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Personal Support Specialist-Private Duty

Company: Parkview Adventist Medical Center
Location: Brunswick
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Summary

Position Summary

The PSS (Personal Support Specialist) is responsible for providing excellent, resident-centered, personal care. This care includes assistance with showering/bathing, dressing, toileting and mobility. In addition, the PSS will help with meal service, laundry, housekeeping and other tasks as assigned. The successful candidate is a compassionate, patient caregiver with high energy and a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of our residents.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education: High school diploma preferred; at least 18 years old.
  • License/Certifications: PSS certification
  • Experience: Prior long-term care experience preferred.
  • Exhibit mature responsible behavior.
  • Understand and practice resident confidentiality.
  • Able to read, write and speak English.
  • Able to follow direction and accurately report to the Registered Nurse (or appropriate designee) any changes in resident condition.
  • Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly.
  • Must have an acceptable criminal background check.

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care - and the science behind that care - is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

Keywords: Parkview Adventist Medical Center, New England , Personal Support Specialist-Private Duty, Other , Brunswick, Northeast

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