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Direct Service Professional

Health Care | Hamburg, PA | Temporary

Job Description

Direct Service Professional - Direct Care

The DSP is responsible and accountable for assisting lead work and supervisory residential staff with development, delivery and monitoring of daily services in the areas of self-care, socialization and health maintenance as specified in each individual's Individual Habilitation Plan/Individual Support Plan (IHP/ISP) with overall coordination and direction coming from the Residential Service Supervisor (RSS) in conjunction with guidance and instruction from the Residential Service Worker (RSW), Residential Service Aide Supervisor (RSAS) and/or other program staff on the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
The DSP may be requested to assist with the development of each individual's IHP/ISP by completing designated portions of the Self-Care Assessment and/or Training Plan/Supplemental Procedure information in order to maximize availability of complete and accurate information about each individual's strengths, likes and needs.
Assist in the implementation of each individual's IHP/ISP by conducting specified Training Plans/Supplemental Procedures in order to maximize the delivery of Active Treatment.

Assist with monitoring and revision of each individual's IHP/ISP by recording/reporting required information regarding Training Plans/Supplemental Procedures in order to maximize effectiveness of services toward meeting the individual's most pressing needs.

Participate as a member of the IDT by interacting with other team members, communicating information on skills, strengths and discussing need areas in order to maximize delivery of Active Treatment through the IDT process.

Record information in assigned individuals' unit records in order to document and communicate information to other members of the team.

Serves as a role model employee by complying with policy and procedure, advocating for the developmentally disabled, assuring individual privacy, personal dignity and Rights are continually maintained. 
Provide opportunities of choice for individuals served. This is done in a manner that minimizes risk but provides an opportunity for growth in the individual's daily activities.

Complete related duties and assignments to interacting regularly with unit and facility staff in order to maintain effective unit operations.

Will do the following as outlined in Center specific policy for each function:
Carries out daily routine of the Individual Support Plan (ISP).
Assists, guides, and encourages Individuals with daily needs. 
Provides daily routine physical care to Individuals.
Lifts, positions, and transfers ambulatory and non-ambulatory Individuals with assistance of other employees and assistive devices as stated in each Centers lifting and transfer policy. 
Assists/transports people that use non-motorized wheelchairs, lifts, litters or other assistive devices to be ambulatory.
Observes and reports Individual's behavior.
Escorts Individuals to various activities, both on and off campus.
Perform CPR, Heimlich maneuver, and other emergency procedures / evacuations.
Participates in housekeeping functions.
Understands / interprets oral and written instructions.
The frequency and duration of these activities may vary from unit to unit and shift to shift. Each unit must maintain sufficient numbers of physically able employees to operate within established health and safety standards. These capabilities are essential to all components of the job in order to ensure the health and safety of the Individuals served.

All contract staff is required to attend orientation for a period as determined by ODP Center and will be required to attend training during the normal day time business hours. 
Training will be provided by ODP Center staff:

Successful completion of the DHS Aide Trainee Program or 
Two years of paid experience performing direct care and habilitative program services for individuals with a developmental disability and 
CPR certification

Successful Completion of Facility Orientation and Mandated Training (up to 3 days of training).
Possess current CPR certification and First Aid.
Must have current tuberculous screening test (TB test)
Must have current criminal background check.

The Facility will provide all contract staff with an Identification Badge and key(s) which must be returned to facility upon completion of shift unless otherwise approved by contract monitor. Failure to return may result in payment being withheld and charges for replacement/rekeying issued to contractor.
Each DSP shall be required to sign a statement regarding confidentiality of patient records and guaranteeing patient rights.
Facility will require a criminal background check. The Medical Staff contract supplier will conduct all necessary background checks and credentialing.
Special Treatment Procedures
State Centers are restraint free facilities. Staff utilizes the least restrictive measures and follows Facility policies/procedures in the care of consumer(s).
Emergency/Medical Interventions
Adhere to infection control / Universal Precautions policies and procedures.
Responds to medical emergencies, announces medical emergency, takes appropriate actions for which specifically trained. These could include cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, foreign body airway obstruction management, or other emergency treatment procedures. Following emergency, takes appropriate action according to specific Centers Policies and Procedures.
Responds to disaster / emergencies, e.g., fires, earthquakes, floods, hazardous materials incidents, bomb threats, utility interruptions or transportation accidents; follows basic emergency procedures as contained in Centers Policies and Procedures.
Competency Maintenance Activities
Attend and participate in ongoing mandatory DHS, Facility and departmental training programs. Attend in-service training programs.
Patient Rights
Commit NO acts of individual abuse or neglect.
Cooperate with administrative investigations.
Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
Acts as an individual's advocate, recognizes and protects the rights. 
Identifies, describes, and reports individual abuse allegations per State Center policy. Immediate and mandatory reporting of all allegations of abuse and neglect.

InGenesis supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law.