A PCA Level I is a person who meets the minimum criteria
for a personal care worker performing only environmental
and nutritional functions necessary to maintain the patient
in his/her own home.
Ability to read and write English, consistent with job requirements;
bi-lingual skills desirable. Applicants interested in delivering
personal care services must be physically and emotionally
healthy and, have a kind and sympathetic attitude toward
the invalid and aging person confined in the home.
- Completed health examination, approved and signed by
a physician -
- Negative results from a Mantoux skin test or chest x—ray.
- Positive results from Mantoux skin test are to be followed
up with appropriate clinical tests.
- Rubella immunization or proof of immunity.
- Two satisfactory written references verifying former
employment or two written recommendations for employment,
if the applicant has no work history. Two personal/character
- Two documents verifying identification and eligibility
to work (social security card, driver’s license,
picture ID. birth certificates, passport. etc.)
PERSONAL CARE TASKS AND FUNCTIONS
A. ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT:
- Make and change unoccupied bed;
- Dust/vacuum the rooms used by the patient;
- Light cleaning of kitchen, bedroom and bathroom;
- Listing needed supplies/ Shopping;
- Laundering, ironing and mending;
- Accompany to MD appointments
B. NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT:
(Defined as a change in one nutrient, amount of calories
or mechanically altered.)
Examples include: low fiber, low fat, low cholesterol, low
sugar, low sodium, low calories, high fiber, high calorie,
and high protein, bland, soft, liquid, chopped ground, pureed.
a. Develop menu.
b. Prepare grocery list.
c. Grocery shopping.
d. Prepare meals.