Works under the supervision of Nurse Manager in personal care comfort measures and environmental services of the patients (including those needing special precautions) and performs specified treatments. In addition this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and provide the care needed as described according to the departmental policy and procedure. Promotes and maintains safe work environment for staff as well as our customers incorporating national patient safety initiatives. Must have reliable transportation to perform assigned home care visits. If using a personal vehicle for as means of transportation must have and maintain: a current valid driver's license with proof of satisfactory driving record / history; proof of auto liability coverage as required by Virginia State law. The Personal Care Aide may be required to work weekends and holidays as needed. Will perform other duties as assigned.
Riverside Home Care provides the trained staff and complete array of specialized services to help you maintain your safety and independence, and we do it in the comfort of your very own home. Riverside Home Care offers home health, usually provided to individuals recovering from an illness, surgery or hospital stay, and short- or long-term in-home private care for assistance with everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning.
Education: An approved Personal Care Aide training program certificate registered by the VA Dept of Health is required. High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
Experience: Previous work experience in a home care setting is preferred. One year of verifiable experience working with the frail or elderly is also preferred.
Licensure/Certification: A current valid driver's license with proof of satisfactory driving record and history is required. Proof of auto liability coverage as required by Virginia State law is required. Must have reliable transportation to make visits to patient's homes each day. BLS certification required.
Due to DMV and insurance requirements you must be 21 or older to qualify for this position. 5 years of driving experience preferred.