PCA (Personal Care Assistant) - ST

Whitefield, New Hampshire

Category: Aide

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 787305

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $25 / Hour

Posted Date: 5/28/2024

Whitefield, New Hampshire

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Aide

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $25 / Hour

Job ID: 787305

Posted Date: 5/28/2024

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A Personal Care Assistant is an individual who provides support services to assist clients with personal, physical mobility and therapeutic care needs, as established by a rehabilitation health practitioner, social worker or other health care professional. The Personal Care Assistant may work in a variety of settings, to include medical facilities, rehabilitation centers or in-home residential care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides services to persons who need help with day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrates competence in performing the necessary skills based on the patient’s plan of care
  • Provides health care tasks, personal hygiene services, and other related support services essential to the client’s health and safety
  • Assists with transfers and ambulation
  • Performs incidental household services that are an integral part of a personal care plan (if applicable)
  • Provides companionship by reading, listening and talking with client
  • Assists client in the development of independent skills through self-care activities such as toileting, clothing routines, and personal hygiene
  • Implements behavior management techniques in accordance with the directions given by the supervisor/healthcare practitioner; including reinforcing appropriate behaviors in accordance with plans and discouraging negative behavior
  • Reports changes in patient/client status 
  • Adheres to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) privacy policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements: 

  • State licensure or certification if required by state and/or contract
  • One (1) year relevant patient/client care experience preferred
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency program when applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language may be required  
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 

Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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