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Caregiver / Aide - Home Care

Company: LHC Group, Inc.
Location: Paris
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview Commonwealth Community Based Services is currently hiring Aides/Caregivers in Bourbon County, KY (including Paris, Winchester & surrounding areas) to provide quality, compassionate care for patients in their homes. We offer a Loyalty Bonu$ as well as FLEXIBLE schedules and WEEKLY pay! In addition, you'll be able to earn PTO hours if you work 32 hrs/week or more! The Caregiver / Aide is responsible for providing patients with in-home personal care and designated health related services to maintain the patient's physical and emotional well being, while following the written plan of care, Medicare/Medicaid regulations and agency policies and procedures.Commonwealth Community Based Services, a division of LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and home and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. Essential FunctionsProvides or assists clients with activities of daily living including: bathing in bed, tub or shower; care of hair including shampoo, combing and brushing; care of teeth and mouth including denture care; nail care, filing only; skin care including pericare and applying lotion; transfer of patient from bed to chair and to wheelchair. Transfer of patients on and off bedpan, commode and toilet. Assist client in preparing for bed. Position patient in bed as directed. Assists with ambulation including with cane, walker and crutches. Personal care dressing of client. Medication reminder.Live-in and Sleep Over's: Secures clients home for the night and provides reassurance by being present at the client's home during the night time hours. (Washington and Oregon does not provide this service)Utilize the E.V.V. (Electronic Visit Verification) program as applicable.Assists with household tasks directly essential to client's personal care.Accompanies client to medical appointments or shopping if necessary and performing other essential errands.Measures and records oral, rectal, and auxiliary temperatures, pulse and respiration, and blood pressure when ordered within the training limitations of the aide.Prepares meals as required based upon client's preferred diet. May need to feed client if required.Provides clean and safe environment within the home including safe use of equipment such as side rails, oxygen, wheelchairs, Hoyer lifts, etc.Ensures confidentiality of client records and information.Records and reports activities related to personal care responsibilities, as required.Responds promptly to client requests.Documents all client related activities in a timely manner.Reports observations of the client's condition to the Branch Manager or Office Assistant. Notifies the Branch Manager immediately if any incidents or accidents occur.Participates in performance improvement in-services.Drives safely, complies with traffic regulations, and wears a seat belt when business travel is required.Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned. Education & ExperienceEducation DesiredSix months experience in home care preferred.License RequirementsAccess to public transportation OR dependable vehicle with a current driver's license and vehicle insurance.State Specific RequirementsAR: Must have completed a 40 hour training course approved by the Arkansas Department of Health and be a certified personal care aide.FL: Successful completion of at least forty hours of training in areas required by Agency for Health Care Administration OR successfully passed the home health aide competency test (Form AHCA 3110-1007 created by AHCA).KY: Current CPR Certification.LA: Current CPR and First Aide Certification.MD: Must be certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing as a certified nursing assistant. Current CPR Certification.MO: Must complete 20 hours of basic training within 30 days of employment. Eight hours must be provided by the agency. An additional 12 hours may be waived if similar training within the last 12 months or if employed as an aide in a home health agency at least half-time for six months or more within the last 12months. If certified nursing assistant, basic training requirement exempt, with the exception of a 2- hour orientation.NY: Must have completed a training program in home health aide services OR equivalent exam OR one full year experience in providing personal care services through a home care agency OR training program in personal care services.OH: Must have successfully completed an approved Ohio Department of Health State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) training program and competency, OR meet the qualifications to be Medicare Certified Home Health Aide, OR have at least one (1) year supervised employment experience as a home health aide or nurse aideand has successfully completed a competency evaluation, OR has successfully completed a Council on Aging Learning Advantages (COALA) Home Health training program, a certified vocational or other sixty (60) hour training and competency evaluation program that meets the requirements listed in rule 173-39-02.11(C)(3)(a)(v)(b). Current CPR and First Aid CertificationPA: Must successfully complete a home health training program OR nurse aide certification program sponsored by the PA Department of Education.TN: Must have evidence of medication assistance training if performing this function; CPR and First Aid Training required for services provided under Choices/Employment and Community First Choices Program.WI: Must have 40 hours training or 6 months of equivalent experienceCT, NC, TX, VA: No other state specific requirementsSkill RequirementsAbility to work flexible hours as required to meet identified patients' needs.Ability to function in any home situation regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, disability, or financial condition of the patient.Able to work independently.Ability to multi-task, self-directed, good time management skills, courteous, and common sense.Good communication, writing, and organizational skills.Must possess the disposition and personality to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and their families keeping personal matters confidential.Must possess a strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization.Ability to adapt to changing organizational needs.Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disability.Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to complete full vaccination by date of hire and proof of vaccination will be required. If permitted by state law, the company will consider requests for religious or medical exemptions.

Keywords: LHC Group, Inc., Lexington , Caregiver / Aide - Home Care, Healthcare , Paris, Kentucky

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