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Personal Services Assistant

Company: Lifespace Communities, Inc.
Location: Lombard
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Don't just live life....love life!Who wants to go to a boring job? At Lifespace, we get paid to create memories for our residents! If you are a compassionate Nursing Assistant who has the heart for providing exceptional care and and you have the desire to create memorable experiences for our seniors, we want to talk to you!We are not limited by our job title. We are one team united by our passion for service with a dash of fun. No matter the stage in your career, this is your opportunity to be empowered to create your own lasting impression.Beacon Hill Healthcare Center2400 South Finley RoadLombard, IL 60148Lifespace Communities would like to introduce the opportunity to become a Personal Services Assistant.The Home Health Assistant provides personal care and related services in the home.A few other details about the role:

  • Help resident to maintain good personal hygiene (bathing, dressing, or grooming).
  • Check vital signs. Performs bowel and bladder management assistance.
  • ssist in maintaining a healthful, safe environment.
  • Plan and prepare nutritious meals. Market when instructed to do so by the nurse.
  • Assist the resident with ambulation or exercise.
  • Provide assistance with medication management as directed by registered nurse or assigned by a licensed practical nurse.
  • Assist with certain treatments as ordered by the physician and approved and supervised by the registered nurse.
  • Assist the therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processes.
  • Attempt to promote resident's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest.
  • Give simple emotional and psychological support to the resident and other members of the household. Establish a relationship with resident and family that builds trust and confidentiality.
  • Carry out assignment per home health care plan as instructed by the registered nurse or the paramedical team and report to the registered nurse when unable to perform as requested.
  • Work with personnel of other community agencies involved in the resident's care as directed by the registered nurse.
  • Prepare a report of visit on the day it is performed and record in the clinical record weekly or as directed.
  • Perform routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the resident, as instructed.
  • Confirm on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the supervisor/director, to coordinate necessary visits with other team members.
  • Comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations; maintains knowledge of and follows all company policies and procedures.
  • Obtain knowledge and demonstrate the principles of Living Lifespace, person directed care and successful aging philosophies and their inherent core values of commitment, respect, compassion, dedication, team work and quality.
  • Team member will support, actively participate and act in accordance with the principles of the Living Lifespace service culture and be familiar with and fluent in the language and service pillars of Living Lifespace.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work and meetings.And here's what you need to apply:
    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Minimum of one year of experience
    • Certifications and licensure required by state regulations.
    • Completion of a basic aide training program consistent with state and federal requirements and for which a certificate was obtained.
    • Current CPR certification.
    • Has a reliable means of transportation. Must have a valid state driver's license and a good driving record.
    • Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to perform job duties and to interact and communicate with residents, vendors and team members.
    • Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with the resident, resident's family, and the team members of the agency.
    • Knowledge of infection control and indications for personal protective equipment.Must possess the ability to handles emergencies in a calm and timely manner with knowledge of personal boundaries.Lifespace has enjoyed over 40 years of success and this is just the beginning. With new opportunities, continued growth, and the support from your Lifespace family get ready to ignite your life and experience Living Lifespace.ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:Lifespace Communities headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, is one of the nation's largest senior living provider of non-profit retirement communities. The organization has annual revenue of over $340 million and employs over 3,800 team members. Lifespace Communities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.Lifespace has remained true to its founding ideal: to help create exceptional, financially sound communities where people could enjoy a more rewarding and secure retirement. The organization is committed to excellence and innovation in creating communities that celebrate the lives of seniors. Lifespace serves over 5,100 residents.

Keywords: Lifespace Communities, Inc., Lombard , Personal Services Assistant, Other , Lombard, Illinois

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