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C.N.A./Personal Care Associate

at Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Location Bridgeville, PA
Date Posted February 13, 2019
Category Bridgeville (South Hills Community)
Job Type Full-time
Company Name Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Address 3570 Washington Pike

Description

C.N.A./PCA

 

A co-worker’s job title is only the beginning of who he/she is to our residents because here, each co-worker serves a position and a purpose. We care for our residents the way we all would want to be treated: with dignity, compassion and respect. To honor the care and commitment that they offer to our residents every day, we work hard to provide a rich benefit package, an environment which encourages career development and competitive compensation.

 

The C.N.A./PCA  focuses their efforts supporting residents with daily activities to support their personal hygiene, socialization, cognition, spiritual being and physical health. C.N.A./PCAs encourage independence, support resident choice and preserve resident dignity through their professional manner and interactions.

  • Practices responsible teamwork as evidenced by openly communicating with co-workers, participation in facility meetings, commitment to work group’s efforts to improve operations or resolve problems and a willingness to lend assistance to other campus co-workers.
  • Provides residents with assistance for personal needs according to customer service plan.

Resident needs may include, but not limited to:  toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility, transport, dining, and simple treatments.

  • Practices patience, compassion, and empathy in all interactions with all residents, including those who may be suffering from dementia.
  • Consistently utilizes Standard Precautions and follows infection control procedures as indicated.
  • Assists residents with dining. May include but not limited to preparing/cleaning the dining

room, assist with food selection, and serving beverages and food. Promotes pleasant and inviting dining environment and encourages social interaction among residents.

  • Completes resident laundry in a thorough and organized manner as scheduled.
  • Cleans resident rooms, bathrooms, common areas according to protocols & schedules where assigned.
  • Consistently practices proper body mechanics and safe handling techniques and demonstrates proper use of a gait belt when assisting residents.
  • Consistently implements a restorative philosophy by focusing on residents’ abilities and providing encouragement & support to residents to be as independent as possible. Demonstrate patience and tolerance when assisting residents.
  • Exhibit a positive customer service attitude as demonstrated by exhibiting the ability to be approached, friendly, and willingness to assist others.
  • Displays personal initiative to complete work without constant supervision as demonstrated by consistently attending work as scheduled and by taking responsibility to address work related problems with the proper individuals.
  • Communication skills that include careful listening, being sensitive to other people’s thoughts

and feelings, thoughtful responses, timely and accurate reporting to appropriate people.

  • Commitment to confidentiality that pertains to both resident and co-worker information.
  • Must present with a neat, clean appearance always wearing name tag.
  • Participates in continuing education programs to promote self-development and contributes to the development of the team by helping new co-workers learn job tasks and responsibilities.
  • Observes for signs of resident abuse or neglect. Takes immediate action to prevent harm and to report incidents according to company policy and state law.
  • Protects resident rights and confidential information according to state and federal laws.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Must be dependable, punctual, self-motivated, and able to work without constant supervision.
  • In case of fire or other internal disaster, assists in evacuating residents to exits.

 

Work Environment:

  • Stand / walk up to eight hours a day.
  • Frequently support up to 70 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift / carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently kneel, bend, squat, climb and reach.
  • Secure proper assistance for transferring and lifting of residents as needed.
  • Workplace includes the entire campus excluding the attic.
  • Push/Pull up to 100 pounds.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current, valid Pennsylvania CNA with no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property
  • Certification / License: Current CPR certification preferred.
  • Be 18 years of age or older, except as permitted in §2800.54(d).
  • Be free from a medical condition, including drug or alcohol addiction that would limit direct care staff persons from providing necessary assisted living services with reasonable skill and safety.
  • Have the ability to understand and speak English at a level which allows the safe, efficient performance of the job.

 

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