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Caregiver Description – Sedona Winds

JOB TITLE: Caregiver
SUPERVISOR: L.P.N.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:

Act under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel to carry out all duties of personal care and assistance (including housekeeping, serving of food, laundry, and activities) to residents of Sedona Winds. Responsible for handling residents in a manner conducive to their safety, dignity, and emotional and physical well being. Responsible for executing all duties within the guidelines of local and State law and Sedona Winds policies and procedures and resident rights.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, oral hygiene, positioning, transfers, mobility and incontinence care within the guidelines of state law and Sedona Winds policies and procedures
  • Collect, launder and distribute residents’ personal laundry, including bed linens. Follow all policies governing infection control and hazardous waste.
  • Assist all residents in participating in planned activity program seven days per week
  • Prepare, assist with and document the administration of medication to residents under supervision of licensed nurse and in strict compliance with state regulations and physician’s orders
  • Prepare residents for meals and snacks and assist residents in dining room.
  • Keep proper records of care given
  • Follow all safety and infection control policies and procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of resident rooms, common areas, offices and corridors as outlined in Sedona Winds housekeeping procedures. Ensure all areas are safe
  • Attend all required in-service training
  • Comply with and understand all resident rights
  • Communicate all pertinent information to L.P.N
  • Communicate with oncoming shift to ensure follow through of duties
  • Report unsafe or hazardous conditions immediately

NON ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have completed (and provide evidence of completion) of a Department approved training program for caregivers appropriate to the license sub-classification or provide evidence from a DHS approved trainer of competency in the material
  • High school diploma or equivalent education
  • State certification as a licensed certified caregiver

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Three months full time or the equivalent in part time experience

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE SKILLS OR REQUIREMENTS:

  • Communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, community and State officials and general public
  • Compassion and desire to work with frail and elderly
  • Must meet all State health requirements
  • Must be able to work on a full or part time regular schedule and on-call as needed
  • Creative artistic or imaginative aptitude

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: (With or without the aid of mechanical devices)

  • Walking & Sitting
  • Reaching, lifting, grasping
  • Transferring residents
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Distinguishing smells, tastes and temperatures
  • Reading and writing
  • Communication skills
  • Maintain composure under stress
  • Hear and respond to resident emergency call system
  • Be able to identify and assist in emergency medical situations

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

  • Some exposure to infectious diseases
  • Some exposure to hazardous waste

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