Careers
Personal Care Partner

SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Executive Director and Wellness Director, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing assistance to the residents in maintaining their highest level of functional independence and psychosocial wellness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Ensure compliance to American House’s Mission and philosophy as well as all written policies and procedures that govern the Wellness Department.
  • Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with policies and procedures and as instructed by your supervisor and/or Wellness Director, as well as other members of the leadership team.
  • Follow work assignments and/or work schedules in completing and performing tasks.
  • Report all changes in the resident’s psychosocial and physical condition, and in skin breakdown to the Wellness Director.
  • Cooperate with other team members to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Report all complaints, grievances, and instances of abuse to the Wellness Director and/or the Executive Director.
  • Report all occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemical to the Wellness Director.
  • Participate and receive report from prior shift.
  • Assist residents as need with activities of daily living such as dental and mouth care, bathing, dressing/undressing, hair and nail care, shaving, continence management, use of prosthetic devices, securing transportation, shopping, making and keeping appointments, use of the telephone, laundry, correspondence, social, exercise and leisure activities, ambulation, and dining.
  • Serve meals and assist in the clearing of tables under the direction of the Culinary Director.
  • Implements activities as assigned and instructed by the Memory Care Program Director.
  • Report needed repairs and safety concerns to the Maintenance Director.
  • Answer all emergency response system calls immediately. 
  • Provide post-mortem care as instructed.
  • Follow established safety regulations, including fire protection, infection control, blood borne pathogens, hazardous waste, and quality assurance procedures.
  • Communicate with family members, visitors, and volunteers in a customer service oriented manner.
  • Complete all documentation and paperwork as required.
  • Participate in Wellness meetings and mandatory trainings.
  • Perform special treatments as instructed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent communication skills and a compassion for older adults 
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Successful completion of a nurse aide training course if state regulated.
  • Knowledge of the physiology and psychology of the older adult.
  • Successful completion of a CPR and First Aid course.
  • Successful completion of an approved medication administration course, if applicable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret facility forms, signs and product instructions.  Ability to speak clearly and interpret verbal communication.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High degree of interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Considerable initiative, judgment, and leadership skills
  • Telephone skills
  • Problem solving and logic skills
  • Computer skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, talk, bend, stretch, pull or push and lift items.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 

Community: 
East I
Job global location: 
Southeastern Michigan