Personal Support Specialist (PSS), Residential Care, Rumford

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.

Position Summary: Assists with the overall care of residents in cooperation with other facility staff as assigned by the charge person/Director of Residential Care. 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 on Residential Care Units.Duties and Responsibilities:Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:-Assists in working with assigned residents with their personal needs; bathing, daily hygiene, toileting, lifting, turning or re-positioning.-Sets up and monitors residents during meal times.-Encourages resident to achieve maximum ambulation. Following P.T. instructions/program as needed.-Applies anti-embolic stockings (no ace bandages).

-Assists with bowel/bladder retraining, toileting, and incontinent care.-Care of prosthetic devices including hearing aides, glasses, braces, hand splints, glass eyes, etc. Assist resident as needed with application, removal and cleaning.-Completes charting daily of care given using electronic POC equipment-Collect voided urine specimens, stool specimens for lab testing.

Maintains standard precautions, care of linen, waste, contaminated equipment, gowning and gloving at all times. Isolation techniques as needed.-Assists with personal care, baths (bed, tub, shower, whirlpool), oral hygiene, and peri care.-Assists with the emptying of urinal. Check urinals every 2 hours.-Assists with positioning and providing comfort measures to residents.-Assist with post mortem care.-Assists with range of motion.-Unsterile application of heat and cold-moist and dry, or ice bag, rice packs.-Assist and apply bed devices, footboard, bed cradle, heel/elbow protectors, trapeze bar, hand, trochanter rolls, or other pressure relieving device.-Assists in completing monthly weights and vital signs as scheduled.-Provides assistance in therapeutic activities and communication to residents.Regulatory Requirements: High School or GED required.

- Must be at least 18 years old.- Residential Aide must have Personal Support Specialist (PSS) Certification or 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.Language Skills:- Able to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.- Strong written and verbal skills.- Additional languages preferred.Skills:- Basic computer knowledge.Physical Demands:- For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application! AT CENTRAL MAINE HEALTHCARE YOU ARE AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO

Our why, our purpose, drives every decision and action we take as a healthcare system. We strive everyday to deliver exceptional care, and to improve our community. We are a non-profit organization that is breaking the traditional healthcare mold by bringing our patients and their family’s high value, low cost, and award-winning care while focusing on creating an exceptional experience for them; all within their communities. To accomplish this, we only hire individuals who are committed to excellence, who embody the principles of our CMH Experience Service Standards, and who are ready to step in and help their fellow team members achieve those exceptional results for our patients, their families, and the community.

Central Maine Healthcare System

The organization is broad in its footprint, with three (3) hospitals in Bridgton, Lewiston, and Rumford, and over 75 individual practices within our Medical Group. Lewiston’s Central Maine Medical Center is a certified and award-winning level two trauma center, along with our Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute and the upcoming highly anticipated launch of our comprehensive state of the art cancer treatment center. Both Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals are four (4) star accredited acute care hospitals, and our Medical Group and Maine Urgent Care Centers have won multiple awards within their specialties. As a system we are a six-time winner of the Leapfrog Safety A Rating since 2019, representing some of the highest quality care and outcomes nationwide. Our awards and accolades are only possible as a result of our commitment to culture, and a focus on safety and inclusion, in each of our patient’s experiences and in the experiences we create within our teams.

If you are a person who is looking for a way to give back to your community, to help improve the lives of patients or those who care for our patients, want to be part of a growing organization that is setting the bar for Maine healthcare, apply to join Central Maine Healthcare today!

Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity

CMH actively promotes diversity in its workforce at all levels of the organization. We strive to create and maintain a setting where we celebrate cultural and other differences and consider them strengths of the organization. CMH is an equal opportunity workforce and no one shall discriminate against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status with respect to any offer, or term or condition, of employment. We make reasonable accommodations to the known physical and mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Job Posting: JC240990979

Posted On: May 27, 2023

Updated On: Jul 02, 2023

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