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NHCH Caregiver

Company: Danbury Health Systems
Location: Danbury
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Summary:

Provides assistance to clients of Nuvance Health Caregivers at Home(NHCH) , with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) as directed on clients' individual care plans, within the guidelines of the certified nursing assistant (CNA) scope of practice and according to the NHCH policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

1. Assists the client with personal care activities including bathing, oral hygiene, feeding and dressing.

2. Assists the client with exercises, ambulation, and transfer activities. This includes knowledge in use of devices such as canes, walkers, crutches, and lifts.

3. Independently assists the client with meal preparation/cooking and/or feeding. Must have working knowledge of special diets, diet restrictions, and techniques to maintain sanitary kitchen conditions to prevent food-borne illnesses.

4. Assists the client with medication prompts to remind the client to self-administer his/her medications.

5. Identifies and reports changes in client condition.

6. Independently provides basic homemaking and laundry assistance for client in the home.

7. Follows policy and procedure for assigned client care activities.

8. Maintains a safe and orderly work environment in the clients' homes. This includes maintaining professional boundaries and integrity of client financial and personal information in clients' homes, as well as following network/agency infection and prevention policies and procedures in clients' homes.

9. Provides companionship and engages in activities of interest to the client.

10. Transporting the client to appointments and errands.

11. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

Essential:

HS Graduate or Equivalent

Certified Nursing Assistant or graduate of a CT state approved nurse aide training program,

Essential:

Valid Driver's License

Satisfactory Driving Record (Meets requirements of NHCH policy).

Required: Certified Nursing Assistant, or any person who has successfully completed a course or courses comprising not less than one-hundred (100) hours of nurse aide training, or seventy-five (75) hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in the fundamental skills of nursing in an approved practical nursing or registered nursing education program.

Must have working knowledge of how to cook/prepare meals; special diets and diet restrictions; and techniques to maintain sanitary kitchen conditions to prevent food-borne illnesses. Must maintain a professional appearance and professional communication behaviors in patient homes with both the patients and their family members/caregivers. Able to competently take temperatures, heart rates/pulses, respiratory rates and identify changes in patient condition.

Location: Danbury-100 Saw Mill Road

Work Type: Part-Time

Standard Hours: 24.00

FTE: 0.600000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: Various shifts

Org Unit: 713

Department: Nuvance Health Caregivers at Home

Exempt: No

Credentials:

Essential:

* Valid Drivers License
* Certified Nursing Assistant

Education:

Essential:

* HS Graduate or Equivalent

Working conditions:

Essential:

* Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Significant occupational risk
* Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
* Significant exposure to dirt, odor, noise, human waste, etc.

Nuvance Health and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Keywords: Danbury Health Systems, Danbury , NHCH Caregiver, Other , Danbury, Connecticut

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