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Care Assistant, Sugarcreek Station (Franklin, PA)

Description

Purpose:
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.

Responsibilities:

 

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

 

Qualifications

  • 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:

  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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