Minimum qualifications for caregivers: Have at least one (1) of the following:
Have at least one (1) year of experience in an institutional setting (home health agency, hospital, hospice, or long term care facility). This experience shall be verified by a previous employer; or
Have a certificate issued by the State of Arkansas for working in long term care facilities. A copy of this certificate shall be provided; or
Have completed a forty (40) hour aide training course that meets requirements; or
Certified Nursing Assistant License (CNA); or
Qualify as a nursing student by submitting documentation from the Director of programs and /or the Dean of a School of Nursing that states that the nursing student has demonstrated competency in providing basic nursing care in accordance with the school’s curriculum.
All caregivers must 18 years or older, must pass the State of Arkansas background check, and a drug test.
Caregiver Job Description
Caregivers provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflictions. Home care may include basic upkeep and management of the home and household assistance such as: meal preparation, laundry, assist with mobility and writing, oral hygiene, exercise, assist with getting bathed and dressed, remind client to take medication per Plan of Care and of their appointments, essential shopping and errands and simple household tasks. These tasks may include, but are not limited to the following: washing windows, cleaning ceiling fans and light fixtures, cleaning refrigerator, washing inside walls, laundry, and empty trash. Always maintain safe work practices.
Caregivers are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Home Team Advantage, Inc. policies and industry standards.
Provide companionship, friendship and emotional support.
Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.
Accompany client to medical appointments, grocery store and errands.
Perform basic upkeep and management of the client’s home as described above.
Responds appropriately to clients’ requests for help and maintains positive relationships with clients’ friends and family members.
Meets agency hygiene and appearance standards.
Arrives on time for work and ready to perform assigned tasks.
Accommodates clients’ needs through responding appropriately to clients’ verbal/nonverbal expressions and needs.
Works with team members and other staff members in a helpful, respectful and courteous manner
Follow the written care plan.
Attend orientation, in-service sessions and any mandatory staff meetings.
An aide shall NOT perform any sterile procedure or any procedure requiring the application of medication requiring a prescription.
Shall maintain a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training per 12 months. The in-services obtained shall address areas that directly relate to the patient care aspects of the