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Title of Job:      Personal Care Attendant


Objective:         Provide residents with assistance in their activities of daily living while

                          promoting residents to function at the highest level of independence.


Specific/ Essential Functions:

  • Make regular rounds on residents checking for their location, safety and well-being.
  • Assist residents with dressing, bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, incontinence care, transferring and ambulation.
  • Encourage residents to function at their highest level of independence possible.
  • Deliver mail/ newspapers to residents.
  • Set dining room tables for meals as indicated.
  • Serve resident meals and deliver meal trays to resident rooms if needed.
  • Assist Food Service Department with plating of food, cleaning of tables, and cleaning of dishes as well as other food service duties as needed.
  • Pass snacks to residents.
  • Perform basic housekeeping tasks such as dusting, vacuuming and cleaning bathrooms of resident rooms, common areas and public restrooms.
  • Strip, clean and make beds.
  • Transport soiled linen to soiled utility rooms.
  • Deliver clean linens to resident rooms.
  • Wash, dry, fold and deliver resident laundry.
  • Encourage resident participation in activities.
  • Assist residents to/ from recreational programs and assist with programs as needed.
  • Document as indicated.
  • Provide residents with medication and treatment assistance.
  • Assist nurse with taking blood pressure, temperatures and weights.
  • Respond to customer service issues, concerns and complaints.
  • Attend required in-service education training and staff meetings.
  • Maintain CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimal Requirements:

  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents, their families and staff.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be free from a medical condition, including drug and/ or alcohol addiction that would limit the provision of personal care services with reasonable skill and safety.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk for at least 8 hours.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to carry at least 25 lbs.
  • Job requires had grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.
  • Job requires ability to kneel, squat, twist and bend at waist and reach.
  • Must be able to push residents in wheelchairs and push/ pull laundry carts.

Educational Requirements:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED, or have active registry on the Pennsylvania nurse aide registry.
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