Caregiver - Port Angeles
Company: Korean Women's Association
Location: Port Angeles
Posted on: June 9, 2021
The Korean Women's Association (KWA) is an equal opportunity
employer. It considers all applicants without regard to race,
color, national origin, religion or creed, gender, disability,
marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity or any other protected characteristic.
Under immediate supervision, has the general responsibility and
duties to perform tasks directly related to the client's needs
prescribed by the plan of care.
Workers must maintain accurate records on client services.
Workers must report immediately any and all changes or unusual
occurrences regarding client home care plan of care to appropriate
management of KWA for in home care program.
The care setting: The caregiver will work out of the client's
home, apartment, trailer, hotel room, or other living situation to
fulfill tasks as assigned by the client's service plan.
Typical equipment used: Gait belt; hoyer lift; transfer board;
shower bench or chair; walker; wheelchair.
- Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Personal Hygiene: Assistance with care of hair, teeth,
dentures, shaving, filing of nails, other basic personal hygiene
and grooming needs. Includes supervising the client when he/she can
perform these tasks when guided, assisting in client when he/she
can participate in care of his/her appearance, and performing
grooming tasks for the client when he/she is unable to participate
in caring for his/her appearance.
- Dressing: Assistance with dressing and undressing. Includes
supervising the client when he/she can dress and undress when
guided, assisting with difficult tasks such as tying shoes and
buttoning, and completely dressing or undressing the client when
he/she is unable to participate in dressing or undressing
- Bathing: Assisting the client to wash his or her body. Includes
supervising the client when he/she can bathe him/herself when
guided, assisting the client with difficult tasks such as getting
in or out of the tub or washing back, and completely bathing the
client when he/she is totally unable to wash him/herself.
- Eating: Assistance with eating. Includes supervising the client
when he/she is able to feed him/herself when guided, assisting with
difficult tasks such as cutting food or buttering bread, and
feeding the client when he/she is unable to participate in feeding
- Toileting: Assistance with bladder and/or bowel problems.
Includes supervising the client when he/she can take care of
his/her own toileting needs when guided, helping him/her to and
from the bathroom, assisting with bed pan routines, diapering and
lifting him/her on and off the toilet. May include performing
routine peri-colostomy/catheter tasks, for the client when he/she
is able to supervise the activities.
- Ambulation: Assisting the client to move around. Includes
supervising the client when he/she can talk alone or with the help
of a mechanical device (such as a walker) when guided, assisting
with difficult parts of walking (such as climbing stairs, uneven
surfaces), supervising the client when he/she is able to propel
his/her wheelchair when guided, pushing the wheelchair, and
providing constant physical assistance to the client when he/she is
totally unable to walk alone or with a mechanical device.
- Transfer: Assistance with getting in and out of bed or
wheelchair or on and off the toilet and/or in and out of the bath
tub. Includes supervising the client when he/she is able to
transfer when guided, provided steadying, and helping the client
when he/she can assist in his/her transfer. Lifting the client when
he/she is unable to assist in their transfer requires specialized
- Positioning: Assisting the client to assume a desired position.
Includes assistance in turning and positioning to prevent secondary
disabilities, such as contracture and balance deficits.
- Self-Medication: Assisting the client to self-administer
medications prescribed by his or her physician. Includes reminding
the client of when it is time to take prescribed medication,
handing the medication container to the client, opening a container
and reading labels.
- Body Care: Assisting the client with exercises, skin care
(including the application of ointments or lotions), changing dry
bandages or dressings which do not require professional judgment.
Excludes foot care beyond washing of feet and filing toenails.
Excludes changing bandages or dressings when sterile procedures are
required. Provision of body care tasks is limited; the client must
be able to supervise the provision of these tasks.
- Travel to Medical Services: Accompanying or transporting the
client to a physician's office or clinic in the local area to
obtain medical diagnosis or treatment. (Caregiver may be asked to
use his/her own personal vehicle for this task.)
- Essential Shopping: Assistance with shopping to meet the
client's health care or nutritional needs. Limited to brief,
occasional trips in the local area to shop for food, medical
necessities and household items required specifically for the
health and maintenance of the client. Includes assisting the client
when he/she can participate in shopping and doing the shopping for
the client when he/she is able to participate. (Caregiver may be
asked to use his/her own personal vehicle for this task.)
