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Personal Care Attendant

The
Attendant fills a very important position at Jordan Health Services.? During an orientation conference, which may
be conducted in a client?s home, the Attendant is introduced to the client and
the approved tasks to be performed by the Attendant are reviewed and
explained.? The Attendant goes into the
home of his/her clients on a scheduled basis to provide personal care and/or
household maintenance chores for the elderly and/or disabled individuals who
cannot do so for themselves.? This
involves such things as cooking certain meals for the client, assisting with
personal care, transferring and ambulating, shopping, escorting and cleaning
the client?s home.? The Attendant spends
a lot of time with clients in their home, and therefore must be very
compassionate, patient and responsible.?
He/she must also be constantly aware of the client?s safety and
well-being and be ready to assist in emergencies.



Shift is 40 hours per week


Experience



  1. One
    (1) year?s experience as an attendant providing personal care services, preferred.


  2. Certified
    Nurse Aid or Home Health Aid, preferred.



Skills & Abilities



  1. Have
    the ability to motivate others in a positive manner.


  2. Have
    the ability to read and write.


  3. Have
    the ability to understand and carry out instructions.


  4. Have
    a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick, the elderly and the
    disabled.


  5. Have
    the ability to communicate effectively with patients, with their families and
    with co-workers.


  6. Have
    the ability to organize work and schedule effectively.



Other



  1. Must
    have satisfactory references from previous employers.


  2. Must
    be at least 18 years of age, or under 18 and be a high school graduate or be
    enrolled in a vocational education program.


  3. Must
    be able to pass a criminal history check.


  4. Must
    be able to pass a random drug test.


  5. Must
    be able to provide own dependable transportation to and from client?s home.


    Risk
    Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens):? ?High risk





    Physical Requirements:



    1.?? Moderate to heavy lifting on occasions.



    2.?? Ability to participate in physical activity.



    3.?? Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and
    standing on an as required basis.



    4.?? Ability to work for an extended period of
    time while standing and being involved in physical activity as



    ?????????????????? required.







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