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Caregiver

Company: Redmond Heights Senior Living
Location: Redmond
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Caregiver supports residents with activities of daily living including personal hygiene, socialization, cognition, and physical health. Encourages resident independence, supports resident choice and preserves resident dignity through professional conduct and interactions.Essential Functions and ResponsibilitiesEnsures the CAPLICO Core Values and Code of Conduct are adhered to at all times.Ensures compliance with Resident Rights and HIPAA policies at all times.Demonstrates teamwork by communicating with other staff, actively working to resolve problems and lending assistance to other community staff.Provides residents with assistance for personal needs according to the support/care plan.Resident needs may include, but are not limited to: toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility, transport, and dining.Practices patience, compassion, and empathy in all interactions with residents. Focuses on residents' abilities and provides social/emotional support and encourages the resident to be as independent as possible.Promotes improved quality of life for residents through person-centered care and daily interactions. This includes prompt response to calls for assistance, sensitivity to resident needs for socialization and for privacy, providing direct assistance to participate in activities, and providing appointment reminders.Interacts and communicates with residents and family members respectfully. Refers family members to nurse or supervisor for service/care concerns.Consistently utilizes Standard Precautions and follows infection control procedures.Observes for and informs supervisor/shift leader promptly about any changes in resident health/condition, behavior or needs.Promptly reports unusual events, suspicion of abuse/neglect, and emergency situations.Assists residents with dining. May include but not limited to preparing/cleaning the dining room, assisting residents with food selection, and serving beverages and food.Promotes pleasant dining environment and encourages social interaction among residents.Completes resident laundry as scheduled and according to community policy.If assigned, cleans resident rooms, bathrooms, common areas according to community protocols & schedules.Reports maintenance needs promptly. Takes all appropriate safety precautions to minimize risk of injury to resident, self and other staff.Consistently practices proper body mechanics and safe handling techniques.Fulfills state regulatory requirements for annual training and/or continuing education.Attends designated meetings.May perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.Supervisory ResponsibilityNoneWork EnvironmentWorks all throughout the community/facility.Is subject to frequent interruptions.Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects as appropriate.Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB, COVID-19 and the AIDS and Hepatitis viruses.May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.Physical Demands and Sensory Requirements(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)Must be able to move frequently throughout the workday.Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable the senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met (e.g.: accurately read measurements on resident related equipment such as thermometers, monitors, gauges).Must be able to function independently, have personal integrity, flexibility and the ability to work effectively with residents, employees, visitors and support agencies.Must be in a good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.Must be able to relate and work with the disabled, ill, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the community.Stand/walk up to eight hours a day.Frequently support up to 70 pounds.Occasionally lift/carry up to 50 pounds.Frequently kneel, bend, squat, climb and reach.Must be able to assist with the evacuation of residents.Specific RequirementsAbility to speak and understand the English language.Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, visitors, and the general public based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.Ability to be calm and level-headed in emergencies.Well groomed, professional and possess ability to work harmoniously with other personnel.Ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing resident care practices.Follows written and oral instructions.Maintain patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as ability to handle residents, staff, and visitors, based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.Education and Experience RequirementsMust possess, at a minimum, a High School Diploma or Equivalent.Must have current CPR/First Aid certifications.Completion of state approved Caregiver program, as required by state regulation.Must meet age requirements according to community policy and state regulations.The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. The Pennant Group, Inc. is a holding company of independent operating subsidiaries that provide healthcare services through home health and hospice agencies and senior living communities located throughout the US. Each of these businesses is operated by a separate, independent operating subsidiary that has its own management, employees and assets. More information about The Pennant Group, Inc. is available at http://www.pennantgroup.com.

Keywords: Redmond Heights Senior Living, Redmond , Caregiver, Other , Redmond, Washington

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