Provide personal care, household management, and companionship services as designated in the customer's plan of care. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance.
This position works daylight hours with occasional evenings and every other weekend & holiday. Travel is within Centre County and mileage is reimbursed 54 cents/mile. This is a Casual position and hours will range between 10-37 hours per week, but you have the chance to make your own schedule.
Assist customers with household management tasks. Perform light housekeeping duties such as vacuuming and dusting, straightening rooms, washing dishes, cookware, and utensils, making the bed, cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, showers, tubs, and toilets, emptying the trash, and cleaning the kitchen sink, countertops, floors, and appliances, Wash and dry laundry, iron and fold clothes, and put them in their proper place. Perform grocery shopping and complete errands. Make grocery lists, clip coupons, and perform shopping. Pick up prescriptions or other necessary supplies. Caring for houseplants and pets. Watering and general care for houseplants. Feeding pets and transporting them to veterinary or grooming appointments. Sorting/reading mail, writing correspondence, and paying bills.
Assist customers with personal care. Perform bathing (partial or complete tub, shower, sponge sink, other), routine mouth/denture care, hair care (shampoo, comb/brush), nail care (clean, file), routine skin care, shaving, dressing, and toileting/incontinence care.
Assist customers with positioning, application of simple braces and/or equipment, transfers, ambulation, and previously established exercise programs.
Comply with agency requirements. Adhere to infection control principles and standards. Adhere to agency bag care standard. Utilize agency equipment in performance of care. Complete ongoing and annual educational requirements to maintain competency. Regularly attend required staff meetings.
Demonstrate support of agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
Maintain and protect customer, staff, and Agency confidentiality.
Meal preparation, food storage, and feeding. Conduct basic menu planning. Prepare and serve meals. Monitor stored foods for freshness. Assist with feeding as necessary. Conduct companionship activities with customers to improve their quality of life and assure their safety. Escort customers to social or recreational activities. Engage the customer in reading, playing games, watching television, or simple conversation. Provide transportation to customers in order for them to attend various appointments or activities. Perform specialized tasks as directed on the customer'sPlan of Care. Remind customer to take medications and assist as necessary. Simple catheter care eternal foley (emptying bag and cleaning). Ostomy Care (assist with appliance, cleaning). Simple / minor wound dressing changes.
Participate in performance improvement activities. Recommend and implement performance improvement strategies. Participate on performance improvement teams, as requested.
Perform all direct customer care in accordance with established Plan of Care and within the guidelines of agency policies and procedures.
Promote personal, co-worker, customer, and visitor safety during work duties.
Responsible for accurate documentation of care provided and observations. Document care provided, within the established guidelines of the plan of care. Document observations or changes in the customer'scondition/environment and any suspected cases of abuse or neglect. Immediately communicate to the Care Supervisor any changes in a customer's condition or suspected cases of abuse or neglect. Submit documentation within Agency defined timeframes.
Responsible for observing and immediately communicating to the Care Supervisor any changes in a customer'scondition or suspected cases of abuse or neglect.
Responsible to Human Resources (HR) compliance Submit required HR documentation when due. Adhere to Agency Dress Code. Wear Identification badge. Maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality.
Utilize GREAT Customer Communication techniques when interacting with all customers. Report customer concerns/complaints to the Care Supervisor for immediate follow up and resolution.
High School Diploma or GED preferred. Access to transportation in the Agency service area with valid Pennsylvania drivers license and auto liability insurance. No weight restrictions for lifting or moving
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Act 33 Child Clearance
Act 34 Criminal Clearance
Older Adult Protective Services Act
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities