Company: Visiting Angels Chesapeake
Posted on: August 3, 2022
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.
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
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
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
Reasons of suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults must
be reported immediately.
Representing Visiting Angels as a professional always.
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 -
It is race when just sitting and staring at a care recipient is
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.
Sitting, standing, bending, reaching, stretching, stooping,
walking, climbing stairs and moving intermittently during working
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
All of the above demands are subject to ADA requirements.
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