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PCA

Company: Envive of Anderson
Location: Anderson
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

-Personal Care Aide (PCA) -$13.00 starting wage -SUMMARY -OF -POSITION -FUNCTIONSAfter successful completion of the state approved training program, the employee will function in the position of -Personal Care Attendant (PCA). The PCA provides limited nursing related services to residents at the direction of -their supervisor, -and -in a -manner -consistent with each -resident's -comprehensive -assessment -and -plan -of care.ESSENTIAL -POSITION -FUNCTIONS --- - - - - - - - -Provides -direct care -to -residents -to -improve -or -maintain -the -resident's -abilities -according -to -the -president's -plan -of care. -Seeks -assistance of -charge nurse -when unsure -of -assignment, -procedure, or situation. --- - - - - - - - -Receives -and -completes -all -resident care -assignments -and -other -activities -as -assigned -by -Charge -Nurse. --- - - - - - - - -Provides -delivery -of care -in -a -compassionate, -quality -manner -with -kindness, -respect, -and -dignity. --- - - - - - - - -Assists in activities of daily living (ADLs) including bathing, grooming, dressing, mobility, transferring, and -feeding of assigned residents by providing set-up assistance, verbal prompts, physical support, or more -extensive -assistance -as -more fully described below: --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Bathing -- Assists transporting resident to tub or shower, adjusts water temperature, washes/rinses -resident, and always dries body thoroughly with clean towels while maintaining privacy for resident . -Gives complete baths at frequency stated in the Nursing Care Procedures. -Gives bath as necessary to -each resident when bed linen and/or clothing is wet or soiled. -Provides extra care to the skin of -incontinent and -bedfast residents, -and -those -who -have -been sitting -in -chairs -for periods of -time. --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Dressing -- Locates, selects, and obtains clothing for resident. -Assists residents with snaps, zippers, and -buttons after donning clothes or removing them. -Recognizes clothing in need of repair and -communicates -clothing needs to -resident -and to Unit -Charge -Nurse. --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Elimination/Toileting -- Promptly assists resident to bathroom according to toileting schedule or -promptly brings clean bedpan or urinal. -Opens, removes clothing in preparation, cleans resident if -resident is unable to clean self, adjusts clothing, cleans resident's and own hands. -Measures and -records output as directed by Unit Charge Nurse and plan of care. -Provides catheter care according to -facility -procedure and infection -control -policies. --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Mobility -- Assists resident or provides range of motion exercises to all joints. -Provides weight-bearing -assistance or physical support for ambulating. -Pushes wheelchair or Geri-chair if needed. -Maintains -safe environment for mobile resident by removing obstacles, inspecting equipment, and reporting -defects to Unit Charge Nurse. -Monitors resident progress toward treatment goals and reports responses -to -Unit -Charge Nurse. --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Transfer -- Positions resident for transfer. -Uses correct body mechanics and transfer technique and -equipment according to plan of care, resident ability, and self-ability. -Obtains assistance of another -staff -member -if -needed -before starting -to transfer -a -resident. --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Eating -- Provides set-up assistance for meal tray. -Opens, pours, unwraps, and cuts food if resident is -unable -to -help -self. -If -indicated, -actively -encourages -residents -to -chew, -eat, -and -swallow. -Socializes -with -resident -during -mealtimes. -Assists -or -cleans -resident -after -meals. -Serves -nourishment -and -snacks -as -ordered. -Documents -and -reports -fluid -intake -and -output -accurately. -Prepares -resident -for -meals including washing face and hands, repositioning, and applying a clothing protector as -instructed. -Reports -any -change -in -resident's -appetite -to -supervisor -and -watches -all -diabetics -carefully. --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Grooming -- -Trims, -shampoos, -and -combs -hair of -residents -as -instructed. -Cleans and -soaks -fingers -and -toenails -(as -instructed) -before -trimming. -Assists -residents -with -oral -hygiene -as instructed. --- - - - - - - - -Provides care in a manner that protects and promotes resident rights, dignity, privacy, confidentiality, self- -determination and active participation. -Offers and respects resident choices in matters of daily routine. -Refers to -residents -by -proper -names -unless -resident requests -otherwise. -Avoids use -of -all -pet -names. -Handles -all resident -property with -respect. --- - - - - - - - -Observes -and -immediately -reports -to -Charge -Nurse, -unusual occurrences, significant -changes -in -resident's -physical -or -behavioral -condition, -patterns -of -decreased -social -interaction, -angry -or -sad -behaviors, -and -refusals of -treatment. --- - - - - - - - -Records -accurate, legible information -about -resident -care, -conditions, -and -observations -made -in -appropriate -sections of -resident -records. --- - - - - - - - -Regularly -communicates -throughout -shift -with -Charge -Nurse -about -assigned -residents. --- - - - - - - - -Monitors -physical -environment -for -safety -or -fire -hazards, -malfunctioning -equipment -including -call -lights, -and -corrects -or -reports -potential -problems -to -housekeeping and -maintenance -immediately -and -to Charge -Nurse. -Cleans -up all -spills immediately. --- - - - - - - - -Immediately -reports -fall/injury -of -a -resident -or -self to -Charge -Nurse. --- - - - - - - - -Participates -in -fire -and -disaster -drills. -In -the -event -of -an -emergency, -carries -out -assigned -duties -to -assure -resident safety. --- - - - - - - - -Performs all nursing procedures in the way in which he/she has been trained, directed and approved by -instructor/supervisor. --- - - - - - - - -Washes -hands -before -and -after -taking -care -of -every -resident. --- - - - - - - - -Changes -positions of -bedfast -residents -at -least -every -two -(2) hours, -using -good -body -alignment -and -anti- -contracture devices as instructed. --- - - - - - - - -Cleans -and -stores equipment -and -personal -care items. -When -caring -for a -resident, -responsible -for -keeping -the -whole unit -clean -and in -good order -(includes -making -beds and -cleaning -mattresses). --- - - - - - - - -Passes -clean -water -pitchers, -glasses, -and -ice -water -as -scheduled -providing -each -resident -with -an -individual -pitcher -with -a -lid. --- - - - - - - - -Responds to -call lights and -buzzers -promptly -and -courteously -considering -each -light -as an -emergency -until -answered. --- - - - - - - - -Ensures -report -has been given regarding -his/her residents at -the beginning -of -each -shift --- - - - - - - - -Complies with the property's privacy practices and procedures related to resident and employee records and all -state and federal privacy practices and procedures related to resident and employee records and all state and federal -privacy laws -as outlined by HIPAA. --- - - - - - - - -Complies -with -and -adheres -to -the -appropriate -use -of -Personal -Protective -Equipment -(PPE) -required -by -the -Bloodborne -Pathogens -Standards. -Protective -Personal -Equipment -(PPE), -including -personal -protective -equipment -for eyes, face, extremities, protective clothing, and protective shield and barriers, will be provided, used, and -maintained. --- - - - - - - - -Demonstrates -teamwork -and -prompt -and -regular -attendance -to -work to -ensure -that quality -care -and -services -are -provided -to the patients we -serveNote: -Essential -job -functions -are -subject -to -modification/change -as -duties -and -responsibilities -change -with -business -necessity.NON-ESSENTIAL -POSITION -FUNCTIONS --- - - - - - - - -Other -duties -as -assigned -that are -reasonably -within -the -scope -of practice/duties -and -are -qualified -to -perform.SUPERVISORY -RESPONSIBILITIES --- - - - - - - - - - - -This -position -has -no -supervisor -responsibilities.SPECIAL -REQUIREMENTS --- - - - - - - - - - -Must be able to successfully complete the Personal Care Attendant training program and have no findings in -the -Registry -concerning -abuse, -neglect, -mistreatment -of -residents -or -misappropriation -of -resident's -property.EDUCATION -& -QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. -Reasonable -accommodations -may -be -made -to -enable -individuals -with -disabilities -to -perform the -essential -functions. --- - - - - - - - -Successful -completion -of -the -state -approved -Personal -Care -Attendant -(PCA) -training.KNOWLEDGE, -SKILLS, -ABILITIES --- - - - - - - - - - -Ability -to -recognize -changes -in -resident's -conditions -evidenced -by -physical -symptoms, -verbal -expression, -or -observationof change -in -mental or -psychosocial -status. --- - - - - - - - - - -Ability to coordinate numerous activities at any given time and make rational, sound judgments and judicious -decision -quickly, often -under -pressure. --- - - - - - - - - - -Ability -to -prioritize -tasks -and use -good -time -management. --- - - - - - - - - - -Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. -Ability to write -simple -correspondence. --- - - - - - - - - - -Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. -Ability to -perform -these -operations -using -units -of -American -money -and -weight -measurement, -volume, -and -distance. --- - - - - - - - - - -Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram -form. --- - - - - - - - - - -Ability -to -deal -with -problems -involving -several -concrete -variables -in -standardized -situations. --- - - - - - - - - - -Ability -to -effectively -read, -write, -speak, -and -understand -EnglishCERTIFICATES, -LICENSES, -REGISTRATIONS --- - - - - - - - -None

Keywords: Envive of Anderson, Anderson , PCA, Other , Anderson, Indiana

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