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Direct Support Professional

Company: BridgesMN
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOverview: Bridges MN is hiring Direct Care Staff to oversee the day to day operations of our adult sites in Fridley,MN which serves individuals with disabilities.Purpose Statement:The role of the Direct Support Professional is to help individuals live in their own homes, identify and achieve goals, and improve the quality of their lives. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for providing personal care and designated health-related services designed to maintain the clients physical and emotional well-being for those clients living at Bridges MN.This shifts not negotiable to be changed.Job Roles/Responsibilities:* Administer medications and give reminders to clients as required according to the Medication Administration Record (MAR) and as delegated by the RN.* Follow policy for administering medications PRN standing orders.* Follow policy and procedure for narcotic administration and documentation.* Follow policy and procedure for medication administration when a client is leaving the building.* Follows policy and procedures when receiving new or changed medication orders.* Reorder medications and supplies weekly, or as needed.* Understand standard precautions used for infection control and adhere to them.* Other medication administration duties as assigned by RN.* Assist clients with activities of daily living as indicated on their individual service agreement (including, but not limited to dressing, showering, grooming, toilet assistance and escorting).* Assist clients with daily room order and light housekeeping.* Assist clients with personal laundry duties, which may include ironing.* Maintain a clean and healthy environment.* Promote independence, not dependence, with clients offering choices and fostering self-help skills.* Document any changes in clients condition in the client chart and communication log. Report these changes to the Residential Supervisor.* Completes incident reports according to policy.* Understands procedures regarding home care tasks and charting procedures when performing these tasks.* Recognizing abnormal signs and symptoms, or changes in clients condition.* Documenting duties completed with clients on the service delivery record during each shift.* Filing papers in clients charts as needed.* Signing Medication Administration Records (MARs) monthly.* Reviewing and signing all new clients plan of care/ weekly service record and changes in current clients plan of care.* Reading the communication book and checking employee mailbox before the start of each shift.* Checking outgoing US mailbox, collecting US mail delivered and distributing US mail and in-house mail to the clients.* Other documentation as assigned and/ or needed.* Understand and adhere to the Vulnerable Adult and abuse policy, Bill of Rights and HIPPA.* Works to assure facility is in compliance with federal, state and local standards and regulations.* Complete mandatory online annual trainings modules -assigned and due monthly.* Be up to date with completing mantoux tests and chest x-rays (if needed- based upon site).* Encourage, gather and/ or escort clients to participate in scheduled activity programs.* Lead activity programs as assigned.* Socialize with clients and incorporate new ideas and client suggestions into programming.* Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with RN, LPN, RS, and other Bridges MN staff.* Provide backup to other staff as needed to ensure 24 hours staffing.* Communicate information regarding clients care needs and changes to the team and families.* Provide proactive and constructive participation in staff meetings.* Be compassionate and work with tact and ethical awareness.* Be flexible and adaptable to changing situations.* Responds appropriately to safety hazards, fire, weather or emergency situations.* Follow through promptly on requested duties.* Assisted kitchen staff at meal times with set up, serving and clean up.* Provide on-the-job training for new associates.* Must be mature and emotionally stable using a calm and kind tone of voice.* The ability to remain calm in difficult or unusual circumstances.* Support the mission and values of Bridges MN.Required Skills and Experience: (Minimum requirements in terms of educational background, work experience, licenses/certifications or other knowledge, skills, and abilities.)* High school diploma/ GED required* Must have a valid drivers license, if driving is required.* Ability to pass a background check with the Department of Health and Human Services* Reliable transportation to and from work* No more than two minor moving violations in the past 3 years* No major violations (DUI, Careless, Reckless, Serious Speed, Driving While License Suspended, etc) in the past 5 years* Compassionate about the care and well-being of others* Prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently.* Possess skills to communicate effectively with clients, families, staff and other customers.* Possess the ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and documentation, including medical terminology, in English.* Be punctual with a good attendance record.* Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills.Additional Skills and Experience: (Preferred or Helpful)* Direct Care experience.Why work for us?Bridges MN strive to create a culture of serving our residents with the utmost excellence of care.Benefits:PTO, 401K and profit sharing as well as medical/dental/vision (for FT employees).Our purpose is to improve the lives of disabled individuals by creating opportunities for more independence in their homes and jobs. With our exceptional staff, valued partners and government agencies, Bridges provides a solid foundation in supporting personal growth and positive experiences. To accomplish our mission, Bridges engages in a process of discovering individual needs as well as individual dreams. We want to ensure informed choice and person centered planning in helping to design innovative service models for individuals no matter the level of need. In short, we live to help and improve the lives of our residents. We want our staff to emulate this motto.Bridges MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, protected genetic information, sex, parental status, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or Veteran status.

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