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V Care Medical Program Aide in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Accountable to: Activities Director Qualifications: General - certified by a licensed physician within 45 days of employment to be in good health including being free from communicable diseases, including tuberculosis, according to acceptable screening methods of the Centers for Disease Control. Education / Experience ? Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Must also have one or more years? experience working with adults in a health-care or social services setting. Special Qualification ? Must be qualified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid. Abilities - In addition to the responsibilities detailed in this job description, the Program Aide / Nursing must be able to: 1. Demonstrate marketing and public relations skills; 2. Understand the needs of the elderly and, in particular, the needs of those affected by cognitive impairments; 3. Be sensitive to the needs of family caregivers; 4. Demonstrate excellent communication skills; 5. Be available to work unscheduled days and hours 6. Make a commitment to cooperative performance to attain care, organization and program objectives which may entail performing duties not included in this job description.