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PCA Personal Care Assistant

Company: Companion Forever/ Accord Care
Location: Meriden
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*AccordCare and our family of brands* is a premier in-home personal care company providing services to people of all ages and levels of need. A better quality of care comes from exceptional caregivers and AccordCare only hires the best! AccordCare is an employee-friendly company. We focus on our employees to ensure they have a healthy work and life balance. Our employees become our family; through excellent training and support, they are ready to serve our clients with a fresh perspective on successful aging.

If you're a CNA, HHA, PCA, or Companion and want to be part of a growing company with an incredibly bright future and have a commitment to providing the highest quality of care to patients and their families/caregivers, we'd love the opportunity to hear from you! You will work alongside fellow caregivers under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to help our clients live their best possible life!

*POSITION SUMMARY*

To provide the highest quality of care to AccordCare clients utilizing the Plan of Care provided to ensure client's needs are met in relation to safety, well-being, and satisfaction

*JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

Care Delivery

* Provides safe and effective personal care for the client based on individualized Plan of Care prepared by nurse
* and available in the clients home.
* Drives/escorts client to and from appointments/activities as requested, resulting in a safe and timely transport
* Documentation/Communication
* Provides accurate and timely required documentation (i.e. declining to participate in all parts of Plan of Care)
* ensuring effective management of cases and compliance.
* Documents client care in the EMR and within the assigned shift including clocking in and out, tasks and any
* narrative notes.
* Provides prompt communication of changes in client medical status/emergencies to Nurse Supervisor resulting
* in effective management of cases.
* Provides prompt communication of changes in Clients/Caregivers schedules (i.e. tardiness, vacation, requested
* time-off, change of status, reduction in hours, etc.) to Care Coordinators resulting in effective management of
* cases.
* Calls in to Care Coordinator to confirm weekly schedules resulting in required coverage being met.
* Other duties as assigned or needed

Interpersonal Skills

* Always maintains professional demeanor and appearance.
* Maintains professional boundaries always.
* To recognize emergency situations; demonstrate a sense of urgency.
* Ability to prepare for a client assignment and arrive on time to the designated client.
* Clearly understand assignments and patient location.
* Understand and follow clinical and staffing instructions with a diverse population.

*REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION*

* Knowledge of Plan of Care for assigned clients; Accord Services External Handbook policies and procedures; telephone etiquette.
* Certificate from an accredited training program; Listed on the State Registry or successfully obtain a passing score on a test issued by the appropriate testing body or agency.
* Excellent communication skills; team player; interpersonal skills; good collaboration skills; customer service skills; ability to use the electronic health record for documentation and communication regarding client care.
* The ability to comprehend, speak, read and write the English language.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $14.00 - $18.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible schedule
* Flexible spending account
* Free parking
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Mileage reimbursement
* Paid time off
* Paid training
* Referral program
* Vision insurance
Medical specialties:
* Home Health
Schedule:
* 10 hour shift
* 12 hour shift
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Evening shift
* Every weekend
* Holidays
* Monday to Friday
* Night shift
* Rotating weekends
* Weekend availability
Supplemental pay types:
* Signing bonus

License/Certification:
* Driver's License (Preferred)
* BLS Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: On the road%58047475%

Keywords: Companion Forever/ Accord Care, Meriden , PCA Personal Care Assistant, Other , Meriden, Connecticut

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