Provides personal care assistance to participants at the Adult Day Health Center and provides personal care, homemaker services, personal interaction and restorative care to participants in their homes to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle in the community. The personal care assistant works independently in a safe and courteous manner, under the direction of a care plan developed by the home care coordinator and participant, to provide care needed, allowing the maximum level of independence in the home. The personal care assistant is required to go to assigned interdisciplinary team and scheduled monthly meetings and complete all required educational trainings.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct participant care including but not limited to: Personal care, nutrition and hydration, obtain vital signs, assist with ambulation and transfers of participant and active and passive range of motion, assist with prompting for medication compliance and care of participant incontinence. Participates with indirect participant care responsibilities including but not limited to: Light housekeeping, assist with laundry, use supplies accurately and economically, and delivery of medication and supplies as needed. May require on-call coverage for afterhours care for emergencies in home. Remains attentive to participant and personal care assistant safety responsibilities including: Appropriately utilizing good body mechanics and use of gait belt, back brace for transfers and ambulation of participants. Collects data for mandatory requirements and various quality improvement projects and is actively involved in action plans and implementation to improve quality for the LIFE Geisinger program. Completes accurate and thorough documentation for services provided according to program policy. Maintains effective communication skills with the older adult and with co-workers. Explains actions to participant before starting task. Understands and demonstrates that all care is done with full regard to participants rights. Provides orientation and redirection to participant. Promotes independence in participant by offering choices and fostering self-help skills. Communicates respect and caring verbally and non-verbally with participant and other staff. Works cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to provide quality of care to LIFE Geisinger participants.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Computer Skills
High School Diploma or Equivalent -Required
Minimum of 1 year Related work experience -Required
Basic Life Support Certification, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification
Internal Number: 65889
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