PACE_Personal Care Assistant_V86141

PACE_Personal Care Assistant_V86141

Trinity Health Corporation | Mobile, AL, 36604, US

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Employment Type:

Full time



Date: July 2019 Position: Personal Care Assistant

Grade: FLSA: Non-Exempt Report To: __________________________________


The personal care assistant is responsible for providing various care services necessary for attending to the personal needs, support, and health status of participants.

Disclaimer: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the individual in this position. Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary or appropriate by management.


1. Know, understand, incorporate, and demonstrate the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Behaviors of Trinity Health and Trinity Health PACE (TH PACE) in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

2. Consistently demonstrate (leads by example) TH PACE Values to all internal and external customers (Participants, visitors, volunteers, and colleagues). Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, propagating a calm environment throughout the office.

3. Execute assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across all divisions within TH PACE.

4. Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors. Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.

5. Promote and maintain collaborative relationships with managers, peers, and customers by effectively fostering a team environment, building consensus and resolving conflicts.

6. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, TH PACE Corporate Integrity Program, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.

7. In light of a disaster will know your disaster recovery, crisis management and business continuity plans and act within your role that is developed within the business continuity plan. Which may include working at another location, remotely from home, and maintaining constant contact with key personnel.

8. Attend and participate in scheduled training, in-service training, mandatory annual in-service training and educational classes as required/needed.

9. Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in ongoing participant assessment and monitoring. Report on personal care services provided and the self-care abilities of participant, including changes noted in participant's condition.

10. As part of the health care team, provide personal care assistance that will maintain the independence of the participant to conduct activities of daily living, including toileting, showers, eating, and grooming. Assist in the maintenance of physical activity, exercise, and walking.

11. Provide nursing care as assigned in a safe manner, consistent with the policies and procedures of the PACE Organization.

12. Responsible for participant safety, identify safety hazards and emergency situations, and initiate corrective action as able.

13. Provide behavioral supervision or support for participants, such as reality orientation, reminder to follow through with nursing and medication instruction, diet restrictions, and emotional reassurance.

14. Assist with general activities such as conversing with participants, recreation activities, meal and snack serving, and housekeeping.

15. Assist in identifying signs and symptoms indicating physical, emotional, or behavioral change in participants and reporting these signs to the center staff and/or supervisor, including but not limited to, any changes in skin integrity, bowel and bladder status, food/fluid intake, or changes in ambulation.

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16. Assure compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous material handling, and fire safety standards.

17. Escort participants to medical, dental, optometry, rehabilitation, and other appointments as necessary.

18. Attend staff meetings and participant care planning on a regular basis.

19. Assist transportation staff with loading and unloading of participants from vehicles. Assist participants being transported in PO vehicles as needed.

20. Maintain current written records, indicating ongoing documentation of services provided, reassessments of changing needs, and participant's expressed wishes.

21. Prepare and submit timely written reports as required.

22. Participant assistance may be required in the center, clinic, or home health/In Home Services department.

23. Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-services, projects, and committees as assigned.

24. Maintain strict and confidentiality of all participant information.


1. High school diploma or equivalent required. Certified nurse assistant certification in the state PO is located preferred.

2. Minimum one (1) year of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population.

3. Experience in a long-term care facility or with a community-based geriatric program preferred.

4. State of North Carolina - Must have Employee Medical Statement that meets the requirements of the Standards completed prior to beginning employment, signed within previous 12 months by an MD, NP or PA, indicating that the employee has no illness or health condition that would pose a risk to others and can perform the duties assigned in the job.

5. Must be action-oriented, have business acumen, manage conflict well, be customer focused, have high decision quality, flexibility to adapt to ongoing change and have organizational agility. Ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment.

6. Demonstrates superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills appropriate for audience comprehension. Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral, that may be used either in an on-site or virtual environment is required. Able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups representing diverse perspectives.

7. Comprehensive to expert proficiency with Microsoft product suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.); basic knowledge and experience with electronic mail and calendaring system. Knowledge of systems necessary, experience preferred. Ability to type with speed and accuracy. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job.

8. Possesses a high degree of personal accountability, responsibility and independent decision making abilities with the skills to interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the organization in line with mission, vision, and philosophy of TH PACE.

9. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to perform multiple duties and functions related to daily operations and maintain excellent customer service skills. Ability to perform frequent detailed tasks and provide immediate service with frequent interruptions. Ability to change and be flexible with work priorities. Strong problem solving skills.

10. Ability to research, analyze and assimilate information from various on-site or virtual sources based on technical and experience based knowledge. Must exhibit critical thinking skills and possess the ability to prioritize workload.

11. Position may require 10% travel within the Centers geographic region and use of personal vehicle.


1. Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work parameters and adapt to work priorities that frequently change. Must be able to work on a variety of tasks/projects in physical or virtual environments that may be stressful with individuals having diverse personalities and work styles.

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2. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the

requirements of this position can be fully met.

3. Primarily works inside with frequent kneeling, crouching, reaching, lifting, sitting, walking, bending and lifting.

Must be able to push, pull, move and or lift a minimum of 20 pounds if applicable.

Physical mobility that includes movement from place to place.

Must be able to sit for long periods of time.

Physical agility, that includes ability to maneuver body while in place.

Dexterity of hands and fingers.

Coordination, including eye-hand, hand-foot.

Must possess the above ability with or without the use of prosthetics that will enable adequate functionality so that

the requirements of this position can be fully met.

4. Subject to exposure to noise, infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc. including TB, HIV, HEP B viruses. May

be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

5. Must be able to speak, read and write the English language in an understandable manner.

6. Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile customers.

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, participants, family members, visitors, government

agencies/personnel and the general public.

7. Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place.

8. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position. Must be able to comply with

organizational policies and procedures.

9. Must be able to spend majority of work time utilizing a computer, monitor, and keyboard. Must be able to work

with frequent interruptions and perform detailed tasks.

10. Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this organization, which include a medical

and physical examination.

11. May be required to work beyond normal working hours, on weekends and other positions temporarily when

necessary and may be subject to call back during emergency conditions. May be required to work on shifts other

then those which originally hired.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.