HEALTH SERVICES WORKER 21340
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for performing non-nursing duties in support of resident needs. Under the general supervision of a higher level employee, an employee in this class performs such duties as transporting residents in wheelchairs to and from therapy treatments and other nursing home activities, delivering mail or assisting with outgoing mail, packaging medications and sterile supplies, or helping residents to participate in leisure time activities. Supervision of other employees is not a function of this position. An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing volunteers and residents. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Schedules clinic and therapy appointments for residents.
Transports residents to and from clinic, therapy, beauty shop and activity programs.
Cleans equipment and keeps order in the treatment rooms.
Maintains resident attendance records for clinic sessions and/or activity programs.
Accompanies residents to clinics outside of the facility.
Assists physicians during clinic sessions by setting up necessary supplies.
Ambulates residents with walkers, canes, parallel bars, etc.
Administers hydrocollator moist heat pads and paraffin treatments.
Orders supplies as necessary from laundry, housekeeping, central stores, etc.
Fills resident medication cassettes and delivers to units; fills and delivers clean room orders, med room orders and diaper orders.
Maintains records of medication cassettes delivered to residents.
Sterilizes instruments for clinic or liquids for Pharmacy.
Delivers mail to residents; assists residents with mailing of packages, special deliveries and purchase of stamps.
Assists in organizing, conducting and leading activity programs.
Assists residents in activities such as threading needles, putting ingredients, utensils and pots and pans in an accessible area for cooking and/or baking.
Assigns volunteers to activity programs; assists in orienting new volunteers.
May assist in the conduct of routine procedures which require no licensing or certification, such as acquiring and processing EKG's, preparing resident for procedures, set-up, operate and monitor equipment.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of specific treatment procedures employed in assigned treatment unit.
Working knowledge of the rules and regulations of the facility.
Working knowledge of employee safety, emergency codes and fire procedure.
Ability to lift, move, position and safely transport residents.
Ability to relate with an understanding attitude to residents who may be despondent, apprehensive, aggressive, mentally impaired or chronically ill.
Ability to respect the resident as an individual with rights.
Ability to appreciate the goals of other disciplines.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to read and write.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.