Personal Care Attendant - Assisted Living The Willows - Red Lodge Billings, MT
Full-Time & Relief Position
Under general supervision, assists with activities of daily living and daily tasks. Provides effective, timely, and quality assistance and related support for Assisted Living and Independent Living Residents.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION:
- All essential functions will be performed with empathy, dignity and respect of the Elder and will respect and accommodate resident’s individual choices whenever possible. The Personal Care Attendant will also facilitate and help the resident to complete as much of their personal care as possible.
- Provides for the daily hygiene care of the elders to include: bathing, dressing, grooming and related personal care.
- Assists resident to have clothes purchased, laundered, and repaired as needed.
- Responsible for taking and properly recording elder’s vital signs. (i.e., blood pressure, temperature, pulse, etc.).
- Responsible for observing Elders wellbeing (i.e., change in behavior, change in vital signs, etc.) and reporting such changes to the appropriate team member.
- Involves the Elders in maintaining the home whenever possible.
- Cleans all areas of the Elder’s environment according to housekeeping procedures.
- Performs minor household maintenance such as changing light bulbs, tightening cupboard knobs, etc.
- Reports shortages, breakage and malfunctioning of equipment.
- Knows and adheres to fire, emergency, and security policies and procedures.
- Implements infection control measures.
- Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED preferred. Prior experience in a human service or health care setting preferred. Complete skills check list and Assisted Living orientation. Prefer a willingness to obtain a current Montana State Nurses Aide Certification, or have completed the SJLM C.N.A course and will obtain certification.
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:
- Skill in observation of human behaviors or changes of condition
- Ability to understand written and verbal communication. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with residents, family members, and coworkers.
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects
- Ability to understand and follow safety policies and procedures
- Need to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully pass required state certification exam
- Ability to use various health care supplies and equipment, including blood pressure devices, thermometers, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
- Ability to understand resident charts and service plans
- Ability to relate to and work with the ill, elderly, disabled, emotionally upset, and at times, combative people within the facility
- Ability to respond to residents needs in a timely and professional manner, recognizing the resident’s rights
- Ability to deal with stressful situations (i.e. Death and Dying)