Position summary: Provides personal care services under the direction of IHSS Staff and within the guidelines of The Independence Center’s Home Health department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of 20 hour PCP certification training program and skills test, or competency evaluation, or the equivalent documentation.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Current driver’s license, valid vehicle insurance, safe driving record and reliable transportation, current CPR certification, current TB screening
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 25 lbs. frequently
  • Demonstrates THE IC’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability and Integrity and essential team virtues of Humble, Hungry and Smart.

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability (PCW):

  • Performs simple procedures as are described in the PCP scope of practice as an extension of HCBS under the direction and supervision of the HCBS Coordinator, to include personal care activities including but not limited to:
    1. Bathing: Bed bath/tub bath/shower
    2. Shampooing
    3. Skin care/nail care/shaving with electric razor
    4. Assist with toileting
    5. Reminders for self-administered medications
    6. Assist with walking, simple positioning
    7. Oral hygiene
    8. Dressing
    9. Help with exercises if client can move unassisted
    10. Protective oversight
  • Performs household services essential to health care at home, as indicated on the care plan including but not limited to:
    1. Meal preparation/feeding
    2. Protective oversight
    3. Laundry duties
    4. Light housekeeping
    5. Grocery Shopping
    6. Cleaning durable medical equipment
  • Reports and observed or reported changes in the client’s condition and/or needs to the supervisor.
  • Completes the appropriate records to document care given and including all pertinent observations.
  • Checks Kantime for next weeks’ schedule every Friday by 10 AM.  Notify scheduler immediately of errors in your schedule. Uses telephony to chart arrival and departure time as well as entering task codes to document care provided. Notifies office staff of difficulties encountered with telephony system while in the clients’ home, or the next business day if event occurs after hours. Records accurate time in/out, using telephony system, for every visit.
  • Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for consumers by observing infection control practices. Follows agency guidelines and report unsafe situations to the supervisor.
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation has been provided. Notifies supervisor of educational needs.
  • Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports, participation in staff meetings as required and team conferences as requested.
  • Assures compliance with client health-care record privacy and confidentiality according to The IC guidelines and HIPAA regulations.
  • Is required to complete ongoing education or training to remain proficient in clients care. This will include a yearly competency evaluation.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Relative personal care providers must sign their time sheets with their name and their relationship to their client.
  • Relative personal care providers must perform a Personal care task as is designated on the care plan.
  • All care providers will not provide transportation services and will not provide financial management services.
  • Complete 6 annual Continuing Education Units (CEU)
  • Time sheets must have the travel time documented on each visit as pertains to client.

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability (Homemaker):

  • Performs household services essential to health care at home, as indicated on the care plan including but not limited to:
    1. Meal preparation/set-up
    2. Laundry duties
    3. Light housekeeping (permanent client living space, no shared spaces)
      1. Kitchen
      2. Dishes
      3. Bathroom
      4. Bedroom
      5. Dusting
      6. Vacuum
      7. Sweep/Mop
      8. Trash
      9. Dust
      10. Linen change
      11. Make bed
    4. Grocery Shopping
  • Reports and observed or reported changes in the client’s condition and/or needs to the supervisor.
  • Completes the appropriate records to document care given and including all pertinent observations.
  • Checks Kantime for next weeks’ schedule every Friday by 10 AM.  Notify scheduler immediately of errors in your schedule. Uses Kantime to chart arrival and departure time as well as entering task codes to document care provided. Notifies office staff of difficulties encountered with Kantime system while in the clients’ home, or the next business day if event occurs after hours. Records accurate time in/out, using Kantime system, for every visit.
  • Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for consumers by observing infection control practices. Follows agency guidelines and report unsafe situations to the supervisor.
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation has been provided. Notifies supervisor of educational needs.
  • Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports, participation in staff meetings as required and team conferences as requested.
  • Assures compliance with client health-care record privacy and confidentiality according to The IC guidelines and HIPAA regulations.
  • Is required to complete ongoing education or training to remain proficient in clients care. This will include a yearly competency evaluation.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Relative personal care providers must sign their time sheets with their name and their relationship to their client.
  • Relative personal care providers must perform a Personal care task as is designated on the care plan.
  • All care providers will not provide transportation services and will not provide financial management services.
  • Complete 6 annual Continuing Education Units (CEU)
  • Time sheets must have the travel time documented on each visit as pertains to client.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Possess decision making and problem solving skills
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and good observation skills

 Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Home health environment, must be able to lift, push, pull up to 25 lbs. frequently
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.