Care Aide Job Description

Care Aide Job Description

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Care aide provides instruction and training for the Animal Care Technicians on best practices for safety and evolving university, state and federal regulations.

Care Aide Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective care aide job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included care aide job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintains working knowledge of Department procedure manuals
Demonstrates understanding of scheduling process and is able to track overtime, weekends, holidays, evenings and arranges staff replacements for care management team
Exercises judgment and prioritizing in making independent decisions within scope of responsibilities
Coordinates care team services with ancillary services
Communicates variances in schedule for any care management team member and notifies appropriate internal/external customer
Identifies and reports patient service issues
Effectively produces and distributes weekly schedules and revised schedules for team members
Orients paraprofessional and professional staff to the scheduling process
Participates in care management team conferences
Communicates with care management team and other departments regarding billing and payroll issues

Care Aide Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Care Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, AHA, BLS, CNA, CAC

Education for Care Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the care aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and University Degree in Education, General Education, Health, Psychology, Human Services, Counseling, Medical, Therapeutic Recreation, Faculty, Healthcare

Skills for Care Aide

Desired skills for care aide include:

Equivalent
Resident care principles and practices normally acquired through completion of a High School diploma
Basic anatomy and physiology
Childcare program development and implementation
Federal Confidentiality laws concerning Drug and Alcohol treatment and HIPAA
Effective and appropriate care-giving practices utilized in early childhood care
Also carpet cleaning chemicals
Floor stripper and finish chemicals
Department procedure manuals
Relevant federal

Desired experience for care aide includes:

Must be CPR certified, if required by the Plan of Care of their patient’s program
At least one year of experience working with the elderly or disabled
Must be a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) or have at least one year work experience in home health, hospital, hospice, or long-term care facility
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant
High School diploma or GED or two years of home care experience
Will be required to complete at least 12 hours of in-service education/training

