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Framingham Marlborough, Holliston, Natick, and Metrowest

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Caregivers are either CNA’S (Certified Nurse Aides) 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. Nature of job: Caregivers provide paraprofessional services to the agency’s home care clients, as assessed in the care plan and in compliance with the client’s Service Agreement. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 1. Experience as a caregiver in a home care setting or skilled facility. 2. Must meet hiring criteria as defined in the agency’s minimum standards. 3. Must be able to function with minimal supervision, accepting personal responsibility for maintaining a professional relationship with the client. 4. Must accept responsibility for maintaining skills and learning on an ongoing basis, as well as adhering to agency policies. Scope of Position: 1. Reports to Homewatch CareGivers supervisor. 2. Does not administer medication or perform any procedures requiring the knowledge or skills of a licensed nurse or registered therapist. Major Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for assisting the agency’s clients with their personal care needs in accordance with the care plan and qualifications (CNA/PCP/HHA). 2. Responsible for assisting clients with activities of daily living in a safe and beneficial manner. Physical Qualifications: 1. Able to work an average of 20-40 hours per week. 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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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.

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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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Homewatch CareGivers Job Opportunities

Home care jobs are available for those compassionate individuals looking to make a profound difference in the lives of our clients through caregiving. Our professionally developed training platform through Homewatch CareGivers University provides the knowledge and skills required to deliver the premier quality of home care services that has become the Homewatch CareGivers standard.
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