Care Giver

Date: January 2015 Position: Care Partner
State: Arizona Department: AccentCare
Supervisor: Field & Staffing Supervisor Classification: Non-Exempt
Care Partner provides both Personal Care (hands-on) as well as Homemaking task (non-hands-on) for clients. The purpose of the Care Partner is to provide non-medical support to the client keeping the client integrated within their family while enabling them to remain at home rather than at a hospital or nursing institution. Care Partners may also provide Respite Care for the primary family caregiver. Respite duties include any non-medical task performed by the primary caregiver for the client that is within scope of the Attendant Care Partner.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Personal Care Duties:
1.Bathing, dressing, grooming caring for hair and oral hygiene that are needed to facilitate treatment or prevent deterioration of the client's health.
2.Changing the bed linens of an incontinent beneficiary.
3.Shaving, deodorant applications, skin care with lotions and/or powders.
4.Foot care.
6.Assistance with toileting.
7.Assistance with ambulation.
8.Use of assistance devices.
9.Changing position in bed.
10.Assistance with transfers.
11.Assistance with simple exercises.
Homemaker/Incidental Duties:
All cleaning task necessary to attain and maintain safe and sanitary living conditions for the client including but not limited to:
1.Remind client to self-administer medication.
2.Companionship and recreational/socialization skill development.
3.Scheduling appointments.
4.Cleaning clients bedroom
5.Cleaning client's bathroom
6.Chang linens
7.Laundry, including folding.
8.All meal planning, shopping, food preparation, and storage tasks necessary to provide meals that meet the nutritional needs of the client.
9.Laundry task required to maintain the member's clothing in a clean manner as well as neat in appearance.
10.Notifying your supervisor of any change in client's medical condition or social needs that may occur including daily charting and documentation.
11.Other duties personalized by your supervisor, which are necessary to assist the client in maintaining self-sufficiency i.e. errands.
12.Incidental household work not related to the direct care of the client such as:
oAssist with paying bills
oWriting correspondence
oScheduling appointments
While providing the Care Partner services, including general household work, you must ensure that incidental household work (i.e. paying bills, scheduling appointments, assisting with correspondence? Does not exceed 20% of the total weekly time worked.
oCurrent CPR Certification
oCurrent First Aid Certification
oDirect Care Work (DCW) Certification
oIf not already obtained, DCW training and certification will be established with AccentCare
oCurrent TB Test (within one year)
oCurrent Automobile Insurance
oValid Driver License
oBackground Check (driving and conviction record)
oThree (3) letters of reference, one preferably from a past employer. Letters of reference cannot be from a family member.
oMust be able to work in a safe manner without direct supervision
oMust be able to respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner
oMust be certified competent by taking mandatory training courses.
oPrefer Care Partner/Caregiver experience in a related field.

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