Caregiver
Job Details
EKY Office - Lexington, KY
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Job Summary

The Caregiver performs a wide variety of tasks as they relate to client activities of daily living. This position requires the care staff to be caring, attentive, and focused on the individualized needs and expectations of his/her client(s). The Caregiver will present a pleasant and helpful demeanor to clients, fellow employees and family members that they may come in contact with.

Essential Duties/Skills

  • The Caregiver shall provide daily care to and supervision of the client in a fashion typically extended from a caring family member to one of his/her own family members, including, but not limited to or by: the provision of a healthy physical environment, healthy food, dressing, hygiene, ambulation, transportation, physical and intellectual stimulation, and emotional guidance and support.
  • The Caregiver agrees, for the protection and benefit of the client, to abide by all federal and state laws and regulations with regard to clients and to perform services including but not limited to or by the following:
    • To be a companion and associate to the client;
    • To provide physical assistance and care for the client;
    • To protect the client from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and mistreatment and to provide guidance and support so that the client will remain as independent as possible
    • To provide the client with moral support and advice, and help the client work through problems, especially by being a good listener.
    • To make every effort to keep the home neat, clean and attractive i.e. free of unpleasant odors, clean bed linens, free of excess clutter.
    • To respect the clients right of privacy; right of free movement and access to the community; right to have personal property and possessions respected; and the right to be free from physical and mental abuse, mistreatment and harassment.
    • To participate in mandatory and other helpful training, Service Plan of Care (POC) meetings and other activities sponsored and/or arranged by Premier Caregiver Services.
    • To fully implement the goals and interventions outlined in the POC for the client.
  • To assist Premier Caregiver Services in maintaining records required of Premier Caregiver Services
    • Unusual Occurrence Forms completed according to Premier Caregiver Services Requirements;
    • Daily Shift Notes written and submitted according to P&P; o Records of training, car insurance, and other required paperwork submitted to Premier Caregiver Services
    • Financial records of money received, and expenditures made on behalf of the client;
    • Documentation of hours worked and compliance with clock-in/clock-out procedures;
    • Any other documentation needed by Premier Caregiver Services to remain in compliance with Regulations and/or policies and procedures
  • To facilitate the client's involvement in social activities in the neighborhood and community, if they wish, and to assist them with using neighborhood and community resources, as requested.
  • To maintain the clients confidentiality by protecting personal, financial and health information;
  • To act in a professional manner by way of interactions with the client, his family, medical professionals, other staff, community citizens, neighborhood shopkeepers, community merchants, and representatives of medical facilities;
  • To work toward the development of an ongoing personal bond and relationship with the client;
  • To notify Premier Caregiver Services immediately of any situation which may involve a potential threat of harm to the client.
  • To notify Premier Caregiver Services and others according to P&P regarding unusual occurrences, abuse, neglect or exploitation.
  • To facilitate the clients normal day to day schedule, visits with family and friends, conducting business (paying bills, banking, shopping, hair appointments, etc.) in a manner that is reasonable and not disruptive to the general functioning of the home, and according to the details of the clients Plan Of Care;
  • To possess a properly insured, registered, and functioning motor vehicle and a valid state drivers license for the purpose of transporting the client to appointments, visits, community activities, therapies, or other necessary activities. The Caregiver is responsible for ensuring that transportation is available and provided when needed.
  • To assure that ones telephone services are set up in a manner so that calls from Premier Caregiver Services are not missed. Possible ways of meeting this clause include, but are not limited to, call waiting, voice mail, and call forwarding.
  • To practice universal and standard precautions.
  • To store all medications in an appropriate manner (prescription and over-the-counter) and to follow all applicable Premier Caregiver Services medication reminder policies, procedures and regulations;
  • To ensure adequate care, the Caregiver will notify Premier Caregiver Services of any pertinent changes in staffs situation including, but not limited to, or by:
    • Change in health, 13.Caregiver Job Description_2019
    • Providing similar services for another Agency other than Premier Caregiver Services,
    • Health issues of the Caregiver that could impact ability to provide caregiver services,
  • To notify Premier Caregiver Services immediately of any of the following:
    • Change of address or phone number or other contact information,
    • Serious family illness or event that could impact ability to provide caregiver services,
    • Any illness or injury to the client,
    • Any time the client is hospitalized or otherwise not at home or the place where care is typically provided;
  • To secure prior approval from Premier Caregiver Services for communication with the public such as civic clubs, speeches, radio, television, newspaper, etc. regarding any aspect of any program or service of Premier Caregiver Services.
  • To speak with or answer questions from Premier Caregiver Services, Adult Protective Services (APS) or other authorized agency during an investigation, as needed;
  • To obtain and provide Premier Caregiver Services with a note from a physician that you are physically capable of providing care to clients with health care issues when asked to do so;
  • To obtain and provide Premier Caregiver Services with proof of a reported emergency which prevented you from working or attending a mandatory meeting/training (i.e. hospitalization, emergency room visit, car accident, funeral, etc.) when ask to do so
  • To maintain current certifications in First Aid and CPR and other training required by Premier Caregiver Services.
  • Caregiver agrees that the assignment of the client is to be based upon the acceptance of such a Caregiver placement as determined by the clients Service Plan of Care (POC) and the Client and/or Client Representative;
  • Caregiver further agrees that any direction over or training provided to Caregiver by Premier Caregiver Services is intended solely as a protection for the clients being served by Premier Caregiver Services and is part of Premier Caregiver Services obligation under applicable Regulations
  • The Caregiver agrees to work exclusively for Premier Caregiver Services with an accepted client and agrees not to accept a job offer to work directly with the client being served.
  • Other duties required as needed.

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED (unless extensive experience is evident and/or Caregiver is attending a GED program).

Experience

  • No experience required, however, the Caregiver's rate of pay is based on experience and/or credentials.

Responsible to the Agency Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, and Care Manager

Physical Necessities & Exposure Risk

  • Significant physical work. Exposure to infectious disease and hazardous materials will be a potential risk of employment, requiring protective equipment and compliance with standard precautions.

Zero Drug/Alcohol Tolerance Policy

  • Incorporated by reference into this job summary are all provisions of the Caregiver Services of KY LLC, DBA Premier Caregiver Services Handbook, including, without limitations, Paragraph 7F and 7G, which specifically preclude the use of drugs and alcohol in any way while on the job or at any time or in any manner that might or would affect the undersigned's performance while on the job.
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