LifeLong Medical Care

Program Assistant

US-CA-Novato
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-1589
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare

Overview

Would you like to make an important contribution to community healthcare without being in the midst of a busy clinic? LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a Program Assistant to work regular part-time, 30 hours a week, with benefit eligibility at our Marin Adult Day Health Care located in Novato. Come brighten our participants days with your cheery smile and helping hands.

 

The Program Assistant will provide personal care for participants in the program, serve meals and snacks, clean up, and when needed lead activities and assist in rehabilitation area. The ideal candidate is calm, compassionate and has experience and enjoys interacting with adult populations.

 

LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 10 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more. LifeLong Medical Care is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities

  • Assists participants with personal care including toileting, changing, and transferring.
  • Organizes, prepares, and distributes lunches and snacks and assists participants with eating in feeding group during lunch time.
  • Cleans up after meal times.
  • Communicates in appropriate and professional manner with participants, caregivers, volunteers, other staff and the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Monitors and reports behavior of participants (disposition, falls, wandering) to activity coordinator, RN, and social worker. Informs the RN of clinical changes immediately. Reads and records information in the communications binder daily.
  • Sets up the room for daily program. Maintains neatness and order in rooms. Monitors supply inventory.
  • In addition to the duties listed above, the Program Aide will be expected to work in other departments as needed. These duties may include front desk coverage, PT or OT Aide duties.
  • As requested, assists with and leads activity programs, including group activities, 1:1 activities and socialization, field trips, special events, parties, shows, outside breaks, etc. and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

Job Requirements          

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to carry out the daily routine at the center independently. 
  • Requires the ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds and push or pull objects exceeding 150 pounds, using appropriate body mechanics. Must be able to transfer participants needing maximum assist of one.
  • Requires the ability to stand, walk, push, bend, kneel and reach at arm’s length and overhead for prolonged periods of time.
  • English fluency is required. 

 

Job Preferences              

  • Certified Nursing Assistant background is preferred.
  • Computer Skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet) preferred. 
  • One year experience working with frail seniors, adults with disabilities, and dementia patients preferred.
  • Basic conversation skills in Spanish preferred. 

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