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Personal Care Aides (CAREGIVER)
Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities in a residential care facility. Duties performed will include keeping house clean (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. Will advise families, convalescents, and doctors regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.
- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Teaching others how to do something.
- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Complex Problem Solving Skills
- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
- Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Resource Management Skills
- Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
- Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
- Administer bedside or personal care, such as ambulation or personal hygiene assistance.
- Prepare and maintain records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
- Perform healthcare-related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and medication, under the direction of registered nurses or physiotherapists.
- Participate in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the client, to evaluate the client's needs and plan for continuing services.
- Care for individuals or families during periods of incapacitation, family disruption, or convalescence, providing companionship, personal care, or help in adjusting to new lifestyles.
- Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes or dishes, or running errands.
- Instruct or advise clients on issues such as household cleanliness, utilities, hygiene, nutrition.
- Plan, shop for, or prepare nutritious meals or assist families in planning, shopping for, or preparing nutritious meals.
- Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle.
- Provide clients with communication assistance, typing their correspondence or obtaining information for them.
- Train family members to provide bedside care.
- Assisting and Caring for Others
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
- Getting Information
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
Detailed Work Activities
- Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
- Assist individuals with special needs.
- Develop plans for programs or services.
- Document client health or progress.
- Drive vehicles to transport patrons.
- Maintain client information or service records.
- Monitor health or behavior of people or animals.
- Perform housekeeping duties.
- Prepare foods or meals.
- Provide counsel, comfort, or encouragement to individuals or families.
- Teach health or hygiene practices.
- Patient lifts or accessories
- Mechanical patient lifts
- Hoyer lifts
- Patient lifting devices
- Shower or bath chairs or seats for the physically challenged
- Shower chairs
- Hydraulic tub seats
- Telecommunication devices TDD or teletypewriters TTY for the physically challenged
- Adjustable widemouth pliers
- Alarm systems
- Back or lumbar or sacral orthopedic softgoods
- Bedpans for general use
- Blood pressure cuff kits
- Braille devices for the physically challenged
- Canes or cane accessories
- Crutches or crutch accessories
- Digital camcorders or video camera
- Digital cameras
- Electric vibrators for rehabilitation or therapy
- Electronic blood pressure units
- Electronic medical thermometers
- Glucose monitors or meters
- Hearing aids for the physically challenged
- Lower extremity prosthetic devices
- Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory
- Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies
- Paging controllers
- Patient bed or table scales for general use
- Patient shifting boards or accessories
- Personal computers
- Specimen collection container
- Tablet computers
- Upper extremity prosthetic devices
- Vascular or compression apparel or support
- Voice synthesizers for the physically challenged
- Walking braces