In accordance with the policies and practices of Care Partners (CP), provides assistance/care for routine activities of living for the patient(s) with health, physical, emotional and mental concerns.
The below noted tasks are to be completed in a manner which builds the business and meets the strategic needs of the organization.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibility 1. Personal Care
Provides personal care to the patient, which includes the following activities in accordance with the care plan.
Assist patient with bathing: shower, sponge bath, tub bath and bed bath.
Makes beds – occupied/unoccupied.
Assists patient with grooming.
Provides and maintains good skin care.
Observes and reports changes in skin condition.
Provides partial/total assistance with dressing.
Implements activation/restorative care programs previously determined by care plan.
Encourages and assists with patient participation in planned activities and own care.
Encourages exercise including active range-of-motion according to care plan.
Incorporates family preferences and routines.
Lifts and Transfers
Utilizes proper body mechanics and transfer techniques in order to carry out safe lifts and/or transfers.
Prepares nutritious, varied and economical meals and snacks, including special diets as determined by the care plan, and uses proper food preparation, storage and hygiene practices.
Cognitive, Social and/or Emotional Support
Provides cognitive, social and/or emotional support to the patient.
Provides assistance with the use and care of adaptive aids.
Provides assistance with a variety of household tasks.
Maintains a Safe Environment
Promotes a safe environment for both the patient and worker.
Responsibility 8. Reporting and Communication
Observes and reports any changes or problems related to the patient or patient’s environment to the immediate Supervisor in a timely manner.
Verbally and non-verbally:
o interacts one-to-one with patient with/without language barriers, sensory deficits
o validates individual’s communication
o verbalizes recognized changes
o seeks direction appropriately
o reports daily activities and/or observations as appropriate
o participates in team conferencing as appropriate
o documents care given as appropriate
o follows directions of care plan
Adapts communication to best meet the needs of patient while promoting patient’s sense of security, dignity, independence and control.
Demonstrates understanding of patient’s needs including physical, social, emotional, spiritual and cultural.
Work conditions may include, but are not limited to:
Providing care to 1-10 patients per day, with typical visit duration from 15 minutes to 12 hour shifts
Travel time between patient assignments can range from 5 minutes to 20 minutes to access patient home, 2-120 km distance to travel however may be greater
Work may be continuous or “split” shift
May involve working independently or as a member of a team within the patient home or other health care setting
May experience emotional, confrontational situations involving the patient and/or family members
May experience environmental exposure such as: heat/cold (seasonal), household dust, pet dander, cigarette smoke, fragrance along with biohazard exposure to body/blood fluids, infectious diseases
Physical requirements: walking up to 100m, standing 30 minutes or >, sitting < 30 minutes, lifting waist to shoulder/floor to waist 35 lbs., stair climbing, bending of lower back/neck, work at or above shoulder, gripping/pinching with both hands, pushing/pulling with both arms, operating electric height-adjustable bed/chair/bath seat
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES
Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the Employer requires to be used
Report to the supervisor safety hazards and not proceed with the unsafe activity until safe alternatives are provided by the supervisor / manager
Attend safety training(s) as required
Apply safety techniques and processes as trained
Participate in Joint Health and Safety Committee’s undertakings
Request further information and training if safety training is unclear or confusing
Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, legislation and best practices
The minimum qualifications for this position include completion of the CarePartners Home Support Worker Training Program.
Interpersonal skills typically gained through daily living skills acquired in caring for the household management needs of a family, elderly, disabled or ill family members, as well as personal care needs of an ill family member.
Demonstrates fundamental abilities
Participates as a member of the core/support team:
carries out tasks, accepts assignments, completes assignments
time management skills: plans workload, balances multiple demands on time
follows care plan
does not exceed the boundary of the therapeutic/professional relationship
acknowledges limitations: keeps within role and knowledge base
Demonstrates acceptable work habits:
adaptable, dependable, punctual, able to manage stress, thorough, accepts suggestions, interacts well with others, maintains professional appearance, maintains confidentiality of information about patients, caregiver/family and CarePartners
Valid driver's license, own vehicle and appropriate insurance
This is a general overview of the position and other duties may be added per CarePartners policies and procedures.
To apply, please contact your Employment Advisor
Non-registered applicants, please contact your nearest Centre For Skills office Location to schedule an appointment to register with an Employment Advisor.
Burlington: 905-333-3499 x140
Oakville: 905-845-1157 x101
Milton: 905-693-8458 x101
Mississauga: 905-855-6933 x101
Post ID: JD037
Hours: Full time
How to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org