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Caregiver

Company: Lakeway Home Health
Location: Temple
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description DESCRIPTION
The Caregiver is a non-professional employee who provides direct patient and performs household services essential to home health care, including maintenance of a safe and clean home environment. He/She functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Private Duty Manager.
Location: Temple, TX
Shift: 5p-8p
Pay: $8/hr
JOB DUTIES/KNOWLEDGE
Follows the personal care plan and/or Assignment Form, which the supervisor has completed and provided. The Caregiver provides the following:
1. Develop and maintain excellent rapport with clients and co-workers.
2. Performs client services according to the Home Care Plan.
3. Helps the patient to maintain good personal hygiene.
4. Assists in maintaining a healthy, safe environment.
5. Coordinate and prepare nutritious meals for the client.
6. Attempts to promote patient's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest.
7. Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the patient and other members of the household.
8. Establishes a relationship with patient and family, which transmits trust and confidentiality.
9. Prepares a report of his/her visit on the day it is performed and incorporates it into the medical record. Documents care and services according to the plan of care and policies and procedures.
10. Effectively communicates in a team approach to keep an open exchange of case information.
11. Reports any change in patient's mental or physical condition or in the patient's home situation to his/her immediate supervisor or the staff nurse.
12. Carries out his/her assignment as instructed by the Supervisor and reports to the nurse when he/she is unable to do so.
FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES: - Is able to lift, turn and transfer patients weighing up to 200 pounds - Is able to carry bundles up stairs weighing up to 10 pounds - Must be able to travel to prospective patients' place of residence. - Must be able to read 12 point of larger type - Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most people
QUALIFICATION:
1. High school graduate and/or GED graduate.
2. Possess/or be willing to obtain a valid CPR & First Aid certification.
3. Must have the ability to pass a criminal background check.
4. Ability to read and write consistent with job requirements.

Keywords: Lakeway Home Health, Temple , Caregiver, Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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