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Personal Care Aide/Caregiver ($2000 Retention Bonus)

Company: Volunteers of America - National Services
Location: Lansing
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Community Care of Michigan**$2,000 Retention Bonus**PRIMARY RELATIONSHIPS: Personal Care Services Manager, Center Director, PACE staff, participants, family members and public.OBJECTIVE: Under the direction and supervision of the Personal Care Services Manager responsible for providing and assisting participants with activities of daily living, restorative and supportive care necessary to the preservation of the home environment. Assists with organization and implementation of activity program. Assists in monitoring and reporting the health status and providing a safe environment for the PACE participants of Senior Community Care. Functions as a member of Interdisciplinary Team.Job Requirements:QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Required:Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.Must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.Education: High school diploma or equivalent.Preferred:Experience: A minimum of one year's experience in working with the frail or elderly population.Skills and Knowledge:Basic knowledge of how to support frail or elderly in Activities of Daily Living (ADL).Knowledge of how to use and maintain in-home equipment (adaptive).Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co-workers, medical staff, and the public.Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.Ability to work with frail and demented population.Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Assist participants with ADL's (bathing, dressing, grooming, hair care, mouth care, eating, hand and foot nail care and toileting) as assigned or needed.Assists participants with restorative and supportive care (including ambulating, positioning, transferring, skin care, personal care, etc.) as assigned or needed.Assists participants with Independent Activities of Daily Living (IADL's) (grocery shopping, cleaning, changing bed linens, laundry, meal preparation and other routine household care) as assigned. Orders supplies from Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) as needed.Creates and participates in group(s) and one-on-one activities in accordance with daily activity calendar and as requested by the Recreational Coordinator.Implements in-home services plan of care; contacts supervisor with any clarifications.Performs the following duties, as assigned or needed, in the Day Center:Assists participants and or supervises with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, hair care, mouth care, eating, hand and foot nail care and toileting) in the Day Center as assigned or needed;Monitors and assists participants with meals at feeding table;Assists, throughout the day, in maintaining clean and orderly day rooms, kitchen and personal care areas;Performs and or assists with laundry, including clothes for participants;Assists the Drivers with the loading and unloading of participants from vehicles.Reports changes in participant's condition and needs to Personal Care Services Manager (or designee).Completes appropriate documentation of services provided following Senior Community Care policy.Notes changes in participant's physical or emotional health and communicates this information to the appropriate staff person.Follows all Senior Community Care policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, clients or families.Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices Universal Precautions.Maintains safe working environment. Follows Senior Community Care Safety policies and procedures.Demonstrates dependability through consistent compliance with scheduled work hours.Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.Performs other duties as required or requested.Performs other duties as required or requested.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions:May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, bodily fluids, cleaning supplies, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in a home environment.Subject to unpleasant odors and living conditions of participants.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 individual with disabilities to meet these demands:Physical Requirements - Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients. Requires standing, walking, pushing, bending, kneeling and reaching at arm's length and overhead in community for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to transfer participants needing one maximum assist. Must be able to make home visits to participants who live in non-handicapped accessible dwellings. Requires the ability to lift/carry up to fifty (50) pounds and push or pull objects exceeding one hundred fifty (150) pounds, using appropriate body mechanics. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements - Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to document care provided in participants' service records. Must be able to communicate verbally with participants their treatment plan, team members and participants caregivers.Pressure Factor - Requires working under stressful conditions. Working conditions may be noisy and crowded, fluctuating indoor temperatures, and humidity around showers/bathrooms. Moderate pressure to meet transportation schedules while dealing with frail and confused participants. Subject to participants that may have the potential for verbal or physical aggression.Safe Work Performance ExpectationsThe safety of employees, residents and visitors is of paramount importance to Senior Community Care. Our work place safety program will be incorporated as the standard of practice for this organization. Compliance with these safe work expectations will be required of all employees as a condition of employment. Our organization focus will hold all employees accountable for safety performance equal with quality and production expectations.Employees will be expected to:Follow correct policy and procedures for department and facility Fire/Disaster/Missing Person Plan. Know the location of fire alarms and extinguishers.Follow correct policy and procedure for hand washing.Follow guidelines for proper method of lifting.All doorways, hallways and areas are to be kept clear.Know the location and purpose of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).Follow guidelines for department environment and safety measures.Follow guidelines for safe handling, inspection, maintenance and storage of equipment. Report any malfunction of equipment.Follow guidelines for safe handling and storage of chemicals and supplies.Follow correct policy and procedure for reporting of incidents: staff, residents, etc.Job FunctionsEvery effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations' shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best.#VOANSGet job alerts by email.Sign up now!Join Our Talent Network!Job SnapshotEmployee TypeFull-TimeLocationLansing, MIJob TypeHealth Care, Nonprofit - Social ServicesExperienceNot SpecifiedDate Posted07/05/2022Apply to this job.Think you're the perfect candidate?Apply Now

Keywords: Volunteers of America - National Services, Lansing , Personal Care Aide/Caregiver ($2000 Retention Bonus), Other , Lansing, Michigan

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