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Personal Care Aide (PCA). Job in Garrison Care Jobs

Garrison, New York
Job Type
Full Time
11 Jan 2022


ArchCare Family Home Health Care is seeking Certified Home Health Aides and PCA's for a facility in Garrison NY, Putnam County. This is an incredible opportunity in a gorgeous facility with the day time shift of 7:00a-3:00p. Apply today for this rare opporunity to work in Putnam County.


The Home Health Aide / PCA is responsible for performing health related tasks and may also provided assistance with personal hygiene, housekeeping and other related supportive tasks to clients in one facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.


Carries out the agency's mission, philosophy, goals and objectives within guidelines of Agency policy and position function.

Interprets and implements the Agency's philosophy to staff and members of the community.

Participates in the development and implementation of a realistic goal-oriented plan of care.

Provides personal care and rehabilitative services and assists in activities of daily living as directed by the Director of Clinical Services or the supervising Registered Nurse.

Follows care plan instructions as directed by Registered Nurse.

Provides Nutritional Support:Develops menu

Prepares grocery list, shops as required

Prepares meals and snacks

Assists with feeding as needed

Measures and records intake of food and fluids

Modified and Complex Modified diets require specific instruction by the Nurse.

Assists with Administration of Medication:Reminds client

Reads label

Brings medication, supplies, liquids to client

Opens container

Positions the client

Cleans and disposes used materials

Stores medication properly

Assists with medication ONLY as directed by Registered Nurse

Assists with or performs and records Personal Care Functions:Preventive skin care, application of body lotion


Grooming: hair shampoo, beard, nails shave, oral hygiene, teeth and denture care; assist with dressing, applies elastic stockings and cleans eye glasses;

Toileting: provides/empties and washes - bedpan, urinal, adult diapers and assists with using the commodes and/or toilets

Wound dressing: changes clean dressing (band-aid, gauze pad and tape) assists Nurse in changing sterile dressing

Performs and records simple measures:Blood pressure on arm

Vital signs: temperature, plus, and respiration

Collect specimens: Stool, urine, sputum (without suctioning)

Measure intake and output

Test for urine sugar and acetone

Weigh client

Assists with Mobility:Carries out maintenance home exercise program

Assists with use of medical supplies and equipment

Walking: assist with or without assistive equipment (cane, walker, crutches); walking inside or outside of home, use of safety belt

Transferring, sit or stand, or position in bed, chair or wheelchair

Provides Related Supportive Tasks:Accompanies out of doors and to medical appoints

Assists with socialization and recreation activities

Assists with completion of personal business activities related to making appointments, telephone calls, or correspondence

Observes, records and reports client's condition

Provides Environment Support:Make/change bed linen, occupied or unoccupied

Light housekeeping: Patient areas to include kitchen, bath, bedroom, etc., in handling tasks such as sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning; in kitchen, cleaning the sink, counters, stop top, table, refrigerator; and in the bathroom, such as the sink, toilet, tub and shower

Clean up after meal preparation and provision of care, washes and dries dishes

Personal laundry: clothing and bed linen, wash, iron and mend laundry

Listing needed supplies, errands, shopping

Maintain safe environment and clean patient equipment.

Participates in other activities as necessary:Participates in selected case conferences

Maintains daily client's records and timesheet

Promptly informs nurse of changes, needs, problems with client's condition and/or environment

Additional activities as directed by the nurse

Adheres to care plan instructions thoroughly

Note: Additional activities as defined by the Department of Health in the Scope of Practice for Home Health Aides may be taught with the physician's approval and supervised by the Nurse as appropriate to the client and aides' competency. For example:

Empty Foley Catheter Bag

Measure Input and Output as ordered

Remind client, as directed by Physical Therapist about daily/weekly exercises


Written evidence of having successfully completed a 75- hour New York State Department of Health approved:

Basic Training Program in home health aide service OR, Equivalency Examination or Competency Only Program in home health aide services

Compliance with In-service education requirements

Must have compassion, patience and maturity to understand and react to client's needs

Minimum age requirement: 18 years of age


Ability to work in an office setting, client's home, or a hospice or nursing home facility

Ability to complete and review records and information provided regarding client care or in-services training

Must be available for assignments for day or evenings hours, or, live-in work if appropriate.


Physical activity including but not limited to walking, standing, running, twisting, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders or stairs, crouching, lifting, balancing, reaching, and crawling is required.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

May be required to lift, pull, push, bend, drag and squat for periods of time.

HHA will be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients and specimens in working environment.

HHA will be required to work at client's home or a specified facility and be responsible for own transportation.

Flexibility is required in that scheduling needs may on include last minute changes, rotating shifts, standby, and fill in work.

To be considered for this ArchCare Home Health Aide opportunity in Garrison NY, Putnam County apply today.

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  • Job Reference: 469753583-2
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2022
  • Employer: ArchCare
  • Location: Garrison, New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other
  • Job Type: Full Time