Job Description

  • Job Description
  • Position Title: Caregiver/Direct Care Worker (DCW)
    Job Code: 3016
    Department: Non-Medical
  • Reports to: Staffing Supervisor/Staffing Coorinator
  • Position Summary
  • The Caregiver/Direct Care Worker (DCW) is responsible for providing non-medical homecare services to children, elderly, chronically ill, disabled, recuperating patients and other persons who wish to receive care assistance in the comfort of their homes. Services are also provided to those living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. The primary goal of Caregivers is to help individuals remain in a familiar environment and maintain a feeling of independence.
  • Position Accountabilities
  • The following are essential accountabilities:
    • Performs light housekeeping for the patient only including; dusting furniture, laundry and ironing, changing linens and make bed, organizing living areas, taking out garbage and care of house plants.
    • Promotes a safe environment for patients by providing a stable bathing environment, monitoring food expirations, serving as an escort to appointments, overseeing home deliveries and appointments and planning errands, visits and trips outside of the home.
    • Assists with meal planning, preparation and clean up. Grocery shopping, recipe organization, shopping list preparation and coupon clipping. Medication reminders.
    • Serves as a companion; discussing current and historical events, playing mind stimulating games, reading books and magazines, renting and playing movies, watching television programs and managing appointments and social calendar.
    • Knowledgeable of the service limitations and authorized care guidelines as provided by ALTCS Case Manager. Calls for clarification on any service/ care assistance requests not clear in the guidelines and notifies Alarys of any changes in condition or status of patient.
    • Responsible for taking a role in maintaining the skills and qualifications necessary to provide quality care, including attendance at in-services programs. Notifies supervisor of educational needs. Responsible for submitting accurate time and attendance records and following proper procedures for reporting and making corrections to attendance records.
    • Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.
    • Position is responsible for harmonious interactions with coworkers and customers, including patients, family members, physicians and the general public.
    • Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Alarys Home Health’s policies and procedures.
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this position.
  • Position Qualifications
  • Minimum Education: High School education or equivalent
    Preferred Education: Successful completion of a formal certification training program.​​​​​​​
    Minimum Experience: Must be 18 years of age.
    Preferred Experience: One or more years providing direct patient care
    Required Certification/ License: Current C.P.R. card and first aid certification. Current Fingerprint Clearance card.
    Preferred Certification/ License: Valid state driver’s license.
    Supervises: n/a
    Special Skills: Demonstrated ability to provide basic care in a compassionate and professional manner. Good verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
    Physical Demands/Requirements:For the physical demands and working conditions please see the final page.​​​​​​​
  • Description of Physical Demands and Working Conditions
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