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Personal Care Assistant (Non Certified)

Life Care Center of Palm Bay

This is a Full-time position in Palm Bay, FL posted January 11, 2022.

Position Summary:

The Personal Care Assistant Non Certified is responsible for providing routine daily nursing care to assigned patients (after successful completion of a competency skills checklist) under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements:

* Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent

* Must be currently enrolled in a State approved CNA program

* Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation.

CPR certification must remain current during employment.

Specific Job Requirements:

* Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm as well as willingness to handle difficult patients

* Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

* Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

* Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

* Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

* Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

* Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

* Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

* Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions:

* Must be able to lift, turn, move, position, and transport patients under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse

* Must be able to assist patients with baths, showers, personal grooming, feeding, and toileting under the direct supervisor of a licensed nurse

* Must be able to accurately document and chart patient care

* Must be able to respond to call lights promptly

* Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

* Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients

* Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

* Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

* Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

* Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

* Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

An Equal Opportunity Employer