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Mercy LIFE West Philadelphia, a member of Trinity Health PACE, has an immediate need for a per diem Personal Care Assistant/CNA for its location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.  This position will also provide home care in our participants' home.

PACE serves individuals who are age 55 or older, certified by their state to need nursing home care, able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area. While all PACE participants must be certified to need nursing home care to enroll in PACE, only about 7 percent of PACE participants nationally reside in a nursing home. If a PACE enrollee needs nursing home care, the PACE program pays for it and continues to coordinate the enrollee's care. We encourage fellowship and independence while serving seniors and their families with dignity and respect.  Delivering all needed medical and supportive services, PACE is able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic needs while maintaining their independence in their home for as long as possible. 
The Personal Care Assistant (PCA) performs varied patient care activities and related support services necessary in caring for the personal and comfort needs of participants.  The Personal Care Assistant reports to and works under the supervision of a registered nurse to deliver optimal care.  In performing all duties, PCA complies with LIFE policies and procedures