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Position Responsibilities Summary:
Caregiver is a member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a Caregiver and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the client’s needs. The Caregiver will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client’s care
Directly Supervises: Indirectly Supervises:
Key Leadership, Management, and Accountabilities (LMA):
Assists in client’s daily activities. Informs the Director of Nursing, physician, and other personnel of changes in the client’s condition.
The Caregiver must consistently demonstrate and foster the following core values behaviors during all interactions with shareholders, clients, employees, vendors, and other business partners. Core values are the key behaviors that determine our decision-making at BrightStar.
Be open and positive
Approachable as a leader
Promotes and fun environment
Kind and genuine with others
Manages pressure and stress in a positive way
Serve with passion
Provide help first
Be confident, yet stay humble
Serve for the greater good
Make a real difference
Do the right thing
Tell the truth
Do what you say
Deliver results on time
Finish what you start
Be accountable to yourself and others
Make it great
Bring out the best in others
The Caregiver must demonstrate and execute the following position-specific competencies to ensure effective, profitable, and client-centered branch operations.
“G” – Must demonstrate and have a “get-it” mentality; clearly understands his/her key accountabilities; confident as a subject matter expert in his/her job.
“W” – Demonstrates a “want-it” attitude; accepts challenges; asks, “what can I do to help?” demonstrates a high-level of drive and energy for his/her job and success of others.
“C” – Demonstrates the capacity to perform desired job expectations; ability to grow and “stretch” in position as the needs of the business changes and evolves.
“L” – Effectively leads through example his/her area of responsibility.
“M” – Manages processes, procedures, and standards to achieve desired results.
“A” – Holds himself/herself and others accountable for getting the job done and maximizing value to company, clients, one another.
Provide client with hygiene care as directed including, but not limited to: bathing, grooming, oral care, dressing, undressing, toileting activities, feeding, meal preparation, linen changes, light housekeeping
Prepare and administer meals in accordance to client’s diet
Take and record vital signs as well as height and weight, if necessary
Assist client in active and passive range of motion defined by the plan of care, document observed changes, report any changes to the Director of Nursing
Assist client in walking and transportation to doctor appointments, outdoor activities, shopping
Develop and promote a safe environment for quality client care through adherence to established policies, procedures, and standards
Ensure client’s rights are adhered to
High school diploma or GED
Certification CPR (ARC)
Certified CPR and negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
Minimum one (1) year of documented experience is required
Licensed driver with insured and reliable automobile
Adhere to HIPPA and maintain client confidentiality
Contact with clients under a wide variety of circumstances. Care provided in client’s living environment with varying situations or in an institution such as a hospital. May be required to respond to emergency situations. Travel required. Position includes tasks that have the potential for exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) such as body fluids/tissues.
Personal Protective Equipment:
May include gloves, mask, eye/face protection, and disposable outer covering or lab coat.
Must be able to stand walk, squat, bend, kneel, reach, twist, push and pull. Varied assistance is required depending on the ability of the client. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Visual and hearing acuity required.
Limited travel as needed for various staff and client care service needs.
Up to 10% or as directed based on the needs of the business and attending job required training and conferences.
Office Environment: high-paced office/branch environment; continuous phone use/ringing; talking; various noise levels; interactions with employees and clients; sitting and standing for long periods of time; bending and stooping required; lifting up to 10 lbs. regularly and up to 50+ lbs. may be required; using a computer for extended periods: typing, staring at a bright monitor or TV screen; using fingers, wrists, and arms; stress on back may occur; possible exposure to prescription drugs, bodily fluids, small appliances for cooking, cooling, and heating foods or securely storing medications.
Client’s Environment: Unknown environments; bodily fluids, household and human germs; extreme cold or hot temperatures in or outside; light to heavy traffic; inclement weather; human body weights that vary based on client health and lifting as prescribed or needed per plan of care; 50+ lbs.
Acknowledgment of Receipt:
By signing below, I acknowledge receipt of the Caregiver Job Description and understand my core responsibilities. I also understand this job description does not represent all job requirements and performance expectations of the job. I understand I may be required to complete other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as directed as a condition of my employment. I understand this job description is not a contract of employment between my employer and me or any BrightStar branch.
I acknowledge my employment is at will and I understand my employer or I may terminate employment at any time and with or without cause.
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