Mercy Medical Center Clinton Caregiver - Memory Care - FT Days in Bellbrook - Rochester Hills, Michigan
Expected Weekly Hours:
Job Description Details:
Execute assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across all divisions within TSLC.
- Mission: The Anam Cara within the Sanctuary maintains a mission-centered focus. The Anam Cara is expected to
set high personal standards, demonstrate an unwavering commitment to integrity, and behave in a way that reflects
the mission and values within TSLC. Each Anam Cara values diversity, expresses compassion for others and
respects and values all people. Anam Cara’s understand and articulates our heritage, mission, and values and uses
them to inspire others. The Anam Cara continuously works to align processes, behaviors and policies within the
Sanctuary and reconcile inconsistencies between words and actions.
- Resident Rights: All employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of resident care information and
comply with all TSLC HIPAA policy and procedures. The Anam Cara is to ensure all Elders are treated fairly,
with kindness, dignity, and respect. Anam Cara’s must ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and
privacy is afforded to all Elders within the Sanctuary. Anam Cara’s will knock before entering the Elder’s private
bedroom. All Anam Cara’s are required to report all allegations of resident abuse, neglect, and /or
misappropriation of resident property. The Anam Cara should honor the Elder’s request to refuse treatment and
inform such requests to the nursing supervisor. The Anam Cara is required to report all complaints and grievances
made by the Elders to the director of nursing.
- Activities of Daily Living: The Anam Cara is responsible for providing all activities of daily living to the Elders
living within the Sanctuary. These activities include, but are not limited to bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring
residents, grooming and personal hygiene, meal services including cooking, clean up, feeding, serving, admissions
and discharges, responding to Elders needs, conducting range of motion, position, lifting, and turning, participate
with rehabilitation and restorative needs, wash laundry and conduct light housekeeping as needed including
upkeep of Sanctuary and resident rooms.
- Medication Administration: The Anam Cara will prepare and administer medications as directed. Medications will
be administered within ordered timeframes in accordance with established Sanctuary procedures. The Anam Cara
will ensure all medications and treatments are kept secure, i.e, medication carts and treatment carts are locked
when not in sight.
- Life Enrichment: Activity, Social interaction, Spiritual, and Companionship The Anam Cara will drive an Elder
centered activity calendar within the Sanctuary. This would include ensuring religious services and needs are
available. The Anam Cara will work in conjunction with community support staff to adapt activities to Elder’s
condition and cognitive abilities. Social interaction taking place within the Sanctuary is focused on Elders and
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conversations are Elder centered. Elders are included in a social interactions, conversations, and decisions
surrounding life within the Sanctuary. The Anam Cara will ensure that each Sanctuary has appropriate equipment
for activities, promote fun, spontaneity, enjoyment and Elder interaction when doing events or activities within the
Sanctuary and ensure that these events and activities are desirable for that particular Elder population
- Communication: Provides regular and timely feedback with other members of the Sanctuary, the Elders within the
Sanctuary and to the support staff within the community. Communication is honest, respectful, and reverent to
Elders and at the Elders pace. Keeps Elders informed of the daily happenings within their Sanctuary. Promotes
an environment of good communication within the Sanctuary. Ensures medical, spiritual, and social concerns are
communicated to appropriate support staff.
- Quality: Recognizes that the Mission Driven Quality Assurance Program promotes positive outcomes in quality of
life and care for Elders. Ensures that quality indicators are met on a regular basis, demonstrates the understanding
of those indicators by focusing on the Elders life and continuously strives for improved communication,
processes, systems, learning, teamwork, and problem solving. The Anam Cara will report any changes in Elder
behavior, mood, cognitive status, response, including subtle changes in habit and personal routines. The Anam
Cara is responsible for meeting with support staff within the community to assist in identifying and correcting
problems and improving clinical treatments. The Anam Cara will apply all infection control standards within the
Sanctuary and report to appropriate committees and support staff infection control trends or issues. Each Anam
Cara observes Elders for changes in condition and promptly reports changes including vital signs, levels of
consciousness, or symptoms of pressure ulcers. All Anam Cara’s will assist in the review and revision of Elder
- Safety: The Anam Cara is responsible to follow established community safety policies and precautions. Reports all
unsafe conditions within the Sanctuary to appropriate support staff. Ensures that the Sanctuary is clean, orderly
and free from hazardous conditions. Ensures compliance with appropriate infection control policies and universal
precautions. Is able to demonstrate knowledge in relation to proper use and storage of materials, supplies and
equipment, and equipment is clean and properly maintained within the Sanctuary.
- The Anam Cara is knowledgeable of MSDS (material safety data sheets), can locate and identify the community
disaster plan and responds appropriately in fire or disaster situations. Understands community evacuation plan.
Each Anam Cara is responsible to report all resident and staff injuries and incidents to appropriate designee.
The Anam Cara is competent in the use of all community equipment and ensures its proper function. Uses
appropriate care planned safety equipment with each Elder within the Sanctuary (Lifts, stands, gait belt, etc)
- Work Ethic: Demonstration of Work Ethic An Anam Cara understands the importance of productive work
within the Sanctuary. An Anam Cara works independently with little direction from a supervisor. Ensures the
timely arrival to work daily and understands the importance of good attendance. Complies with attendance policy.
An Anam Cara uses work time to ensure quality of life for Elders within the Sanctuary, and avoids conducting
personal affairs while at work. Participates in on-going education and growth opportunities to improve life within
- Customer Service / Family Support: Anam Cara’s are focused on continued customer service within each
Sanctuary for the Elders, other staff members, and the families of Elders within the Sanctuary. Each staff member
will listen to internal and external customers and assigns the highest priority to their satisfaction. The Anam Cara
will inspire a passion for excellence and quality in every aspect of work, integrate internal and external customer
feedback into the Sanctuary, and ensure Elders likes and dislikes are met within the Sanctuary. The Anam Cara
will identify support systems both inside and outside of Sanctuary to assist Elders and family members with
concerns, questions, and general information.
- Skills and Knowledge: Each Anam Cara is able to demonstrate competency of clinical skills as well as overall
knowledge and competency of equipment, care plans, and work assignments. Each staff member ensures work is
conducted accurately and within specified timeframes for completion. Reports to others both in and outside of
Sanctuary all necessary information to ensure quality outcomes are achieved and maintained. Assists in the review
of work assignments and schedules to update and change task objectives. Ensures tasks are performed in
accordance with community and Sanctuary policy and procedures and work routines.
- Documentation: The Anam Cara is required to maintain appropriate documentation of Elders within the
Sanctuary according to community policy and procedure. Ensure appropriate changes in Elder condition are
documented appropriately and required staff members are informed. Each Anam Cara will participate in the
continual updates of Elder Care Plans. Enters information and documentation accurately in CareTracker in
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accordance with company policy, practice and standards.
- Proper use of Equipment: Each Anam Cara will maintain adequate competency levels on all equipment within the
Sanctuary. All equipment will be operated in a safe manner. Anam Cara’s will report all defective equipment
within the Sanctuary to the required support staff. Assist in the assessment of equipment needs for the Sanctuary
to ensure highest level of services to Elders within the Sanctuary.
- Enters information and documentation accurately in Care Tracker in accordance with company policy, practice
- Attend and participate in scheduled training, in-service training, mandatory annual in-service training and
educational classes as required/needed.
- Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance
with the community policies and procedures.
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