Des Moines, IA
(515) 222-1550

Personal Care Assistant/Nurse Assistant (Des Moines, IA)

A Personal Care Assistant provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of patients in their homes.

Benefits

  • Caregiver Competition Teams – whereby teams can accrue points through performance measures and result in PTO
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee of the Month
  • Caregiver of the Year
  • Monthly Prize Drawing (e.g. caregiver picks up extra shift, their name then goes in to a drawing)
  • Annual Reviews
  • $200 Referral Bonus
  • $25 “on call” reward
  • Career advancement opportunities (Caregiver, Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Team Lead, Field Specialist, Office Staff etc.)

Continuing Education

  • Continued Education through Right at Home University
  • In-service training
  • Adult and Elder Abuse Training
  • One on One Coaching
  • Proper Body Mechanics

Essential Functions

  • Performs personal care activities that assist the patient with activities of daily living which include (but are not limited to):
    • Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
    • Ambulation
    • Eating
    • Dressing
    • Shaving
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions.
  • Performs patient-specific activities 
  • Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to):vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms. 

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or G.E.D certificate preferred.
  •  Six months experience as a Personal Care Assistant in healthcare (in homes or facilities). 
  • Successful completion of a state-approved Nurse Aide or Personal Care Assistant course.
  • Current CPR certificate is recommended.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job. 
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job.


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