Caregiver Job Description
Who Does a Personal Care Worker Work With?
Typically a caregiver works with the Care Team or an RN Supervisor to fulfill the tasks on a care plan specifically designed to meet the client's needs.
What does a PCW do?
An easy-to-read and understandable care plan specifically drafted for each client guides the PCW on how to perform cares.
The PCW performs client/patient care activities and related supportive services in caring for the personal needs, safety and comfort of the client/patient as assigned. They also may assist in providing a physical, social, and psychological environment that will allow the client/patient to achieve the highest level of functioning in their home.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Completed a training program that provides the individual with the skills required to perform personal care services
- Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English and the ability to follow orders.
- Ability to perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations
- Ability to provide covered PCW services according to the client/patient’s care plan
- Responds appropriately to client’s needs
- Reports changes in the client’s condition to the supervising RN
- Is not a consumer of Personal Care
- Meet all health requirements and be cleared of criminal background check imposed by law
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have a valid Alien work permit from the immigration office
- Preferred some experience with home healthcare and Long-term care
- Ability to comprehend applicable federal and state regulations