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Personal Support Specialist, Full-time Days, Rumford Community Home, LTC

at Central Maine Medical Center in Rumford, Maine, United States

Job Description

At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.

Rumford Community Home is seeking a PSS to join our team! This is a full-time, 40-hours benefits eligible position. Starting pay is $18.25 plus a Sign-On Bonus of $2500. This is a PSS position with our Rumford Community Homes Long Term Care Facility in Rumford, Maine. The Personal Support Specialist (PSS) assists with the overall care of residents in cooperation with other facility staff as assigned by the charge person/Director of Clinical Services. Works in close cooperation with other team members to give personal care to assigned residents as needed. Assists in any way possible to provide a safe, homelike, and comfortable environment for the residents. Regulatory Requirements: – High School or GED required. – Current CNA certification in the state of Maine. – Listing on the Maine State CNA Registry without annotation. – Student NA must complete certification program and be placed on the State Registry within four months. – Residential Aide must have Residential Care Specialist 1(RCS-I), or Personal Support Specialist (PSS) Certification. May be trained within 4 months of employment. – Six months to one year’s experience preferred. – Must be tolerant, patient and treat residents with dignity and respect. What It’s Like Working At RCH:

We are all about our team members growth and health. That why we prioritize work/life balance, community-based wellness initiatives and tuition reimbursement or student loan repayment for ALL of our team members.

CMH offers a robust benefits package that includes:

+ Robust Paid Time Off (PTO) program

+ Medical plan with enhanced Tier 1 benefits provided within the CMH system.

+ Dental plan

+ Vision plan

+ Health Savings Account (HSA)

+ Basic Life insurance at no cost

+ Supplemental Life insurance

+ Long-term disability insurance

+ 401(k) or 403(b) retirement savings plans

+ Tuition IO partnership for student loan repayment assistance and tuition assistance

+ Family leave program for Parental Leaves

+ Comprehensive Wellness Program

Duties and Responsibilities: Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas: 1. Assists nurses working with assigned residents to administer to their personal needs; bathing, daily hygiene, toileting, lifting, turning or re-positioning with the nurse. 2. Sets up and monitors residents prescribed diets during meal times. 3. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse. 4. Assists resident with ADLs including set up to extensive or total assist in care needs. 5. Encourages resident to achieve maximum ambulation. Following P.T. instructions/program as needed. 6. Applies anti-embolic stockings (no ace bandages). 7. Assists with bowel/bladder retraining, toileting, and incontinent care. 8. Care of prosthetic devices including hearing aids, glasses, braces, hand splints, glass eyes, etc. Assist resident as needed with application, removal and cleaning. 9. Completes charting daily of care given using CNA documentation sheets. 10. Collect voided urine specimens, stool specimens for lab testing. 11. Colostomy care, change bag, skin care and report breakdown to Charge Nurse. 12. Maintains standard precautions, care of linen, waste, contaminated equipment, gowning and gloving at all times. Isolation techniques as needed. 13. Assists with personal care, baths (bed, tub, shower, whirlpool), oral hygiene, and peri care. 14. Assists with the emptying of bedpan and urinal. Check urinals every 2 hours. 15. Assists with positioning and providing comfort measures to residents. 16. Assist with postmortem care as designated by the Charge Nurse. 17. Assists with range of motion. 18. Assists with peri care and baths as designated by the Charge Nurse. 19. Assists with transfers to chair, wheelchair, gurney, and mechanical lifts. 20. Unsterile application of heat and cold-moist and dry, or ice bag, rice packs. 21. Assist and apply bed devices, footboard, bed cradle, heel/elbow protectors, trapeze bar, hand, trochanter rolls, or other pressure relieving device. 22. Assists in completing monthly weights and vital signs as scheduled. 23. Provides assistance in therapeutic activities and communication to residents. 24. Applies treatments as directed by charge nurse If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application! To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC255438769

Posted On: Feb 17, 2024

Updated On: Apr 16, 2024

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