CareGiver

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:

The CareGiver performs services for the client as necessary to maintain the personal comfort of the client. The CareGiver reports directly to the: Office Staff – 330-497-5995.

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 (no cutting – filing and cleaning only), 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.
  • Reminds the client to self administer 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.
  • Ensure maintenance of a clean, safe, comfortable and healthy environment for the client.
  • 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 employees and clients and maintain absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients, clients' families and employees.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate sympathetic attitude toward caring for others.
  • Previous experience of 1 year in private duty or nursing home/assisted living with verifiable references.
  • 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 organization and its management among staff, clients, and referral sources. Demonstrate a strong commitment to client service excellence.
  • Possess and maintain good physical and mental health, including current TB testing.
  • U.S. Citizen or evidence of valid Alien Work Permit.

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.
  • See ADA Requirements

Applicant/Employee Acknowledgement:

I have read the Job Description of the CareGiver and understand the Principal Accountabilities and Requirements. I hereby acknowledge the expectations of the position (if offered the position) and will perform the Principal Accountabilities and requirements to the best of my ability.

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