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PSS - Personal Support Specialist

at COR Health Services in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

As a member of the agency team, the PCA/PSS provides in home care to clients of the agency.  PCA/PSS are responsible for assisting with activities of daily living (ADL) for clients of various ages according to the plan of care and reporting changes in the living or health conditions of their client.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate (or equivalent) and complete an approved PSS training program within 6 months of hire.  Must have valid Driver’s License or State Identification and liability insurance/registration if transporting clients.  Must pass all applicable background checks.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist client with personal care activities, including but not limited to: bathing, mouth/skin/and hair care.
  • Observe Universal Precautions
  • Assist client to the bathroom, commode or with the bedpan.
  • Assist client with transfers and ambulation. (Use of gait belt when appropriate)
  • Assist client with laundry activities including: washing, drying, folding, putting cloths away, changing bed linen, mending and ironing clothing.
  • Assist client with meals, including but not limited to: cooking, setting up, feeding, storing meals, washing and putting away dishes.
  • Remind client to take medications.
  • Assist client with shopping, including but not limited to: grocery shopping and personal shopping.
  • Assist client with transportation to medical appointments, hair dresser, shopping, etc.
  • Document each visit and include client signature, your signature, title (PSS), and date.
  • Turn in completed and accurate time sheets as directed.
  • Attend mandated training meetings as determined by management.
  • Provide companionship to clients when required.
  • Ability to drive to client(s) locations within sixty (60) miles of your home residence
  • Ongoing Infection Control education and training
  • Participate in QAPI activities as needed

 

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Job Posting: 790974

Posted On: Jul 26, 2022

Updated On: Aug 26, 2022