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Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Company: Care 365 Homecare
Location: Newark
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Personal Care Aide is responsible for providing patient assistance with nutritional and environmental support and personal hygiene, feeding and dressing and/or, as an extension of a self-directed patient, selected health related tasks in his/her home or facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.


  • Carries out the Agency's mission, philosophy, goals and objectives within guidelines of Agency policy and position function.
  • Interprets and implements the Agency's philosophy to staff and members of the community.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of a realistic goal-oriented plan of care.
  • Provides personal care and rehabilitative services and assists in activities of daily living as directed by the nurse or therapist.
  • Follows care plan instructions as directed by the nurse.
  • Provides Environmental Support:
  • Make/ change bed linen, occupied or unoccupied.
  • Light housekeeping: Patient areas to include kitchen, bath, bedroom, etc.; dust, mop, sweep, vacuum, clean kitchen sink, counter, stove top, table, refrigerator, clean bathroom sink, tub, shower, toilet.
  • Clean up after meal preparation and provision of care.
  • Personal laundry: clothing and bed linen, wash, iron, and mend, prepare for laundry service.
  • Maintain safe environment and clean patient equipment.
  • Provides Nutritional Support:
  • Develops menu.
  • Prepares grocery list, shop.
  • Prepares meals/ snacks.
  • Assists with feeding.
  • Measures and records intake of food and fluids.
  • Personal Care Functions- assists with or performs and records:
  • Skin care.
  • Grooming: hair shampoo, beard, nails, shave, oral hygiene, denture care; assist with dressing, apply elastic stocking, clean glasses.
  • Toileting: bedpan, urinal, commode or toilet, adult diapers.
  • Wound dressing: change clean dressing (band-aid, gauze pad and tape);
  • Assist nurse with changing sterile dressing
  • Performs and records simple measures:
  1. Blood pressure on arm
  2. Vital signs: temperature, pulse, respiration
  3. Collect specimens: stool, urine, sputum (without suctioning)
  4. Measure intake and output
  5. Test for urine sugar and acetone
  6. Weigh patient
  • Carries out maintenance exercise program.
  • Assists with use of medical supplies and equipment; assist nurse with changing sterile dressing.
  • Walking: assist with our without assistive equipment, walk inside or outside of home, use of safety belt.
  • Provides Related Supportive Tasks:
  • Accompanies out of doors and to medical appointments.
  • Assists with socialization and recreation activities.
  • Assists with completion of personal business activities such as telephoning, correspondence, paying bills.
  • Observes, records, and reports patients condition.
  • Other Activities:
  • Participates in selected case conferences.
  • Maintains daily patient record and timesheet.
  • Promptly informs nurse of changes, needs or problems with patients condition and/ or environment.
  • Performs related activities as directed by the nurse.
  • Adhere to care plan instructions.


  • Written evidence of having successfully completed a New York State Department of Health approved:

Basic Training Program in home health aide services;


Equivalency Examination or Competency Only Program in home health aide services;


Written evidence of having successfully completed a New York State Department of Social Services approved Training or Competency Program in personal care services;

  • Compliance with Inservice Education requirements;
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.

Keywords: Care 365 Homecare, Rochester , Personal Care Aide (PCA), Other , Newark, New York

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