Garvey Manor is a Catholic Continuing Care Retirement Community, providing long-term care and services to our primarily elderly residents. Our Mission and Philosophy Values of Hospitality, Shared Commitment, Compassion, and Sanctity of Life guide the care and services we provide. Garvey Manor is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Personal Care Attendants work in the personal care facility of our community. In this position, they provide assistance with activities of daily living for the residents. The position available is for 3rd shift (10:30 pm to 6:30 am). Applications may also be accepted for part-time or PRN (casual).
- Assist in orientation of all new residents.
- Review the daily entries of resident activities recorded by the previous shift.
- Record all documentation as assigned, legibly and accurately, using only authorized abbreviations as established by this facility.
- Assist residents to dining facilities and other in-house activities and appointments.
- Assist with arranging residents’ appointments and transportation.
- Report all accidents and incidents on the shift that they occur.
- Coordinate specific work tasks with other personnel as well as with other departments in order to ensure the smooth and efficient flow of information.
- Report pertinent information, especially any changes in residents’ condition or concerns raised by the resident/family, to the Resident Service Coordinator or Director as requested, or according to an established schedule. Compile information as necessary or as directed and provide data to appropriate personnel.
- Respond to inquiries relating to your particular area, or to requests from residents, other staff, etc., within given time frames and within established policy.
- Abide by the current laws and organizational policies and procedures designed and implemented to promote an environment which is free of sexual harassment and other forms of illegal discriminatory behavior in the workplace.
- Support and participate in the organizations performance improvement initiatives.
- Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.
- Follow work assignments and work schedules.
- Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that care and services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
- Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department and shift.
- Notify the facility per policy when you will be late or absent from work.
- Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to the Resident Service Coordinator or Director immediately.
- Participate and cooperate in investigations.
- Assist residents with daily personal needs including bathing, grooming, personal hygiene, dressing, bed-making, eating, and ambulating; strip and remake beds as assigned; administer first aid, lotions and creams as may be required.
- Perform regularly scheduled rounds and monitor residents’ conditions.
- Record and chart vital signs including blood pressure, temperature, respirations, and weights as required or scheduled.
- Respond to residents’ call bells promptly.
- Report unusual incidents or changes in resident behavior to the Resident Service Coordinator or Director.
- Monitor self-medicated residents as per current medication order and resident service plan.
- Distribute meal trays to individual units; collect food trays after meals and return them to the kitchen.
- Respond to fire alarms as required (refer to Fire Safety Manual for employees’ responsibilities and those that are specific to your position).
- Follow established smoking regulations. Report all violations.
- Follow established infection control measures in the performance of duties, including, but not limited to, hand hygiene, exposure to blood and body fluids, and universal precautions.
- Treat all residents fairly, with kindness, dignity and respect.
- Report all complaints and concerns made by the resident to the Resident Service Coordinator.
- Report all allegations of resident abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of property.
- Train or direct other employees and volunteers as requested.
- Maintain compliance with applicable regulations.
- Attend and participate in in-service education and on-the-job training as directed, especially mandatory in-services and department meetings.
- Follow all safety procedures and precautions in the performance of your duties and when operating equipment. Report all problems with equipment to supervisor and maintenance as soon as possible. Report all safety violations.
- Use only the equipment you have been trained to use that is necessary to do your job. Inform Resident Service Coordinator of any special needs.
- Follow established regulations governing the use of labels and Safety Data Sheets for hazardous chemicals within the department.
- Follow established ergonomics policies and procedures governing lifting techniques, repetitive tasks, and the use of safety equipment and supplies to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses.
- Report all unsafe/hazardous conditions to your supervisor immediately.
- Use supplies in an efficient manner to avoid waste. Inform Resident Service Coordinator of your supply needs.
- Maintain confidentiality of all resident, employee, and facility information.
- Perform care and services in a manner which is respectful of residents’ rights and dignity.
- Review Corporate Compliance educational materials, comply with Corporate Compliance directives, and report any Corporate Compliance issues according to established procedures.
- Minimum of high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or active registry status on the Pennsylvania nurse aide registry required.
- Must have successfully completed the Direct Care Staff Person Training Course and Competency Test offered through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
- Must successfully complete an approved medication administration course as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
- Current training in the care of residents with diabetes. Must complete and pass this training annually.
- Must attain 12 hours of work-related education annually.
- Six months to one year related experience preferred.
- Current First Aid and CPR certification required.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
- Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
- Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 25 pounds.
- May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
- Excellent pay and supportive work environment
- Paid vacation, personal, and sick time upon eligibility for full time and part time
- Health, prescription, dental and vision insurance upon eligibility for full time and part time
- Short-term disability and participation in 401(k) with employer match after one year
- Voluntary overtime
Job Type: Full-time