Non-Medical Caregiver: Companion and Home Health Aide

Visiting Angels Ponca City, OK
Location
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Construction
Job Availability
Immediately

Description

Statement of Purpose:

Caregiver provides daily living needs in compliance with agency’s policies and procedures, applicable healthcare Standards, and governmental laws & regulations.

Immediate Supervisors: Staffing Coordinator & Agency Director

Classification:  Hourly

The performance of general household work is limited to 20% of the total time spent working in accordance with the plan of care.

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.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in the direct care of seniors in an institutional setting, or one year without break in service in private residence caring for a senior(s); less experience may be acceptable at the Director’s discretion.
  • Ability to read & write, understands and carries out directions, and keep simple records.
  • Able to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Free of communicable disease.
  • Have reliable transportation.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Follow verbal and written directions provided by the Director, Staffing Coordinator or registered nurse, depending upon the type of assignment.
  • Understand and adhere to information and precautions contained in individual client’s Home Plan of Care.
  • Assist the client with client's self-administration of medications.
  • Assist the client with personal communication skills, as needed.
  • Drive the client (in their personal, insured vehicle or company vehicle ONLY) to appointments and/or for pleasure.
  • Assist the client with shopping or take the client shopping as needed.
  • Ensure maintenance of a clean, safe, comfortable and healthy environment for the client.
  • Prepare appropriate documentation of the client care or service(s) furnished.
  • 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.
  • Report all client and employee incidents/accidents to supervisor immediately.
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the team.
  • Maintain proper hand washing techniques.
  • 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.
  • Reports, observes and documents client’s status and the care or service furnished.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding clients, agency business and healthcare staff.
  • Accept and fulfill assignments with the Agency; exercise judgment in accepting assignments.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the management team.
  • Self-govern the completion of all licensed agency caregiver’s Oklahoma required 1 hour continuing education units (CEUs) monthly.  These are available online. We offer access at the office if necessary.
  • Participate in paid, mandatory in-service trainings to meet governing requirements.

Home Health Aide additional accountabilities:

  • Assist the client to the bathroom or in use of urinal or bedpan.  Keep incontinent clients clean and dry.
  • 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 with exercise, ambulation and transfer activities. Be aware of proper body mechanics.

Physical/environmental demands:

  • Requires physical ability to perform job related lifting, standing, bending, transferring, stooping, stretching, walking, pushing and pulling.
  • Partial or complete assistance with activities of daily living without assistance.
  • Handling and dead-lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
  • Sitting, standing, bending, reaching, stretching, stooping, walking, climbing stairs and moving intermittently during working hours.  
  • Normal and corrected vision and hearing to normal or near normal range.
  • 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.

Specific job knowledge, skills and personal abilities required:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in the direct care of seniors in an institutional setting, or one year without break in service in private residence caring for a senior(s); less experience may be acceptable at the Director’s discretion.
  • Demonstrate sympathetic attitude toward caring for others.
  • 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 read & write, understands and carries out directions, and keep simple records.
  • Able to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Free of communicable disease.
  • Have reliable transportation.
  • 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.
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