Home Caregiver

Posted 3 years ago

Compassionate and nurturing caregiver who is part of our team and mission of enhancing the lives of aging adults and home bound individuals throughout our community. PCA Care provides a variety of non-medical services that allow clients to remain in their home and meet the challenges of aging or monitoring/illness with dignity.

Core Job Requirements Patient Care:

  • Provide care in shifts at either day or evening to home bound patients according to the requirements set by the patient and/or his/her family and physician.
  • Companionship and… conversation
  • Medication and appointment reminders as well as administration.
  • Assistance with personal care and hygiene, including grooming and bathing
  • Assistance with toileting and incontinence issues
  • Help clients take prescribed medication
  • Assist clients with ambulation and mobility around the house or outside (doctor’s appointments, walks etc.)
  • Help clients with physical therapy exercises. Work may involve;
  • Lifting
  • Handling
  • Provision of emergency care and action planning
  • Additional Care (depending on patient needs toileting & bathing):
  • Meal assistance from the clients (when they are able)
  • Do the client’s shopping or accompany them when they shop
  • Accompany client to social events and gatherings. Administration and Communication:
  • Document and effectively communicate activities during visit and general well being of client.
  • Clock In after punctual arrival at clients home and clock out at allocated time.
  • Report any unusual incidents and provide feedback to physician, family and office.
  • Act quickly and responsibly in cases of emergency, so that all possible, new or enhanced opportunities are exploited.

Competency and Skills Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

  • HND or equivalent level of education.
  • If no educational background In healthcare previous exposure to the sector and a keen Interest In the sector. Critical Characteristics:
  • Proven experience as a caregiver and prior training as a nurse or auxiliary nurse.
  • Excellent knowledge of emergency response and first aid (CPR)
  • Knowledge of housekeeping activities with attention to dietary constraints
  • Willingness to adhere to health and safety standards
  • Respectful and compassionate
  • Good time management skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ethics

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