Hebrew Rehabilitation Center has a great opportunity available for Patient Care Associate. The primary role of the patient care associate is to protect, sustain, and nurture the patients at the Center. They provide assistance with activities of daily living, care of the patient's environment, and meet other needs as required. The goal of the work of the patient care associate is to provide assistance that promotes a high quality of life for the patients. The patient care associate works as a member of a team that seeks to achieve a home like setting while maintaining excellence in all areas of care.
In addition, the patient care associate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the philosophy and mission of Hebrew SeniorLife and recognize patient's dignity and choice in all aspects of daily life. They are an active participant in the activities, work, and social environment of the floors/households, and strive to make every patient encounter into a positive and meaningful experience and opportunity, while ensuring the provision of safe and efficient quality care.
Hours: 10:45pm - 7:15am - Every other weekend
- Recognize and respond to the needs of the patients and families
- Recognize and communicate changes in the patient's condition to the appropriate nursing team member
- Adhere to Safe Patient Handling practices, i.e. maintain a no manual lift environment
- Participate in Quality Improvement programs
- Assist patients with all aspects of personal care as indicated in the care plans
- Document pertinent information regarding care delivered in the designated areas of the patient's electronic medical record
- Report accidents and incidents as they occur
- Report any observed or suspected patient abuse immediately
- Observe and report skin integrity
- Participate in daily report team and care planning meetings as needed
- Be proficient in obtaining vital signs and other procedures such as temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight, pulse oximetry and urine and stool specimens as directed
- Follow infection control practices
- Attend and participate in ongoing training and educational classes
- Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the patient according to HIPPA regulations
- Communicate effectively with peers, other team members, patients and families
- Facilitate life enrichment activities that encourage patient engagement
- Maintain cleanliness of the patient's room and common program areas
- Prepare, serve, and clean up after meals and snacks
- Participate in committee meetings
- Certified Nursing Assistant certification is required in good standing upon hire or current enrollment in a nursing school, having completed first clinical experience.
- Massachusetts certification required
- Fluent English skills required – verbal and written
- Computer literacy required
- Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Must complete mandatory HSL/HRC educational requirements and programs
Hebrew SeniorLife is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence and not influenced or affected by race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military status, veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local law.