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Caregiver - Companion Sitter -Tri-Cities, WA

Company: Professional Case Management
Location: Kennewick
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Make a Difference on Your Own Schedule and Terms!
Hiring Companion/Sitters in Washington

Entry level employee trained to provide homemaker services in the home. He/she functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Case Manager depending on state regulations.

Completion of the ninth (9th) grade; prefer high school graduate
Able to read and write consistent with job requirements
Possession of the emotional and cognitive maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with the client, client's family, and Agency personnel
Neat, clean personal appearance
Free from health problems that may be injurious to client, self and coworkers and presents the required documents to indicate such
Must have annual TB skin tests and submit proof to Human Resources
Possess reliable transportation
Ability to demonstrate the appropriate companion/sitter knowledge and skills related to the following (passing score on skills validation test required):Appropriate work experience and/or experience with caregiving
Methodology for assisting clients to achieve maximum self-reliance
Principles of nutrition and meal preparation
Principles of the aging process and emotional issues related to illness and long-term home care
Procedures for maintaining a clean, healthful and pleasant environment
Maintenance of ethics and confidentiality of client care
Roles of healthcare team members and inter-relationships in care
Providing information for supervisors and maintaining appropriate and required records in relation to plan of care, report and timesheet, reporting concerns/changes in client condition/home environment, supervisory visits and recertification
Basic housekeeping tasks
Interest and concern for people
Good judgment and tact in dealing with people
Proper hygiene and knowledge of basic safety and sanitation
Standard Precautions and basic infection prevention and control practices
Awareness that counseling is available if needed for difficult cases and potentially dangerous situations

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability
Follow the plan of care prepared by the supervisor with the client to provide the following:
Assist in maintaining a healthful, safe environment
Plan and prepare nutritious meals
Provide positive emotional support while preforming tasks in the client's home.
Perform routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client as instructed in the plan of care; to include light housekeeping, meal preparation, dishwashing, bed making, laundry and shopping
Establish a relationship with the client and the client's family which conveys trust and confidentiality
Complete visit reports with time in and time out each day of client visit, document services provided, obtain client's signature each visit, and submit to the Agency per established guidelines
Report any client concerns or condition changes to the Agency Supervisor or Agency Manager or designee (do not perform client assessment)
Carry out assignments as instructed by the plan of care and report to the supervisor and/or designee if unable to do so
Works in conjunction with personnel of other agencies involved in the client's care as directed by the Agency Supervisor or Agency Manager
Always maintain confidentiality
Perform only those functions specified in the plan of care for each individual client; never provide hands on or skilled care for the client
Follow emergency procedures in the event of any incident- accident, injury or significant change in the client's condition- and report the incident to the Agency Supervisor, Agency Manager or Agency as soon as safely possible

Please contact Kimberly Blythe at (866) 776-0127 x191 or at today to learn more about our opportunities where you can make a difference in your own career!

Professional Case Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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