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Caregiver for the Elderly

Company: Gurnee Place Memory Care
Location: Gurnee
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL AVAILABLE*

*POSITION DESCRIPTION*

*Position Title: *Caregiver
*Department: * Operations *Location: * Community
*FLSA Status: * Non-Exempt *Reports To: * Director of Healthcare

*Caregiver 6am-2:30pm; 2pm-10:30pm; 10pm-6:30am*

*SUMMARY: *The Caregiver is responsible for providing professional, compassionate, and quality care for all residents.

*ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *
* Implements and supports resident care plan. Assists residents with activities of daily living
(ADL's). Promptly responds to all resident care needs.

* Provides for the residents' physical care including transferring in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, and/or automobiles, bathing, performing hygiene tasks, toileting, assisting with meals, and other tasks.
* Changes bed linens, washes and irons resident's laundry, and maintains tidiness of residents' bedrooms, closets, and dresser drawers. Assists with resident room, bathroom, and common area cleanliness, overall facility, and other housekeeping duties as needed.
* Takes and records, at predetermined intervals, vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, and blood pressure and measures intake as needed. Collects sputum, urine, and stool, discharge drainage and other specimens as ordered. Monitors residents for changes in condition and reports changes to leadership, if delegated to do so by licensed nurse.
* Facilitates and/or participates in resident group activities and resident care conferences.
Supports new resident welcome and assimilation process.

* Engages residents in meaningful conversation and activities related to their individual interests.
* Completes incident reports for any incidents occurred on assigned shift.
* Responds to all emergency situations.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

*QUALIFICATIONS: * _To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required._
* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Experience in Memory Care preferred.
* Must complete 12 hours of continuing education - provided through community in-services.
* Must be fluent in English and have the ability to read and interpret documents such as resident care plan, safety rules, operating procedures, policies and employee manuals.
* Ability to complete incident reports and basic documentation as needed.
* Must work with other staff towards overall resident care.
* Ability to report to work at least 15 minutes early to conduct a "walk-through" with previous shift personnel.

*COMPETENCIES: *
* *Teamwork* - exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit and maintaining a harmonious work environment.
* *Interpersonal Skills *- focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; develops and maintains positive relationships with residents, co-workers, families, and other agencies; interacts with residents with dignity and respect; maintains confidentiality.
* *Dependability* - follows instructions, responds to management direction; results-oriented and committed to achieving objectives and tasks as required.
* *Professionalism* - maintains a professional approach to responsibilities (arrive to work prepared in uniform, on time, availability, etc.); approaches others in a tactful manner; communicates professionally with staff members, residents, resident families, and vendors; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions.

* *Ethics* - follows through on commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
* *Problem Solving *- identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; works well in group problem solving situations.

*PHYSICAL DEMANDS: * _The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions._
* Required to stand, stoop, bend, lift, and walk regularly, occasionally sit, lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $14.00 - $16.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Gurnee, IL: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:
* Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift availability:
* Night Shift (Preferred)
* Day Shift (Preferred)
* Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Gurnee Place Memory Care, Waukegan , Caregiver for the Elderly, Other , Gurnee, Illinois

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