Caregiver

Visiting Angels Of Southern NM Artesia , NM 88210

Posted 2 weeks ago

Seeking experienced Caregivers for clients in Artesia 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

Requires background check and TB testing, paid for by Visiting Angels.

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

Criminal background check. Drug testing. 1 year experience preferred.

Benefits

Flexible scheduling.

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Caregiver

Visiting Angels Of Southern NM