Providence Personal Care Aide in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Personal Care Aide - Laurelhurst Day Center (0.75 FTE, Days) to Elderplace I Laurelhurst in Portland, OR.
We are seeking a Personal Care Aide - Laurelhurst Day Center who will work under the direction of a Registered Nurse, provide personal care and assistance to ElderPlace participants. The position creates/maintains a physical and social environment consistent with residence care needs.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Provide or assist participants with activities of daily living skills, including but not limited to feeding, bathing, toileting, grooming and ambulation
Assist geriatric participants with general or selected activities as assigned
Assist with or perform homemaking duties for participants which may include: shopping, laundry, housecleaning, meal preparation, errands and assisting with medications as directed
Provide treatment and/or procedures under the direction of a Registered Nurse
Perform and document participant weight, temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure and other observations in appropriate medical records
Report all pertinent observations concerning participants to appropriate medical staff or supervisor
Participate in participant initial and review evaluations / service plans
Assist with restorative and maintenance programs for participants in conjunction with OT and PT departments
Assist with preparation and distribution of meals and snacks
Maintain general order, infection control, and cleanliness of the center/home site, equipment and supplies
Participate in emergency and fire drill exercises
Recognize emergency situations and is familiar with Disaster policy and procedures
Answer telephone, takes and relays messages as directed
Serve as EP site liaison related to clinic appointments
Communicate effectively across site work groups / areas
Required qualifications for this position includes:
HS diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Standard First Aid
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) CPR must be obtained within six (6) months of hire
Current caregivers have until 2019 to obtain AHA certification, which then must be maintained
Housing Only: One (1) year of recent experience, as a caregiver, with frail or elderly population
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As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing
people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
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Job Category: Patient Services
Req ID: 275578