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Peterborough Nashua and Surrounding Areas

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Caregivers are either LNA’S (Licensed Nursing Assistant) or PCPs (Personal Care Providers). Caregivers must be reliable, dependable, honest, and caring. Caregivers are not allowed to smoke in clients’ homes and must have their own transportation. Some may need to take clients to appointments or run errands. This will require them to possess a valid driver’s license and to have current automobile insurance. Caregivers must be observant enough to recognize changes in their clients, and be capable of alerting the appropriate personnel when necessary. Job Responsibilities As a Home Health Aide you will be responsible for assisting clients’ daily living functions and activities in a safe and beneficial manner. You will be provided with initial training on our company’s policies and procedures of effective home health. Your goal will be to maintain a professional relationship with clients and families. Other responsibilities of the Caregiver role include:
  • Reporting to designated Homewatch CareGivers of Peterborough and Nashua supervisor.?

  • Attending all annual training courses.?

  • Adhering to agency policies.

  • Accompanying clients to doctor visits, providing transportation and assistance.

  • Maintaining records of patient care and reporting observations to your supervisor.

  • Providing patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths or wheelchairs.

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements As a Home Health Aide you must be reliable, dependable, honest and caring. You must be able to work an average of 20-40 hours per week bending, climbing, stooping, and standing on an average of 5 hours per day. You must be observant and able to communicate effectively to understand your client’s needs, alerting the appropriate personnel when necessary. Other requirements of the Caregiver role include: LNA/CNA Certified Nursing Assistant license Current CPR Certification 1+ year of experience as a caregiver in a home health setting or facility Ability to lift 20-30 pounds and use necessary tools Must be able to function with minimal supervision Satisfactory background screening results No smoking allowed in clients’ homes Valid Driver’s License, Auto Insurance and Personal Vehicle Home Health Nurse – LNA/CNA Certified Nursing Assistant – Home Health Aide - Caregiver Benefits At Homewatch CareGivers we are a dedicated team of home health professionals passionate about taking care of families’ loved ones as if they were our own. We take pride in our home health caregivers and want to develop their potential in healthcare. Homewatch CareGivers believes it’s important that each CNA in our network be given the opportunity to continue to grow and broaden their skill set. When you join our team you have the opportunity of ongoing training as well as courses offered through the Homewatch CareGivers University.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Nature of job: The Nurse RN on Staff conducts intake and supervision on personal care cases when it requires a higher level of expertise than the regular staff can accommodate. The Nurse on Staff also provides training for staff, caregivers, and clients on a regular schedule and when called to do so. 10-20 hours per week to start, could transition to full time if desired.

REQUIREMENTS

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 a must, cardiac, pulmonary and life-altering physical and mental diseases a plus. 1. Conveys professionalism with Homewatch CareGivers clients, their families and referral sources 2. Must maintain skills and learning on an ongoing basis, as well as adhering to Homewatch CareGivers, local, state and federal policies 3. Has background in managing other heath care professionals 4. Must be able to function with minimal supervision, multi-task, problem solve and make decisions on a timely basis 5. Must have knowledge and be able to supervise and train on all following items: Ambulation Bathing/shampooing Dressing Food handling Hand washing Backrubs Bed-baths Denture care Exercising Feeding Finger and nail care Foot care Shaving Toileting with bedpan, commode, urinal Transfers Turning and positioning Walker assistance Wheelchair assistance Vital Signs Monitoring blood glucose Catheter care Monitor Intake/output Non-sterile dressingchanges Oxygen care Perineal care Basic wound care Basic skin care Medication dispensing Nebulizer treatments G-Tube care 6. Satisfactory background screening results 7. Software experience with Word, Excel and other application Scope of Position: Reports to the governing body and/or owner Major Responsibilities: The Nurse on Staff conducts client intake, manages client services, provides supervision and training for all home care service staff, and is responsible for: 1. Ensures that all caregivers receive on-the-job training as needed for specific clients. 2. Participates in ongoing training for caregivers during their employment with Homewatch CareGivers. 3. Meets with new and prospective clients and performs assessments of service needs. 4. Creates a Care Plan for all new clients after assessment and updates Care Plans as needed. 5. Reviews charting in spirals and companion charts for clients monthly. 6. Meets with clients after service has started to ensure quality care. 7. Communicates with case managers, caregivers, office staff, clients, family members, and other medical professionals about client’s needs and concerns. 8. Makes scheduled or unscheduled visits with clients to perform nursing tasks requested by clients, family members, or office staff. 9. Consults with the staffing manager regarding the supervision of services. 10.Assists staff, caregivers, and clients with problem-solving related to Homewatch CareGivers services. 11.Consults on matters dealing with the health, safety, and welfare of Homewatch CareGivers clients. 12.Provides training to clients regarding their own care, when requested. 13.Provides or arranges in-service training to staff and caregivers on health maintenance services. 14.When requested, assesses the skill level of new caregivers and recommends additional training, if necessary. 15.Performs client evaluations when requested, or when mandated by the State or County. 16.Performs the Quality Assurance visits on the above-mentioned cases not less than every 90 days, including taking vital signs. 17.Approves the caregiver assignment in the above-mentioned cases. 18.Any other duty requested to maintain the operations of the business including caregiving duties Physical Qualifications: 1. Able to work an average of 10-20 hours per week to start, with option to expand to full time if desired. 2. Able to bend, climb, stoop, and stand an average of 5 hours per day. 3. Able to lift 20-30 pounds. 4. Able to use tools necessary for job. 5. Able to communicate effectively

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  1. I attest that I, the applicant, have never abused, neglected, sexually assaulted, exploited or deprived any person nor have I subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct.

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  1. I understand and agree that any consequential omissions or misrepresentations made by me on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or termination by Homewatch CareGivers if I have been employed. I understand that any offer of employment will be at the will of Homewatch CareGivers and that the company reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without prior notice and that I am free to resign at any time with or without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the company has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.
    • I, hereby authorize Homewatch CareGivers to request and receive from all prior employers within one year of the date of this application, any and all pertinent information concerning my prior employment and its termination, including the reasons for such termination. I also release Homewatch CareGivers and its representatives from all liability from any damage that may result from furnishing the same to you. This includes a criminal background history, workers’ compensation investigation and/or Social Security check. This may also include random drug testing.

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