• Visiting Angels Caregiver

    Visiting Angels
    Job Description
    POSITION PURPOSE: The Home Care Aide performs services for the client as necessary to maintain the personal care and comfort of the client.  The Home Care Aide/Caregiver reports directly to the: Staffing Coordinator/Case Managers.
     
    CLASSIFICATION: Hourly
    HOURS OF WORK: Part time, temporary employment that is dependent on the needs of the clients. Hours are not guaranteed on an hourly or weekly basis. Twenty-four hour assignments with time spent sleeping require an “Agreement Concerning Sleep Time.”
     
    PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Understand and adhere to information and precautions contained in individual client’s Home Plan of Care.
    • Assist the client with personal care activities including: bathing, skin care, back rub, hair care, nail care, dressing and undressing, feeding, oral hygiene, shaving, grooming and bedtime care.
    • Assist the client to the bathroom or in use of urinal or bedpan.  Keep incontinent clients clean and dry.
    • Assist the client with client's self-administration of medications.
    • Assist the client with personal communication skills, as needed.
    • Prepare appropriate documentation of the client care or service(s) furnished.
    • Report all client and employee incidents/accidents to supervisor immediately.
    • Assist the client with exercise, ambulation and transfer activities. Be aware of proper body mechanics.
    • Observe safety precautions including: wiping up wet floors, spills and other falling hazards immediately. Also report safety hazards, frayed electrical cords, unsecured handrails, malfunctioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors/alarms, defective equipment or environmental hazards to supervisor on the same day of observation.
    • Engage in respectful social interaction with client, including friendly conversation and empathic support, as well as, respecting client’s privacy and property.
    • Exhibit positive attitude and behavior and demonstrate respect for clients. 
    • Maintain absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients, including clients' families.
    • Respond and attend to client’s requests promptly.
    • Communicate effectively with all members of the team.
    • Maintain proper hand washing techniques.
    • Participate in required in-service training programs to meet regulatory requirements.
    • Understand the importance of seeking assistance, as needed, from your supervisor and/or others; demonstrate capability and dependability in following instructions.
    • Understand that regular, consistent attendance is necessary to serve clients.
    • Accept and fulfill assignments with the Agency; exercise judgment in accepting assignments.
    • Perform related duties and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the management team.
     
    SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PERSONAL ABILITIES REQUIRED:
    • Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Demonstrate sympathetic attitude toward caring for others.
    • Previous experience in private duty home care preferred.
    • Ability to listen and communicate clearly, fluently and diplomatically orally and in writing.
    • Ability to remain flexible, resilient, calm and maintain a sense of humor; and present a well-groomed professional image.
    • Ability to generate goodwill for the Agency with clients, their family members and other referral sources. Demonstrate a strong commitment to client service excellence.
    • Possess and maintain current TB testing.
    • Ability to lawfully work in the U.S.
     
    PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
    • Sitting, standing, bending, reaching, stretching, stooping, walking, climbing stairs and moving intermittently during working hours.  
    • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.  
    • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met. 
    • Must be able to properly operate office equipment.  
    • Must be able to maintain verbal and written communication with co-workers, leadership team, supervisors, clients, family members, vendors and all business associates within or outside the Agency.
    • All of the above demands are subject to ADA requirements.
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