25 days old
2018-05-252018-06-24

Personal Care Assistant, PRN - PCA

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Part Time

PRN Employees are employees who do not have a set schedule and will be called in to work on an "as needed" basis.  

The Personal Care Assistant, PCA provides routine, scheduled personal care services to clients on the Westminster-Canterbury campus as well as to others in the greater community. He or she provides bathing, grooming, assistance with activities of daily living, light housekeeping, shopping, meal preparation, medication reminders, and driving or accompanying clients to appointments. 

The ideal candidate has at least one year of supervised nursing assistant experience (preferred) and must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Have satisfactorily passed the Westminster-Canterbury at Home competency evaluation written test and hands-on skills check, or
  • Have satisfactorily completed training using the "Personal Care Aide Training Curriculum," 2003 edition, of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, or
  • Have satisfactorily completed a nursing education program preparing for registered nurse licensure or practical nurse licensure, or
  • Have satisfactorily completed a nurse aide education program approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, or
  • Be successfully enrolled in a nursing education program preparing for registered nurse or practical nurse licensure and have currently completed at least one nursing course that includes clinical experience involving direct client care, or
  • Have certification as a nurse aide issued by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide routine, scheduled personal care to the client, including bathing (tub, shower, sponge, or bed bath), oral hygiene, hair care, shampooing, shaving, skin care, nail care, foot care, and dressing.
  • Assist client with mobility, including walking, transferring, turning, and positioning including the use of transfer devices such as the Hoyer lift and transfer board. Assist client with prescribed exercises to which the client and the aide have been trained.
  • Assist with toileting needs, including assistance with bedpan, urinal, bedside commode, toilet use and incontinence care.
  • Plan, shop, prepare, or assist with nutritious meals and prescribed diets; includes clean up of kitchen area.
  • Assist clients to self-administer-medications. Verbally prompt or assist clients to respond to electronic medication reminder systems.
  • Provide homemaking services, such as bed making, light housework, laundering, and errand running with client/family’s agreement or accompanying client to medical appointments as specified on Care Plan.
  • Observe, report, and document client status and the care or service furnished.
  • Perform other activities as assigned including but not limited to reading and recording, temperature, pulse, and respiration, Foley catheter care, basic infection control procedures; and emergency procedures.
  • Drive clients to and from appointments or activities as assigned.

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • One year of supervised nursing assistant experience (preferred) and must meet the requirements stated in the Job Description
  • Valid/unrestricted driver's license
  • Willing to drive to private homes in greater Virginia Beach area to perform the requirements associated with this position
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Must be able to climb at least 2 flights of stairs and be able to stand and/or walk for a period of at least 4 hours
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds, work on your feet throughout shift, and bend, kneel, stoop, and reach
  • Must be able to transfer patients safely from bed to chair
  • Proof of motor vehicle insurance

Benefits:

  • Limited Benefits for PRN Positions

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