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Caregivers Needed Now

Company: Cogir
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: June 12, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking an attentive and trustworthy caregiver to join our staff in providing excellent care to our residents. The caregiver will plan and follow a daily care schedule with clients, modify care plans as prescribed by medical professionals, and report on any new conditions or needs that may arise.To succeed as a caregiver you should be patient, empathetic, and have strong people skills. You should be observant and committed to making your client feel safe and comfortable.Provides residents with medications services per the health care orders in regard to administration or assistance with medications and treatments, per State regulation, also provides direct care to residents following their individualized service plans. Responsibilities of the Medication Aide:1. Resident charts. Keeping documentation current (Community forms, licensing documentation, physician orders, incident reports. etc.)2. Communicate resident status changes.3. Ensure all medication documentation is current and correct, including medication administration forms, physician orders, change of dosages, written orders to confirm telephone orders, etc.4. Ensure medication room is completely stocked with all required continuous, PRN, over-the- Counter (OTC), and other medications as ordered by the physician.5. Coordinate medication orders and deliveries with pharmacies.6. Follows proper procedure pertaining to incidents/ accidents to the residents.7. Communicate with physicians and other healthcare providers as needed.8. Monitor Psychotropic med use is congruent with physician orders and ensuring resident behaviors actually warrant the use of medication.9. Completes an accurate accounting of all medications, including controlled substances per policy.10. Control medication room access and key assignment.11. Pour, pass, and assist with administration of medications in accordance with state regulations.12. Coordinate physician and other medical appointments.13. Read all communication notes regarding the community between the Caregiver shifts.14. Other duties as assigned.This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive List of responsibilities. An employee should perform all duties assigned by his or her manager. Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and Experience:High school diploma or (GED); and 6 months to 1-year related experience preferred and/or training in direct care services with older adults, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of dementia and Alzheimer's is a plus, may also require special certification per state regulations. Special Licenses and other Special Requirements:Must complete and pass State required Medication Aide/Tech course. Physical and Working Demands:The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Standing, walking, sitting, use of hands or fingers to feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, vision or hear. Taste smell and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors. Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage. On call basis as needed maybe required from time to time. Possible exposure to communicable diseases. Potential injury from transferring, repositioning or lifting residents. Exposure to latex. Possible exposure to bloodborne pathogens, exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious or biological hazards.JB.0.00.LN

Keywords: Cogir, San Rafael , Caregivers Needed Now, Healthcare , San Rafael, California

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