HCA Training for Visiting Angels Caregivers
HCA Training Opportunities
Visiting Angels San Ramon is proud of the extensive training that we provide our caregivers. Our caregivers are required to obtain a Homecare Aide HCA certification. This certification includes the following requirements:
In accordance with California State law, these requirements must be met by every Homecare Aide HCA (Caregiver) that is employed by us. These requirements must be completed before the HCA is placed in “Active” status for employment.
- Collins Learning – These classes must be completed by every HCA including those who are affiliating an existing HCA number with our organization.
- First Aid – The Basics and Beyond
- Fire Safety – Disaster and Severe Weather Procedures
- Infection Control – Blood borne pathogens exposure control and hand washing
- Company Training - Company orientation, operating procedures, abuse and safety training, and communication requirements
- Defensive Driver course - All employed drivers must complete a thirty minute on-line Driver Training Program. The course covers all aspects of safe driving practices, defensive driving behavior and general automotive safety.
Post Employment Training
In accordance with California State law, these requirements must be met by every HCA on an annual basis. We have available online classes that are free of charge to our employees. These classes are related to core competencies and population specifics.
Training will include but is not limited to the following topics:
- Client rights and safety
- How to provide for and respond to a client’s daily living needs
- How to report, prevent and detect abuse and neglect
- How to assist a client with personal needs and other home care services
- How to safely transport a client
- Death and Dying perspectives
- Communication and Conflict Resolution
- Fall control and management
- Sensitivity Training
There are also periodic classes taught by our partners in the Care Continuum that relate to their specific fields of expertise. These classes may include:
- Transfer Skills
- Hoyer Lift Training
- End of Life Care
- Bathing and Personal Care
Learn more about our Caregiver opportunities at our website: Employment Opportunities
Serving the East Bay including Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Orinda, Danville, Concord, Moraga and throughout Contra Costa & Alameda Counties
Visiting Angels SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA16 Crow Canyon Ct #200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Fax: 925 552-6589