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VOA Resident Assistant in Montrose, Colorado

Reference No: J3T67T62ZP3CVVNQQ19Earn as you learn! Make a difference with VOA!Volunteers of America is hiring Personal Care Attendants (PCA) at ValleyManor. No previous experience needed! If you are looking to start a newcareer in the healthcare field, we would like to hear from you!* Paid Training* Opportunities to further your education and career* $12.00 to start, with increase after completion of trainingJOB DESCRIPTIONThe primary role of the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is to provideassigned residents with routine daily nursing care assistance, activities ofdaily living, and personal care in accordance with established agencynursing care procedures as directed by supervisors. The PCA reports any notedchanges in the resident as they are noted.QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.* Commits to successfully complete a 24-hour training course and competencyevaluation.* Be eighteen (18) years of age.* Have demonstrated sympathetic attitude toward care of the sick.* Process the ability to read, write and carry out directions.* Possess the maturity to deal effectively with the demands of the job.* Have demonstrated the ability to work with little supervision and makeappropriate judgment.* Have demonstrated dependability, tact, and ability to follow orders.* Experience in a Skilled Nursing Facility, Assisted Living Facility orMemory Care Unit strongly preferred.* Ability to prioritize duties.* Customer service oriented.* Ability to understand and follow work assignments.* Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such astimekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.* Must be a team player.PCA Functions* Assists residents with personal care activities* Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding accurateperformance of vital signs, weights, etc.* Assists with ambulation, transfers and exercise.* Assist with body positioning or transfers of clients who are not ambulatory.* Assist with bowel and bladder control, devices and training programs.* Respond and attend to client requests promptly.* Maintain proper hand washing techniques.* Maintain a safe client environment.* Maintain client confidentiality; treat clients and families with respect.* Understand, accept and respond to emotional needs of each client.* Reports promptly to the nurse any changes in the resident condition.* Reports any indication of resident illness to the nurse.* Provides any information on changes in skin conditions to the nurse.* Observe and report any noted changes in mental status to the nurse.* Report to charge nurse all incidents, accidents that occur involvingresidents, and visitors.* Follow standard precautions and works within OSHA guidelines.* Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.* Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy.* Remains aware and takes special precautions to ensure a clean safeenvironment for residents and staff.* Reports any equipment malfunction to designated employee.* Accept and fulfill assignments with the Facility; exercise judgment inaccepting assignments.* Perform other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.Job RequirementsPhysical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilitiesto meet these demands:* Ability to endure prolonged walking, sitting, standing, use ofpulling, bending, and stooping movements.* Ability to adapt to changes in daily work hour and schedule.* Ability to lift/carry a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.* Ability to push/pul

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