The Patient Enrichment Assistant (PEA) will provide support to staff who provide direct care to residents under the supervision of a nurse and perform other duties assigned by nurses and other clinical and administrative leadership. The PEAs collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to maximize the quality of life for the residents. They are responsible for performing a variety of functions as assigned.
Standards and Responsibilities:
Indirect Resident Care Duties
Answers call light in a timely manner
Places all belongings within patients reach (call light, pitcher, glasses, remote, etc.)
Serves and collect meal trays, assists with meal set-up tasks such as opening containers or cutting food, sanitizes/cleans tables after meals
Distributes fresh water and water pitchers to residents
Assists residents in communication involving technology (Zoom, FaceTime, others)
Assists with monitoring residents in common areas to maintain safety, providing 1:1 supervision as needed
Assists residents in admission and discharge including inventory of belongings
Gathers supplies needed for provision of care
Makes unoccupied beds
Assists residents with the operation of equipment such as television, telephone
Assists residents in activity engagement of their choice and interest
Assists in assigned environmental care tasks such as organizing patient belongings, clearing clutter, changing bed linens
Gathers soiled laundry and bringing to the laundry room and replenish laundry carts as needed
Performs other indirect care duties normally assigned to CNAs as directed.
Assists with transporting residents within the building who are in a wheelchair or are independent with ambulation
Assist with passing out nourishments (would need to be educated on diet levels)
Set up patient room for admission - prepare the bed, bring personal care supplies to the room
Assist with the discharge process
Assist with stocking items on the units such as PPE and monitor when supplies are low
Transport items from central supply
Transport lab specimens to collection container in lobby for pick-up
Limitation of Duties: The following direct care tasks regularly done by CNAs and are not part of the PEA's responsibilities.
Transfer of residents (manual or mechanical)
Assisting residents with ADLs
Assisting with feeding of residents
Assisting resident in shower alone
Documentation of care or ADLs (CNAs or nurses will document tasks)
Other documentation: meal percentage, I and O, bowel and bladder function, others
Must comply with all regulations such as OSHA, EPA, State Health Department, etc.
Responsible for using personal protective equipment as necessary\Performs other duties as assigned;
Ability to respect and communicate effectively with co-workers and managers;
Strictly adheres to resident's confidentiality, resident rights and abuse prohibition
Adheres to facility's safety regulations and infection control policies and procedures when performing tasks;
Mandatory reporter of actual and suspected abuse and knowledgeable of facility mandatory reporting practices regarding any suspected cases of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect;
Maintains safe conditions by monitoring environment for spills, wet floors, needed repairs, lighting, obstacles, etc. and uses safe techniques in all work duties.
High school education, preferred
Able to read, write, and communicate effectively in English
This position demands good mental and physical health including able to lift more than 25 pounds, carry, walk, sit, push, pull and work a flexible schedule, and must be able to move continuously during work hours.
She/he may be required to perform tasks, which involve exposure to visible blood contamination or reasonably anticipated blood contamination. The PEA must follow the required procedures for handling, cleaning, disposing, or moving of infectious bodily secretions or materials in accordance with the OSHA and CDC Standards.
SRN is committed to diversity in the workplace which begins with respect and opportunity for all. SRN takes affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunity is provided to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other basis that would be inconsistent with any applicable ordinance or law. If you need a reasonable accommodation in coming to or participating in the interview process, please let us know.