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Personal Care Aide

Right at Home

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted July 5, 2021.

Job Summary

Provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care. We have immediate need for caregivers to work in Katy, Cypress and Tomball. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of patients in their homes.

Essential Functions

1. Adheres to Agency policies and procedures.

2. Performs work under the supervision of the Supervisor.

3. Performs personal care activities contained in a written plan of care, which includes but is not

limited to: assisting the patient with activities of daily living, such as: Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair) a. Ambulation, Eating, Dressing, Shaving, Meal Preparation

4. Performs other assigned activities that are taught by a nurse for a specific patient. These include

but not limited to: a. Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances b. Reinforcement of dressings (non-sterile) c. Assisting with the use of devices for aid to daily living (cane, walker, wheelchair or lift

device) d. Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises

Assisting with self-administered simple urine tests for sugar acetone or albumin

(Personal Care Assistant may not interpret results) f. Measuring and preparing special diets g. Measuring intake and output h. Taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure) i. Application of an external (condom-type) catheter J. Assist with application of arm sling, arm splint or leg splint

5. The Personal Care Aide will NOT perform any of the following:

a. Sterile dressing change

b. Irrigation of body cavities such as enemas, colostomy or wound

c. Gastric lavage or gavage

d. Catheterization

e. Administration of oral medications, eye drops or medicated skin ointments

f. Administration of parenteral or IV medications

g. Application of heat by any method

h. Naso-gastric or gastrostomy tube feedings or care

i. Tracheotomy tube care

j. Suctioning of the nose, mouth or tracheotomy

k. Nail care on a patient with diabetes or compromised circulation

l. Any personal health service that has not been included on the care plan

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