PCW_CT

Personal Care Worker as a Member of the Health Care Team

Description
Personal care workers are the backbone of the home health industry. It is important for workers to have a solid understanding of what the job entails. This course is designed as an entry-level course for personal care workers to learn about the job roles and responsibilities in this paraprofessional role.

This course will introduce the learner to the role of the personal care worker, including various responsibilities and functions of the role that are critical to employment success.
Delivery

This is a self-paced course with optional knowledge check quizzes after each lesson. These non-graded quizzes allow you to check your understanding of the lesson objectives before proceeding to the next lesson. After the final lesson you will be required to take the final exam. You must score 70% or higher to pass the course and obtain a certificate of completion.

Objectives
  • Describe the role of the Personal Care Worker
  • Identify different aspects of the job for the personal care worker working in the patient's home
  • Describe the types of patients who may receive care from a personal care worker
Contact Time

0.4 contact hour(s) Based on 60 minute contact hour

Estimated Time

The estimated time for completion for this activity is 0.4 hours

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of personal care workers.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures
Author Originating

Kathy Richie - BSN RN Program Director Allied Health Continuing Education Rochester Community and Technical College

Kathy Richie received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the College of St. Teresa with a minor in Psychology. She has over 13 years experience in the health care field and a decade of experience in the design, development and provision of adult/healthcare professional continuing education. Kathy also serves as director of the Heartland Regional Geriatric Education Center for southeastern Minnesota, which is supported by the Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center, part of the University of Minnesota's Center on Aging. <br><br> Kathy is a member of the Program Services Committee of the Alzheimer's Association, Minnesota - North Dakota Chapter as well as a member of the Leadership Council for the Alzheimer's Association Southern Minnesota Regional Center.

Copyright

Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection. Retention of the materials for longer than the class term, unauthorized further dissemination of the materials, or use of copyrighted materials in any way other than intended for this class is prohibited by Copyright and Teach Act laws.

Acknowledgment

This course was developed with Rochester Community and Technical College's Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division located in Rochester Minnesota. Development was funded from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Course Code
PCW_CT
Course Category
Personal Care Worker Health