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Foley, AL 36535
Summary: * Provide personal, environmental, and nutritional services for clients in their place of residence. *Duties and Responsibilities: * The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. * Following the Client Profile and/or plan of care, assist with/attends to client’s ADLs including but not limited to bathing and/or assisting with oral hygiene and skin care; shampooing; changing bed linens; assisting with ambulation and prescribed exercises; light housekeeping, meal prep, and laundry. * Turns and positions bed clients. * Provides teaching and emotional support to patients and families. * Observes client’s physical and emotional status; takes action in emergency situations. * Reports all observed or state patient changes to supervisor. * Prepares timely, legible, and complete documentation of all care provided; returns documentation to office/department according to established policy. * Documents all communication and providers. * Participate in care coordination meetings as requested or appropriate. * Recognizes limitations in providing care and performs prescribed duties as allowed by law. * Participates in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies/practices. * Participates in quality assurance and utilization review activities as requested. * Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with clients, families, and other healthcare professionals. * Adjusts to fluctuating peaks in client flow, acuity, and other operational demands while maintaining quality. * Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. *Qualifications: * * High school diploma or equivalent * One or more years related experience or equivalent * Must possess valid driver’s license and auto insurance * Must pass a criminal background check. * Must be able to pass random drug screenings. * Able to work collaboratively with other caregivers as well as multiple health professionals in a home environment using tact, diplomacy, and discipline. * Strong charting/documentation skills. * Ability to understand and adhere to established policies, procedures, and protocols. * Commitment to excellence and high standards. * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills. * Ability to manage priorities and workflow. * Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm. * Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees. * Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions. * Creative, flexible, and innovative team player. * Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds. * Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions. * Bilingual skills a plus. * Demonstrated competence in reacting to and handling emergencies. *Physical Requirements: * While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following: * Move and position bed-bound patients. * Climb stairs, walk, kneel, stoop, and bend. * Utilize visual, auditory, verbal, and olfactory processes required to assess, monitor, and care for patients. * Understand and respond to a diverse population. * Travel by car. * Must be able to lift 25 pounds. *Work Environment: * Work is mainly performed in patient’s homes. Work may also be performed in hospitals, nursing facilities, assisted living communities, or other facilities where conditions can vary. *Must have auto insurance, be on call two weekends a month, and be able to work at least 40 hours a month (This is continuous hiring to meet ongoing needs.)