Caregiver (PCA)

Community South Jordan, United States


Description

Spark Your Job Into A Role that Changes Lives
Seeking Personal Care Aides andCNAs

Homespire, an Intermountain Healthcare company, is seeking caregivers to join our growing team. Typically, homecare jobs caring for seniors have been focused on client tasks. Homespire is different – we go beyond home care to spark lives – yours and our clients’.  We purposefully want our personal care aide and CNA roles to be about more than just care – they are about building relationships and creating meaningful opportunities to spark seniors’ lives. Our goal: empowering you to grow in your role to achieve your own personal goals.


Looking for a career that will SPARK your life? Get ready, we’re hiring….

 

Position Summary

The Caregiver (PCA) is a member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the client’s needs. The Caregiver is responsible for observing clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The Caregiver will be assigned to clients in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and client safety.

Qualifications

  • Prefer a minimum of 1 year of caregiving experience (Home Care, Assisted Living/Memory Care, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home, Hospital, or Hospice) or be an active nursing student.
  • Prefer High School Diploma.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Ability to pass a written and skill competency examination.
  • Ability to use a smart phone or tablet
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
  • Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.
  • Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.
  • Prefer Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with Homespire requirements and is in good working order.

 

Position Functions and Responsibilities

  • Honors Client Confidentiality, Rights, Privacy, and Reporting Maltreatment Expectations
  • Be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of training for personal care
  • Maintain a minimum of six hours of in-service per year
  • Assists clients with the following activities
  • Self-administration of medications by reminding the client to take medications, and opening containers for the client;
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal grooming and dressing
  • Eating and meal preparation
  • Oral hygiene and denture care
  • Toileting and toilet hygiene
  • Arranging for medical and dental care including transportation to and from the appointment
  • taking and recording oral temperatures
  • Administering emergency first aid
  • Providing or arranging for social interaction
  • Providing transportation
  • Documenting observations and services in the individual client record.