Jun 15, 2019
Overview: Enhances the abundant life of residents by providing assistance through performance of routine direct and indirect resident activities according to established policies and procedures. Maintains resident rights, privacy, and confidentiality. Promotes resident acceptance of support plans and responds promptly to overall resident needs. Responsibilities: Completes training that includes a demonstration of job duties followed by supervised practice. Successfully completes and passes state-approved direct care training course(s) and passes all competency requirements as per state regulation to meet medication training requirements. Enhances abundant life while encouraging resident independence with activities of daily living. Assists residents, when needed, with activities of daily living including eating, drinking, ambulating, transferring in and out of a bed or chair, toileting, bladder and bowel management, personal hygiene, securing health care, managing healthcare, self-administering medication and proper turning and positioning in bed or chair. Enhances abundant life while encouraging resident independence with instrumental activities of daily living. Assists residents, when needed, with instrumental activities of daily living including shopping, securing and using transportation, using a telephone, making and keeping appointments, caring for personal possessions, writing correspondence, engaging in social and leisure activities, using a prosthetic device and obtaining and keeping clean, seasonal clothing. Administers and documents medication administration according to state-approved Medication Training course(s) including oral, anal, inhalation, eye, ear, topical routes of administration. Maintains competency as required by regulation. Maintains chart order, follows physician orders and documents in the clinical record and MAR according to DPW approved training and/or personal care policy and procedure. Meets the needs of residents as described in the pre-admission screening form, assessment tool, medical evaluation & support plan. Uses safe management techniques when providing service to residents as needed (i.e., redirection, explanation) as per regulation. Is knowledgeable of the resident's emergency medical plan and emergency preparedness procedures. Is capable of recognizing and responding to crises and emergency situations. Knows the fire plan that includes the evacuation procedures, staff duties during fire drills, emergency evacuation, transportation and emergency locations, designated meeting place outside of building or within firesafe area, smoking safety procedures, location and use of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and fire alarms. Is knowledgeable of resident rights and the Older Adult Protective Services Act. Uses proper infection control techniques including food handling and sanitation, universal precautions, safety management and hazard prevention. Observes assigned residents for comfort, safety and whereabouts at least at mealtimes and at the beginning and the end of the shift. Engages residents in meaningful conversation and companionship throughout shift. Demonstrates understanding of care for individuals with mobility needs, such as prevention of pressure ulcers, falls and accident prevention, incontinence, malnutrition and dehydration. Participates as interdisciplinary team member to develop and carry out service plan with resident/family; encourages community by participating with residents/families. Fosters the use of recreation, socialization, community resources, social services and activities in the community as determined by resident assessment. Maintains the care needs of residents with special emphasis on the residents being currently served in the personal care setting. Maintains a clean, safe, orderly resident living area(s) keeping in mind resident preferences. Performs light housekeeping tasks such as dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, and cleaning internal windows. Observes and immediately reports changes in resident condition and/or behavior to immediate supervisor. Documents and reviews with nurse and/or oncoming shift resident observations outside of normal activity. Assists with recreational programming and conducting activities. Promotes and conducts memory support initiatives and interventions. Attends and participates in departmental meetings; considers participation in organization committees if requested; follows human resources policies; sets an example for acceptable attendance and timeliness. Models professionalism in communication using sensitivity, active listening techniques, and diplomacy. Focuses on maintaining harmony among team members. Encourages and facilitates teamwork with other departments. Receives and has documented required inservice hours per evaluation year as per regulation; completes department-specific competencies; completes required mandatory education including annual TB skin testing procedures; actively participates in selfdevelopment by attending educational programs that are in addition to the required hours of continuing education (i.e., dementia, teambuilding, behavior management and fiscal responsibility). Communicates creative ideas and methods to other team members for continuity of care; serves as a mentor to newly hired staff, demonstrating proper care according to policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) as per regulation; additional experience with service for elders is preferred; Must be at least 21 years of age. Successful completion of state medication and direct care programs. Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Word and Excel required.
Mars, PA 16046, USA