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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System CNA-Home Health & Hospice in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

Experience

  • One (1) year of personal care experience

License/Registration/Certifications

  • State certification for Home Health Aide training program and competency and is listed on the South Carolina state registry

  • Valid SC Driver’s License with good driving record

  • CPR certification

The PCA, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Therapist, performs various personal care services for patients in their home setting using a patient specific care plan to facilitate the patient’s self-care and independence with activities of daily living. Responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Assist patients with personal care activities including: bathing, dressing, grooming, skin care, hair care, nail care, feeding, oral hygiene, and shaving

  • Bathe patients: bed baths, tub baths or showers.

  • Toilet patients and assists with bedpans and urinals; provide catheter care, empty catheter bag

  • Assist patients with use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.

  • Assist family members with lifting, turning, re-positioning, and transferring patient.

  • Provide emotional support to patients and/or family members.

  • Document care performed as outlined on care plan and reports all changes in patient’s condition (physical and/or mental) and environmental changes to case manager.

  • Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following asepsis standards and policies.

  • Participates in 12 hours of in-service training.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to withstand stress and demands of an active position

  • Stand, walk, stoop, kneel, bend and sit for short or extended intervals

  • Lift, and/or move in a push or pull manner more than 50 pounds occasionally to reposition patient whether seated, lying on a bed or leaning against an object

  • Carrying or lifting objects such as medical equipment, laptop, and supplies

  • Ability to walk up stairs and on uneven surfaces

  • Extensive driving of personal or fleet car

  • Manual dexterity, good eye/hand coordination

  • Full range of body motion

  • Acceptable vision and hearing needed in daily work

  • Ability to talk and hear

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently

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