Caregiving involves caring for the whole person. Caregivers provide emotional and social support, as well as hands-on personal care to our clients. Caregiving requires keen observation, empathic listening, as well as the ability to engage in professional communication.
Our caregivers attend to our client’s “personal care” needs by enabling them to complete their activities of daily living (ADLs): ambulation, transfer, bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding/hydrating, grooming/hygiene, and cognitive stimulation. In addition to providing “personal care”, our caregivers also provide assistance with our clients’ instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs): light housekeeping, laundry, cooking meals, grocery shopping, transportation to appointments, etc. The caregiver may also be required to provide medication reminders and medication services, as well as delegated nursing tasks, but only under the direction and delegation of our agency RN.
The caregiver must:
- 18 years of age or older
- own a smartphone capable of processing multiple work-related apps
- own and operate a licensed and insured motor vehicle
- effective communication both orally and in writing to sufficiently perform duties including interacting with clients and agency staff
- pass all screening tests, including criminal records and DMV background check
- provide proof of the ability to work in the U.S.A. legally
- successfully complete Caregiver Basic Training; or have proof of current certifications or be in “good standing” with the OSBN as a CNA or medication aide.
In the process of providing client care, the caregiver will:
- Engage in timely, responsive, and accurate communication with the administrator, clients, and co-workers.
- Regularly check and respond to Crew messages throughout the day in regard to schedule changes, company announcements, and direct messages from agency administrators.
- Implement proper infection control practices beginning with the guidelines recommended by the CDC (“Universal Precautions”).
- Use appropriate body mechanics to prevent injury to self and client.
- Follow the Client’s Care Plan.
- Communicate and collaborate with agency administrator and team members.
- Report changes such as any recognized abnormality, signs, or symptoms in the client’s condition to the agency’s administrators or agency RN (Crew and DSR).
- Document duties and tasks including hours, observations, and measurements.
- Report signs of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, misappropriation, or exploitation to an administrator.
- Demonstrate respect for the rights and property of clients and their families and maintain client confidentiality.
- Assigned to no less than three Client Care Teams (a primary Care Team and at least two others)
- Demonstrate flexibility regarding shift schedules. Caregiver schedule may change based on the needs of the clients, as well as the availability of the other Client Care Team members (caregivers)
The caregiver will work in clients’ homes within the agency’s geographic service area. The caregiver will carry out all services to clients as per the clients’ documented Care Plan under the supervision of the agency’s administrator and RN.
- Caregiver will work with a variety of clients and co-workers
- Caregiver will work collaboratively with the other care team members
- Caregiver will be exposed to noxious odors
- Caregiver may be required to travel in inclement weather.
Caregivers are required to:
- walk, climb (stairs), stand, lift 25 lb. without assistance, pull, push (vacuum), carry (load laundry), balance, bend, crouch, reach, and grasp
- assist in lifting, transferring, and stabilizing clients as they stand, sit, walk, and climb (stairs).
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4434 SE Main Street, Portland, OR 97215