Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Staff development, home care or home health experience preferred. CPR Instructor-Certified helpful but not required. License clear of infractions required. Experience in geriatrics is preferred, cardiac, pulmonary and life-altering physical and mental diseases is also preferred.
- Conveys professionalism with Homewatch CareGivers clients, their families and referral sources
- Must maintain skills and learning on an ongoing basis, as well as adhering to Homewatch CareGivers, local, state and federal policies
- Has background in managing other heath care professionals
- Must be able to function with minimal supervision, multi-task, problem solve and make decisions on a timely basis
- Must have knowledge and be able to train, supervise and validate skills required of caregiving staff such as:
Exercising, Feeding, Finger and Nail Care, Foot care, Shaving, Transfers, Walker Assistance, Wheelchair assistance, Vital Signs, Monitoring Blood Glucose, Catheter Care, Monitor Intake/Output, Non-Sterile Dressing Changes, Oxygen Care, Perineal Care, Basic Wound Care, Basic Skin Care, Medication Dispensing, Nebulizer Treatments, G-Tube Care, Turning and Positioning and Toileting with Bedpan, Commode and Urinal.
- Must pass all background screening with satisfactory results
- Software experience with word, excel and other application
The LPN on staff manages client services, provides supervision and training for all home care service staff, and is responsible for:
- Ensures that all caregivers receive on-the-job training as needed for specific clients including onboarding
- Participates in ongoing training for caregivers during their employment with Homewatch CareGivers
- Meets with new and prospective clients and performs an assessment of service needs
- Creates a Care Plan for all new clients after assessment and updates Care Plans as needed
- Reviews charting in spirals and companion charts for clients monthly
- Meets with clients after service has started to ensure quality care
- Communicates with case managers, caregivers, office staff, clients, family members, and othermedical professionals about client’s needs and concerns
- Makes scheduled or unscheduled visits with clients to perform nursing tasks requested by clients, family members, or office staff
- Consults with the staffing manager regarding the supervision of services
- Assists staff, caregivers, and clients with problem-solving related to Homewatch CareGivers services.
- Consults on matters dealing with the health, safety, and welfare of Homewatch CareGivers clients
- Provides training to the clients regarding their own care, when requested
- Provides or arranges in-service training to staff and caregivers on health maintenance services
- When requested, assesses the skill level of new caregivers and recommends additional training, if necessary
- Performs client evaluations when requested, or when mandated by the State or County
- Performs the Quality Assurance visits on the above-mentioned cases not less than every 90 days, including taking vital signs
- Approves the caregiver assignment in the above-mentioned cases
- On-call responsibilities
- Any other duty requested to maintain the operations of the business including caregiving duties
- Able to work an average of 20-40 hours per week.
- Able to bend, climb, stoop, and stand an average of 5 hours per day.
- Able to lift 20-30 pounds.
- Able to use tools necessary for job.
- Able to communicate effectively.
Key performance measures to be reviewed upon hire.