Personal Care Attendant Job Description

Personal Care Attendant Job Description

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Personal care attendant provides consultative policy analysis, evaluation expertise, and operational and technical support for federal clients focused on key domains of health-services research, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, payment and delivery-system reform, population heath, health-care quality, and social determinants of health.

Personal Care Attendant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Preparing meals
Assisting with personal care
Performing light housekeeping
Performs light housework essential to customer’s health needs, laundry
Practices applicable universal precautions/bodily substance isolation
Meal Preparation and Planning
And Other Personal Care-Related Activities
Providing engaging activities
Driving clients to appointments
Responds to resident call lights to provide maximum comfort, safety and privacy

Personal Care Attendant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Personal Care Attendant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CNA, HHA, CPR, EMT, LPN

Education for Personal Care Attendant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the personal care attendant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business/Management, Business/Administration, Graduate, Education, Law, Human Resources, Health

Skills for Personal Care Attendant

Desired skills for personal care attendant include:

Delivery system change
Massachusetts health care industry and market dynamics related to LTSS
Payment reform and care delivery reform strategies
Quality improvement and customer satisfaction in LTSS
Graphs and tables
Interdisciplinary teams
Methods used in the preparation of charts
Microsoft Project and Visio
Of the methods of general report writing
PCA program

Desired experience for personal care attendant includes:

HCA (Home Care Aide) current registry with the state preferred
CNA and HHA license a plus
Driver’s license, auto insurance, and your own vehicle is a plus
Minimum of 6 months of experience performing caregiving duties preferred
Hands on experience performing duties as outlined in summary, or formal training program completion
Minimum of 6 months of experience performing duties as outlined in summary

Personal Care Attendant Examples


Personal Care Attendant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a personal care attendant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for personal care attendant
  • Transports residents by ambulation or by wheelchair to areas of center (dining room, lobby and activities)
  • Prepares resident for meals
  • Delivers between meal nourishment and fresh drinking water to residents
  • Delivers fresh ice water to water pitchers maintained at bedside for each resident (unless directed otherwise by the licensed staff for individual residents on fluid restriction)
  • Changes, disinfects, and makes occupied or unoccupied beds, collects and bags soiled linen and placed soiled clothing in appropriate receptacle
  • Observes safety needs of residents
  • Converses with resident and family
  • Maintains effective communication with residents, families and center staff
  • Follows established infection precautions, adheres to universal Blood and body fluid precaution
  • Attends and participates in scheduled in-service program and staff meetings
Qualifications for personal care attendant
  • Maintains confidentiality of necessary information, to include all protected health information
  • Performs other work assignments as may be required and as assigned by supervisor
  • Adhering to and conveying philosophy of supporting dignity, privacy, independence, choice, individuality, and a home-like environment for Resident
  • Receiving and giving report from the previous shift
  • Reviewing assignments with Designated Supervisor
  • Reading the staff communication records and maintaining familiarity with Resident records as required

Personal Care Attendant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of personal care attendant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for personal care attendant
  • Assisting with instrumental activities of daily living, ADL’s, environmental orientation, assisting with other care while encouraging self-care and independence
  • Assisting with setting up, serving meals and cleaning up afterwards
  • Assisting Residents moving in and out, as assigned
  • Assisting with laundry service
  • Provide direct care in accordance with treatment plans as directed by the Nurse Manager
  • Treat all residents and patients fairly, with kindness, dignity and respect
  • Answer resident call lights to address specific needs
  • Assist with general activities of daily living and accompany residents to various activities and functions
  • Aide in development of resident treatment plans and complete required care documentation accurately and in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate proper infection control practices/policies
Qualifications for personal care attendant
  • Perform housekeeping tasks to maintain a clean and safe environment for residents
  • Facilitate social visits to room-bound residents via FaceTime, Phone or Skype
  • Assist ONLY in two person transfers or lifting with certified or licensed personnel
  • Report any injuries of an unknown source, including skin
  • Deliver all medications found in the resident’s room/possession to the Clinical
  • Report any hazardous conditions and equipment to the Nurse Manager immediately

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