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Personal Care Provider/Homemaker – Per Diem – JOB #1025

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The personal care provider/homemaker is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under supervision and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient’s needs.

 DUTIES:

  • Providing personal care including:
    • Bathing
    • Skin care
    • Hair care
    • Nail care
    • Shaving
    • Positioning
    • Bladder and bowel care
    • Medication reminding
    • Oral hygiene
    • Changing bed linen
    • Assisting patients with dressing and undressing
    • Skin care to prevent breakdown
    • Keeping patient’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate
  • Planning and preparing nutritious meals
  • Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary
  • Observation and maintenance of the home environment that ensures the safety and security of the consumer
  • Assistance with household chores including cooking and meal preparation, cleaning, and laundry
  • Assistance in completing activities such as shopping
  • Companionship including, but not limited to social interaction, conversation, emotional reassurance, encouragement of reading, writing and activities that stimulate the mind
  • Assistance with activities of daily living, personal care and any other assignments as included in the service plan
  • Completion of appropriate service notes regarding service provision each visit. Documentation shall contain services provided, date and time in and out, and a confirmation that care was provided
  • Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care
  • Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication
  • Doing patient’s laundry, as appropriate
  • Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.)
  • Maintains a professional demeanor as evidenced by appearance, attitude with other staff including positive and effective interpersonal relationship and communication skills
  • 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. For more information please see job description.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Current driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Ability to drive to visits in all kinds of weather and on all kinds of roads
  • Must have own reliable vehicle

 

For more information about this opportunity, call 970-577-4458 and ask for the Human Resources Department, or e-mail questions to jobs@eph.org.