Nashville, TN
(615) 360-0006

Nashville - 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.

Essential Functions

  • Performs personal care activities that assist the patient with activities of daily living which include (but are not limited to):
    • Personal hygiene (bathing and care of mouth, skin and hair)
    • Ambulation
    • Transfers
    • Eating/Feeding
    • Dressing
    • Continence care and Toileting
  • 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
    • Reinforcement of dressings
    • Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
    • Measuring and preparing special diets
    • Taking vital signs
    • Application of an external catheter
  • 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

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      • One year of professional caregiving experience (in-home or a facility) or a CNA/HHA license. 
      • High school graduate or G.E.D certificate preferred.
      • Current CPR and First Aid 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.
      • Ability to work well without on-site supervision.
      • Ability to pass national background checks.


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