Description: The personal caregiver is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision and direction of a registered nurse Case Manager and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the client’s needs. The personal caregiver is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The personal caregiver will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client’s care. The personal caregiver reports directly to the Case Manager.
- Responsibilities of the personal caregiver include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Providing personal care
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals
- Assisting in meal preparation and if needed, feeding the client
- Taking and recording oral and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency or under the supervision of the Case Manager)
- Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care
- Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency)
- Assisting client in the self-administration of medication by giving medication reminders
- Doing client’s laundry, as appropriate
- Meeting safety needs of clients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.)
- Reporting on client’s condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse or Case Manager
- Adhering to the Organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.
- Able to independently lift 75 lbs.
- Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given
- Comfortable with using a smart phone, tablet and other mainstream technology
- Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision
- Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired
- Possess and maintains current CPR certification
- Up to date and current on vaccinations
- Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene and adheres to the Advantage Nursing Care dress code
- Licensed driver with automobile that is insured and is in good working order
- Reliable and trustworthy