Mercy LIFE Montgomery County a member of Trinity Health PACE, is seeking a full-time Personal Care Assistant for its location in Norristown, PA.
The Personal Care Assistant is responsible for providing various care services necessary for attending to the personal needs, support, and health status of participants.
This position will involve home care as well as work in the center. Shift hours will be between 7 am and 5 pm and will include every other weekend.
This position qualifies for a $2500 sign on bonus with a 2-year commitment. The 3 installments are paid out over the two-year commitment period.
Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community. PACE is an innovative model that enables individuals who are 55 years old or older and certified by their state to need nursing home care to live as independently as possible. Through PACE, today's fragmented health care financing and delivery system comes together to serve the unique needs of each individual in a way that makes sense to the frail elderly, their informal caregivers, health care providers and policy makers.
Many PACE participants get most of their care from staff employed by the PACE organization in the PACE center. PACE centers meet State and Federal safety requirements and include adult day programs, medical clinics, activities, and occupational and physical therapy facilities.
Mercy LIFE at Montgomery County provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement.
Benefits of joining a winning team!
Warm and supportive environment
Enjoy a truly patient-centered focus
Excel with supportive, motivated colleagues in an inspiring environment
Career paths and professional development
Learn the industry's best, easy-to-use, advanced technology
Health, dental and vision insurance
Short and long-term disability
Generous paid time off
Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in ongoing participant assessment and monitoring.
Report on personal care services provided and the self-care abilities of participant, including changes noted in participant's condition.
Provide personal care assistance that will maintain the independence of the participant to conduct activities of daily living, including toileting, showers, eating, and grooming.
Assist in the maintenance of physical activity, exercise, and walking.
Responsible for participant safety, identify safety hazards and emergency situations, and initiate corrective action as able.
Provide behavioral supervision or support for participants, such as reality orientation, reminder to follow through with nursing and medication instruction, diet restrictions, and emotional reassurance.
Assist with general activities such as conversing with participants, recreation activities, meal and snack serving, and housekeeping.
Assist in identifying signs and symptoms indicating physical, emotional, or behavioral change in participants and reporting these signs to the center staff and/or supervisor.
Assure compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous material handling, and fire safety standards.
Escort participants to medical, dental, optometry, rehabilitation, and other appointments as necessary.
Attend staff meetings and participant care planning on a regular basis.
Assist transportation staff with loading and unloading of participants from vehicles. Assist participants being transported in PO vehicles as needed.
Maintain current written records, indicating ongoing documentation of services provided, reassessments of changing needs, and participant's expressed wishes.
Participant assistance may be required in the center, clinic, or home health/In Home Services department.
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Certified Nurse Aide Certification in the state of PACE program preferred.
Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population or if less than one (1) year of experience, must receive appropriate training from the PACE organization on working with a frail or elderly population upon hiring.
Must have valid driver's license, use of a car during each shift and valid insurance coverage.
Experience in a long-term care facility or with a community-based geriatric program preferred.
Must be action-oriented, have business acumen, manage conflict well, be customer focused, have high decision quality, flexibility to adapt to ongoing change and have organizational agility.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment.
Demonstrates superior written, verbal communication and presentation skills appropriate for audience comprehension. Able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups representing diverse perspectives.
Comprehensive to expert proficiency with Microsoft product suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.); basic knowledge and experience with electronic mail and calendaring system. Ability to type with speed and accuracy. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job.
Excellent organizational skills. Ability to perform multiple duties and functions related to daily operations and maintain excellent customer service skills. Ability to perform frequent detailed tasks and provide immediate service with frequent interruptions.
Ability to change and be flexible with work priorities. Strong problem-solving skills.
Must exhibit critical thinking skills and possess the ability to prioritize workload.
Position may require 10% travel within the Centers geographic region and use of personal vehicle.
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