Personal Care Aide

Fellowship Community Whitehall, Pennsylvania $14.00 to $15.00 per hour
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Personal Care Aide

FT  & PT Positions Available 

Whitehall, PA

Join the team of professionals at Fellowship Community where compassion for our residents is as important as our 5-Star CMS ratings.

Benefits for FT employees include:

  • Health and Hospitalization Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous Paid Time Off Program

The role of the Personal Care Aide is to provide assistance with care to residents residing in the personal care facility. Overall performance is to be in accordance with the policies, procedures and Mission and the Core Values of Fellowship Community.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS / CREDENTIALS:

·         Must be able to perform essential functions, duties and responsibilities of this position satisfactorily

·         Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.

·         Must have computer skills at an intermediate level.

·         Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English

§  Knowledge of the special needs and care requirements of geriatric residents

§  Knowledge  of medical terminology

§  Willing to be flexible to meet the needs of the organization

§  Works well with others in a positive and cooperative manner

§  Work performance reflects the essential elements of Fellowship Community’s Core Values

§  Successful completion of Fellowship Community Orientation

§  Meets the requirements of the Pre-hire Assessment

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

§  Assists with the serving of food in the dining room and assists residents as assigned.

§  Attends on-going In-service/ Training per the direction of the Education Director or Nursing Supervisor.

§  Showers, dresses, undresses, toilets residents as scheduled.

§  Answers resident Call- bells or intercom system to determine residents' needs.

§  Transports residents or assists residents to ambulate per the direction of Restorative/ Therapy/ Director of Resident Care or Nursing Supervisor, for the promotion of good mobility.

§  Turns and repositions residents who may be temporarily in bed due to illness and performs ‘Q 15 minute checks’ on those with safety concerns or sensor alarms or Secure Care Bracelets.

§  Changes bed linens, puts laundry away, runs errands and directs visitors as needed.

§  Takes temperature or blood pressure if training has been done, and per the request of Team Leader, Director of Resident Care or Nursing Supervisor.

§  Performs all tasks completely as outlined in the PCA assignment book. This includes reviewing the treatment book and performing and then initialing the doctor ordered treatments, at the direction of the Team Leader, Director of Resident Care or Nursing Supervisor.

§  Follows established infection control and OSHA guidelines in accordance with facility's policies and procedures.

§  Ensures that each resident is provided privacy and knocks before entering resident's room.

§  Treats all residents fairly and with kindness, dignity and respect.

§  Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis.

All Fellowship Community employees must be fully vaccinated against influenza and COVID 19. Fellowship Community may provide an exemption to any eligible employee with a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates receipt of the vaccine or on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief and practice. 

Fellowship Community is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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