Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Prestige Care, Inc Portland, OR

On a beautiful campus overlooking the Willamette River, our Homewood Heights Assisted Living Community offers you the opportunity to live in a private apartment surrounded by your own personal belongings and treasures. We have staff committed to long-term relationships that provide thoughtful and competent care customized for our resident's needs.

We take pride in being a warm and friendly community that will enrich your life and make you feel right at home. We are a pet-friendly community, host regular Happy Hours and have formed our very own Red Hat Society, a fun social group for women over the age of 50. Our spacious activity room features a big screen television for all of your favorite movies and a Nintendo Wii game system.

Job Summary:

Personal Care Attendant provides direct resident care, completes assignments as a universal worker, assists in maintaining a positive physical and psychosocial environment for residents, and upholds Prestige's core values of respect, integrity, commitment and trust.

Essential Functions:

* Provides direct resident care while promoting resident dignity, independence and choice, regularly observes residents' physical and mental conditions and reports changes to the Health Services Director, Expressions Coordinator, or Executive Director.

* Assists with or performs ADL's, takes vital signs and weights and accurately documents care services provided and observations on communication log and incident reports. Reports and documents all incidents and accidents immediately.

* Assists residents to and from dining room and activities.

* Performs First Aid and initiates emergency response procedures as required.

* Greets residents, visitors, and staff courteously and answers phones when assigned.

* Follows and supports community fire safety and infection control practices and promptly reports any unsafe conditions or equipment to immediate supervisor.

* Serves meals in the dining room, assisting residents at meal time, provides resident tray delivery, and assists with dining room and kitchen clean up and maintenance.

* Assists with tours, move-ins, move-outs, and transfers and coordinates personal care service with co-workers assisting with lifting and responds to assistance pages promptly.

* Assists with apartment housekeeping services and residents laundry.

* Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.

* Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* High school diploma or GED with one or more years of personal care experience with older adults preferred.

* Must complete and pass competency evaluation within 120 days of employment, state required training including the Revised Fundamentals of Care, Dementia Care, First Aid, CPR and HIV training if not able to provide appropriate documentation of prior training.

* Current First Aid and CPR certification.

* Food Handlers permit if required by State.

EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED

KEYWORDS: Personal Care Attendant, PCA, healthcare, health care, senior living, assisted living, memory care, dementia, entry-level, entry level

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