Personal Care Attendant

Signature Healthcare Ormond Beach , FL 32173

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for Candidates that can work the following shift FT:

3p-11p

Newly hired Personal Care Attendants would be required to complete a background check and an free 8-hour training Course

Signature HealthCARE is a family-based healthcare company that offers integrated services in 10 states across the continuum of care: skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, home health, cognitive care, and telemedicine.

A growing number of our centers are earning quality assurance accreditation and pioneering person - directed care. Many of our skilled nursing facilities have achieved a 4 or 5-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Additionally, we have been awarded as a certified Great Place to Work for three years in a row and Modern Healthcare's "Best Places to Work!"

How you will make a difference:

  • Perform support and assistance to nursing personnel and assist with promoting a compassionate physical and psychosocial environment for the residents.

How you will spend your time:

  • Provide personal care (i.e., grooming, bathing, dressing, oral care, etc.) of residents daily and as needed.

  • Change bed linen and maintain appropriate grooming supplies in resident room on a regular basis.

  • Assist with ambulating and transferring of residents, utilizing appropriate assistive devices and body mechanics.

  • Routinely turn and position residents, as necessary.

  • Observe residents carefully and report changes in condition to Charge Nurse.

  • Recognize a resident's ability to make choices and support these within the constraints of the care giving environment.

  • Participate in collecting data needed for the accurate completion of the MDS and the plan of care. Provide input to the nurses for development of the plan of care.

  • Provide adequate hydration to residents at regular intervals each day according to specific resident needs.

  • Prepare residents for each meal and transport to dining room (unless a bed patient) making sure that food tray is accessible, self-help devices are available (if needed), and assistance is provided to those residents who cannot feed themselves.

  • Keep an accurate record of food intake and output, as directed.

  • Maintain established housekeeping standards within assigned duty areas.

  • Assist nursing staff with the basics of aseptic and sterile techniques to avoid infection of residents and self-contamination of equipment and supplies.

  • Be alert for proper ventilation, temperature, light and noise control.

  • Promptly answer call lights and assist with other resident needs.

  • Utilize proper body mechanics when lifting or transporting residents.

  • Meet physical and sensory requirements stated below and be able to work in the described environment.

  • Identify and participate in process improvement initiatives that improve the customer experience, enhance work flow, and/or improve the work environment.

  • Other special projects and duties, as assigned.

The qualifications you will need:

  • Must meet minimum age requirements of 18yrs

  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills.

  • Highest level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to communicate at all levels of organization and work well within a team environment in support of company objectives.

  • Customer service oriented with the ability to work well under pressure.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with high level of quality and productivity.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and make independent decisions.

  • Ability to deal with new tasks without the benefit of written procedures.

  • Approachable, flexible and adaptable to change.

  • Function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with stakeholders and vendors.

Your work environment:

  • You'll work mostly indoors on floors that are tiled or carpeted.

  • You'll be around other co-workers, residents and their guests.

  • You'll have possible exposure to occasional slippery floors, chemicals, sharp objects, and hazardous materials and waste (including human), blood borne pathogens, and communicable diseases.

  • You'll be around possible high-stress medical and/or life threatening situations.

Physical and Sensory requirements:

  • This role requires considerable physical activity.

  • Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to fifty (50) or more pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.

  • Push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds to a minimum height of three (3) feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of fifty (50) feet.

  • Standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

  • Bending and/or stooping for more than one (1) hour at a time

SignatureHealthcare is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran and other protected categories.

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