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Medical Caregiver - Part Time - 2nd or 3rd Shift

Company: Park Village Pines
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description:
Park Village Pines has provided Senior Assisted Living in Kalamazoo (and Elderly Assisted Care services) since 1983. In our three buildings, we serve seniors and the elderly who have few or basic care needs as well as those who require specialized or memory loss care.

As a non-profit organization, we are uniquely committed to being an excellent Christ-centered senior care center and Christian residency community where people love to live, work, and support.


Benefits Available:


  • Medical & Prescription coverage ($24/paycheck)
  • Dental & Vision (free for the employee)
  • Matching 401k
  • Paid Time Off
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Anniversary Bonuses

    ... and more. Job Summary: Assists with dispensing medications and treatments of Residents as ordered by a Physician.

    Qualifications:

    • Training and instruction per qualified staff
    • Experience and understanding of geriatrics would be beneficial
    • Adhere to the organization, federal/state regulations regarding nursing care
    • Ability to communicate well with people
    • Maintains neat, well-groomed appearance adhering to dress code.
    • Adheres to HIPAA regulations/including not discussing residents' circumstances with other departments
    • Be available to work weekends and holidays as needed


      Essential Functions:

      • Dispensing medications and treatments properly, according to doctor's orders
      • Orders medications in a timely manner to ensure the resident is never out of a medication
      • Document record keeping and other information regarding residents' medication, vital signs, nursing care, and services provided for the residents.
      • Supervise and assist assigned Personal Caregivers
      • Reach overhead occasionally to obtain items from shelves/closets
      • Is aware of residents' needs and responds accordingly
      • Responds rapidly and appropriately to emergencies including resident and co-worker safety
      • Observes, assesses, and reports change in residents' conditions to co-workers, physicians, and/or family.
      • Maintains confidentiality regarding information/medical records
      • Is flexible, receptive, and adaptive to change
      • Maintains clean work areas/cleans cart
      • Properly uses telephone, fax machine, and other equipment
      • Attends scheduled meetings as required by the facility
      • Projects a positive image of the organization in dealing with residents, co-workers, families, and the public
      • Performs other reasonable related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.


        Physical requirements:

        • Frequently twists, stoops, bends, occasionally kneels, squats, and climb stairs
        • Communicates orally and in writing with residents, co-workers, families, and the public
        • Remains steady to take blood pressures, etc.
        • Possesses coordination to administer injections, etc.
        • Stands or walks up to 75% of 8-hour shift
        • Lifts and carries light objects such as resident charts, treatment items, etc., without assistance
        • Occasionally transfers up to an average of 100 lbs with an assist while lifting, positioning, and transferring residents
        • Pushes/pulls residents weighing 70-250 lbs in a wheelchair
        • Able to wear gloves and other protective equipment
        • Possesses skills for continuous handling, fingering, and feeling for palpitation, operating equipment, dispensing medications, and providing medical treatment involving wound care, etc.
        • Reads small print on equipment and written materials
        • Identifies staff, residents, family, etc.
        • Able to hear normal sounds including conversations, alarms, etc. Distinguishes sound from stethoscopes, etc.
        • Possesses the ability to concentrate, understand and remember instructions, messages, details, and task assignments
        • Able to push approximately up to 100-pound cart on casters 392 feet (length of the hallway) on a carpeted floor


          Environmental Conditions:

          • 100% of the workday spent indoors
          • Occasional exposure to blood/bodily fluids
          • Frequent exposure to bacteria, viruses, and other infectious agents in dealing with residents, co-workers, family, and public
          • Frequent exposure to chemical compounds to medication and treatment
          • Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals such as soaps, disinfectants, etc. as identified by the facility's MSDS manual.
          • Frequent exposure to latex, vinyl, plastic, or materials used in personal protective equipment
          • Occasional exposure to bodily injuries due to unpredictable behavior or residents
          • Mandation when necessary (refer to Employee Playbook for policy information)

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Keywords: Park Village Pines, Kalamazoo , Medical Caregiver - Part Time - 2nd or 3rd Shift, Healthcare , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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