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FirstLight HomeCare Caregiver job in Andalusia, AL

Company FirstLight HomeCare
Job Title Caregiver
Job Type Full-time, Part-time
Hours Not Specified
Pay Type Hourly
Location Andalusia
AndalusiaAL  36420

Caregiver

FirstLight Home Care jobs

FirstLight HomeCare is a company built on the strength of its people. We look for individuals with a passion for excellence, who will help make us better and who will bring our clients exceptional care and compassion every day.

Job Summary:
A FirstLight HomeCare Personal Care Assistant is an individual who has completed personal care training and is competent to perform assigned functions of personal care to a client in his/her residence.

Qualifications:
An applicant for the position of FirstLight HomeCare Personal Care Assistant will need to meet the following basic qualifications:

  • The applicant must have completed FirstLight HomeCare's orientation, non-medical training program, be trained in patient privacy issues and demonstrate basic knowledge and competency in the field of senior care.
  • The applicant must have a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick and elderly.
  • The applicant must have the ability to carry out directions, and to read and write.
  • The applicant must demonstrate maturity, professionalism and the ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
  • The applicant must be state-licensed (where required) and submit to a complete background-check, including a check of criminal and driving records along with finger printing and substance testing where required.
  • The applicant must be 18 years of age and a citizen of the United States.

Responsibilities:
A FirstLight HomeCare Personal Care Assistant can/will:

  • Assist clients with personal hygiene, including shower, tub or bed baths, oral care, hair and skin care.
  • Assist patients in the use of toilet facilities, including bed pans.
  • Assist clients in and out of bed, excluding the use of mechanical lifting equipment unless trained and documented as competent in that service.
  • Assist clients with walking, including the use of walkers and wheelchairs, when applicable.
  • Assist clients with self-administration of medications.
  • Meal preparation and feeding, when required.
  • Assist with prescribed exercises when the patient and the aide have been instructed by the appropriate health professional.
  • Record and report changes in the client's physical condition, behavior or appearance to supervisor or Care Coordinator.
  • Documenting services delivered in accordance with FirstLight HomeCare policies and procedures.

Working Environment:
A FirstLight HomeCare Personal Care Assistant works both indoors in the agency office and in the field with clients and referral sources.

Job Relationships:

  • Supervised by: Care Coordinator

Lifting Requirements:
Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:

  • Ability to participate in physical activity.
  • Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.
  • Heavy lifting.
  • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.

Additional Info

Minimum Age
18+ years old