Patient Care Assistant - PCA - #197323

Visiting Angels


Date: 04/08/2021 17:31 PM

City: Jacksonville, Illinois

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Are you looking for a Patient Care Assistant - PCA job that will allow you to give back to your community and broaden your skills? Visiting Angels' office in Springfield is the place for you. The office in Springfield provides caregivers for the Central Illinois area including Jacksonville, Winchester, Woodson, and many others. We are seeking one-of-a-kind individuals for job opportunities with our local team. Our caregiver jobs are for individuals who are truly committed to providing compassionate care to senior adults and those in need. We scour the entire Central Illinois region for people with strong backgrounds in home care or elderly care, a history of community involvement and, most of all, big hearts. A Patient Care Assistant - PCA job with Visiting Angels Springfield is much more than just a job, it's a chance to do some real good for families in Springfield and the surrounding area by becoming a companion to someone in need



A Patient Care Assistant - PCA with Visiting Angels Springfield supports the seniors they serve with a wide range of responsibilities from light housekeeping tasks and meal preparation to one-on-one mobility assistance and providing transportation. A Patient Care Assistant - PCA job with us is also an opportunity for personal growth. We offer the opportunity for advanced training in areas like dementia care or Alzheimer's care so that caregivers can continue to develop their skills



Patient Care Assistant - PCA Responsibilities



  • Help clients take prescribed medication
  • Assist clients with ambulation and mobility around the house or outside (doctor's appointments, walks, etc.)
  • Assist clients with personal care and hygiene
  • Help clients with routine exercises
  • Plan and prepare meals with assistance from the clients (when they are able)
  • Do the client's shopping or accompany them when they shop
  • Perform light housekeeping duties that clients can't complete on their own
  • Be a pleasant and supportive companion
  • Report any unusual incidents
  • Act quickly and responsibly in cases of emergency

Patient Care Assistant - PCA Requirements



  • Passion to serve others - a true caregiver
  • Excellent knowledge of emergency response and first aid
  • Knowledge of housekeeping activities and cooking with attention to dietary constraints
  • Willingness to adhere to health and safety standards
  • Respectful and compassionate
  • Good time management skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ethics
  • Physical endurance
  • High school diploma or equivalent

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