Personal Care Attendnt II PACE
Employment Type: Full-Time
Under the direct supervision of the PACE Supervisor. The PCA II will perform and assist with personal care ADLs/IADL's for participants in the PACE across all platforms of delivery of care like center and/or in the home or virtual. The PCA II must be able to perform the job duties of a PCA I if assigned. In addition, the PCA II supports the PCA III in the gathering and reporting information related to the care coordination, participant's ability to engage, maintain/ improve their ability, foster independence, maintain function or improve socialization, or satisfaction. The PCA II communicates and collaborates with IDT members or other PACE staff in the goals of the plan of care, focusing on needs (like participant supplies or tools), and health status, physical and mental well-being.
1. Assist with assignments received from the PACE Care Center Supervisor and other clinical staff to determine needs for participant care and assist participants perform activities of daily living (ADL), (IADLs) such as bathing, dressing, toileting, eating and ambulating in PACE center, community and participant home settings.
2. Assist or reinforce messaging in the provision of health education and counseling to participant when indicated by the plan of care.
3. Provide assistance to the participant in obtaining medical services from providers, such as incontinent supplies. Order and ensure delivery of incontinence supplies to participants.
4. Assist in providing information, observations or direct experience that reflects a participant progress or abilities for the development and implementation of the nursing component in the plan of care in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team (IDT).
5. Assist in the provision of supportive and restorative nursing interventions as indicated by the treatment plan by engaging participants/patient during exercise.
6. Notify clinical staff and PCA III or direct Supervisor of any reported or observed change in participants' health status to facilitate further assessment of their condition.
7. Assist and/or oversee the collection of diet cards for each participant, meal distribution and arts/crafts distribution.
8. Perform all required documentation using appropriate tools, for medical record keeping accurately and in a timely basis. For example, record arrival and departure times, vital signs, gathering of data/information related to health status or condition and report appropriately.
9. Assist with coordination of all PCA related services to ensure compliance with Provider's, RN's, therapist's and nutritionist's orders.
10. Mandatory attendance and active participation in all education and training activities to ensure safe delivery of personal care assignment.
11. Assist PCA III in gathering information for the presentation of the participant's progress in the goals of their care plan.
12. Perform other related duties as assigned.
1. Certified Nursing Aide education and training. Nurse Assistant Certificate by the State of California, Department of Health and Human Services - Aid and Technician Certification.
2. Current BLS/First Aid Certificate required.
3. High school diploma required or some college education/credits, preferred.
4. California Food Handler Certificate of Achievement upon employment preferred, must attain w/in 30 days of employment.
5. A minimum of 2 years' experience working with physically or mentally impaired older persons strongly preferred.
6. Bilingual: English/Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese depending on location, preferred.
7. Experience working with the elderly patient population.