JOB DESCRIPTION MA CRITICAL JOB ELEMENTS:
1. Provide personal assistance services, including bathing, dressing, bowel and bladder management, transferring from bed to wheelchair, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and other tasks as requested. 2. Job involves lifting and bending. 3. Limited amount of travel. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: (i) successful completion of a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program pursuant to the requirements of 42 CFR Part 483, Subpart D, as revised or recodifies, if applicable; or (ii) successful completion of a competency examination for nurse aides recognized by the department; or (iii) successful completion of a health care or personal care credentialing program recognized and approved by the department; or (iv) successful completion or progress in the completion of a 40-hour training program provided by a private home care provider, which addresses at least the following areas: (I) Ambulation and transfer of clients, including positioning; (II) Assistance with bathing, toileting, grooming, shaving, dental care, dressing, and eating; (III) Basic first aid and CPR; (IV) Caring for clients with special conditions and needs so long as the services are within the scope of the tasks authorized to be performed by demonstration; (V) Home management; (VI) Home safety and sanitation; (VII) Infection control in the home; (VIII) Medically related activities to include the taking of vital signs; and (IX) Proper nutrition. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: 1. Assistant must be reliable, punctual, neat and organized, willing to perform tasks as requested, willing to learn job requirements, able to follow instructions. Looking for someone who wants job on a long-term basis. 2. Training will be provided to the Assistant by the Agency and/or by his/her family members for the first 2-3 days. 3. Be certified in CPR and maintain certification current during employment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS/CONSIDERATIONS: 1. If Assistant decides to discontinue employment, he/she must be willing to continue working until a replacement is found, which could be 6-8 weeks, and be willing to train replacement.
Minimum Requirements and Skills
A high school diploma or high school equivalency is the minimum education needed for an entry-level job as a medical assistant. Take high school classes in the sciences, particularly anatomy, biology and chemistry. Medical assistants also need good interpersonal skills to deal both with patients and medical professionals. They must pay careful attention to detail and possess strong analytical skills.