Personal Care Assistant
- Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
- Train family members to provide bedside care.
- Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings.
- Participate in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the client, to evaluate the client's needs and plan for continuing services.
- Instruct, advise and perform housekeeping duties and running errands.
- Administers prescribed medications to patients and maintains related medical records. Verifies identity of patient receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on specified forms or records.
- Presents medication to patient and observes ingestion or other application, or administers medication, using specified procedures.
- Takes vital signs or observes patient to detect response to specified types of medications and prepares report or notifies designated personnel of unexpected reactions.
- Documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered.
- Gives direct patient care, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding patients, and assisting in examinations and treatments.
- May receive supply of ordered medications and apportion, mix, or assemble drugs for administration to patient.
- May record and restock medication inventories
- Implement physicians’ orders; administer medications, start IVs, perform treatments, procedures and special tests and document treatment as required by company policy and local/state/federal rules and regulations
- Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition
- Assess and evaluate patient needs for, and responses to, care rendered and apply sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions
- Provide primary and emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries, illnesses, dispensing over-the-counter and prescription medications as ordered
- Collaborate with nursing team to create a Plan of Care for all patients
- Direct and guide ancillary personnel and maintains standards of professional nursing