Care Aide Examples

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Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a care aide. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for care aide
  • Assure that all care and medications are administered appropriately, to solve problems, and to communicate with the staff of the next shift
  • Perform basic and routine quality care to the ElderPlace residents including assisting them in the activities of daily living and other personal care tasks
  • Work under the direction of the Resident Care Supervisor and with clinical supervision by a Registered Nurse (RN) and serve in a leadership role with other Aides to complete all required documentation
  • Assure that all care and medications are administered appropriately, solve problems, and communicate with the staff of the next shift
  • Stripping (removing) old finish from floors, edges, and baseboards
  • Applying new seal and finish to floor surface
  • Maintaining finished floors
  • Maintaining equipment in clean and proper working condition
  • Shampooing upholstered/carpeted surfaces
  • Other duties as assigned by ES supervisor
Qualifications for care aide
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in English
  • Must be willing and able to change diapers
  • Must successfully complete all Background Checks and physical
  • Must be available to work some holidays (no weekends)
  • Must be able to lift a minimal of 35 lbs
  • Must be willing to get a Tdap vaccine and clear a TB test
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Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of care aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for care aide
  • Under the direction of the Resident Care Supervisor and with clinical supervision by a Registered Nurse (RN), is expected to serve in a leadership role with other Aides to complete all required documentation
  • Cleans and sterilizes respiratory care equipment after patient use
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspects of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various states of health and disease
  • Meets with sales representatives to review and assess new equipment and assure the best possible pricing for the Department
  • Performs cylinder rounds, replenishing E-Cylinder contents as necessary
  • Provides orientation to newly hired Respiratory Care Practitioners as it relates to cleaning, assembly, and assuring proper and safe function of equipment used to provide patient care
  • Restocks Department supply cabinets following established inventory levels.Effectively employs available equipment and supplies giving due care to their use and maintenance
  • Reviews finance sheets to check on accuracy of items being charged
  • Works on projects to try cut costs and enhance the efficiency of the Department
  • Work under the direction of the Resident Care Supervisor and with clinical supervision by a Registered Nurse (RN)
Qualifications for care aide
  • Must have CNA license and HHA certificate
  • Must be knowledgeable of current nursing assistant practices and procedures, laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care
  • Must have the ability to get along harmoniously with others in a team environment
  • Certification from a Nursing Assistant Program beneficial and in good standing with no previous record of abuse or misappropriation of funds - beneficial but not recommended
  • Possesses CPR/choking certification within 90 days of hire
  • Certification from a Nursing Assistant Program beneficial and in good standing with no previous record of abuse or misappropriation of funds
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Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of care aide. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for care aide
  • Clean, feed, and water animals according to type and the condition of the animal
  • Perform community outreach, customer service and counseling related duties pertaining to animal adoption and care
  • Contribute to the assessment of animal behavior and readiness for adoption through observation
  • Clean and disinfect public areas and animal quarters such as kennels, cages, crates, runs, holding areas, baths, walls, and floors
  • Completing floor care assignments including stripping, sealing and waxing floors, burnishing and spray buffing
  • Scrubbing ceramic tile floors in public and patient care areas
  • Pre-spraying, scrubbing and extracting carpet and upholstery
  • Wall washing in all patient, public and employee areas
  • Responding to flood emergencies as requested general housekeeping requested by your supervisor
  • Follow menus and prepare food and beverages
Qualifications for care aide
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with clients, families, all members of the care team, and the office staff
  • Able to make appropriate, independent decisions while in the client home
  • Proficient in completing documentation
  • Able to effectively follow an established care plan
  • Knowledge and skills to operate oxygen and aerosol equipment supplies
  • Knowledge and skills to administer basic respiratory care procedures
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Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a care aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for care aide
  • Maintain policies and procedures as required by center and state childcare licensing
  • Assisting Lead Teacher with creating, implementing, individualizing lesson plans based on curriculum and assessment tools indicated by Center
  • Encouraging teaching team success through modeling and support
  • Ensuring healthy and clean classroom environment
  • Maintaining frequent communication with parents and families
  • Assist Lead Teacher with planning and providing age appropriate individual and group activities
  • Assist Lead Teacher with coordinating and implementing educational curriculum to assist each child in meeting early learning standards
  • Follows all agency, childcare and licensing standards
  • Assist Lead Teacher with assessment observations and preparing for parent/teacher conferences
  • Provides care routines for children such as washing hands, meals and snacks, diaper changes
Qualifications for care aide
  • High School diploma or GED or one year of home care experience
  • Ability to use a computer to view, enter and retrieve patient data
  • 1 year of experience as a caregiver with frail or elderly population
  • Knowledge of automatic floor scrubbing machines, floor buffer machines, wet/dry vacuums and floor care chemicals
  • 1 year of recent experience, as a caregiver, with frail or elderly population
  • No more than 1 chargeable accident or citation within the last 3 years
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Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of care aide. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for care aide
  • Attend all staff meetings, in-services and Family Partnership events
  • Help maintain facility in a safe, clean and satisfactory condition
  • Communicate daily with center management, all staff, substitutes and volunteers, which include sharing daily program plans and discussing goals for children
  • Be under the direction of the Resident Care Supervisor and with clinical supervision by a Registered Nurse, the Lead Personal Care Aide is expected to serve in a leadership role with other Aides to complete all required documentation, assure that all care and medications are administered appropriately, to solve problems, and to communicate with the staff of the next shift
  • Schedules and coordinates tasks to be performed by other Patient Care Assistant (PCA), in cooperation with other housing and clinic staff
  • Participates in participant /resident orientation to the ElderPlace facility
  • Provides input and information for service/care plans
  • Represents PCA staff at planning and program development meetings, Patient Care Technician (PCT) meetings and other site specific meetings
  • Schedule and coordinate tasks to be performed by other Patient Care Assistant (PCA), in cooperation with other housing and clinic staff
  • Participate in participant /resident orientation to the ElderPlace facility
Qualifications for care aide
  • Ability to operate single disk floor machine, battery/electric floor burnishers, auto-scrubber, carpet extractor and rotary shampoo
  • CPR certification – Maryland only
  • One (1) year of health care aide experience
  • Please submit an application by clicking "apply to this job" located near the top of the screen
  • Must have verifiable experience providing care for groups of infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers
  • Experience in using Creative Curriculum and/or Teaching Strategies Gold

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