Caregivers / Home Health Aides

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Saint Charles, MO

Job status
Full time
Job description
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Caregiver is a paraprofessional member of the private duty team who works under the supervision of a care coordinator and performs various personal care and support services as necessary to meet the client’s needs. The Caregiver is responsible for observing clients, reporting and recording these observations and documenting the services provided.

The Caregiver will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of services.

Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as ordered (within the training limitations of the Caregiver).
Assisting the client in the self-administration of medication.
Doing the client’s laundry, as appropriate.
Meeting the safety needs of clients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, restraints, etc.)
Reporting the client’s condition and significant changes to the assigned care coordinator or supervisor.
Adhering to 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.
Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the Caregiver include, but are not limited to:
Providing personal care including:
Baths
Back rubs
Oral hygiene
Shampoos
Changing bed linen
Dressing and undressing clients
Skin care and prevention of skin breakdown
Toileting activities
Keeping the client’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate
Planning and preparing nutritious meals.
Assisting in feeding the client, if necessary.
Taking and recording oral, rectal and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (within the training limitations of the Caregiver).
Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the service delivery plan.
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