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$12.00
Per Hour
Position range in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA $12.61 - $16.91 Per hour
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Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) Visiting Angels, Inc Occupation: Nursing Assistants
Location: Hyattsville, MD - 20784 Positions available: 1
Job #: 1347844
Updated: 6/7/2021 Expires: 6/6/2021
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Home Care/Caregiver

 
 
 


Job Description
POSITION PURPOSE: The Home Care Aide/Caregiver performs services for the client as necessary to maintain the personal care and comfort of the client. The Home Care Aide/Caregiver reports directly to the: REGISTERED NURSE AND MANAGER
CLASSIFICATION: Full time, Part time or PRN

HOURS OF WORK: Full time, Part time, and temporary employment that is dependent on the needs of the clients. Hours are not guaranteed on an hourly or weekly basis. Live-in assignments with time spent sleeping require an “Agreement Concerning Sleep Time.”

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Understand and adhere to information and precautions contained in individual client’s Home Plan of Care.
  • Assist the client with personal care activities including: bathing, incontinent care, transferring, ambulatory assistance, skin care, back rub, hair care, dressing assistance, feeding, oral hygiene, shaving, grooming and bedtime care
  • Assist the client to the bathroom or in use of urinal or bedpan. Keep incontinent clients clean and dry.
  • Assist the client with client’s self-administration of medication.
  • Assist the client with personal communication skills, as needed.
  • Prepare client’s meals and/or serve meals to client. Adhere to any dietary restrictions the client may have.
  • Perform light housekeeping duties: Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, laundry, cleaning the bathroom, washing dishes, changing linens, making beds and removal of trash.
  • Prepare appropriate documentation of the client care or service(s) furnished.
  • Report all client and employee incidents/accidents to supervisor immediately.
  • Assist the client with exercise, ambulation and transfer activities. Be aware of proper body mechanics.
  • Observe safety precautions including: wiping up wet floors, spills, and other falling hazards immediately. Also, report safety hazards.
  • Engage in respectful social interaction with client including friendly conversation and empathic support, as well as, respecting client’s privacy and property.
  • Exhibit positive attitude and behavior and demonstrate respect for clients.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients, including clients' families.
  • Respond and attend to client’s requests promptly.
 
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the team.
  • Maintain proper hand washing techniques.
  • Participate in required in-service training programs to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Understand the importance of seeking assistance, as needed, from your supervisor and/or others; demonstrate capability and dependability in following instructions.
  • Understand that regular, consistent attendance is necessary to serve clients.
  • Accept and fulfill assignments with the Agency; exercise judgment in accepting assignments.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the management team.
 

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PERSONAL ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Demonstrate sympathetic attitude toward caring for others.
  • Previous experience in home care or have worked in a facility preferred.
  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly, fluently and diplomatically orally and in writing.
  • Ability to remain flexible, resilient, calm and maintain a sense of humor; and present a well-groomed professional image.
  • Ability to generate goodwill for the Agency with clients, their family members and other referral sources. Demonstrate a strong commitment to client service excellence.
  • Possess and maintain current TB testing.
  • Ability to lawfully work in the U.S.
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum one (1) year work experience preferred
  • Current CPR and First Aid card
  • Completion of a state-approved certified nursing, geriatric nursing or medication technician program which meets state regulation
 
 

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Sitting, standing, bending, reaching, stretching, stooping, walking, climbing stairs and moving intermittently during working hours.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must be able to properly operate office equipment.
  • Must be able to maintain verbal and written communication with co-workers, leadership team, supervisors, clients, family members, vendors and all business associates within or outside the Agency.
  • All of the above demands are subject to ADA requirements.


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Visiting Angels, Inc
Is a Private Sector employer
1-4 employees

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Salary Range: $12.00 (minimum) DOE (Depends on Experience) Not Available Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: 4 - 150 Days Type of Job: Regular COVID-19 Hiring
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