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Patient Care Aide

Assisting Hands

Posted 30+ days ago
Herndon, VA 20191
Competitive
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Job Description

Patient Care Aide

Are you looking to make a difference in our community? Are you compassionate and personable? Do you have a gift for nurturing and caring for others? Are you looking for an opportunity to grow your career? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider joining the Assisting Hands family!

About Us:

Assisting Hands of Reston is a family-owned business based in Reston, VA. Assisting Hands Home Care® grew out of a desire to offer our clients personalized non-medical support services in their homes. Our mission is to assist the elderly, disabled, and others needing assistance to maintain quality of life.

Job Description:

In this position, you will provide custodial, personal, and some skilled care under nurse delegation to clients that contract with Assisting Hands for services under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) and in compliance with the Plan of Care designated by the RN. Duties include:

  • Maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy environment within client's residence
  • Light cleaning of sleeping and living areas to maintain cleanliness and safety for the client 
  • Assisting the client with personal hygiene, exercise, eating, dressing, physical transfer, and other duties as assigned in a written Plan of Care detailed by the agency’s Director of Nursing
  • Other activities as taught and overseen periodically by a Registered Nurse for a specific client, such as assisting with the change of a colostomy bag; assisting with the use of mobility aids such as a wheelchair, walker, or Hoyer lift; measuring and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, or blood pressure; assisting the client with the self-administration of medication. 

We offer flexible schedules, day shifts & short shifts.

Qualifications:·

  • Qualifications:·

  • Must be a certified PCA in Virginia and provide a certificate of completion.
  • One (1) year of experience in the home or long-term care setting is preferred.
  • Current CPR Certificaton
  • Ability to perform physical activities including transferring, rotating, assisting clients who are partially or totally dependent on moving about, stooping, bending, kneeling, standing, walking, and the ability to lift objects and patients weighing over 50 lbs.

Benefits:

  • Starting Hourly Rates are $16.50 - $19.00, subject to change
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Bi-weekly Direct Deposit
  • Paid Orientation/Training
  • Employee Rewards & Recognition Program
  • Financial Wellness Program
  • Mileage Reimbursement

Reports to: Director of Nursing

Hours:  Dependent on assignment; Shifts available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, and based on availability.

Location: Virginia - Reston, Tysons Corner, McLean, Great Falls, Annandale. We serve all of Fairfax County. 

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, hourly

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

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