Personal Care Aide – Med Certified

US-PA-Hatboro
ID
2016-1493
Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland
Type
Part-Time
Shift
3:00pm-11:00pm
Category
Personal Care

Overview

Do you aspire to enhance the lives of others while enjoying a positive work environment?

 

Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) is dedicated to making a compelling difference in the lives of our residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services. If you are looking for an inspiring and rewarding workplace, Wesley Enhanced Living is a great place to be!

 

Wesley Enhanced Living is a retirement community providing Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing services to senior adults. We are seeking individuals whose values align with Wesley Enhanced Living’s values of Grace, Honor, and Integrity. Ideal candidates will be:

 

  • Kind and Compassionate
  • Honest and Trustworthy
  • Committed to Moral and Ethical Principles
  • Driven to Provide Enhanced Living to Our Residents

 

Wesley Enhanced Living is working to set a new paradigm in aging services by always doing the right thing and we need YOU to help us discover new ways to achieve this goal.

 

Discover the Art of Living and Working WEL

 

Responsibilities

The Personal Care Aide - Med Certified is responsible of day to day care of resident which includes ADLS, IADLS, light housekeeping, and assisting residents with medication abiding to Personal Care Regulations.

 

The Med Certified Personal Care Aide essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Personal Care
    • Communicates courteously and effectively with residents
    • Performs assignments of resident care as directed by supervisor, including but not limited to:
    • Provides for activities of daily living (ADL) care which includes bathing dressing and grooming
    • Transports residents to/from activities, meals, church services, hairdresser, etc.
    • Responds to all call emergency bells
    • Responds to all fire alarms following procedures
    • Changes bed linen as needed
    • Personal Laundry gathering, washing, folding and putting away clean clothes
    • Encourages, engages and participates in therapeutic activity programs
    • Maintains resident room and belongings in a neat and orderly fashion
    • Empty waste basket daily and wash dishes in resident apartment
    • Medication including OTC med. Must have a physician order if nor medication must be removed and reported to the charge nurse
    • Maintains confidentiality at all times
    • Comprehends and practices approved asepsis and infection control procedures
    • Maintains proper storage and handling of linen and supplies
    • Document
    • Respond to call bells
    • Communicate with supervisors and peers
    • Demonstrate competence in vital signs
    • Demonstrate competency in the use of weight scales equipment
  • Safety

    • Wear, utilize and maintain equipment in the appropriate manner
    • Identifies safety and or maintenance concerns, i.e. broken equipment, fall risks, etc.
    • Performs or provides for corrective measures, including removing residents from an unsafe area, calling in a maintenance request, removing a hazard, etc.
    • Maintains resident safety at all times
    • Comprehends and actively performs of fire drills and fire safety policies and procedures
  • Customer Service

    • Demonstrates and practices knowledge of Residents’ Rights and ability to provide for and comply with Residents’ Rights
    • Provides for orientation of newly admitted residents
    • Demonstrates attentiveness to resident and/or family concerns and assist in directing them to the appropriate party
    • Demonstrates/maintains a good working relationship with:
      • Residents
      • Family Members
      • Supervisors
      • Co-workers
      • Recognizes, accepts and respects people as individuals
      • Courteous, polite behavior and interactions
      • Deliver mail, assist residents with opening and reading, as requeste
  • DPW Medication Certified and Diabetic Training
    • Demonstrate the” Five Rights” of giving medication
    • Demonstrate proper documentation on MAR including missed dose, PRN medication and discontinued medication.
    • Proper storage of medication in cart locked clean, and organized.
    • Daily counting of narcotics count every shift with PCA who is relieving you
    • Demonstrate basic first aid  
    • Demonstrate how to use record glucose testing prescribed by the physician
    • Knowledge of other routes of medication such as, sublingual, Buccal, and transligual medications.
    • Demonstrate the use of inhalers, mini nebulizers
    • Applying medication in eyes ears and Nose
    • Applying Transdermal Medication (Patch)
    • Demonstrate administrating insulin
    • Applying medication on and into the vagina
    • Applying rectal medications
    • Inserting suppository
  • Communication

    • Daily use of chart to chart report to communicate routine reporting to the PCA who is coming on duty
    • Reporting to charge nurse immediately any medical emergency, behavioral changes, bruising or wounds, and certain time reporting which includes sugar levels, blood pressure.
    • Reporting med errors

Qualifications

Related Experience: One Year Experience as a Personal Care Aide

 

Education or Degree Requirement: High School Diploma or GED

 

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: Medication administration certificate issued by DPW. Diabetes Education Certificate.

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