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Companion/ Caregiver

Company: Visiting Angels Chesapeake
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description POSITION PURPOSE:
This part-time, non-exempt position reports directly to the Client Care Supervisors for direction, mentorship, and support. The primary responsibility of the caregivers in this position comes under the three C's: Care, Comfort, and Communication. By performing routine care, providing comfort to the client and communicating to the Care Supervisors, and if necessary the staff nurses, any changes in care. The caregivers will implement specific assistance as defined by the Client Care Plan which is located within the living space of the client. The caregiver acts as a key link for the Visiting Angels team in support of the client's needs. Caregivers must report all pertinent information to the Care Supervisor in a timely manner.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Provides non-personal care to the client. Companion caregivers do not do any hands-on care.
Provides continuous companionship for client while on duty.
Assists in meal planning, purchasing foods, and food preparation.
Assist care recipient with self-administration of medications.
Assist care recipient in and out of bed.
Assist care recipient with walking, including use of walker and wheelchair when applicable.
Assist with meal preparation and feeding when required.
Assist with prescribed exercises when care recipient and home care aid have been instructed by the appropriate health professional.
Perform light housekeeping and personal laundry duties.
Take care recipient to appointments or out for errands if written in car plan.
Record and report changes to the nurse supervisor on the care recipient's physical condition, behavior or appearance.
Document services delivered in accordance with agency records policies and procedures.
Ensure full compliance with Visiting Angels policies and procedures.
Reasons of suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults must be reported immediately.
Representing Visiting Angels as a professional always.
CARING RESPONSIBILITIES:
Be considerate- ask care recipient before touching their bodies; get permission from the client before engaging their personal space. Always communicate each action throughout process.
Let care recipients know you care by smiling, caressing, touching, using a gentle voice, displaying an attitude that you'd rather be there that anywhere on earth.
Offer to massage their body.
Keep care recipients active! Participate in activities WITH them - be creative.
It is race when just sitting and staring at a care recipient is acceptable.
Other duties as assigned by supervisors.
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PERSONAL ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
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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Keywords: Visiting Angels Chesapeake, Chesapeake , Companion/ Caregiver, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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