Legacy Healthcare Advantage Experienced Personal Care Aide in Spartanburg, South Carolina
PERSONAL CARE AIDES
WORKING WITH LEGACY HEALTHCARE ADVANTAGE
Legacy Healthcare Advantage is a Millennial solution to the Healthcare Arena. We understand the obstacles, stress, and worries that come along with finding that perfect medical professional opportunity. We continuously build platforms where medical professionals from all generations discover remarkable opportunities which balance their life. From the CEO to the CNA, our partnerships will maintain respect, trustworthiness, and genuine compassion for all.
As part of our growth and evolution as a company, we are looking for Personal Care Aides in Orangeburg, SC area to perform non-medical services to meet the physical and emotional needs of our clients. If you are driven by improving the lives of others and would like to make a positive impact on clients? health, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
THE "WHY" BEHIND A PERSONAL CARE AIDE
If we can?t take care of our essential every-day tasks, getting help from the Personal Care Aides is the right idea ? and you shouldn?t be ashamed of it.
Personal Care Aides provides first-class one-on-one service to elderly, mentally disabled, chronically ill, or physically challenged clients (as well as hospice patients and those in various stages of rehabilitation or recovery) so that they may enjoy the warmth, independence, and relaxed comfort in their homes.
Also known as Caregivers, Personal Attendants, Homemakers, or Companions, their goal is to enable the highest level of personal independence and meaningful lives for their clients. Aides might work at clients' homes, residential care or hospice facilities, adult day care centers, or senior centers. They might visit several clients a day or be assigned to one specific client. Shifts can vary, but most Personal Care Aides are expected to work various shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Beyond these basic caregiver responsibilities, duties for caring for any client are highly dependent on their special needs. No two people are alike and no two caregiving jobs are alike either.
Less stressed environment
Under the direct supervision of a Licensed Nurse, the Personal Care Aide will provide routine daily nursing care, nutritional support and assistance with personal hygiene to assigned clients in their homes. Highly focused on helping clients live their best life possible, you will deliver various non-medical care (medication administration, personal hygiene, meal preparation, and other activities of daily living) that will promote quality, continuity, and safety of clients in their home.
The ideal candidate will need to be compassionate and caring, trustworthy and reliable. Along with observing clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations as well as the care performed, the Personal Care Aide will enhance the lives of clients by providing companionship and respite services for clients and family in accordance with an established plan of care
This is an opportunity to make a real difference, one client at a time.
Here is a general overview of what the role is but keep in mind that this is neither exhaustive nor restrictive.
Under a supervising nurse, provides safe and effective nursing and personal care to clients.
Help our clients live their lives to the fullest by assisting them with their routines throughout their day.
Creates/maintains a physical and social environment consistent with client's care needs.
Personal Care: Performs personal hygiene tasks such as bathing, grooming, oral hygiene, shampooing hair, finger and toenail care, brushing teething, and shower assistance.
Meal Preparation: Ensures clients display proper nutrition by preparing meals in accordance with modified diets, including low sugar, low fat, low salt and low residue diets.
Light Housekeeping: Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to): vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms.
Medication: Supervises the self-administration of medications by presenting medication to clients and observing ingestion or other application, ensuring that medications are taken at the correct time.
Transferring Clients: Helps clients walk including the use of walkers and wheelchairs, transferring clients from chairs, from the toilet, from bed, and to and from a vehicle.
Record Keeping: Obtains and records client's vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates), weight, food and fluid intake and output. Maintains confidentiality of client data.
Companionship : Provides companionship and conversation; this can be mutually beneficial if you enjoy each other?s company. It is a very important part of your job!
Performs in crisis/emergency while maintaining a positive/calm approach.
Performs other related duties as required to achieve the goals and objectives of Legacy Healthcare Advantage.
WHAT WE?RE LOOKING FOR
The ideal candidate has the following:
At least a High school graduate or G.E.D certificate.
Achieves a minimum score of 80% on competency exam (Home Health Aide Test).
Ability to deliver excellent customer service to the residents and their family members.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and make independent decisions.
Familiarity with hospital health, safety, and sanitation standards and procedures.
Understanding of confidentiality obligations and nursing best practices.
Demonstrate empathy, caring and self-confidence; ability to pay attention to details, resulting in thorough follow-through.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND ATTITUDE
We would love to hear from you if you can demonstrate the following:
Passion to serve others - a true caregiver.
A professional, enthusiastic, and friendly attitude at the first point of contact with clients.
Patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm as well as willingness to handle difficult clients.
High level of interpersonal, communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills.
Able to understand people?s reactions.
WHY WORK WITH US?
Supportive, high-achieving, and professional team within a stable and growing organization
A supportive culture that values work-life balance
Professional and Leadership Training and advancement
Competitive starting pay and benefits
An innovative and effective approach to care
Excellent company culture
$10.50-13.00 per hour
Full Health Insurance ? including coverage for expenses health insurance doesn?t cover; insurance plan that covers costs above and beyond traditional health insurance policies.
An account with MeMD? from Aflac.
Access to a 24/7 doctor via telemedicine.
On-demand access to a board-certified, U.S.-licensed medical provider from almost any location.
Get a confidential diagnosis, along with a personalized treatment plan, including prescriptions for common medications using your phone or computer.
Treatment for abrasions, bruises, minor headaches, arthritic pains, allergies, hives, skin infections, bites and stings, colds, fever, sore throat, cough, congestion, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, urinary tract infections, eye infections, conjunctivitis, and body aches.
First Sun Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Unlimited consultation regarding, but not limited to, co-worker relationships, discrimination and harassment, burnout, business travel, job insecurity and workplace change information.
Unlimited consultation services to assist with planning for or responding to sudden or traumatic events such as workplace violence, robbery or death.
Counseling regarding, but not limited to, relationship issues, stress, coping with change, grief and loss, family and marital issues, adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety and domestic violence.
Coaching and counseling regarding, but not limited to, drug and alcohol use, mandated referrals, drugfree workplace issues, eating disorders and gambling.
Confidential household money management consultation on issues such as reorganizing the family budget, dealing with a financial crisis, or becoming a more informed consumer.
On-demand access to digitally delivered content, tools and support address concerns such as depression, anxiety, job stress, work conflict and worklife balance.
Free legal consultations available telephonically or in-person; Consultation services are provided by licensed attorneys.
Critical illness insurance
Paid time off
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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