in federal statutes
PHR is hiring immediately in multiiple locations including Northern Virginia, Montgomery and PG County and Washington, DC. We offer a competitive compensation package including Flexible scheduling, Credit Union, 401(k), Direct Deposit.
- Consistent delivery of quality customer service
- Recognition of and commitment to maintaining confidentiality Language Skills:
- Ability to communicate clearly and easily in English
- Reasoning Ability:
- Ability to receive, interpret, and carry out instructions from supervisor and/or supervising nurse