Personal Care Partner (Caregiver) All Shifts-Assisted Living

Posting ID : A1068486753
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Healthcare


Vista Springs reaches beyond the simple service of senior care. We partner with families to create a unique extension of care and support for our community members. We are passionately focused on creating communities that are vibrant, stimulating, purposeful and engaging, with beautiful accommodations and the best amenities. We understand and are sympathetic to the challenges families face when caring for an aging loved one, so we work tirelessly to ensure our families are not only at peace with their decision to make Vista Springs a part of their family, but are continuously thankful over the course of their time. The Vista Springs experience is rooted in helping families provide the lifestyle their loved ones need and deserve.

Vista Springs believes that Smoke-free policies protect employees, community members, and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure. Smoke-free policies are an effective way to exponentially improve a community's well-being. To ensure optimal health and wellness at Vista Springs it has adopted a non-smoking/nicotine-free hiring policy. Vista Springs will not hire job applicants who use tobacco products.

Working conditions:
Full time/Part time
Hours/days as assigned
Provide comfort, safety and general supervision to residents by assisting them with activities of daily living and tending to their individual care needs while learning their unique preferences and personalities to assure a safe, protected, clean and orderly environment.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Job Functions
Arrive punctually at your scheduled shift time ready to work
Understand, comply with and promote Resident Rights.
Maintain confidentiality of resident health information as required by HIPAA
Understand and comply with Universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire, safety and sanitation practices and procedures.
Ensure a safe environment for residents, visitors and co-workers.
Provide resident care as outlined in resident care guide/service plan.
Answer residents' call signals. Respond to door alarms, fire alarms, etc.
Complete daily charting and documentation as required.
Observe and report resident behavior and condition changes (including food/liquid intake/output, vital signs, skin concerns, weight and signs of injury or neglect.)
Obtain residents weight, vitals and conduct blood sugar checks as directed. Report results to the resident care manager/ resident care specialist.
Adhere to procedures regarding equipment, cleaners and other hazardous materials and report incidents or accidents in a timely fashion.
Attend mandatory in --service meetings and other continuing education opportunities as report incidents or accidents in a timely fashion.
Attend mandatory in-service meetings and other continuing education opportunities as required.
Display a caring, respectful and positive attitude when addressing residents, family members and co-workers.
Other Functions and Responsibilities
Capture ancillary supply costs for billable supplies provided to resident
Clean up spills, soiled areas and other conditions as observed or directed.
Perform general housekeeping and laundry duties as required.
Assist with kitchen and dining room tasks associated with resident meals, including preparatory work, serving, cleaning up, and setting tables, taking out trash and other related duties as required.
Participate in or lead leisure activities as planned by the Life Engagement team. Assist and remind residents to participate in activities.
Perform other duties as requested within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the job.
Competency Statement(s)
Accountability: Accepts responsibility and accounts for his/her actions
Customer Oriented: Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
Ethical: Demonstrates conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
Respectful: Displays a caring, respectful and positive attitude when addressing residents, family members and co-workers.
Honest/ integrity: Is truthful and seen as credible in the workplace.
Relationship Building: Effectively builds relationships with residents and co-workers.
Reliability: Is dependable and trustworthy
Responsible: Is held accountable or answerable for ones conduct.
Creativity: Seeks ways to improve all aspects of the job; brainstorms to develop suggestions and new ideas
Communication: Communicates openly and honestly and with tact; promotes cooperation, trust and open exchange of ideas; treats others with respect; expresses facts and thoughts in writing in a clear and organized way; resolves conflicts in a positive way.
Time Management: Effectively prepares and uses a 'to do 'list; allocates time to planning, thinking and mapping out tasks; controls time spent in attending meetings and controls interruptions.
Education and Experience
High school Graduate or General Education Degree (GED), no prior experience necessary
Computer Skills
Must have basic knowledge of operating a computer and familiarity with Word, Excel and Outlook in a windows environment.
Certificates & Licenses
First aid and CPR training
Other Requirements
On the job training

Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)
Sense of Sound (Must hear)
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Gate Belt)
Use of Hoyer to lift/transfer resident 51-100 lbs.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees may be exposed to odors and other unpleasant surroundings, residents that may become combative; there may be frequent overtime and schedule changes. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Information
The ability to be flexible for on call emergencies, multi-task, ability to be a team player at all times, good problem solving skills and complete projects on a timely basis.

**This job description portrays in general terms the duties and responsibilities of the position. It is in no way intended to limit management's flexibility to assign work responsibilities.

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