Home Services Aide CNA/PCA
at Acts Retirement- Life Communities

Date Posted: 4/10/2017

Job Description

Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities! Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement:

To provide quality personal care and maintenance of a clean, safe environment.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Assists with or provides personal care services as assigned by the registered nurse, to include:
    a. Bedbath, sponge, tub or shower
    b. Shampoo - sink, tub/shower, or bed
    c. Nail (no cutting) and skin care
    d. Oral hygiene
    e. Shaving
    f. Safe transfer techniques and ambulation
    g. Normal range-of-motion and positioning
    h. Eating
    i. Dressing
    j. Toileting (bed pan, commode or toilet)
2. Other activities as taught by a health professional, to include:
    a. Measuring and preparing special diets
    b. Measuring intake and output of fluids
    c. Reinforcement of a dressing
    d. Assisting with the use of devices for ADL’s such as a wheelchair or walker
    e. Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
    f. Assisting with prescribed ice cap or collar
    g. Assisting with the change of a colostomy bag
    h. Taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and weight
3. Keeps records of personal health care activities.
4. Observes appearance and gross condition changes and reports to the registered nurse.
5. Supervision of self-administered medications in the home is limited to the following:
    a. Obtains the medication container from the storage area
    b. Ensures the medication is prescribed for the client
    c. Reminds the client that it is time to take the medication as prescribed
    d. Observes the client self-administering the medication
6. Provides a clean, safe and healthful environment for client by performing light housekeeping duties.
7. Transports clients, as necessary.
8. Recognizes emergencies and has knowledge of emergency procedures.
9. Identifies safety hazards and initiates corrective actions immediately.
10. Reports client’s concerns and incidents to the appropriate personnel.
11. Attends job related in-services.
12. Demonstrates competent performance skills on an annual basis.
13. Submits documentation necessary to keep personnel file in compliance.
14. Respects the client’s rights at all times.
15. Other duties as assigned.

A HOME SERVICES AIDE SHALL NOT:
    a. Change sterile dressings
    b. Irrigate body cavities, such as giving an enema or irrigating a colostomy or wound
    c. Perform a gastric irrigation or enteral feeding
    d. Catheterize a client
    e. Administer medications
    f. Apply heat by any method
    g. Care for a tracheostomy tube
    h. Provide any personal health service that is not included in the client Service Provision Plan

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary:

•  Successfully completes a
•  Passes the competency exam/evaluation
•  Maintains an active CPR certification at all times
•  Meets the yearly minimum of inservice credits
•  Successful is preferred
•  Demonstrates ability to read, write, communicate effectively and carry out directions

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the successful completion of a state regulated or other training program that meets the same requirements, an active CPR certification, and a minimum of three months of work experience in a health care setting with “hands on” client care high school education.

Physical Demands:

•  Lifting 50 pounds occasionally and carrying 10-20 pounds shirt distances occasionally For weights greater than 50 pounds assistance from co-worker or use of lifting device is required
•  Standing and walking frequently with occasional sitting
•  Able to perform simple grasping and pushing/pulling 50 pounds frequently
•  Twisting and turning upper torso occasionally
•  Reaching below knees to above shoulders frequently
•  Bending and squatting occasionally
•  Talking and hearing, in person and on telephone
•  Clear speaking voice
•  Near acuity, far acuity and color vision
•  Have dependable transportation, proper insurance and a valid driver’s license

Environmental Conditions:

•  Inside
•  Hazards - bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases
•  Exposure to outside weather conditions when traveling

Hours of Operation:

•  Varied depending on need

Job Snapshot

About Us

Reaching Out ~ Touching Lives ~ Living the Vision

For over 40 years, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities has met the needs of senior adults living in our communities with quality care and service. Today, our vision has continued to grow wherein today there are nearly 9,000 residents and 6,000 employees in 23 ACTS communities. We are convinced that the secret to ACTS' success has been our employees and the ability we all have had to work as a team to provide quality and caring resident service. As we continue to grow, we’re looking for compassionate talent to live our Vision by joining our team.

Today, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities®, Inc. is the largest not-for-profit builder, owner and manager of continuing care retirement communities in the United States. Our vision for ACTS Retirement-Life Communities is to have The ACTS Culture of Loving-Kindness be the basic fiber of our daily practice to meet the needs of those we serve.

"ACTS is a true and loving family.  I feel the love everyday from residents and staff."

"I love working in a Christian atmosphere.  We work as a team to give our residents the best if service and to carry out the culture of loving-kindness.  I go home everyday fulfilled in knowing that I have done something helpful for a resident."

"My service award gift is very nice and I feel appreciated for my thirty-five years of service when I wear it"

"They say your home is where your heart is.  My heart is with ACTS.  I couldn't find a better place to work"

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