Personal Care Assistant - LIFE Geisinger Job at Geisinger, Wilkes Barre, PA

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  • Geisinger
  • Wilkes Barre, PA

Job Description

Job Title: Personal Care Assistant - LIFE Geisinger
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: LIFE Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Home Care Team
Date Posted: 06/14/2024
Job ID: R-60783

Job Summary

Provides personal care assistance to participants at the Adult Day Health Center and provides personal care, homemaker services, personal interaction and restorative care to participants in their homes to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle in the community.

Job Duties

  • Works independently in a safe and courteous manner, under a care plan developed by the home care coordinator and participant, to provide care needed while allowing the maximum level of independence in the home.
  • Provides direct participant care including but not limited to: Personal care, nutrition and hydration, obtain vital signs, assist with ambulation and transfers of participant and active and passive range of motion, assist with prompting for medication compliance and care of participant incontinence.
  • Participates with indirect participant care responsibilities including but not limited to: Light housekeeping, assist with laundry, use supplies accurately and economically, and delivery of medication and supplies as needed.
  • May require on-call coverage for afterhours care for emergencies in home.
  • Remains attentive to participant and personal care assistant safety responsibilities including: Appropriately utilizing good body mechanics and use of gait belt, back brace for transfers and ambulation of participants.
  • Collects data for mandatory requirements and various quality improvement projects and is actively involved in action plans and implementation to improve quality for the LIFE Geisinger program.
  • Completes accurate and thorough documentation for services provided according to program policy.
  • Maintains effective communication skills with the older adult and with co-workers.
  • Explains actions to participant before starting task.
  • Understands and demonstrates that all care is done with full regard to participants rights.
  • Provides orientation and redirection to participant.
  • Promotes independence in participant by offering choices and fostering self-help skills.
  • Communicates respect and caring verbally and non-verbally with participant and other staff.
  • Works cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to provide quality of care to LIFE Geisinger participants.
  • Attends assigned interdisciplinary team and scheduled monthly meetings and completes all required educational trainings.


Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

  • Hours:  Dayshift hours- 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Travel:  Yes, travel is required to perform activities of daily living in participants' homes.
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED is required
  • About LIFE Geisinger : LIFE Geisinger is a program for adults 55 and older designed to give seniors the support they need to live at home. LIFE Geisinger offers a full range of health and medical services, at our day centers.

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Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members, but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. To learn more:

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one
  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents
  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)
  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly
  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive
  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care. Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more.
  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body

Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Part time, Work experience placement, Flexible hours, Day shift,

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