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Personal Care Assistant

Company: Pace of Southwest Michigan
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Apply today with PACE of Southwest Michigan!We are seeking Personal Care Assistant's (PCA's) to assist our participants in the community, Full-Time, or Part-Time Hours to join our team! We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, that includes medical, dental, 403B, PTO, holidays off (w/pay) and a M-F work schedule. PACE, which stands for Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is a unique option for older adults who wish to remain in their home as they age. Our goal is to provide senior community members with the care, medical treatment and support they need to achieve the highest quality of life.We are actively recruiting for Personal Care Assistant's to work with our Homecare team's. This position requires a dynamic individual, who enjoys working in an environment that encourages developing relationships with our participants and their caregivers, where a team focused approach to care is the cornerstone of our organization.NOW OFFERING up to $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR PCA's! (Speak with HR for bonus details)Job Summary The PCA is a non-certified personal care assistant who is training at hour day center by our Nurse Educator and PACE team to provide basic in-home care to PACE participants. Works under the direct supervision of the Home Services Supervisor or designee.Key Responsibilities-- Provide assistance, support, and/or guidance for participants in their home environment as directed-- Travel to participant homes to provide care-- Assist with all ADLs as trained appropriately and directed -- Assist with two-person assist transfers, turning, positioning, and transferring participants into and out of bed, chair, shower, wheelchair and use of mechanical lift as needed-- Obtain monthly/weekly weights as directed-- Communicate any changes in function or behavior to the Home Services Supervisor-- Assist participants on/off the bus at their homes -- Participate with Quality Improvement activities-- Assist with housekeeping tasks in the home, to include but not limited to - sweeping, mopping, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. as directed.-- Assist with personal care tasks in the home, to include but not limited to - bathing, toileting, changing, dressing/undressing, etc. as directed.-- Work collaboratively with all other departments to ensure that the needs of participants are consistently met and that a clean, sanitary, and safe environment is maintained at all times-- Build and maintain trusting relationships with participants-- Identify/report safety hazards and emergency situations and initiate corrective action as appropriate-- All other duties as assigned Skills and Knowledge-- Able to multi-task and work independently and in a team setting-- Self-motivator and organized-- Exposure to or previous relevant experience or training and skills in housekeeping, good health practices, observation, reporting, and recordkeeping. Additionally, skills, knowledge, and/or experience with food preparation, safe food handling procedures, and reporting and identifying abuse and neglect-- Maintain current knowledge of and adherence to required regulatory compliance by governing entities, HIPAA and PACE specific regulations-- Able to read, write, speak and understand the English language and follow written and oral instructions-- Working knowledge of Universal Precautions-- Effective verbal and written communication skills and good organizational skills-- Willingness to accept additional responsibility-- Able to work effectively in a collegial manner with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)-- Able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds-- Able to utilize basic computer skills in the workplace PM20

Requirements:
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent requiredExperience: A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with a frail or elderly population preferredNumber/Type of Employees Supervised: NoneLicensure, Registry, or Certification Required: Valid MI Driver's License with good driving record; CPR certified.Special Training: Only acts within scope of practice. Meet a standardized set of orientation and/or individual competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Southwest Michigan, and approved by CMS before working independently. Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.Specific Requirements and Considerations: May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or Hepatitis B. Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Adult, Geriatric Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to travel in all kinds of weather.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and perform physical demands expected while providing medical care for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus. Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position. PI192059030

Keywords: Pace of Southwest Michigan, South Bend , Personal Care Assistant, Other , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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