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Overnight PCA Personal Care Assistant

Company: Inspire Health Group
Location: Wappingers Falls
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Inspire of McClelland located in Wappingers Falls, New York provides comfort of home to independent elders, with leisurely access to delicious & nutritious meals, wellness & social activities, assistance with tasks of daily living, and medication assistance. We are looking for positive, dependable, caring Personal Care Aides to work shifts on a per diem basis. The right candidate will join a team that strives to meet the growing demand in our community for quality care.

 

The Personal Care Aide position requires the following:

  • Ability to communicate in a dignified, respectful manner.
  • Ability and interest in learning and staying current regarding medications.
  • Ability to reference drug manual as needed.
  • Relates well to residents, visitors and other staff members.
  • Emotional and physical stamina to be of service to the residents in their daily living skills.
  • Ability to practice self-control in speech, listening, body and facial mannerisms.
  • Display a passion for caring for the elderly.
  • Qualities of responsibility, diplomacy and ability to work well with fellow staff members
  • Physical endurance for frequent activity
  • Be able to occasionally lift boxes weighing 40 pounds.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Prefer prior experience with medication assistance.
  • Prefer previous experience, either professional, personal or volunteer, with the elderly population.

The Personal Care Aide Duties include but are not limited to the duties listed below.

Medication Assistance:

  • Count Control Substance with outgoing PCA (sign your initials if count is correct).
  • Report any missing controlled substances to administration.
  • Prepare medication, bring medication to dining room during meal time, and assist residents with medication.
  • If a resident requires medication prior to breakfast, PCA shall go to the resident's room and assist the resident with medication.
  • If a resident requires afternoon or after dinner medication, the PCA shall assist the resident with medication from the med room.
  • PCA must always watch residents ingest medication and properly document.
  • PCA shall update medication administration record as needed, after Physician visits & ensure MAR & doctor's orders match
  • PCA shall ensure that resident receives all necessary documents prior to doctor appointments.
  • Consult and correspond with doctor offices for any necessary clarifications..
  • Record all pertinent information re: residents in the 24 hr. Log book.

Personal Care Assistance:

  • PCA shall assist residents in the dining room during mealtime by distributing meals to residents.
  • PCA shall assist with cleaning the dining room after meals when required.
  • PCA shall distribute facility provided snacks to residents during evening snack time.
  • PCA shall assist residents with showering/bathing as needed.
  • PCA shall assist residents with maintaining a healthy hygiene routine as needed.
  • PCA shall assist residents by laundering residents clothing, linens, and towels as needed.
  • PCA shall assist residents that require limited mobility assistance as needed.
  • PCA shall answer all call bells, and check residents' whereabouts during rounds.
  • PCA shall assist residents with operating the elevator lift.
  • PCA shall assist residents by performing housekeeping and light maintenance tasks as needed. These tasks include but are not limited to: laundering residents clothing, linens, and towels, cleaning resident rooms, making residents’ beds, unclogging toilets, adjusting room temperature, salt areas outside of facility.
  • PCA shall report all pertinent information to the PCA in charge.

Inspire of McClelland is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

Keywords: Inspire Health Group, Danbury , Overnight PCA Personal Care Assistant, Other , Wappingers Falls, Connecticut

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