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Company: Interim HealthCare - West Palm Beach, FL
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionGeneral Purpose:We are looking for a compassionate, attentive companion to care for and assist our clients to ensure they lead safe, healthy lives. The companion will provide emotional support as clients heal or cope with disabilities, aging, sickness, or surgery. They will take care of basic housekeeping, prepare meals, remind clients to take medication, help clients engage in activities and social events, and perform other tasks to help clients feel safe and supported. You should have strong communication and planning skills and be willing to meet the physical demands of the position and comply with all safety, medical, and dietary directions.To be a successful companion, you should be focused on providing the best possible care and support for your clients. You should be sympathetic, responsible, attentive, and detail-oriented.Essential Functions:

  • Provides companionship and socialization activities to adults.
  • Perform incidental activities of daily living such as light shopping and errands, preparing nutritious meals or snack, and straightening up the patient/client's immediate environment.
  • Utilize infection control measures such as universal standard precautions, hand washing and personal protective equipment as appropriate.
  • Recognize, document and report change in patient/client environment and safety to supervisor.
  • Organize self to carry out visits/shifts and organize activities.
  • Attend mandatory Interim HealthCare in-services and provide requested documents to keep employee file current.
  • Perform tasks as assigned such as transporting to a doctor, church, or visits to friends.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department. The Interim HealthCare Inc. Companion may not:
    • Perform any personal care or skilled nursing procedures or attend to children.
    • Reconcile bank statements, or endorse checks, or use any form of the client's credit (e.g. credit or debit cards, ATM). Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
      • Age of majority in the state.
      • Graduate of companion training in states where required or
      • Six (6) months of accumulated experience in a similar job classification or similar life experience.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
        • Successful completion of appropriate knowledge (competency) assessment.
        • Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.
        • Other minimum requirements as defined by state law or regulation.
        • Proof of valid auto liability insurance and valid driver's license as required by the organization's insurance carrier if assignment(s) include driving a vehicle, preferred.
        • Able to hear, speak and write and read in English in a manner understood by most people.
        • Able to read ten (10) point or larger type.
        • Able to effectively handle multiple tasks or functions.
        • Must have a Palm Beach county Caregivers Badge
        • Valid Level II Background checkWorking Conditions & Physical Effort:
          • Able to constantly travel locally from assignment to assignment.
          • Able to constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely and assist clients with standing and walking.
          • Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects.
          • Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials.
          • Able to frequently lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds in order to carry out daily job functions and related activities that may be required.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare - West Palm Beach, FL, Miami , Companion, Other , West Palm Beach, Florida

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