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Direct Care Worker

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Gettysburg
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

External Overview:
Aveanna Healthcare remains focused on our mission of caring for our medically fragile patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Even in this tumultuous time, we continue to care, and we continue to hire nurses. If you need shifts or work, we are here for you. Our hearts remain focused on making a real difference for kids, adults, and families. And our resolve has never been stronger to keep our patients safe at home.DESCRIPTION:The -Direct Care Worker -provides personal care and/or related services in the home. - She/he functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the program manager/or appropriate supervisor. - The -Direct Care Worker -receives scheduling direction from the Client Services Coordinator. - -Qualifications:18 years of age or older requiredCompletion of High School Diploma or GED, or 2 years of relevant field experience requiredAbility to speak, comprehend, read and write English consistent with job requirementsCompletion of a training program consistent with state and federal requirementSatisfactory performance on a competency evaluation and annual reevaluationPreferred completion of one year's employment as a personal care aide, nurse's aide or in another healthcare related fieldHas the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with client, client's family, and the personnel of the company.Must have available, reliable transportation to and from assignmentsCompletion of the agency competency exam and training programCompletion of all health screeningsSatisfactory references and background screenings are obtained prior to hireResponsibilities:Helps the client to maintain good personal hygiene including bathing, grooming and dressingAssists in maintaining a healthy, safe environmentAssist the client with meals.Assists the client with transfers and ambulation with or without an assistive deviceProvides medication remindersAssists therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processesEncourages the client to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care planAttempts to promote client's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interestGives simple emotional and psychological support to the client and other members of the householdEstablishes a relationship with client and family which transmits trust and confidenceMaintains client/family confidentiality at all timesPrepares a visit report on the day it is performed and incorporates into the clinical record weekly or as directedReports any change in client's mental or physical condition or in the client's home situation to the companyCarries out assignment as instructed by the program supervisor and reports to the program supervisor when unavailable to do soPerforms routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client.Participates in in-service education as required by company policy and by state and federal regulationsNotifies the Company of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings which will affect agreed service with the CompanyOrganizational Relationships:The Personal Attendant reports directly to the Program SupervisorThe Personal Attendant receives direction from the Client Services Coordinator regarding the scheduling of assignments.Functional Abilities:Must be able to read 12 point or larger typeMust be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most peopleMust be able to stoop and bendMust be able to travel to prospective clients' residencesMust be able to safely lift, turn and transfer clients weighing up to 50 poundsMust be able to carry bundles weighing up to 10 pounds up stairs - -Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. - -CCPA Notice for Job Applicants, Contractors, and Employees Residing in California

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Ellicott City , Direct Care Worker, Other , Gettysburg, Maryland

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