01 May
Personal Support Specialist, Full-time Days, Rumford Community Home, LTC
Maine, Rumford , 04276 Rumford USA

At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day. Rumford Community Home is seeking a PSS to join our team! This is a full-time 40-hour Days, benefits eligible position. Starting pay is $18.25 plus a Sign-On Bonus of $2500. This is a PSS position with our Rumford Community Homes Long Term Care Facility in Rumford, Maine. The Personal Support Specialist (PSS) assists with the overall care of residents in cooperation with other facility staff as assigned by the charge person/Director of Clinical Services. Works in close cooperation with other team members to give personal care to assigned residents as needed. Assists in any way possible to provide a safe, homelike, and comfortable environment for the residents. Regulatory Requirements: High School or GED required. Residential Aide must have Residential Care Specialist 1(RCS-I), or Personal Support Specialist (PSS) Certification. May be trained within 4 months of employment. Six months to one year’s experience preferred. Must be tolerant, patient and treat residents with dignity and respect. What It’s Like Working At RCH: We are all about our team members growth and health. That why we prioritize work/life balance, community-based wellness initiatives and tuition reimbursement or student loan repayment for ALL of our team members. CMH offers a robust benefits package that includes:

Robust Paid Time Off (PTO) program

Medical plan with enhanced Tier 1 benefits provided within the CMH system.

Dental plan

Vision plan

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Basic Life insurance at no cost

Supplemental Life insurance

Long-term disability insurance

401(k) or 403(b) retirement savings plans

Tuition IO partnership for student loan repayment assistance and tuition assistance

Family leave program for Parental Leaves

Comprehensive Wellness Program

Duties and Responsibilities: Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas: 1. Assists nurses working with assigned residents to administer to their personal needs; bathing, daily hygiene, toileting, lifting, turning or re-positioning with the nurse. 2. Sets up and monitors residents prescribed diets during meal times. 3. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse. 4. Assists resident with ADLs including set up to extensive or total assist in care needs. 5. Encourages resident to achieve maximum ambulation. Following P.T. instructions/program as needed. 6. Applies anti-embolic stockings (no ace bandages). 7. Assists with bowel/bladder retraining, toileting, and incontinent care. 8. Care of prosthetic devices including hearing aids, glasses, braces, hand splints, glass eyes, etc. Assist resident as needed with application, removal and cleaning. 9. Completes charting daily of care given using CNA documentation sheets. 10. Collect voided urine specimens, stool specimens for lab testing. 11. Colostomy care, change bag, skin care and report breakdown to Charge Nurse. 12. Maintains standard precautions, care of linen, waste, contaminated equipment, gowning and gloving at all times. Isolation techniques as needed. 13. Assists with personal care, baths (bed, tub, shower, whirlpool), oral hygiene, and peri care. 14. Assists with the emptying of bedpan and urinal. Check urinals every 2 hours. 15. Assists with positioning and providing comfort measures to residents. 16. Assist with postmortem care as designated by the Charge Nurse. 17. Assists with range of motion. 18. Assists with peri care and baths as designated by the Charge Nurse. 19. Assists with transfers to chair, wheelchair, gurney, and mechanical lifts. 20. Unsterile application of heat and cold-moist and dry, or ice bag, rice packs. 21. Assist and apply bed devices, footboard, bed cradle, heel/elbow protectors, trapeze bar, hand, trochanter rolls, or other pressure relieving device. 22. Assists in completing monthly weights and vital signs as scheduled. 23. Provides assistance in therapeutic activities and communication to residents. 24. Applies treatments as directed by charge nurse

If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application!


Our why, our purpose, drives every decision and action we take as a healthcare system. We strive everyday to deliver exceptional care, and to improve our community. We are a non-profit organization that is breaking the traditional healthcare mold by bringing our patients and their family’s high value, low cost, and award-winning care while focusing on creating an exceptional experience for them; all within their communities. To accomplish this, we only hire individuals who are committed to excellence, who embody the principles of our CMH Experience Service Standards, and who are ready to step in and help their fellow team members achieve those exceptional results for our patients, their families, and the community.Central Maine Healthcare System The organization is broad in its footprint, with three (3) hospitals in Bridgton, Lewiston, and Rumford, and over 75 individual practices within our Medical Group. Lewiston’s Central Maine Medical Center is a certified and award-winning level two trauma center, along with our Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute and the upcoming highly anticipated launch of our comprehensive state of the art cancer treatment center. Both Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals are four (4) star accredited acute care hospitals, and our Medical Group and Maine Urgent Care Centers have won multiple awards within their specialties. As a system we are a six-time winner of the Leapfrog Safety A Rating since 2019, representing some of the highest quality care and outcomes nationwide. Our awards and accolades are only possible as a result of our commitment to culture, and a focus on safety and inclusion, in each of our patient’s experiences and in the experiences we create within our teams.If you are a person who is looking for a way to give back to your community, to help improve the lives of patients or those who care for our patients, want to be part of a growing organization that is setting the bar for Maine healthcare, apply to join Central Maine Healthcare today!Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity CMH actively promotes diversity in its workforce at all levels of the organization. We strive to create and maintain a setting where we celebrate cultural and other differences and consider them strengths of the organization. CMH is an equal opportunity workforce and no one shall discriminate against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status with respect to any offer, or term or condition, of employment. We make reasonable accommodations to the known physical and mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities.

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