Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 662-0400

Personal Care Assistant (Monterey/Santa Cruz, CA)

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.

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 (electric only)
    • Meal Preparation
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions.
  • Performs patient-specific activities that are taught by a nurse. These could include (but are not limited to):
    • Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances
    • Changing non-sterile dressings
    • Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
    • Measuring and preparing special diets
    • Measuring intake and output
    • Assisting with application of arm sling, arm splint, or leg splint
  • 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 homes or facilities). 
  • Successful completion of a state-approved Nurse Aide or  Personal Care Assistant course.
  • Current CPR certificate is recommended.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • 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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