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Health Aide - Senior Service Program in Lowell!

Health Aide - Senior Service Program in Lowell!

Job ID 
4930
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-MA-Lowell
Posted Date 
11/16/2017
Category 
Health Aide

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Overview

To Help Serve the Lowell Region we welcome all candidates that also speak Khmer, Spanish or Portuguese.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

  

SUMMIT ELDERCARE (www.summiteldercare.org)

Fallon Health’s – Summit Elder Care program one of  the largest PACE programs (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in the country and the very first PACE program in the nation to be associated with a Health Plan. Summit ElderCare currently already serves residents of Hampden County, Worcester County, and the communities of Easthampton, Granby, Hudson, Marlborough, Southampton and South Hadley. We help give elderly adults and their caregivers an innovative choice in health care as a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to most medical services through a Summit ElderCare site while they keep living in their own homes and communities.

 

FALLON HEALTH (www.fallonhealth.org)
Founded in 1977, Fallon Community Health Plan is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization. From traditional health insurance products available throughout Massachusetts for all populations, to innovative health care programs and services for independent seniors, Fallon Health supports the diverse and changing needs of all those it serves. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, Fallon is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded “Excellent” Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.

 

Position Overview:  

 

Provides personal care at the Center and in home settings to participants. Assists in all phases of the daily operation of the PACE program to enhance the ability of our participants to continue living safely in the community.

Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the RN, assists with the Activity of Daily Living needs of participants at the PACE center and in participants’ homes.
  • Contributes to the development of a care plan for participants through interaction with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Collaborates with members of the Interdisciplinary Team to assure appropriateness and continuity of care.
  • Carries out non-skilled treatments including, but not limited to vital signs, transfers, toileting, bathing, dressing at the PACE Center and in participants’ homes.
  • Assists the Activity Coordinator and staff with individual and group programs by helping to plan individual treatment programs, increasing participants’ motivation to participate, assisting participants to participate when needed, and assisting with evaluation of program effectiveness. 
  • Assists registered therapists and certified therapy assistants with treatment and patient related activities which are predetermined for each participant and assigned by the registered therapist including, but not limited to, positioning, transfers, ambulation, and exercises.
  • Maintains a clean and safe working and/or living environment in the PACE center and/or participants’ homes.   
  • Assists with meal and snack preparation, serving, feeding as needed, and clean-up.     
  • Uses safe techniques in all interactions with participants at the PACE Center and in participants’ homes.    
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation as required by SE policies and procedures and/or as assigned by supervisor.    
  • Performs all duties in accordance with FH and Summit ElderCare policies and procedures.     

 

Shifts:

 

Sunday through Thursday 6:30am – 3pm (Sunday home care cases entire shift; Monday through Thursday 6:30am until 8:30am and then to the SE site until 3pm)

 

Sunday through Thursday 10am – 6:30pm (Sunday home care cases entire shift; Monday through Thursday 10am until 4:30pm at the SE site; 4:30 until 6:30pm home care)

 

Tuesday through Saturday 6:30am – 3pm (Tuesday through Friday 6:30am until 8:30am and then to the SE site until 3pm; Saturday home care cases entire shift)

 

Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6:30pm (Tuesday through Friday 10am until 4:30pm at the SE site; 4:30 until 6:30pm home care; Saturday home care cases entire shift)

 

Qualifications

 

Education:  High school graduate or equivalent. 

Completion of an approved Home Health Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program (training &

certification must be completed/obtained prior to employment).     

 

License/Vehicle:  Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation      

 

Certification: Certification as a Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant; CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to be certified with 60 days of employment.      

 

Experience:  One year experience working with frail elders in a health care setting and one year of home care experience.      

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