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Geisinger Health System Personal Care Assistant in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Provides personal care assistance to participants at the Adult Day Health Center and provides personal care, homemaker services, personal interaction and restorative care to participants in their homes to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle in the community.

Job Duties

  • Works independently in a safe and courteous manner, under a care plan developed by the home care coordinator and participant, to provide care needed while allowing the maximum level of independence in the home.

  • Provides direct participant care including but not limited to: Personal care, nutrition and hydration, obtain vital signs, assist with ambulation and transfers of participant and active and passive range of motion, assist with prompting for medication compliance and care of participant incontinence.

  • Participates with indirect participant care responsibilities including but not limited to: Light housekeeping, assist with laundry, use supplies accurately and economically, and delivery of medication and supplies as needed.

  • May require on-call coverage for afterhours care for emergencies in home.

  • Remains attentive to participant and personal care assistant safety responsibilities including: Appropriately utilizing good body mechanics and use of gait belt, back brace for transfers and ambulation of participants.

  • Collects data for mandatory requirements and various quality improvement projects and is actively involved in action plans and implementation to improve quality for the LIFE Geisinger program.

  • Completes accurate and thorough documentation for services provided according to program policy.

  • Maintains effective communication skills with the older adult and with co-workers.

  • Explains actions to participant before starting task.

  • Understands and demonstrates that all care is done with full regard to participants rights.

  • Provides orientation and redirection to participant.

  • Promotes independence in participant by offering choices and fostering self-help skills.

  • Communicates respect and caring verbally and non-verbally with participant and other staff.

  • Works cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to provide quality of care to LIFE Geisinger participants.

  • Attends assigned interdisciplinary team and scheduled monthly meetings and completes all required educational trainings.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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