Swift Home Care is currently looking to fill many positions for HHA and PCA certified individuals. We offer a variety of days/hours to fit your schedule.
We offer competitive pay and most of all a friendly, home environment within the agency. Come try us and you won't be disappointed.
A Personal Care Aide / HHA is a person who provides nutritional support, assistance with personal hygiene and the environmental maintenance necessary for an individual to remain in his/her own home. The Personal Care Aide is under direct supervision of the licensed nurse. The PCA/HHA provides services in accordance with Level I and Level II Personal Care Aide Functions and Tasks Scope of Practice.
Successful completion of a New York State Department of Health/Department of Social Services approved Personal Care Aide or HHA training program as demonstrated by valid Personal Care Aide Certificate.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
Ability to speak, read and write in English sufficiently to understand and interpret the Plan of Care, document care provided on the HHA Time and Activity report and able to call agency to report change and /or issues related to the patient and /or 911 in case of emergency.
Holds a valid Personal Care Aide Certificate.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Preparing and serving normal diets. Assisting patient with eating monitors intake.
Assisting with bathing of patient – in bed, tub and shower.
Assisting with grooming, care of hair, including shampoo, shaving with electric razor only, and ordinary care of nails – this means soaking and filing nails.
Assisting with care of teeth and mouth.
Assisting patient on and off bedpan, commode and toilet.
Assisting patient in transferring from bed to chair, wheelchair and in walking with or without devices.
Assisting patient with dressing.
Assisting patient with self-administered, oral medications that have been ordered by the medical practitioner.
Use of special equipment i.e. hover lift.
Passive range of motion, turning and positioning.
Reporting and change in patient’s mental and physical condition or home situation to the nurse.
Making and changing bed/linens.
Dusting and vacuuming the rooms the patient uses.
Patient’s personal laundry; this may include necessary ironing and mending
Provides a supportive environment and ongoing reality orientation to confused patients using appropriate interpersonal behavioral techniques.
Assists with self-administered medications.
Administer special skin care as directed.
Collect stool, sputum and urine specimens using appropriate techniques.
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