Home Care Aide/Caregivers

Wellspring Home Health

The Home Care Aide (Personal Care Assistant) performs housekeeping services and provides assistance with IADLs when an individual or family cannot meet these responsibilities. The PCA works under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse, other professional person to provide supplementary services in carrying out a service plan.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Gives personal attention to the sick, disabled and aged to help provide and maintain physical and emotional comfort, and to assist the individual toward independent living
2. Assists in lessening the burden of prolonged illness physically, emotionally and/or economically.
3. Assists in keeping the family together while the mother/father or other caregiver is ill or absent from the home.
4. Works toward hastening convalescence and reducing the length of stay in an institution by permitting the individual to remain at home or to return home sooner than would otherwise be possible.
5. Enables the ill, disabled or frail aged person to remain in his/her own home among familiar surroundings.
6. Has empathy for the needs of the ill, elderly, injured, frail and impaired.

DUTIES:

1. Follows the service plan developed to help the patient to maintain a healthy and safe environment.
2. Receives written instructions from the supervisor.
3. Communicates any patient changes or concerns to the supervisor.
4. Is knowledgeable and follows agency policy and procedures.
5. Performs housekeeping tasks.
6. Arranges and provides transportation as needed.
7. Performs shopping and errands.
8. Assist with bill paying.
9. Provides companionship.
10. Documents all services provided in accordance with agency policies.
JOB CONDITIONS:

1. Home visits are part of the job function. Must be able to access patients’ homes which will not be routinely wheelchair accessible.
2. May be required to bend, stoop, reach; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.
3. The position requires the ability to travel extensively in a geographic area. If traveling by car, must possess a valid driver’s license and adequate car insurance.
4. Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform duties, understand and communicate with the patient/family and demonstrate patient care.
5. There must be the ability to give and receive information orally, and to use the telephone. Must be able to adequately document care provided in English.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Has a high school diploma or GED.
2. Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to patient, self, and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate this.
3. Must understand and respect patients including ethics and confidentiality of care.
4. Must have current CPR certification.
5. Has a valid criminal history check.
6. Must be willing to travel to all service locations Pierce/Thurston County

About us:

Wellspring Home Health Agency’s mission is to provide professional and paraprofessional services to clients in their homes assisting them to achieve the highest level of potential in their day-to-day self-care activities. We are committed to providing high quality, multidisciplinary care by professionals who recognize the need for a comprehensive assessment of needs from both the client and professional’s point of view. Our goals and services are based on two fundamental philosophical principles: the belief in the innate worth of the sick, aged, and disabled individual and the belief that each individual, regardless of age, race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap(s) is entitled to maximize his or her potential as a human being and as a member of society.

Interested Candidates can go to our website and complete an application: www.wellspringhomehealth.com

To apply for this job please visit wellspringhomehealth.com.