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Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

For more information about UPMC’s response to COVID-19, please visit UPMC.com/coronavirus.

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Nurse Aide - Avalon Springs (Mercer, PA)

  • Job ID: 210004Q6
  • Status:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Variable
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Avalon Springs
  • Department: Nursing
  • Location: 745 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 16137
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $13.34 to $13.34 / hour

Description

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Communities has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact at our senior living facilities, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.

Located in Mercer PA, Avalon Springs is a modern nursing facility located on a beautiful 40 acre campus. Every day Avalon Springs staff is dedicated to providing 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 posting is for all available Nurse Aide shifts/statuses.  Please specify what type of employment and shifts you are interested in when filling out the questionnaire within the job application.

Responsibilities:

  •  Assists in transporting residents to activities, other departments, prn.
  • Completes specific assignments per nursing unit routine and documents necessary information reflecting resident care.
  • Assists in orientation of new personnel as assigned.
  • Responds immediately to emergency situations according to policy.
  • Provides individualized nursing care to geriatric residents and residents of various ages according to resident care plan.
  • Assists residents to and from bathrooms and provides assistance as necessary. Offers bedpans and urinals and assures incontinent residents are clean and dry, changing linens as needed. Encourages showers and other self-help measures and activities.
  • Administers personal and restorative care for geriatric residents and residents of various ages and assist in the activities of daily living for residents/patients in his/her assigned area according to the established policies and procedures of the nursing department.
  • Provides restorative nursing care such as positioning residents, lifting and turning residents, ROM, applying/utilizing special equipment, simple skin care, and ambulating and toileting residents.
  • Compares diet trays with diet orders before serving, serves trays, feeds residents as necessary and removes trays. Assists with or provides personal care after meals. 
  • Transports residents, who are able, to the dining room and recreation room and supervises/assists them while dining. Serves nourishments and fresh water.
  • Observes residents for physical and psychosocial needs, attitudes, reactions, appetites, etc., and reports unusual findings to the RN/LPN. Recognizes verbally or physically abusive aggressive resident behavior, responds appropriately and reports same immediately to supervisor.
  • Assists with recreational activities as directed.
  • Assists in preparation of unit, room for admissions/discharges.
  • Assists residents with care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc.)
  • Responds to resident call lights and intercoms in appropriate timely manner.
  • Is an active participant in the residents/patients individualized plan of care. Under the direction of the professional staff, assists the residents/ patients in attaining their care plan goals.



 

Qualifications

The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure individuals either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption by Jan. 27. For individuals who choose an mRNA vaccine, a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna must be received by Monday, Feb. 28, or within the designated timeframe after your first dose is received. 

While the deadlines have passed, it’s not too late to get your first shot or request a medical or religious exemption. We each play a part in reaching 100% in our COVID-19 vaccination efforts.  

  • If you previously chose not to be vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC, or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.  

High School graduate or equivalent preferred.

Previous resident care experience or related training preferred.

Current nurse aide license required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34
  • OAPSA


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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