BeeHive Homes of Tooele
PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION IDENTIFICATION Title: Personal Care AttendantSupervises: None A BACKGROUND CHECK WILL BE CONDUCTED AND WILL BE A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENTJOB SUMMARY The Personal Care Attendant is responsible for providing daily care to facility residents. The Personal Care Attendant functions as the primary liaison between residents and other facility staff. In addition to resident care, this individual is responsible for other clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks. This person must convey a positive image of the facility and must have a genuine caring for and interest in working with elderly people. The Personal Care Attendant must, within their area of focus, assure compliance with BeeHive Homes' quality standards and State and Federal regulations. This individual must be highly organized and possess outstanding interpersonal skills with a high level of energy and enthusiasm. The Personal Care Attendant works closely with the House Manager to insure operational performance, quality of service, and competitiveness with other area facilities. The Personal Care Attendant must be a firm decision-maker, taking into consideration the impact of his\/her decision on the overall organization. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Personal Care Attendant reports to the House Manager. The Personal Care Attendant is responsible for carrying out the primary duties as outlined by the House Manager. These essential functions include, but are not limited to: Demonstrate positive interpersonal relations in dealing with employees, residents, residents' families, visitors, and coworkers in a professional, confidential manner. Initiate and participate in quality assurance and quality improvement activities based on the four components of quality: customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, process\/system refinement, and financial impact. Demonstrate the ability to embrace and project the values of the facility: safety, trust and respect, teamwork, partnership and service, compassion, integrity, efficiency, and financial responsibility. Communicate accurate and pertinent information to facilitate effective and efficient resident care. Provide informative written and oral correspondence. Make informative, decisive decisions. Oversee resident care during the hours of sleep. Apply problem solving and conflict resolution skills where needed. Maintain awareness of governmental, societal, legal, environmental, and competitive factors affecting the home. Work to establish a group culture to enable BeeHive Homes to function as a whole.DUTIES The Personal Care Attendant is expected to perform other position-related duties that include, but are not limited to: Residents Assist with incontinence issues. Assist residents with activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include, but are not limited to, grooming, care and selection of clothing, cleanliness of clothing, shaving, bathing, oral hygiene, shampooing and curling hair, eating and sleeping, planning daily activities and spending quality time with individual residents. Assist residents in light housekeeping when needed. Assist residents with occasional bowel or bladder incontinence, including making sure residents are clean and dressed in clean clothing. Supervise residents in medication self-administration according to the Medication policy. Assist with maintenance of residents' records to include charting, recording ADLs and medications, etc. Record vital signs, weights and measurements and other information as assigned. Assist residents to ambulate and transfer, utilizing appropriate assistive devices and body mechanics. Facilitate staff, resident, and family communication to resolve conflict and create a positive home environment. Participate in resident care planning by identifying the needs of residents in accordance with the medical assessment, working with other professionals as necessary.Assist with admissions by greeting and helping with the orientation process to the facility. Do resident checks as outlined by Administrator, or at least once per hour.Regulatory and Legal Comply with facility's policies and procedures and recommend changes as necessary. Bring to the attention of the House Manager any deficiencies that may arise. Insure compliance to policies relating to blood-borne pathogens, hazard communication, and infection control. Insure compliance with respect to risk management; death, the dying and the aging process; fire safety; disaster preparedness; residents' rights; grievance procedures; and medication administration.
BeeHive Homes of Tooele