Geisinger Health System Personal Care Assistant in SCRANTON, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Personal Care Assistant

LOCATION: Life Geisinger Scranton

DEPARTMENT: Life Geisnger

WORK SCHEDULE: Days; This particular position is from 8a-430pm Monday thru Friday working in our supportive housing unit 5 days a week including every other holiday.

WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides personal care assistance to participants at the Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) 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.

The Personal Care Assistant (PAC), works independently in a safe and courteous manner, under the direction of a care plan developed by Home Care Coordinator and Participant, to provide care needed, allowing the maximum level of independence in the home. The Personal Care Assistant is required to go to assigned interdisciplinary team and scheduled monthly meetings, and complete all required educational trainings.

The PCA reports directly to the Home Care Coordinator. In the absence of the Home Care Coordinator, the PCA reports to the Center Manager.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrated personal care and homemaking. Demonstrated sincere interest in working with frail elderly participants is a must. Demonstrated good communication skills. Demonstrated ability to write and speak English. Demonstrated ability to follow directions without constant supervision. Demonstrated ability to work as part of the multidisciplinary team and make meaningful contributions to the development of the plan of care.

Performs duties in a self -directed manner with minimal supervision or direction. Ensures that routine and priority tasks are completed within established departmental time frames.

Basic computer skills preferred.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from high school or equivalent. Certification of Home Health Aide and/or Nursing Assistant in the state of Pennsylvania is preferred.

Experience in personal care of an adult and homemaker service is required. Care of older adults is preferred in direct and indirect personal care. Prefer Home Health or Skilled Nursing Facility experience.

Current CPR and First Aide certification. Must have certifications 6 months after date of hire. Valid Pennsylvania drivers license, reliable transportation with Auto insurance. Flexibility in the care of LIFE Geisinger participants needs. Initiative and imagination in implementing care to participants. Ability to communicate with participants and families in an effective, mature and caring manner.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a home health setting or in the adult day health center. Frequent standing, walking, climbing stairs, lifting/carrying up to approximately 35 pounds and driving an automobile are involved in job duties. Occupational exposure to disease and illness including, but not limited to, Hepatitis B and HIV viruses involved in job duties.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

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.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of 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. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. 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.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.