Caregiver

A Helping Hand Homecare Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

Summary

A Helping Hand has been serving the greater Seattle Area for the past 15+ years specializing and providing professional care to the seniors in the Greater Puget Sound.

Essential Position Functions

Provide compassionate, professional, and reliable care to assigned clients pursuant to their care plans, which can include the following activities

  • General "companionship" activities like conversation or the maintenance of a physical presence

  • Cooking and meal preparation

  • Light housekeeping

  • Out-of-home activities like grocery shopping, or attending medical appointments

  • Vehicle transportation

  • Assistance with light exercise

  • Reminders about medication

  • Feeding

  • Bathing/showering

  • Dressing and grooming

  • Assistance with movement on foot or with a cane, walker, wheelchair, or scooter

  • Fall prevention

  • Toileting

  • Feeding tube

  • Hoyer lifts

  • Assistance with briefs

  • Colostomy bags

  • Dementia specialization

  • Wound care

  • End of life care

  • Bedbound care

  • Nurse-delegated care under the guidance of a Registered Nurse

  • Direct Assistance

  • Administering

  • Insulin

  • Direct assistance with the consumption of medication

  • Administering eye drops

  • Insulin Injections

  • Maintain the client's Communications Log during each assigned shift

  • Communicate promptly and frequently with the office about personal availability, changes in the client's condition or situation, unusual incidents at the client's home or in the course of the client's life, and suspected abuse or harm

  • Serve as a "mandatory reporter" under Washington State law

  • Complete twelve (12) credits of continuing education during each 12-month period of service as a caregiver

  • Maintain any licenses or certifications pursuant to Washington State rules and regulations

Education/Experience:

  • Must have CNA or HCA certification, be English-language proficient, and pass a written skills test.

  • Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

  • Pass a drug test.

  • Reliable transportation in order to travel to client homes.

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