The Personal Attendant provides personal care and/or related services in the home. She/he functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the program manager/or appropriate supervisor. The Personal Attendant receives scheduling direction from the Client Services Coordinator.


**Qualifications:
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* 18 years of age or older required
* Completion of High School Diploma or GED, or 2 years of relevant field experience required
* Ability to speak, comprehend, read and write English consistent with job requirements
* Completion of a training program consistent with state and federal requirement
* Satisfactory performance on a competency evaluation and annual reevaluation
* Preferred completion of one year s employment as a personal care aide, nurse s aide or in another healthcare related field
* Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with client, client s family, and the personnel of the company.


* Must have available, reliable transportation to and from assignments
* Completion of the agency competency exam and training program
* Completion of all health screenings
* Satisfactory references and background screenings are obtained prior to hire
**Responsibilities:
**
Tasks to be performed by a Personal Attendant must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of a Program Supervisor who will be responsible for the client care provided by the Personal Attendant. Under no circumstances may a Personal Attendant be assigned any responsibilities related to any intravenous procedures, or medication procedures involving the administration of oral, sublingual, subcutaneous, transdermal, topical or rectal medications.


**Personal Attendant Tasks may include:
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* Helps the client to maintain good personal hygiene including bathing, grooming and dressing
* Assists in maintaining a healthy, safe environment
* Assist the client with meals.
* Assists the client with transfers and ambulation with or without an assistive device
* Provides medication reminders
* Assists therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processes
* Encourages the client to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan
* Attempts to promote client s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest
* Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the client and other members of the household
* Establishes a relationship with client and family which transmits trust and confidence
* Maintains client/family confidentiality at all times
* Prepares a visit report on the day it is performed and incorporates into the clinical record weekly or as directed
* Reports any change in client s mental or physical condition or in the client s home situation to the company
* Carries out assignment as instructed by the programsupervisor and reports to the program supervisor when unavailable to do so
* Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client.


* Participates in in-service education as required by company policy and by state and federal regulations
* Notifies the Company of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings which will affect agreed service with the Company
**Organizational Relationships:
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* The Personal Attendant reports directly to the Program Supervisor
* The Personal Attendant receives direction from the Client Services Coordinator regarding the scheduling of assignments.


**Functional Abilities:
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* Must be able to read 12 point or larger type
* Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most people
* Must be able to stoop and bend
* Must be able to travel to prospective clients residences
* Must be able to safely lift, turn and transfer clients weighing up to 50 pounds
* Must be able to carry bundles weighing up to 10 pounds up stairs
This position starts at $8 an hour with potential for higher pay with experience.


*Business Sector:
* Epic Health Services Inc.


*Location:
* TX-Beaumont
*General Area:* Orange, TX
*Job Code:* 34178

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