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Jordan Health Services

Personal Care Attendant

Jordan Health Services - Opelousas, LA


The
Attendant fills a very important position at Jordan Health Services.  During an orientation conference, which may
be conducted in a client’s home, the Attendant is introduced to the client and
the approved tasks to be performed by the Attendant are reviewed and
explained.  The Attendant goes into the
home of his/her clients on a scheduled basis to provide personal care and/or
household maintenance chores for the elderly and/or disabled individuals who
cannot do so for themselves.  This
involves such things as cooking certain meals for the client, assisting with
personal care, transferring and ambulating, shopping, escorting and cleaning
the client’s home.  The Attendant spends
a lot of time with clients in their home, and therefore must be very
compassionate, patient and responsible. 
He/she must also be constantly aware of the client’s safety and
well-being and be ready to assist in emergencies.

Job Requirements
Experience

One
(1) year’s experience as an attendant providing personal care services, preferred.

Certified
Nurse Aid or Home Health Aid, preferred.

Skills & Abilities

Have
the ability to motivate others in a positive manner.

Have
the ability to read and write.

Have
the ability to understand and carry out instructions.

Have
a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick, the elderly and the
disabled.

Have
the ability to communicate effectively with patients, with their families and
with co-workers.

Have
the ability to organize work and schedule effectively.

Other

Must
have satisfactory references from previous employers.

Must
be at least 18 years of age, or under 18 and be a high school graduate or be
enrolled in a vocational education program.

Must
be able to pass a criminal history check.

Must
be able to pass a random drug test.

Must
be able to provide own dependable transportation to and from client’s home.
Risk
Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens):   High risk

Physical Requirements:

1.   Moderate to heavy lifting on occasions.

2.   Ability to participate in physical activity.

3.   Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and
standing on an as required basis.

4.   Ability to work for an extended period of
time while standing and being involved in physical activity as

                   required.

16 days 1 hour ago

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Personal Care Attendant Jordan Health Services - Opelousas, LA, United States

   

Location: Opelousas, LA

Company Profile:
Based in Mount Vernon, Texas, and founded in 1975, Jordan Health Services provides home health services to pediatric and adult patients throughout the entire State of Texas. With over 13,000 employees in a variety of locations serving literally thousands of individuals every day, Jordan is one of the largest home healthcare providers in Texas. Jordan also has an office location in Texarkana, Arkansas. Jordan’s revenues are generated from Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance and consumers. Our mission is to be “…the leading healthcare provider by providing quality, ethical, cost-effective care delivered by the most qualified, best-trained professionals working in a rewarding family-oriented environment”. We accept patients for care regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, marital or veteran status, disability or medical condition, gender or age, or any other category protected by law, or decisions regarding Advanced Directives.