• Personal Support Specialist - Private Duty

    Job Locations US-ME-Brunswick
    Job ID
    2016-1221
    Job Type
    Per Diem
    Category
    Other Clinical
    Unit
    Private Duty
    Shift
    Varies
    Hours per Week
    Per Diem
  • Overview

    A Personal Support Specialist is a non-licensed member of the private duty home care team who assists the client with tasks of daily living in the home as outlined in a written care plan that is established by a registered nurse and is kept in the client’s home. Personal Support Specialist’s are supervised by the Registered Nurse.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist clients with personal care including hair care, oral hygiene, bathing, grooming and dressing
    • Assists with ambulation with or without mechanical devices
    • Maintains a safe and healthy environment through light housekeeping, including changing bed linens, dusting and vacuuming, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, laundry and other housekeeping tasks as indicated by care plan
    • Possesses good interpersonal communication skills with client, families and members of the Private Duty health care team

    Qualifications

    • High School Diplomal must be at least 18 years olf
    • Prior homecare experience preferred
    • Must exhibit mature, responsible behavior and understand the need for patient confidentiality
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
    • Must be able to follow direction and accurately report to the Registered Nurse or appropraite designee any changes in client condition
    • Must have available, reliable transportation to and from assignments

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