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Medical Caregiver

Company: Park Village Pines
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: January 20, 2023

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
Dental & Vision
Paid Time Off
On Demand Pay advances through payroll
Long Term Disability Coverage
Paid Life Insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Identity Theft Protection
Short Term Disability Coverage
Matching 401k
Anniversary Bonuses
... and more.

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

Training and instruction per qualified staff
Experience and understanding of geriatrics beneficial
Adhere to the organization, federal/state regulations regarding nursing care
Ability to communicate well with people
Be available to work every other weekend 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.
Assist assigned Personal Caregivers
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
Maintains clean work areas/cleans cart
Projects a positive image of the organization in dealing with residents, co-workers, families, and the public

Physical requirements:

* Communicates orally and in writing with residents, co-workers, families, and the public
* Possesses coordination to administer injections, etc.
Stands or walks up to 75% of 8-hour shift
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
Reads small print on medication, 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 the carpeted floor
Frequently twists, stoops, bends, occasionally kneels, squats

Environmental Conditions:
* Occasional exposure to blood/bodily fluids
Frequent exposure to bacteria, viruses, and other infectious agents in dealing with residents, co-workers, family, and public
Mandation when necessary (refer to Employee Playbook for policy information)


Keywords: Park Village Pines, Kalamazoo , Medical Caregiver, Healthcare , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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