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HHA and PCA Positions Open
ComForCare Home Care (North Metro Indianapolis, IN)

Home Health Aide and Personal Care Aide: Open Positions

We are always looking for excellent caregivers to perform the roles of Home Health Aide and Personal Care Aide. 


Home Health Aide: Open Positions

Qualifications

  • One or more of the following criteria: complete an approved training program and competency evaluation; competency evaluation and in-service training
  • Satisfactory compliance with ComForCare bonding criteria
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients, families, co-workers and all supervisors in the English language
  • Ability to accurately follow and process written and verbal instructions
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate and perform competently in clinical skills through competency checklist and skills demonstration test
  • A minimum score of 80 percent on competency exam
  • Supervised by an administrative coordinator or director of nursing

Physical Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Visual and hearing capacities functioning at a level sufficient enough to provide for the supervisory and physical care needs of clients

Job Description

The home health aide (HHA) provides specifically defined care under the supervision of a registered nurse to help the client to remain in the home. The HHA is a non-licensed health care employee who provides personal care and homemaking services in the home setting to clients and families who are unable to perform these activities independently. The HHA conforms to all agency policies and procedures including providing care, compliance with agency Bill of Rights, observing client/family confidentiality and adhering to agency dress code.


Routine Duties – Personal Care Services

  • Assistance with bathing, dressing and hygiene
  • Assistance with ambulation, transfers, range of motion exercise, safe use of equipment and assistive devices (walker, crutches, cane, etc.) as well as changes of position
  • Assistance with toileting; use of bedpan, commode, catheter or urinal; incontinence care
  • Meal planning, preparation and assistance with feeding
  • Emotional support and motivation through conversation, encouragement and recreational activities
  • Maintenance of appropriate agency records
  • Present and conduct themselves in a professional manner according to agency policy.
  • Adhere to infection control and safety procedures which are in accordance with agency policy.
  • Catheter care: emptying catheter bags and measuring intake/output
  • Monitor/record vital signs
  • Provide care for any assistive devices/equipment (braces, slings, walker and/or hoses)
  • Monitor intake and/or output
  • Provide diabetic care, including monitoring hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, urine testing and preparation of special diet.
  • Application of warm/cold compresses for any clinical symptoms as ordered in care plan
  • Assistance with range of motion exercises.

* Exceptions can only be made at the discretion of the director of operations and RN assigned to the case.


Household Management

  • Light housekeeping
  • Changing of bed linens
  • Vacuuming, sweeping, dusting of client’s environment
  • Mopping if the floors becomes wet
  • Emptying client’s wastebaskets and garbage
  • Defrosting refrigerator when necessary if client or caretaker is unable to
  • Cleaning of the bathroom includes bathtub, sink and toilet
  • Cleaning of kitchen includes washing dishes, countertops and the floor
  • Wash personal laundry – The laundry that is essential to client’s health care. Laundry for any family members or others in the same home is not the responsibility of caregiver.
  • Grocery shopping and help with running errands

Performance Standards

  • Provides care in compliance with agency’s established protocols and as specifically outlined in the client’s service plan in a competent, safe and timely manner
  • Reviews or response to all correspondence in a timely manner
  • Documents activities on required agency records
  • Submits paperwork in a timely manner per agency policy
  • Observes, reports and documents client’s status and care provisions in a timely manner and according to agency policy
  • Attends mandatory in-services
  • Attends additional in-services as schedule allows
  • Functions in a positive and professional manner

Personal Care Aide: Open Positions

Qualifications

  • Satisfactory compliance with ComForCare bonding criteria
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients, families, coworkers and all supervisors
  • Ability to accurately follow and process written and verbal instructions
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate and perform competently in clinical skills through competency checklist and skills demonstration test
  • Minimum score of 80 percent on competency exam

Supervised by

  • All administrative employees

Physical Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Visual and hearing capacities functioning at a level sufficient enough to provide for the supervisory and physical care needs of clients

Job Description

The personal care attendant (PCA) provides specifically defined, non-skilled care services under the supervision of an administrative employee to enable the client to remain in the home. The PCA is a non-licensed home care employee who provides attendant care, homemaking and companion services in the home setting to clients and families who are unable to perform these activities independently. The PCA conforms to all agency policies and procedures, including providing care, compliance with the agency Bill of Rights, observing client/family confidentiality and adhering to agency dress code.


Routine Duties

  • Assistance in getting in and out beds, wheelchairs and motor vehicles
  • Assistance with routine bodily functions, such as bathing and personal hygiene, using the toilet, dressing and grooming and feeding, including preparation and cleanup
  • The provision of medication assistance by providing reminders or cues to take medication, the opening of preset medication containers and providing assistance in the handling or ingesting of noncontrolled substance medications, including eye drops, herbs, supplements and over-the-counter medications to an individual who is unable to accomplish the task due to an impairment.
  • Homemaking services include household tasks such as housekeeping, shopping, laundry, meal planning/preparation and cleaning
  • Companion services provide fellowship, care and protection for a client, including transportation, letter writing, mail reading and escort services that are provided to a client at the client's residence.

Whether your loved one needs assistance only a few hours a week or around-the-clock, our team is happy to help! Call (317) 575-3983 to learn more about the transition care services offered through ComForCare Home Care (North Metro Indianapolis, IN).

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