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.
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.
Hours:8am to 4:30pm
Weekends: Yes, rotation
Travel:Yes - must travel to participant's homes for homecare
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 and in participants homes.
At Geisinger, the caring that we provide to our patients and members also extends to you and your family. Our competitive compensation and benefits package helps you and your loved ones stay healthy, meet your financial goals and thrive professionally and personally.
Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance that starts day one of employment
Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
Company paid Life Insurance, Short-term disability, and Long-term disability
Competitive 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
PTO plan that allows you to earn more time fast
MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn incentives
Family-friendly support to include adoption assistance, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.
We strive to create an environment where our patients, health plan members and employees can be their most authentic selves. Join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs provide opportunities for all Geisinger employees to build internal and external networks and further develop professionally. ERGs are formed around common identities but are open to all employee
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
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.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.