Caregiver

Visiting Angels Of Southern NM Las Cruces , NM 88011

Posted 3 weeks ago

Would you like a rewarding job that provides a sense of accomplishment, joy, and gratification? Are you a caregiver overwhelmed with the need to care for many patients at one time? Would you prefer to spend time developing relationships with your clients instead of rushing between patients? If you love working with people and have a history as a caregiver, you can become an Angel companion! Join the Visiting Angels of Southern New Mexico's team and make a difference in the life of someone in your community!

Seeking experienced Caregivers for clients in Las Cruces and surrounding areas.

Caregiver responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting clients in personal care, such as dressing or bathing
  • Providing safety during physical activities
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Transporting clients for errands and medical appointments
  • Medication reminders
  • Providing compassionate, positive companionship

Must pass criminal background check, DMV report, and drug screening.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Understand and adhere to information and precautions contained in individual clients Home Plan of Care.

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 to the bathroom or in use of urinal or bedpan. Keep incontinent clients clean and dry.

Assist the client with client's self-administration of medications.

Assist the client with personal communication skills, as needed.

Prepare appropriate documentation of the client care or service(s) furnished.

Report all client and employee incidents/accidents to supervisor immediately.

Assist the client with exercise, ambulation and transfer activities. Be aware of proper body mechanics.

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 clients privacy and property.

Exhibit positive attitude and behavior and demonstrate respect for clients.

Maintain absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients, including clients' families.

Respond and attend to clients requests promptly.

Communicate effectively with all members of the team.

Maintain proper hand washing techniques.

Participate in required in-service training programs to meet regulatory requirements.

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.

Accept and fulfill assignments with the Agency; exercise judgment in accepting assignments.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the management team.

Requirements

Must have valid driver's license. Criminal background check required. Six months experience preferred. Drug screening also required.

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.

Benefits

Flexible scheduling. On-going training available, particularly in areas of palliative care, memory care, fall prevention, end of life care, etc.

At Visiting Angels, we know how important our caregivers are. They are the backbone of our business. Without our team of compassionate caregivers, we wouldn't be able to help our clients the way we do. That's why we are so honored that caregivers across the nation have voted Visiting Angels as The Best Place To Work.

The 2016-2017 Caregiver Choice Awards, sponsored by myCNAjobs and Healthcare Research, surveyed caregiver companions, home health aides, and nursing aides working for home care agencies with 50 or more locations nationwide. In this poll, the Visiting Angels caring careers are ranked as The Best Place To Work.

If you are passionate about providing seniors with dignified, respectful care, then you may have what it takes to become an Angel companion with Visiting Angels of Southern New Mexico.

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