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Direct Care Worker

Company: Aveanna
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Direct Care Worker ApplyRefer a FriendBack Job Details Requisition #: 102498 Location: New Haven, CT 06511 Category: Direct Care Worker Position Overview The Direct Care Worker (DCW) provides personal care and/or related services in the home. She/he functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the HHA Supervisor. The DCW receives scheduling direction from the supervisor. Essential Job Functions Tasks to be performed by a DCW must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of an appropriate supervisor, who will be responsible for the client care provided by the DCW. Under no circumstances may a DCW be assigned any responsibilities related to any intravenous procedures; procedures involving the administration of oral, sublingual, subcutaneous, transdermal, rectal or topical medications; or any other sterile or invasive procedures. Except as otherwise noted, duties of the DCW may include: Helps the client to maintain good personal hygiene including bathing, shaving, grooming and dressing Assists in maintaining a healthy, safe environment Plans and prepares and may feed the client nutritious meals. Completes errands when instructed to do so by the company supervisor Assists the client with transfers and ambulation with or without an assistive device Provides medication reminders Encourages the client to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan Attempts to promote clients mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the client and other members of the household Establishes a relationship with client and family which transmits trust and confidence Maintains client/family confidentiality at all times Prepares a visit report on the day it is performed and incorporates the report in the clinical record weekly or as directed Reports any change in clients mental or physical condition Reports any changes in home situation to the company Carries out assignment(s) as instructed by their supervisor and reports any pertinent changes to care Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client, as instructed by the supervisor Participates in in-service education as required by company policy and state/federal regulations Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Supervisor/Director, to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel Notifies the Company of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, bereavement or special professional meetings which will affect service(s) with the Company Requirements Completion of high school diploma or equivalent preferred Possess basic math, reading, and writing skills Ability to speak, comprehend, read and write English consistent with job requirements Completion of a basic aide training program and/or Direct Care Worker test consistent with state/federal requirements Satisfactory performance on a training competency evaluation and or exam and ongoing annual re-evaluation Completion of one years employment as a personal care aide, nurses aide or in another healthcare related field preferred Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good relationship with client, clients family, and the personnel of the company. Preferred to have reliable transportation to and from assignments Completion of all applicable health screening(s) A minimum of two satisfactory references and background screenings are obtained prior to hire Valid Drivers License and Acceptable MVR Physical Requirements Must be able to read 12 point or larger type Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most people Must be able to stoop and bend Must be able to travel to prospective clients residences Must be able to safely lift, turn and transfer clients weighing up to 50 pounds Must be able to carry bundles weighing up to 10 pounds up stairs Environment Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Apply

Keywords: Aveanna, New Haven , Direct Care Worker, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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