DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY:
As a Caregiver/Homemaker, you have the authority, responsibility, and accountability for carrying out your assigned duties.
The caregiver/homemaker provides services to agency clients involving personal care transfer assist, cleaning and other housekeeping functions, errands, companionship, and performs other duties as directed by the agency director.
Employees will have the necessary training to perform their job.
- To know and follow the client’s service plans which may include but is not limited to:
a. Perform or assist clients with supportive comfort measures.
b. Prepare meals, snacks, and provide fluids.
c. Perform household services essential to remaining at home.
d. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment.
e. Provide companionship to clients.
f. Shop and perform errands as requested.
g. Provide transportation to MD appointments as requested.
- To ensure that all clients are treated fairly with kindness, dignity, and respect.
- To respect client’s property rights and maintaining clients’ right to privacy and confidentiality.
- To follow and established safety precautions in the performance of all duties and report all accidents and injuries to yourself or clients to the agency director.
- To observe practices and perform all assigned tasks under the established agency policies and procedures, and as instructed by the agency director.
- Assure that established infection control, universal precaution practices, and standard precaution practices are followed and maintained when performing caregiver/homemaker duties.
- Assure that client’s homes are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable, and attractive manner.
- Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the agency.
- To thoroughly complete appropriate records, timesheets, service plans, and other documentation, and be submitted promptly.
- To attend and participate in scheduled orientation and in-service training and educational classes.
- To notify the agency if you will be late or absent from work at least (2) hours before the assigned visit.
- Maintains Mark Your Home Health Care Values.
- Participates in the organizations’ Master Idea Plan.
- Must hold a valid driver’s license.
- Must be a minimum of Eighteen (18) years of age.
- Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with staff and client members.
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to interact and deal tactfully with other staff, difficult clients, difficult family members, visitors, and the general public.
- Must only utilize the equipment you have been trained to use carefully.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a client’s medical condition.
- Maintain the CONFIDENTIALITY of client information.
- Follow established fire and safety policies and procedures.
- Must adhere to the agency’s dress code.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
(With or Without Aid of Mechanical Devices)
- Must be willing to perform tasks that may involve exposure to the client’s blood/bloody fluids.
- Must possess the versatility to spend a minimum of 70% of the working day standing or moving in the workplace. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
- Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to meet the requirements of the position.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with clients, personnel, and support agencies.
- Is subject to frequent interruptions
- Must be able to lift clients, medical equipment, supplies up to 50 pounds.
- Must possess the willingness to work beyond regular hours when necessary.
- Must be able to assist with the evacuation of clients.
- Works primarily in all areas of the client’s residence
- Is subject to frequent interruptions
- Is involved with clients, family members, personnel, visitors, etc., under all conditions/circumstances
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset clients, family members, personnel, visitors, etc.
- Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions when necessary
- Attends and participates in continuing educational programs
- Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday
- May be exposed to infectious waste, disease, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B virus
- The work environment is determined by the client’s home temperature and humidity.
- Reports to the agency office regularly (at weekly)