The primary function of a Private Duty Care Giver is to assist with the personal care of the patient. The specific personal care for each patient will be determined by the care plan developed. Private Duty Care Givers will be available for service during agency usual hours of operation. On occasion, the agency may assign caregivers to live in shifts.
Qualifications: Previous experience in the medical field desirable; A caring attitude toward the sick, disabled and elderly. Must have the ability to read and write Must receive a satisfactory rating on the annual performance evaluation Absent criminal background check Understands the Private Duty agency policies
Responsibilities: Assist the patient with personal care Sponge, tub or shower bath Care of the hair, skin, teeth and nails Includes shampoo if directed by the registered nurse Clean nails and use emery board. No cutting or clipping of nails is permitted Shave patients with an electric razor Assist the patient with activities of daily living Assist with dressing Assist with eating Assist to bathroom, or with use of urinal, bedpan or commode Assist ambulation with cane, walker or wheelchair Reposition/turn patient in bed Assist with prescribed range of motion exercises and specific exercises after instruction from professional health personnel. Measure and record intake and output when directed by the registered nurse Prepare meals and special diets as directed. May assist with meal planning and limited grocery shopping Perform light housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a safe environment to prevent or postpone institutionalization, including: Change bed linen Light cleaning of patient's living area Laundering essential to the comfort and cleanliness of patient Maintain a record of activities and submit this record to the agency once a week Report changes in behavior or condition of the patient Maintain confidentiality in all matters related to patient care Reminds patients to take medications which are ordinarily self-administered, as instructed by the supervising nurse Report to the Supervisor concerning all matters related to patient care Participate in case conferences To perform all required services consistently as ordered. Will perform other duties as assigned.
All employees will: Adhere to all Constellation Private Duty policies and procedures exercise necessary cost control measures Strive to provide and maintain positive external and internal customer service and promote a culture of excellence in customer service Must demonstrate effective communication skills by convening necessary information accurately, listening effectively and asking questions when clarification is needed Must be able to be depended upon to plan and organize work effectively and ensures its completion. Must be able to demonstrate reliability by arriving to work on time and taking breaks in the expected time frames. Will be expected to meet all productivity requirements Must be able to demonstrate team behavior and must be willing to promote a team --oriented environment Is expected to represent the organization professionally at all times