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    Certified Nursing Assistant Poolesville, MD

    Visiting Angels Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Edgewater
    Poolesville, MD 20837
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    CAREGIVER
    Reports to: Case Manager / Client Services Manager
    Full or Part Time: PRN (as needed)
    Exempt or Non-exempt: Non-exempt
    Summary
    The Caregiver is an important member of the Visiting Angels team who plays a vital role in the provision of
    home health, personal care and companionship services to Visiting Angels’ clients. Visiting Angels’ clients are
    individuals who are unable to care for themselves due to age or infirmity. The Caregiver works primarily in the
    clients’ homes to support and comfort clients who need assistance in order to remain in their homes. The
    Caregiver works cooperatively with the client, the client’s family and friends, and other Visiting Angels staff.
    Required Qualifications and Skills
    • Valid current Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, or Geriatric Nursing Assistant
    certification
    • Valid current CPR and First Aid certifications
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Valid current driver’s license and reliable personal transportation
    • Ability to read, write, communicate, and understand directions in English
    • Physical ability to lift and transfer clients
    • Ability to contribute to a calm environment for the client and instill a confidence in Visiting Angels’
    ability to meet the client’s needs
    • Enthusiasm for working with elderly and disabled people
    • Ability to work professionally, cooperatively, and effectively with others
    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Attend required case conferences, continuing education, meetings, and in-services
    • Assist therapists in non-skilled treatments essential to the client
    • Assist with medications that are ordinarily self-administered in accordance with State guidelines
    • Prepare and serve normal meals for the client
    • Assist client with personal care, including eating, bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, and dressing
    • Assist client with ambulation, such as moving in and out of bed or wheelchair
    • Assist client with household chores essential to the client’s safety and care at home such as tidying,
    dusting and vacuuming rooms used by client; washing client’s dishes; washing and changing sheets on
    client’s bed; washing client’s personal laundry; listing needed supplies; shopping for items needed by
    client.
    • Provide companionship and support to Visiting Angels’ clients
    • Properly document all services provided each shift and submit documentation in accordance with
    Visiting Angels’ policies
    • Observe clients and report to supervisor unusual physical conditions and/or behavioral changes
    • Assess and report to supervisor any unsafe or abusive situation
    • Transport clients in accordance with Visiting Angels’ polices
    • Take blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration as directed by nurse
    • Comply with Visiting Angels’ employment policies
    • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
    Job Limitations
    Caregivers may not:
    • Administer medications.
    • Perform services that require the knowledge, training, or skills of a licensed nurse, therapist, physician,
    or other professional.
    • Perform general household work for more than 10% of the Caregiver’s total weekly hours worked.
    General household work does not directly benefit the client. Examples include cleaning refrigerators or
    ovens, tidying areas not used by the client, trash removal, and washing dishes or laundry for members of
    the household other than the client.
    Working Conditions
    Physical Demands
    • Occasional standing and walking, including walking up stairs
    • Frequent periods of sitting
    • Occasional lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying up to 25 pounds
    • Occasional reaching at, below and above shoulder level
    • Occasional bending, squatting and kneeling
    • Frequent finger manipulation to perform various duties such as typing, filing and writing
    • Driving to and from clients’ private homes and other community settings
    Use of Senses
    • Visual observation to assess and evaluate clients
    • Frequent oral conversations, in person and on the telephone
    • Ability to hear or otherwise receive and understand information
    • Ability to view a computer monitor for extended periods of time
    • Frequent and continuous clarity of vision at distances greater than 20 feet
    Mental Demands
    • Frequent interaction with clients, family members, and field staff members
    • Continuous alertness, precision, and concentration to ensure accuracy
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work efficiently and accurately under deadlines, interpersonal pressure and other pressurefilled
    conditions
    Environmental Demands
    • Frequent travel in all kinds of weather
    • Frequent exposure to low-level noise
    • Occasional extended hours, including evening, weekends and holidays as needed
     

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    Posting ID: 597502226Posted: 2021-01-20