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Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Company: Montgomery Senior Living
Location: Star
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Requirements - - - - - - - - - - - Complete the Patient Care Assistant training course satisfactorily by meeting all the course requirements, including the clinical component. -Walking and hearing is required 75% or more per shift. Far vision, near vision, low to medium levels of lifting, low levels of carrying and pushing/pulling, low to medium levels of handling and fingering are required about 50% per shift. Standing, talking, medium levels of carrying, pushing/pulling is required about 25% per shift. Sitting, crouching, climbing (ascending or descending), bending/twisting, reaching, very high levels of lifting, high to very high levels of carrying, very high levels of pushing/pulling is required about 10% per shift. Stooping, running grappling, balancing, feeling, high levels of lifting, pushing/pulling, fingering is present only in unusual situations. The required lift for this job classification is 50 lbs.Description

  • Allow all residents freedom to move about and exercise their rights as individuals and residents.
  • Provide assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and other activities of daily living as needed.
  • Provide assistance with personal care needs in grooming hair, nails, teeth, and etc. as needed.
  • Assure that residents are dressed appropriately when in common areas of the facility or when leaving the facility.
  • Assist and instruct residents skills in self-help - for example: feeding.
  • Assist residents into and out of the bed and/or wheelchair as needed.
  • Assist residents to dining room, bathroom, activity room, outside of building, and etc. as needed.
  • Take and record vital signs as ordered by the resident's prescribing provider and/or as delegated by the Medication Technician or Supervisor-In-Charge.
  • Document in resident's treatment record about the care that was provided throughout the shift.
  • Provide personal attention such as bedside water and ice or other personal attention as is requested or required.
  • Assist the Activities Coordinator in carrying out planned activities.
  • Provide assistance when needed to keep clothes cleaned and in proper order.
  • Assist residents with making beds as needed.
  • Provide residents with clean linens as needed.
  • Empty contents of urinals and bedpans, as well as, trashcans after performing peri-care.
  • Clean equipment as is necessary, bedpans, urinals, and showering devices should be cleaned after every use.
  • Serve breaks as scheduled per facility policy.
  • Orient new residents to the facility, staff members, and other residents.
  • Notify Medication Technician or Supervisor-In-Charge when changes are noted in a resident's health and/or mental status.
  • Activate chain of command during emergency situations.
  • Be familiar with the use of restraints, as well as, restraint alternatives.
  • Assist in keeping the facility neat, clean, and odor free.
  • Make sure that the hall is staffed at all times.
  • Document and report any and all accidents/incidents.
  • Maintain self-respect, personal dignity, and physical safety of each resident.
  • Work cooperatively with all other staff members and relate favorably to residents and their family members.
  • Understand resident confidentiality and protect the residents' protected health information.
  • Be familiar with the policies and procedures of the facility, including fire safety plan, emergency procedures, and chain of command.
  • Know the resident's bill of rights and assist residents in exercising those rights.
  • Ensure proper use and treatment of equipment and utilization of supplies.
  • Adhere and enforce all facility policies, procedures, and rules. As well as, the rules and regulations of Adult Care Homes.
  • Participate in job-related training and continuing education courses as are recommended or required by the Administrator.
  • Perform other job related duties as delegated by the Supervisor-In-Charge, Resident Care Coordinator, and/or Administrator.
  • DO NOT under any circumstances barter, trade, purchase, steal, take, or exchange any personal property of residents.

Keywords: Montgomery Senior Living, High Point , Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Other , Star, North Carolina

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