Caregiver - Bedford County
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
 Altoona, PA

Description

UPMC is currently hiring a full-time flex caregiver to travel to patient's homes in Bedford County. We offer a generous total rewards benefit package!

This role will work mostly day shifts with an evening and weekend rotation. Travel is reimbursed at the federal reimbursement rate.

Join the team that's providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Services has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community where you'll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.

Purpose:

Provide home care services to clients as designated in the plan of care by assisting with personal care, light housekeeping, shopping and errands, meal preparation and feeding, paying bills, escorting to appointments, and medication reminders. This will be done in a manner consistent with policies and procedures, customer satisfaction standards, and Department of Health and Office of Long Term Living regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing meals, monitoring stored foods for freshness, and assisting with feeding as necessary. Sorting/reading mail and paying bills.
  • Medication reminders to help ensure clients take their medications at the appropriate times.
  • Positioning, application of simple braces and/or equipment, transfers, ambulation, and previously established exercise programs.
  • Specialized tasks such as simple catheter care external Foley (emptying and cleaning), ostomy care (assist with cleaning), and simple wound care (simple dressing changes).
  • Escort customers to appointments or social or recreational activities.
  • Engage the customer in reading, playing games, watching television, or simple conversation.
  • Accurately document services provided while in the client?s home.
  • Report all customer complaints immediately to the care supervisor for follow up.
  • Notify emergency services immediately if a client appears to be experiencing a medical emergency.
  • Be available and reliable to work flexible schedules, including evening and weekend rotations, based on client needs and service authorization requirements.
  • Monitor the ongoing health and safety of clients and immediately communicate any safety concerns or significant changes in their condition to the care supervisor for follow up.
  • Assist clients with:Personal care activities such as bathing, mouth care, hair care, nail care, skin care, shaving, dressing, and toileting.
  • Light housekeeping such as vacuuming and dusting, straightening rooms, washing dishes, making the bed, cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, showers, tubs, and toilets, emptying the trash, and cleaning the kitchen sink, countertops, floors, and appliances, and washing, drying, and folding laundry.
  • Grocery shopping and errands.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Access to transportation in the Agency service area with valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran