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Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Company: The Gardens By Morningstar
Location: Oswego
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

www.thegardensbymorningstar.com

All Shifts Available - Pay is based on years of experience

  • Encourages and reinforces need for safe environment related to equipment, mental status changes, fall precautions, first aide. Hallways are free of equipment, supplies and debris.
  • Involves resident/family in care decisions: Allows residents to maintain control; involves and encourages self determination and independence.
  • Explains all care procedures, explaining to resident, prior to performance
  • Recognizes and reports any abuse or neglect potential
  • Knowledgeable and follows service plan as planned by Care team
  • Provides feedback and suggestion when changes occur in service plan
  • Assist with eating, care of teeth, grooming, bathing, restroom, dressing, walking, as required within Service Plan
  • Assist therapist, as needed with rehabilitation services as requested
  • Reports any change in the patients mental and physical condition to supervisor
  • Will NOT perform the following activities: Foley Catheter Irrigations, Sterile Dressing Changes, Enemas, or application of heat in any form.
  • Follows Chain of Command to ensure proper communication
  • Ensures 6 hours of Inservice education completed annually
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies
  • Follows through as needed on information given by shift report, resident or family regarding suggestions, changes or concerns
  • Treats residents and their families with respect and dignity
  • Demonstrates competence in technical and manual skills according to scope of practice for PCA (Personal Care Aide)
  • Provides reminders for meals and medications
  • Functions as a resident advocate by protecting and ensuring residents rights
  • Observes and ensures the environment is well maintained and assists in providing a safe environment for residents, staff and visitors
  • Knowledgeable of work order and communicates necessary issues to environmental services
  • Communicates with Interdisciplinary team to ensure residents needs are met
  • Consistently follows the policies and procedures of the home
  • Assists with the self-administration of medications and follows medication rights and reduces the potential for medication error (TRAINED AS MED TECH ONLY)
  • Reports any incidents or accidents to supervisor
  • Maintains First Aid Certification

Keywords: The Gardens By Morningstar, Syracuse , Personal Care Aide (PCA), Other , Oswego, New York

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