CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Personal and Home Care Aides

Personal and Home Care Aides

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Personal and Home Care Aides
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
All personal care and service workers not listed separately. Perform health care related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and medication, under the direction of registered nurses and physiotherapists.
 
Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
 
Prepare and maintain records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
 
Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and dishes, and running errands.
 
Care for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, family disruption or convalescence, providing companionship, personal care and help in adjusting to new lifestyles.
 
Instruct and advise clients on issues such as household cleanliness, utilities, hygiene, nutrition and infant care.
 
Plan, shop for, and prepare nutritious meals, or assist families in planning, shopping for, and preparing nutritious meals.
 
Participate in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the client, to evaluate the client's needs and plan for continuing services.
 
Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle.
 
Train family members to provide bedside care.
 
Provide clients with communication assistance, typing their correspondence and obtaining information for them.
 
All personal care and service workers not listed separately.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Personal and Home Care Aides
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Personal and Home Care Aides
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Personal and Home Care Aides
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Personal and Home Care Aides
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
August Systems Private Duty Home-Care Agency Software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Computer reading software Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Mi-Co Mi-Forms software Data base reporting software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Voltage SecureMail Electronic mail software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
 
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Back braces Back or lumbar or sacral orthopedic softgoods
 
Bed scales Patient bed or table scales for general use
 
Bedpans Bedpans for general use
 
Blood pressure monitoring cuffs Blood pressure cuff kits
 
Braille printing software Braille devices for the physically challenged
 
Canes Canes or cane accessories
 
Crutches Crutches or crutch accessories
 
Digital cameras Digital cameras
 
Digital video cameras Digital camcorders or video cameras
 
Electronic patient thermometers Electronic medical thermometers
 
Glucometers Glucose monitors or meters
 
Hammers Hammers
 
Hearing aid devices Hearing aids for the physically challenged
 
Hoyer lifts Patient lifts or accessories
 
Hydraulic tub seats Shower or bath chairs or seats for the physically challenged
 
Lower-body prosthetic devices Lower extremity prosthetic devices
 
Mechanical stethoscopes Mechanical stethoscopes or accessories
 
Mechanical vibrating massage devices Electric vibrators for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Oxygen delivery equipment Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Shower chairs Shower or bath chairs or seats for the physically challenged
 
Specimen collection containers Specimen collectors
 
Speech synthesizers Voice synthesizers for the physically challenged
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
Telecommunication devices TDD Telecommunication devices TDD or teletypewriters TTY for the physically challenged
 
Teletypewriters TTY Telecommunication devices TDD or teletypewriters TTY for the physically challenged
 
Therapeutic elastic stockings Vascular or compression apparel or supports
 
Transfer boards Patient shifting boards or accessories
 
Upper-body prosthetic devices Upper extremity prosthetic devices
 
Walkers Walkers or rollators
 
Walking braces Walking braces
 
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Personal and Home Care Aides
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Personal and Home Care Aides
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aide
Blind Aide
Blind Escort
Care Provider
Care Taker
Caregiver
Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Community Living Specialist
Companion
Competency Evaluated Nursing Assistant (CENA)
Convalescent Sitter
Direct Care Staffer
Direct Service Provider
Direct Service Worker
Direct Support Professional
Elderly Companion
Family Member Caretaker
Geriatric Aide
Geriatric Personal Care Aide
Guardian Family Member
Habilitation Training Specialist
Health Service Worker
Home Aide
Home Care Aide
Home Care Attendant
Home Care Giver
Home Care Provider
Home Health Aide (HHA)
Home Health Care Provider
Home Help Aide
Homemaker
Independent Living Specialist
Individual Service Staff (ISS)
Live in Caregiver
Nurses' Aide
Nutrition Aide
Personal Assistant
Personal Attendant
Personal Care Aide
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Personal Care Provider (PCP)
Personal Care Service Provider
Personal Home Care Aide
Personal Support Worker
Provider
Resident Assistant
Senior Day Care Coordinator
Sitter
Support Staff
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Personal and Home Care Aides
 
 
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