- Meal Preparation: Assistance with preparing meals. Includes
planning meals (including special diets), assisting clients who are
able to participate in meal preparation, preparing meals for
participants unable to participate, and cleaning up after meal
- Household Assistance: Assistance with household tasks essential
to the client's health and comfort. These tasks are limited to such
things as changing bed linens, laundering bed linens and clothing
used by the client and cleaning areas of the home occupied by the
client. Includes assisting clients who can participate in
performing these tasks and performing household tasks for clients
unable to participate.
- Standby Assistance: Being available to help the client with
tasks that cannot be scheduled (toileting, ambulation, transfer,
positioning, some medication assistance); and/or being available to
provide protective supervision to a client who cannot be left alone
because of confusion, forgetfulness, or lack of judgment.
- Secondary Position Tasks
- Attend all required trainings and meetings.
- Accurately complete timesheets and task sheets and submit on
time to supervisor.
- Report any accident to self or client immediately to
supervisor. Complete incident report as directed by supervisor
within 48 hours.
- Remain current with 12 hours continuing education (CE) training
per year. Training is to be completed by caregivers birthday. This
is a condition of continued employment. No caregiver is allowed to
continue working if this requirement is not met. Caregiver is
responsible to maintain this required training.
- Must be available to travel to and from client's home anywhere
within the county where the KWA office they are hired at is
- Medication Nurse Delegation-Care giver must have current nurse
delegation qualifications and be delegated by Delegating Nurse with
written instructions before care giver assists with any nurse
- May be required to travel between and work from other KWA
- Position Requirements and Qualifications
- Satisfactorily pass criminal history and references check
- Must be 18 years of age or older;
- Ability to understand and follow directions;
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively with
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in all assignments as
- Satisfactorily pass criminal background check every 2 years
- Must become certified as a home care worker within 200 days or
260 days (English is second language) of employment. Certification
is a condition of continued employment. OR hold a current CNA, RN,
LPN, nurse technician license or homecare aid certification;
- Must have reliable personal transportation, valid Washington
State Driver's License & auto insurance.
- Education -- High School Diploma, GED or foreign equivalent
- Working Conditions
- Environmental parameters:
- Ability to work in a client's private home environment;
- Ability to drive/accompany client to medical appointments and
for essential shopping.
- Physical demands:
- Mobility: Standard work day requires various abilities
including standing, walking, sitting, bending, flexing, lifting
twisting, stooping, kneeling, reaching, stretching, pushing,
pulling and climbing stairs;
- Ability to exert up to 50 pounds or more of force occasionally
and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to
lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move a client or an object;
- Motor Skills: Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to
perform required functions of client care; hand-wrist movement,
hand-eye coordination, and simple firm grasping required for fine
motor-skills and manipulation; fine and gross finger dexterity
- Work Schedule
- Ability to work 40 hours per week, if full-time position,
otherwise as part-time position. Available to work any shift
assigned and be a substitute as needed.
Available to work anywhere within the county that hiring office
- Aptitude Requirements
- Ability to establish facts and draw valid conclusions; and
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written and verbal form.
- Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position;
- Ability to record and deliver information;
- Ability to speak distinctly and listen carefully in order to
communicate effectively on all levels with clients, families and
KWA staff; and
- Ability to follow rules and policies of the company.
- Administrative Detail:
- Ability to complete time and task sheets accurately; and
- Ability to complete and follow instructions on electronic
- Motor coordination:
- Gross and fine motor abilities and hand-eye coordination
sufficient to perform required functions of patient care.
- Finger dexterity:
- Ability to pick, pinch or otherwise work with fingers to
perform required functions of client care.
- Manual dexterity:
- Ability to seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with
hands to perform required functions of client care.
Acute visual skills necessary to detect signs and symptoms, body
language of clients, color of skin and drainage, and possible
infections. Interpret written word accurately and read
Ability to clearly hear clients throughout caregiving space to
detect signs and symptoms of pain and indication of needs.
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