Prestige Care Personal Care Attendant PCA) - Day Shift in Gig Harbor, Washington

Join our award-winning team! Olympic Alzheimer's Residence won the prestigious 2018 \\"Bronze\\" award through the American Health Care Association for quality care of our residents. OAR is one of only a small handful of care centers in the entire state of Washington to enjoy this award and designation! Olympic Alzheimer s Residence is located between Tacoma and Gig Harbor, just one mile from Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Our quiet surroundings provide a peaceful sanctuary for our residents. Olympic Alzheimer's Residence is a community specifically designed to care for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, memory loss and other forms of dementia. Our trained personal care assistants are attuned to the individual needs of each community and care for residents as though they are family. Our community offers the award-winning Expressions Memory Care Program, which uses innovative techniques and approaches to turn daily activities into memorable and meaningful events. This program provides people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment an outlet for creativity through arts, learning, and spirituality, embracing the philosophy that Life is an Activity . Questions? Contact Job Summary:: Personal Care Attendant provides direct resident care, completes assignments as a universal worker, assists in maintaining a positive physical and psychosocial environment for residents, and upholds Prestige s core values of respect, integrity, commitment and trust. Essential Functions:: * Provides direct resident care while promoting resident dignity, independence and choice, regularly observes residents physical and mental conditions and reports changes to the Health Services Director, Expressions Coordinator, or Executive Director. * Assists with or performs ADL s, takes vital signs and weights and accurately documents care services provided and observations on communication log and incident reports. Reports and documents all incidents and accidents immediately. * Assists residents to and from dining room and activities. * Performs First Aid and initiates emergency response procedures as required. * Greets residents, visitors, and staff courteously and answers phones when assigned. * Follows and supports community fire safety and infection control practices and promptly reports any unsafe conditions or equipment to immediate supervisor. * Serves meals in the dining room, assisting residents at meal time, provides resident tray delivery, and assists with dining room and kitchen clean up and maintenance. * Assists with tours, move-ins, move-outs, and transfers and coordinates personal care service with co-workers assisting with lifting and responds to assistance pages promptly. * Assists with apartment housekeeping services and residents laundry. * Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings. * Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications:: * High school diploma or GED with one or more years of personal care experience with older adults preferred. KEYWORDS: personal care attendant, PCA, caregiver, Medication Technician, med tech, home caregiver, Home Caregiver, Caregiver/Personal Assistant, Medical Aide, Med Aide, entrylevel, heatlhcare, entry level healthcare, assisted living, memory care, alzheimers, senior living, senior care EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED Employer's Job# 48a9d1d9-91a2-4b9f-823b-0ae381c68310 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.