The Home Care Aide II (HCA-II) provides personal care and related services in accordance with an established plan of care. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of clients in their homes.
Knows and adheres to Agency policies and procedures.
Performs work under the supervision of the Operations Manager.
Performs personal care tasks contained in a written assignment by the Office Staff which includes but is not limited to, assisting the client with activities of daily living, such as:
a. Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
f. Meal Preparation
Performs other assigned duties that are taught by a nurse for a specific client. These include but not limited to:
a. Assisting with the change and cleaning of ostomy appliances
b. Assisting with the use of devices for aid to daily living (cane, walker, wheelchair or lift device)
c. Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
d. Application of an external (condom-type) catheter
e. Assist with application of arm sling, arm splint or leg splint
The HCA-II will NOT perform any of the following:
a. Sterile dressing change
b. Irrigation of body cavities such as enemas, colostomy or wound
d. Gastric lavage or gavage
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
l. Any personal health service that has not been included on the task sheet
The HCA-II performs light housekeeping tasks that will facilitate the client’s self-care at home. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
c. Sweeping or mopping floors
d. Doing dishes
f. Cleaning bathrooms
g. Local transportation
h. Shopping and errands
The HCA-II will NOT:
a. Perform heavy-duty household cleaning such as washing walls, waxing floors, washing windows, etc.
b. Household repairs or maintenance
c. Yard care or maintenance
Using either the client’s or his/her own automobile, the HCA-II runs errands such as grocery shopping and provides transportation to medical appointments, social events or other destinations requested by the client.
The HCA-II is responsible for writing accurate documentation of services provided in the Client Care Record binder.
The HCA-II should not contact a client’s physician directly, but rather refer all questions or reports of patient’s condition changes immediately to the Office.
May be called upon to perform additional tasks as required by Office staff.
Job Types and Areas of Care: Caregiver, Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, Home Health Aide, HHA, Personal Care Attendant, PCA, Certified Medical Assistant, CMA, Certified Medication Technician, CMT, Geriatric Nursing Assistant, GNA, Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN, Registered Nurse, RN, Nurse Aide, NA, Private Duty Aide, Home Health Assistant, Certified Nurses Aide, Medical Assistant, Home Care, In-Home Care, Home Health Care, Personal Care, Companionship, Homemaker, Live-In Care, 24 Hour Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Home, Hospice Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, Private Care, Adult Day Care, Hospital
Job ID: 4863