Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc. VSC Personal Care Aide / CNA in Cary, North Carolina

Provide assistance to residents in an Assisted Living Community with activities of daily living as needed according to individual and physician-directed Care Plan.

  • Provide assistance to residents with activities of daily living as needed according to Care Plan (toileting, ambulation, eating, transferring, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, etc.)

  • Assure that residents are dressed appropriately when in living areas of the home or outside the building.

  • Assist and teach the resident self-help skills with activities of daily living in order to maximize their independence and freedom of movement.

  • Based on training criteria, perform all personal care tasks. With completion of the 45-hour course, perform basic personal care tasks. If the 80-hour course is completed, perform special health related tasks, as approved by doctors' orders, approved and signed off by RN.

  • Provide personal assistance as needed, requested, or required.

  • Respond to hand bell or other signaling calls.

  • Assist the residents with transportation when so indicated by the ED/Administrator.

  • Assist the Activities Coordinator in carrying out planned activities.

  • Provide assistance to residents to keep clothes in proper order.

  • Assist residents with making beds as needed and make beds when residents are not able to do so.

  • Provide residents with a clean towel and washcloth as needed.

  • Provide assistance with using, emptying and cleaning resident equipment (urinals, bedside commodes, bed pans, wash basins, shower chairs, etc.) as needed.

  • Assure residents receive their snacks and assist them at mealtime as needed.

  • Help orient new residents admitted to the home.

  • Notify ED/Administrator, RCC or SIC when there is a need for medical attention of any resident or any other change in resident status.

  • Be able to apply all rules and regulations pertaining to the use of restraints as ordered by physicians in writing.

  • Report any accident or incident to ED/Administrator, RCC or SIC.

  • Help maintain the self-respect, personal dignity and physical safety of each resident.

  • Work cooperatively with all other staff and relate favorably to residents, their families and visitors.

  • Be familiar with confidentiality of resident information and adhere to requirements.

  • Be familiar with and be able to apply all the adult care home's accident, fire safety, OSHA and emergency procedures.

  • Be familiar with the Adult Care Home Residents' Bill of Rights and assist residents in exercising their rights.

  • Assure careful treatment of adult care home equipment and utilization of supplies.

  • Read and adhere to all Adult Care Home and employee policies.

  • Participate in any job-related continuing education as required by ED/Administrator.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned in accordance with licensing rules and the home's administrative policies and procedures.

  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation as required in resident services, such as progress notes, incidents, changes in condition, appearance and behavior of residents.

  • Follow all rules and duties outlined in the Medication Aide job description when applicable.

  • Must be able to read, write, understand and follow directions

  • Must have high school diploma or GED

  • Must be able to Lift, Push, & Pull a minimum of 50 pounds

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must have no substantiated findings on the NC Personnel Registry or Health Care Program

  • Must have a clear SBI and DMV record and maintain them during period of employment

  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills

  • Must have two-step tuberculin skin test (first test prior to hire and second test within two weeks of first test)

  • Must Have or be enrolled in a class to complete an 80-hour personal care training and competency evaluation program and must have certificate within six months after hire

ID: 2017-6042

Shift: 2nd Shift

External Company Name: Therapeutic Alternatives

External Company URL: www.mytahome.com