A Personal Care Assistant/Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services according to an established plan of care and provides for the maintenance of a safe and clean environment. They also perform various housekeeping tasks, meal preparation and companionship activities for clients in their residences.
- 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.
- Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions. May shop for groceries.
- Provides companionship for the client. This includes accompanying client on walks, trips to social/recreational activities, assistance with hobbies, etc.
Additional Functions as Needed
- Medication reminders
- Reinforcement of dressings
- Taking vital signs
- High school graduate or G.E.D certificate.
- Successful completion of a state-approved CNA certificate course.
- Completion of a written Competency Evaluation.
- 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.