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Personal Care Worker (PCW)

Company: LHC Group
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: May 12, 2019

Job Description:

Overview



Hiring Immediately!

*$500.00 SIGN ON BONUS*

The full-time Personal Care Worker (PCW) in Oshkosh, WI helps patients stay in their homes by monitoring and reporting on a patient's condition, providing support and personal services, and by educating patients and family members. The Full Time Staff Aide must be flexible with regard to patient assignments and available on a full-time basis to accept assignments as patient needs arise.

Almost Family / LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.



Additional Details






  • Consistently and reliably accepts patient assignments based on patient and agency needs
  • Available on designated work days
  • Follows all policies and procedures of LHC Group and agency, as well as all applicable federal, state and local requirements
  • Understands and complies with HIPAA and any other confidentiality obligations
  • Accurate and timely documentation of hours worked
  • Accurate and timely documentation of services performed
  • Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition, and exercise
  • Effective utilization of the Electronic Visit Verification or other visit documentation program as applicable
  • Accurate and timely reporting of observations of the patient's condition to the appropriate supervisor including immediate notification of any incidents, accidents, or unusual conditions
  • Competent provision of and/or assistance with activities of daily living as applicable including: bathing, grooming, dental care, nail care, skin care including peri care and lotion application
  • Safe transfer of patient from bed to chair and to wheelchair
  • Safe transfer of patients on and off bedpan and/or toilet
  • Assists patient with bedtime preparations including personal care, dressing, positioning and medication reminders
  • Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services, shopping for food and other household requirements, preparing and serving meals and snacks, and running errands
  • Assists with ambulation including with cane, walker or crutches, if appropriate and helps patients care for themselves
  • Accompanies client to medical appointments
  • Prepares meals as required based upon the patient's preferred or prescribed diet and assists with feeding as needed
  • Measures and records oral, rectal, and auxiliary temperatures, pulse and respiration, and blood pressure when ordered within the training limitations
  • Responds promptly and professionally to client requests;Provides clean and safe environment within the home including safe use of equipment needed by the patient
  • Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient, cleanliness, and housekeeping;
  • Participates in required agency meetings and in-service presentations
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned



    Qualifications




    Experience Desired


    • Six months experience in personal care or home community based services
    • License Requirements
    • Current driver's license, vehicle insurance and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
    • Current CPR certification required (Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin only)


      State Specific Requirements

      • WI: Must be listed on the Wisconsin Home Health Aide Registry




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Keywords: LHC Group, Oshkosh , Personal Care Worker (PCW), Other , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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