Job Description

Job Title: Care Assistant
Job ID: 730583
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Nursing
Location: 745 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 16137


Located in Mercer PA, Avalon Springs is a modern nursing facility located on a beautiful 40 acre campus. Every day its staff is dedicated to provide residents with the greatest quality of life by caring for the residents with compassion, dignity, and respect.  If you are looking to jump start your career within a skilled nursing and rehab facility apply to Avalon Springs today!
This is  Full Time Position on the Day Light Shift.


Assist the nursing team in delivering the highest quality of care to the residents. Represent nursing leadership in off-hours, managing emergencies, customer service issues, and ensuring staffing coverage.


  • Accept responsibility and accountability for all assignments; report to Charge Nurse upon completion of daily assignments for future instruction.
  • Assist in transporting residents to/from other rooms; dining room, therapy, activities.
  • Assist residents with activities (cutting, pasting, identifying bingo numbers, prn).
  • Assist with clerical work, e.g., copying, filing, answering telephones appropriately, and delivering messages.
  • Assure clean, safe work/patient area and assist with maintenance of same.
  • Attend training, meetings and in-services as required.
  • Change bed linens routinely and when needed.
  • Clean humidifiers and wheelchairs on a rotating schedule and as needed.
  • Deliver and fold laundry.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of current federal, state and local regulations and internal policies and procedures as they pertain to resident care and rights.
  • Exhibit a collaborative spirit and flexibility; Cooperate with others and relate in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate manner, treating both residents and coworkers with dignity and respect.
  • Fill water pitchers and distribute to residents scheduled to receive them.
  • Follow the chain of command guidelines for inter-facility problem solving.
  • Go on resident transports to the hospital and to doctor's appointments as needed.
  • Know role in disaster and fire plan.
  • Maintain resident drawers and closets, and rooms in a clean, orderly fashion.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regards to resident information and records.
  • Must possess willingness to learn infection control and standard precautions and the ability to apply same to essential job functions.
  • Observe and follow appropriate procedures concerning the facility's corporate compliance program.
  • Represent the facility in a professional manner in dealing with residents, their families, visitors and guests.
  • Serve food trays to residents and may assist with feeding as necessary.


High School diploma or equivalent, or currently enrolled in a High School Program Good communication and interpersonal skills. Working experience as nurses aide in hospital or nursing home preferred. Work Permit is required if under 18 years of age.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $11.71 to $17.23 / hour

Union Position: No

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