Want to Make a Difference in the Life of a Senior?
Right at Home’s mission is simple…to improve the quality of life for those we serve. We accomplish this by providing the Right Care, and we deliver this brand promise each and every day. However, we couldn’t do it without having the Right People. Our care teams are passionate about serving our clients and are committed to providing the personal care and attention of a friend, whenever and wherever it is needed.
That’s where you come in. At Right at Home, we help ordinary people who have a passion to serve others become extraordinary care team members. We seek to find people who are compassionate, empathetic, reliable, determined and are focused on improving the quality of life for others.
To our care team members, we commit to deliver the following experiences when you partner with Right at Home:
- We promise to help you become the best you can be. We will equip you as a professional by providing best in class training and investing in your professional development.
- We promise to coach you to success. We’re always available to support you and offer you tips to be the best at delivering care to clients.
- We promise to keep the lines of communication open. We will listen to your ideas and suggestions as you are critical to our success in providing the best possible care to clients. We will provide you timely information and feedback about the care you provide to clients.
- We promise to celebrate your success. We will appreciate the work you do, recognize above and beyond efforts, and reward you with competitive pay.
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 clients in their homes.
Location: Waukesha, WI
Pay Range: $10.00 - $13.00/hr
Ongoing Training Opportunities:
Right at Home employees have access to continuing education at no cost through the IPCED Right at Home University. There are WI State-specific topics, hundreds of additional topics (Caregiver Core Values, Body Systems and the Aging Process, Caregiver First Aid, etc.) as well as skills videos.
- Specialized continuing education, training and certification opportunities
- Opportunities to apply new skills and advance your career
- Certification – Become a certified Dementia and Cognitive Support Specialist
- Respectful Communication
- Work-Life Balance
- Flexible Schedules
- PTO (Paid Time-Off)
- Referral Bonus
- Adheres to Agency policies and procedures
- Performs work under the supervision of the Client Care Coordinator.
- Performs personal activities contained in a detailed Plan of Care by the Client Care Coordinator which includes, but is not limited to, assisting the patient with activities of daily living, such as:
- Personal Hygiene
- Helping client with toileting (or in using bedpan/urinal)
- Care of mouth, skin, and hair
- Shaving (electric razor) *DON’T SHAVE IF DIABETIC*
- Meal Preparation
Performs other duties as specified in the client’s plan of care. These include but not limited to:
- Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances
- Reinforcement of dressing (non-sterile)
- Assisting with the use of devices for aid to daily living (cane, walker, wheelchair or lift device)
- Assisting with self administered simple urine/blood tests for sugar acetone or albumin, but may not interpret results
- Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
- Measuring and preparing special diets
- Measuring intake and output
- Taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure)
- Application of an external (condom-type) catheter
- Assist with application of arm sling, arm splint, or leg splint
The PCW/CNA will perform light housekeeping tasks that will facilitate the client’s self-care at home. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Sweeping / mopping floors
- Washing dishes / running dishwasher
- Laundry (Wash/Dry/Fold/Iron)
- Cleaning/Disinfecting bathrooms
- Changing linens
The PCW/CNA will also provide transportation for client’s in any of the following situations with prior office approval:
- Doctor Appointments
- Grocery Store
- Pharmacy or picking up an errand
- Scheduled Activity
The PCW/CNA is responsible for documentation of services provided, using the Daily Care Record. Any client condition changes or questions will need to be addressed to the Right at Home Office immediately.
Additional (non-essential) Desired Functions
- Performs other duties as directed by supervisor
The PCW/CNA will NOT perform any of the following:
- Sterile dressing change
- Irrigation of body cavities such as enemas, colostomy or wound
- Gastric lavage or gavage
- Administration of oral medications, eye drops, or medicated skin ointments
- Administration of parenteral or IV medications
- Application of heat by any method
- Naso-gastric or gastrostomy tube feedings or care
- Tracheotomy tube care
- Suctioning of the nose, mouth, or tracheotomy
- Nail care on a patient with diabetes or compromised circulation
- Any personal health service that has not been included on the paraprofessional task sheet
- Perform heavy-duty household cleaning such as washing walls, waxing floors, washing windows, etc.
- Household repairs or maintenance
- Yard care or maintenance
Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Availability
- High School Graduate or G.E.D. Certificate preferred
- Six months experience providing personal cares in homes or facilities
- and/or successful completion of the State approved Nurse Aide or
- and/or successful completion of the Personal Care Assistant course
- and/or successful completion of CBRF