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Personal Caregiver

Company: Park Village Pines
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Company Description:Park Village Pines has provided Senior Assisted Living in Kalamazoo 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. Job Summary: Provide assistance with the activities of daily living, a safe environment, physical comfort, and emotional and social support to residents. Essential Functions:
--- Provide personal care to residents including bathing/showering, oral hygiene, hair grooming, skin and nail care, toileting, dressing and undressing, and shaving.
--- Answer call lights to determine and meet resident's needs.
--- Adhere to HIPAA regulations/including not discussing residents' circumstances with other departments.
--- Collect food trays from residents' rooms.
--- Transports/transfers residents using wheelchairs, walkers, cane, stand-by assist, hoyers, etc.
--- Change bed linens/make the bed if needed.
--- Encourage/assist residents in keeping their rooms clean and orderly.
--- Is aware of resident's needs and responds accordingly.
--- Responds rapidly and appropriately to emergencies - including resident and co-worker safety.
--- Observes and reports changes in skin condition, appetite, behavior, emotional needs, etc. of residents to proper staff members.
--- Maintain clean work areas.
--- Projects a positive image in dealing with residents, co-workers, families, and the public.
--- Uses appropriate and safe body mechanics when lifting and/or transferring residents.
--- Uses good hand washing techniques and follows infectious control policies.
--- Completes daily computer/paperwork as required.
--- Performs other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or other management as required.Requirements:Qualifications:
--- Previous related experience OR strong desire to learn to work with the elder population.
--- Ability to work every other weekend, as well as holidays as needed.
--- Ability to communicate well with people.
--- Maintain neat, well-groomed appearance according to Park Village Pines' dress code.
--- Ability to treat all people with dignity and respect at all times.
--- Passion to work with the elderly in a caregiving role.* High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.Essential Physical Requirements:
--- Lift and carry light objects such as resident charts, thermometers, basins, and resident care items without assistance.
--- Lift, push/pull 75 lbs.+, assisting residents to/from/in their rooms.
--- Stand or walk up to 90% of an eight-hour shift.
--- Lift, twist, bend, reach on a regular basis.Compensation details: 14-16 Hourly WagePIb3d6080ce2bd-31191-34310901

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

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