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Home Care Plus is Hiring!

 

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the Home Care Plus team as a caregiver?  If you are compassionate, dependable, and have a current CNA certificate from an approved program in South Carolina, we are looking for you!  Previous experience serving the elderly and disabled population is preferred but not required.  A complete job description and list of requirements is below.  Make a difference in someone’s life today–become a caregiver!

 

CNA license in SC required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Competently performs all basic home health aide skills.

2.  Conducts patient visits as scheduled by Plan of Care and communicates appropriate patient information to the Patient Care Coordinator or Registered Nurse.

3.  Assists the patient with personal care which may include bathing, oral hygiene, hair care, routine skin care, catheter care, feeding, dressing, grooming, transfers from bed to chair, bedside commode, wheelchair, and helping with ambulation.

4.  Assists with patient/family incidental household tasks essential to the patient’s health needs, such as light housekeeping, making and changing beds, dusting and vacuuming patient’s room, dish washing, tidying kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, delivering needed supplies and caregiver respite.

5.  Assists the patient/family with plans and preparation of nutritious meals and assists with occasional household chores when necessary.

6.  Assists the family in maintaining a healthy and safe environment.

7.  Encourages the patient to become as independent as possible and resume activities of daily living according to the patient’s abilities and conditions.

8.  Offers simple emotional and psychological support to the patient/family unit; encourages patient mental alertness through his/her activities of interest.

9.  Routinely collaborates with/reports to the HCP team any change in the patient’s mental or physical condition, or home situation.

10.   Routinely inquires, documents, and reports.

11.   Participates in various learning models and in-services to enrich personal and professional growth, and to maintain the required 12 hours of in-service education per calendar year.

12.   Maintains complete, accurate and up-to-date documentation and submits documentation per HCP policy requirements.

13.   Identifies safety hazards and reports to Patient Care Coordinator. Initiates action as directed.

14.   Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Patient Care Coordinator.

 

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience):

1.  High school graduate or equivalent required

2.  Current CNA certificate from an approved program by the State of South Carolina

3.  Must be in good standing with the state certification board

4.  Current CPR certification required

5.  Experience specific to patient population preferred, hospice or home health experience is desirable

6.  Must demonstrate required organizational competencies as assessed and documented by a Registered Nurse.

7.  Clinical Judgment: Demonstrates critical thinking, analysis and clinical judgment in the care of patients and families experiencing life-limiting, progressive illness to address the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and families.

8.  Professionalism: Demonstrates knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills that are consistent with the professional standards, code of ethics, and scope of practice for non-medical in home care nursing assistants.

9.  Communication: Demonstrates the use of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication with patients, families and other team members.

10.   Cultural Competence: Demonstrates cultural competence by respecting and honoring the unique diversity and characteristics of patients, families and colleagues.

11.   Must possess basic computer skills – Email, and Internet.

12.   Must be able to travel within an assigned area and attend organizational meetings

13.   Must have a reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and auto insurance


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

1.  Must be in good physical and mental health, free from infectious diseases

2.  Vision/Hearing – must possess the power to perceive sound with or without correction. Ability to make fine discrimination in sound. Eyesight needed, or prosthetics used to enable adequate sight to meet requirements.

3.  Mobility – must have mobility skills as required with standing, walking, stooping, bending, lifting, and reaching. May have prolonged periods of sitting.

4.  Ability to maintain habits of personal cleanliness and safe work practices.

5.  Ability to perform duties with regards to infection control guidelines.

6.  Other – may be subject to falls, infectious diseases, or odors throughout the work-day. May be exposed to domestic environment and/or animals. Must have the ability to perceive through physical contact, especially the fingertips.

Please apply online at http://home-care-plus.com/careers/