Job Description

Job Title: Home Attendant - Venango County
Job ID: 620877
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Shift: Day Job
Facility: VNA of Venango County
Department: VEN Private Duty
Location: 491 Allegheny Blvd, Franklin PA 16323


Are you interested in joining the outstanding Home Health Team in Venango county as a Home Attendant? This may be the position for you! The Private Duty Home Attendant provides personal care and light housekeeping to the sick, disabled, or dependent patient in his/her home.

  • Apply simple dry dressings to minor wound areas.
  • Assist patients with medications that are ordinarily self-administered.
  • Assist the patient with exercise, including range of motion exercises, transfer activities, ambulation, braces and prosthesis, and perform simple rehabilitative procedures as assigned and instructed by the physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
  • Attend agency in-service programs and continuing education programs to enhance job knowledge and comply with agency regulations.
  • Maintain a safe, clean patient environment through careful observation and reporting of household safety issues and the performance of light household chores.
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to patient, staff, and agency matters.
  • Maintain patient records and related reports according to agency documentation procedures.
  • Make pertinent observations and reports significant and/or abnormal findings to the Private Duty Nurse Manager or on-call supervisor.
  • Measure vital signs as necessary.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of the home health care plan.
  • Promote and provide good nutrition by preparing meals and assisting with food and fluid and with regard to special diets when necessary.
  • Promote good personal hygiene by assisting the patient with bathing, shampooing, mouth care, nail care, and other personal care in accordance with the patient care plan.
  • Promote maximal independence of the patient by teaching self-care.
  • Provide emotional support to the patient by listening and showing empathy and understanding.
  • Provide for maximum comfort to the patient through proper positioning and bed making.
  • Recognize patient emergencies and implement emergency procedures.
  • Utilize universal blood and body fluid precautions and provides care in accordance with agency quality and productivity standards.


  • High school diploma/GED or 1 year previous job experience required in lieu of High school diploma/GED
  • 1 year of nurses aide experience in a hospital, nursing home, health care agency, or private home preferred; OR
  • successful completion of a nurses aide training course.
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to travel anywhere in Venango County in all types of weather.
  • Ability to convey and receive information in written or oral form without loss of important meaning and details.
  • Sympathetic attitude toward care of the sick.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently without constant, direct supervision is required.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills are required.
  • Ability to meet physical job demands as outlined on the attached sheet is required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $11.18 to $16.94

Union Position: No

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