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Personal Care Assistant

Company: Skilled Management
Location: Burbank
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

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- - - - TITLE:Personal Care Assistant JOB CODE:PCA FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time DEPARTMENT: Resident Care TRAVEL: Minimal SUPERVISOR: Wellness Director Date: 2.2023 POSITION SUMMARYReporting to the Wellness Director, the Caregiver is responsible for providing direct care and medication assistance to the residents in a manner that meets or exceeds Community expectations, including being familiar with and prepared to fulfill responsibilities as outlined in the following position descriptions:ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESIn addition to all components of the above position summary the following "Essential Duties and Responsibilities" are essential to successful performance in this positionEssential Functions1. Support the mission, vision, and culture of the organization through positive communication and leadership.2. Contribute to Community relationships by demonstrating cooperation and professional conduct with residents, families, fellow associates, physicians, pharmacies and other vendors or persons.3. Contribute to team effort by being flexible in work assignments; by furnishing support; by taking initiative; and by understanding how this position affects and. compliments all other Community positions.4. Able to maintain work pace appropriate to given workload. Perform activities on schedule while maintaining regular attendance and punctuality within specified tolerance.5. Provide assistance (or reminders) with activities of daily living, including grooming, oral hygiene, bath/shower, hair cleaning and brushing, and transferring to and from activities and meals, as needed.6. Provide assistance with resident's personal environment (e.g. clothing, linen, and personal belongings).7. Lift and/or transfer residents as needed.8. Assist in meal preparation/presentation, serving to resident, and other dining related responsibilities record and report changes in resident's eating habits to the supervisor.9. Make resident rounds every two hours as required in residents' service plans or as circumstances dictate.10. Record and report changes in resident's condition to the supervisor including but not limited to changes in resident's ability to perform activities of daily living, skin changes, bruising, etc.11. Use approved charting criteria and procedures to record pertinent information in resident charts.12. Immediately report all incidents or accident involving residents to the Resident13. Care Director/Supervisor and record all necessary information on the Resident Incident and Accident Reporting Form.14. Maintain a safe and orderly environment by performing general scheduled housekeeping for resident involving cleaning laundry, bedrooms, dining area, living space, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.15. Initiate and participate in leisure activities provided for residents; encourage resident to socialize and participate in planned activities and programs to develop friendships with other residents.16. Follow proper procedures in emergency situations and respond promptly and positively to resident requests for assistance, including emergency pull cords, telephone calls, and requests from family and friends.17. Follow outlined procedure, physicians' orders, and state laws when assisting or supervising residents with medications. Exhibit an understanding of and be willing to follow medication policy and procedures.18. Correct and prevent environmental hazards in an appropriate and safe manner while observing universal precautions and infection control procedures.19. Assist supervisor with administrative tasks, including Functioning as point of contact during shift for communication between supervisors, doctors, and families.20. Stock medical and office supplies daily.21. Daily follow up on bath schedules and vital signs (blood pressure, weight, and respiration, etc).22. Check residents' files daily for appropriate and necessary signatures.23. Complete incident reports with physician and notify family members as directed.24. Assume additional responsibilities related to medication administration, including Maintain security and accountability for medications during shift.25. Inventory controlled substances and provided accurate reconciliation of the inventory. Count controlled substances with another associate each time responsibility of medication administration changes.26. Review of medication administration record for errors -at the completion of each medication pass.27. Assurance that care and services related to medication administration are provided in a safe and secure manner and follow state licensure rules.28. Weekly verification that residents who are approved to administer their own medication you are doing so, and, where applicable, are completing the medication administration record sheet.29. Assistance with the review of medication books for errors.30. Complete medication error forms and obtaining the appropriate associate signatures before forwarding to supervisor. This includes notification of the physician.31. Responsibility for medicati9n reorders, including PRN medication.32. Weekly review of medication sheets and verification of residents' capability to administer their own medications.33. Faxing of written or faxed orders from doctors to pharmacies.Added Responsibilities34. Respond appropriately to changes in the work setting.35. Be familiar with Skilled Management Policies & Procedures Manual and Skilled Management Associate Handbook.36. Perform other related assignments as required.37. Attend required in-service training.Accountabilities38. Act on constructive feedback by listening to supervisor(s), customers and peers and use it to improve performance.40. Maintain resident, employee, and community confidentiality.41. Respect Resident's Rights.42. Demonstrate positive attitude and ability to work well with all people, particularly the elderly.43. Promote positive work environment that emphasizes teamwork.44. Demonstrate willingness to help other staff whenever needed.45. Observe standard precaution procedures and all safe workplace measures.46. Report any suspected or observed abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property or funds of a resident to the appropriate licensing agencies.47. Perform duties under the direction of a licensed nurse, within the scope of certified practices, and within verified skills competency.48. Pursuant to state regulations must remain awake.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThe incumbent in this position has no supervisory responsibilitiesEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS - This position prefers a high school diploma or equivalent certificate and a competent history in a similar facility. - Must possess valid First Aid Certifications and, according to state regulations may need to possess current CPR, Certified Nursing Assistant Certification state certifications, and pass an examination and/or skills evaluation. Also, must meet requirements for continuing education and maintain all license(s). - Speak read and understand English fluently.

Keywords: Skilled Management, Burbank , Personal Care Assistant, Other , Burbank, California

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