Caregiver

Help at Home

  • Reading, PA
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 3 months ago
Excel Home Care is seeking a reliable Caregiver in Reading, PA for our client in need of Home Care services. Must be willing to travel.
  • Performs or assists consumer with personal care activities as prescribed in the plan of care, including but not limited to hygiene, mobility and elimination. Performs within the limits of employee's preparation and experience. If unable to perform a certain task, reports to the supervisor immediately.
  • Provides and maintains safe environment for the consumers. Use supplies and equipment safely and properly (footstools, side rails, etc.). Practice Universal Precautions in all contacts with the consumers.
  • Performs or assists consumer with home maintenance activities as prescribed in the care plan, including but not limited to light housekeeping and meal preparation.
  • Practices safe transfer, ambulation, normal range of motion and positioning techniques.
  • Respects the autonomy and right to confidentiality of all consumers and families.
  • Produces accurate documentation of the services. Documents care provided and response of the consumer /family. Submits time sheets and all other documentation in a timely manner.
  • Performs all duties in an ethical manner and in compliance with local, state and federal laws, Medicare regulations and established personnel policies and procedures, including confidentiality and HIPAA guidelines.
  • Performs other job-related duties as may be assigned.
  • Flexibility in schedule allowing for weekend hours as needed.
COMPETENCIES
  • Knowledge and Experience. High school diploma or equivalent; or completion of a state approved training program; or demonstrate skills and have a passing score on a written competency test. Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers. Passes the criminal background check. Minimum age requirement of 18 years.
  • Personal accountability. Exercises good health and personal hygiene practices. Demonstrates awareness of one's own behavior and its impact on others. Maintains excellent attendance, including traveling to client site in all weather conditions. Performs tasks in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Interpersonal Skills. Maintains a professional attitude and demeanor and communicates effectively. Relates courteously and cooperatively with consumers, caregivers, colleagues, supervisor, co-workers and all others. Demonstrates optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to work constructively with other home care team members, and demonstrates respect and concern for the well being of consumers and others.
  • Physical Demands.
  • This position requires the employee to work in a variety of environments (housing styles, cleaning and maintenance, heating and cooling) during visits to clients in their place of residence.
  • Requires the ability to ambulate throughout a patient's home, navigating stairs and other physical barriers typical to private residences.
  • Must able to deal effectively with stress.
  • Travel: while it is not required that the Care Giver have and use an automobile to provide transportation for the client, it is preferred, and there may be occasions that the Care Giver will travel locally with the client to appointments.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Must meet physical requirements per job description.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

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