McKees Rocks, PA
(412) 788-6226

Personal Care Assistant (West Pittsburgh)

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.

Why Work for Right at Home West Pittsburgh

Our office staff takes the time to get to know the caregivers and work with issues such as daycare needs for their children. We also work with flexibility needs of our caregivers' schedules. Right at Home caregivers have the opportunity to promote into an office position, so be sure to let us know all your skill-sets. 

Orientation is every Thursday, and monthly online training is held through Right at Home University. Right at Home West Pittsburgh has a monthly newsletter with focused topics and online training per each topic discussed.

Looking to make an extra $100? You can do that through our referral bonus program when you refer the wonderful friends and family you know will be a good fit at Right at Home. 

Offering Our Caregivers Incentives is Important to Us

  • Competitive Salary
  • Weekly Pay
  • Direct Deposit after 30 days
  • Referral Bonus
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Weekly Orientations
  • Caregiver Appreciation Program (Caregiver of the Month, Year, Luncheons, etc)
  • Training (Alzheimer's, Dementia, Parkinson's, CPR, etc)
  • Ongoing Education (CEU courses, RAHU, Educational Lectures, Conventions, etc)
  • Opportunity for employee advancement. 

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 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

  • 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.
  • This position requires 30-40 hours of basic care training.


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