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Direct Service Professionals AKA Nursing Aide

Certified Nursing Assistant | Berks County, PA | Full Time

Job Description

Direct Service Professionals AKA Nursing Aide

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

A successful and established Texas based Workforce Solutions Company is accepting application(s) for Direct Service Professionals (Nursing Aide) to provide services to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.  The position offers a great opportunity for someone entering the nursing field to enhance or gain valuable work experience within the state employment system.DSP positions will be permanent part time, three (3) or less shifts per week. State Centers are Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with an intellectual or physical injury or illness, dysfunction behavior and/or developmental disability.

QUALIFICATIONS(INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO)

 

  • 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
  • Basic Life Support-American Heart Association-Healthcare Provider Certification
  • Successful Completion of Facility Orientation and Mandated Training (up to 3 days of training)
  • Must have current tuberculous screening test (TB test)
  • Must have current criminal background check  
  • ALL ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN POSITION DESCRIPTION PROVIDED TO APPLICANTS FOR REVIEW

 

JOB FUNCTIONS: (INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO)

  • 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 withassistance 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
  • ALL ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS AS OUTLINED IN POSITION DESCRIPTION PROVIDED TO APPLICANTS FOR REVIEW