Home Care Geriatric Aide I
The Position: Under the supervision of the Home Care Administrator, the Home Care Geriatric Aide I provides assistance to CEI participants in the participant’s home. The Home Care Geriatric Aide I demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide light housekeeping services to frail elders who need help to maintain a safe and comfortable home. The Home Care Geriatric Aide I provides services as determined by the participant’s plan of care in accordance with PACE Program standards.
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Compensation range for the Home Care Geriatric Aide I role at CEI is $16.99 - $25.49. Offers based on level of experience/education as it applies to the requirements for the position
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Home Care Geriatric Aide I will provide light housekeeping duties to ensure a safe, comfortable home for frail elderly living in the community. Light housekeeping will include activities such as:
- Planning and preparing light meals, followed by clean-up
- Washing dishes left by participant
- Properly storing and organizing delivered meals
- Monitoring food expiration dates
- Straightening beds and/or Making beds and changing linens, as needed
- Emptying/cleaning commode
- Light housekeeping, to include dusting and vacuuming
- Washing and folding Laundry
- Taking out garbage and recyclables
The Home Care Geriatric Aide I may also assist by:
- Maintaining a calendar/reminders
- Encouraging enjoyable pastimes, good nutrition, exercise, and taking medications as prescribed
- Communicating participants’ service concerns to the care team promptly
- Reporting physical or behavioral changes to the RN supervisor immediately
- Notifying supervisor when the elders need food, medicine, or personal products
- Maintaining a positive relationship with participants’ families by listening to their ideas
In general, the Home Care Aide is also expected to:
- Act as a participant advocate by reporting any violations of the Participant Bill of Rights & Responsibilities
- Respond to participant complaints in a timely manner, and understand the basic procedures for receiving and documenting complaints or requests.
- Complete required paperwork accurately and on time
- Demonstrate dependability by arriving consistently and on time to scheduled work hours, and submit timely and accurate timesheets
- Maintain a courteous, helpful, and professional attitude on the job
- Display a willingness and ability to be responsive to all customer groups- including staff, participants, and their families
- Comply with all agency training requirements
- Maintain professional affiliations and any required certifications
- Provide a safe environment for participants and self by displaying awareness of safety hazards, and reporting and/or reversing hazards
- Participate in Quality Assurance programs as required
- Follow all OSHA safety guidelines and CEI Policies and Procedures
- Maintain the confidentiality of all participant information according to HIPAA requirements
- Perform other duties as required or requested in a positive and helpful manner
- High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred
- A valid California driver’s license, current vehicle insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle is required
- Current CPR card and First Aid Card is required
- Minimum 1 (one) year of experience in providing household services to frail, low income elderly persons in efficient and consistent manner is preferred.
- Ability to understand basic English instructions and to write simple statements in English is required.
- Ability to maintain accurate records is required.
- A good work history, with good attendance and being on-time is required.
- Interest, enthusiasm, and experience working with frail, cognitively impaired older adults
- Knowledge of the physical, mental, and social needs of the elderly is required
- Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Ability to conscientiously follow directions with limited supervision
- Bilingual is a plus.
The above job description is intended to communicate the general function of the mentioned position and by no means shall be considered an exhaustive or complete outline of the specific tasks and functions that will be required. CEI reserves the right to change job descriptions, site assignments, and or work hours as required by the needs of the program. All employees are expected to perform their duties within their ability as required by the job and/or as requested by management.
Center for Elders’ Independence is a PACE (Program of All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organization that uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care planning and care implementation for the purpose of providing high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly, including an Adult Day Health Center, and promoting autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities. Unlike other healthcare plans, CEI is not a "fee-for-service" plan. It is a “capitation” healthcare plan. CEI is paid a set amount for each person enrolled in our program, whether or not that individual seeks care. We are a growing company that offers stability and continues to thrive.