6114 West Capitol Drive Suite #305 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53216 414-466-5683
Personal Care Worker

Position Summary:  An individual who has completed personal care training and is competent to perform assigned functions of personal care to the client in their residence. QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must have completed personal care training program and competency.
  2. Have a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick and elderly.
  3. Ability to carry out directions, read and write.
  4. Maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
DUTIES: Personal Care Workers shall perform/do all of the following duties:
  1. Perform tasks assigned by the RN Supervisor
  2. Report in writing to the RN Supervisor on each assignment
  3. Promptly report any significant changes observed or reported in the client’s condition to the RN Supervisor and
  4. Confer as required with the RN supervisor regarding the client’s progress
Covered personal care services include:
  • Assistance with bathing
  • Assistance with getting in and out of bed
  • Teeth, mouth, denture and health care
  • Assistance with mobility and ambulation including use of walker, cane or crutches
  • Changing the recipient’s bed and laundering the bed linens and the recipient’s personal clothing
  • Skin care excluding wound care
  • Care of eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Assistance with dressing and undressing
  • Toileting, including use and care of bedpan, urinal, commode or toilet
  • Light cleaning in essential areas of the home used during personal care service activities
  • Meal preparation, food purchasing and meal serving
  • Simple transfers including bed to chair or wheelchair and reverse
  • Accompanying the recipient to obtain medical diagnosis and treatment
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Works both indoors in the Agency office and in the field with clients and referral sources. LIFTING REQUIREMENTS: Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:
  • Ability to participate in physical activity.
  • Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.
  • Heavy lifting.
  • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.
The personal care worker shall be assigned by the supervising registered nurse to specific recipients for which the personal care worker has been trained.  The personal care worker’s training for these specific tasks shall be assured by the supervising registered nurse.  The personal care worker is limited to performing only those tasks and services as assigned for each recipient and for which he or she has been specifically trained.

PERSONAL CARE WORKER

An individual who has completed personal care training and is competent to perform assigned functions of personal care to the client in their residence.

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