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Caregiver

  • Job ID: 82232774
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours: Mostly Day shifts; evening and weekend rotation
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Home Nursing Agency
  • Department: Private Duty
  • Location: 201 Chestnut Avenue, Altoona PA 16603
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $12.79 to $19.44 / hour

Description

This is a flex full-time caregiver position for Cambria County.  This position will work mostly day shifts with an evening and weekend shift rotation requirement.  Travel is reimbursed at the federal rate.

Purpose:
Provide home care services to clients as designated in the plan of care by assisting with personal care, light housekeeping, shopping and errands, meal preparation and feeding, paying bills, escorting to appointments, and medication reminders. This will be done in a manner consistent with policies and procedures, customer satisfaction standards, and Department of Health and Office of Long Term Living regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities:
  • Preparing meals, monitoring stored foods for freshness, and assisting with feeding as necessary. Sorting/reading mail and paying bills.Medication reminders to help ensure clients take their medications at the appropriate times. Positioning, application of simple braces and/or equipment, transfers, ambulation, and previously established exercise programs. Specialized tasks such as simple catheter care external Foley (emptying and cleaning), ostomy care (assist with cleaning), and simple wound care (simple dressing changes). Escort customers to appointments or social or recreational activities.Engage the customer in reading, playing games, watching television, or simple conversation.
  • Accurately document services provided while in the client?s home.
  • Report all customer complaints immediately to the care supervisor for follow up.
  • Notify emergency services immediately if a client appears to be experiencing a medical emergency.
  • Be available and reliable to work flexible schedules, including evening and weekend rotations, based on client needs and service authorization requirements.
  • Monitor the ongoing health and safety of clients and immediately communicate any safety concerns or significant changes in their condition to the care supervisor for follow up.
  • Assist clients with:Personal care activities such as bathing, mouth care, hair care, nail care, skin care, shaving, dressing, and toileting.Light housekeeping such as vacuuming and dusting, straightening rooms, washing dishes, making the bed, cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, showers, tubs, and toilets, emptying the trash, and cleaning the kitchen sink, countertops, floors, and appliances, and washing, drying, and folding laundry.Grocery shopping and errands.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED. Access to transportation in the Agency service area with valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Driver's License
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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