Posting Date April 2, 2021
Job Title Homemaker
Specialty HMKR
Hours FT
Overview Perform delegated homemaking duties for patient/clients in their home or other designated facility. Under the general direction of the Clinical & Staff Development Manager and the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse and within established policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform homemaking duties for patient/clients in their home or other designated facility including light housekeeping, light food shopping, errands, pick up medications from pharmacy and meal preparation. Report and document patient/client’s needs and responses to the appropriate Case Manager and/or Manager. Report patient/client’s change in condition or situations immediately. Adheres to patient/client Home maker care plan as set up by the primary nurse/therapist while maintaining a healthy, safe environment. Provide non-personal care while promoting client/patient dignity and provide a calm, supportive and therapeutic environment for client/patients and their families. Provide excellent customer service to patients/clients. Utilize supplies and equipment in a cost-effective manner. Document adequately to ensure prevention of write-offs. Refer questions regarding costs of care or insurance coverage to appropriate Case Manager or Clinical Manager. Perform other duties as assigned. Adhere to guidelines that prohibit the following tasks from being performed in this role including: Heavy seasonal house cleaning such as washing floors, curtains, woodwork; The family wash or ironing; Dressmaking or tailoring; Lending or borrowing money or handling of any family business affairs; Administration of medications; Give personal address or telephone number Cannot transport any clients in their car. Perform any duties or procedures outside of this job description
Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Minimum 6 months experience in a related field preferred. REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES Demonstrate competency in carrying out non-personal care. Ability to travel required. Travel throughout central New Hampshire to observe Home Health care service and other job-related activities is required. Ability to function effectively as a member of a team. Current drivers’ license required. Proof of automobile insurance required. Ability to pass a motor vehicle background screening. Ability to work in an environment where latex may be present. Basic computer skills to complete required documentation. Demonstrate a positive demeanor toward staff and clients.
Agency / Location Franklin VNA & Hospice
75 Chestnut Street
Franklin, NH 03235
Contact Information Cherrie Murray
Visiting Nurse Association of Franklin
Franklin, New Hampshire 03235
Phone: 603-934-3454
Fax: 603-934-2222
Email: cmurray@franklinvna.org
Website: http://franklinvna.org/
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