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Fallon Health Personal Care Assistant - Growing Elder Service Program - Amherst NY in Amherst, NY, New York

Overview

About Fallon Health Weinberg - PACE :

Fallon Health Weinberg-PACE is along-term care program for older adults who need a nursing-home level of care, but wish to stay living at home and in their community. We are a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), providing complete medical care and support services so you or your loved one canremain living safely at home.

All care is coordinated and provided by aninterdisciplinary teamspecializing in geriatric care, who work with participants and their caregivers to createan individualized care plan.

Summary of position:

The employee in this position is responsible for:

  • Performs personal care activities at the PACE day health center.

  • Assists in the PACE clinic under the supervision of PACE Nursing staff.

  • Assists the PACE participants with therapeutic activities at the PACECenter

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Assists participants with their participation in activity programs at the PACE Center

  • Sets up PACE center for snacks and lunches

  • Set-up and clean-up program areas on a daily basis

  • Ensure participants are able to participate in group activities, and have the ability to interact with participants on an individual basis.

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate to the Center Manager any problems or needs in the program

  • Assist with progress reports and routine assessments and other pertinent records as requested

  • Abide by the rules and regulations of the PACE program

  • Promptly report any accidents, incidents, unsafe and hazardous conditions and equipment and ensure that established safety rules and regulations are followed at all times

  • Provides assistance at meal and snack times to participants including feeding as needed

  • Provides personal care to participants at the PACE Center (bathing, toileting, incontinent care, feeding, transfers, lifting and ambulation)

  • Provides laundering participants’ clothes and linens after bathing or personal hygiene care at the PACE center.

  • Assists with ambulation, transfer and range of motion needs of participants as determined by PACE Physical and or Occupational Therapists.

  • Notes changes in participants’ physical or emotional health and communicates this information to PACE HCC, RNs, or designee.

  • Assist in the coordination of care delivery

  • Obtains participant weights as requested

  • Performs procedures / treatments under the supervision of Clinical RN.

  • Completes documentation requirements in the PACE Center daily.

  • Carries out the plan of care as directed.

  • Participates in daily PCA meetings on personal care services provided and the self-care abilities of the participants and social interaction levels of participants and changes to plans of care

  • Provides escort services for Participants to and from home and medical appointments

  • Attends all mandatory in-services and PACE training as required

  • Annually, successfully completes a competency skills test for the position

  • Able to occasionally work with people from various socio-cultural backgrounds in an effective manner.

  • Able to frequently lift and carry 30 pounds

  • Able to frequently assist in the lifting and transfer of participants.

  • Able to constantly work cooperatively with others.

  • Able to maneuver constantly throughout the Pace Center, clinic, and service provider offices.

  • Able to constantly communicate and listen effectively in a team setting and individually.

  • Able to respond to individuals’ spoken needs constantly.

  • Able to read, and understand/interpret a variety of correspondence, written materials, data, and policies and procedures frequently.

  • Able to retrieve and distribute printed materials, push, pull and/or lift packages, files, boxes etc. weighing up to 15 pounds on a frequent basis.

  • Able to open/close vertical or lateral filing cabinets, desk drawers, etc. on an occasional basis.

  • Ability to understand and carry out non-technical verbal and written directions on a constant basis.

  • Able to comprehend oral instructions and remember the same in detail on a constant basis.

  • Able to cope with and work in a fast paced (frequent) and sometimes high stress (occasional) work environment.

  • Able to occasionally travel to meet the needs of the position.

  • Able to get along well with others and gain the cooperation of the participants.

Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience:

  • Some experience as an activity worker, homemaker, personal care aide, home health aide, or nursing assistant preferred.

  • Minimum of one year of experience working with a frail or elderly population preferred.

  • Discretion, tact, patience, and good judgment required.

  • Empathetic and compassionate attitude in caring for elderly required

Fallon Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Location US-NY-Amherst, NY

Posted Date 1 month ago (9/25/2020 10:57 AM)

Job ID 6083

# Positions 1

Category Health Aide

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