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Companion

Company: Interim HealthCare
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

General Purpose:
Provide companionship and socialization activities to adults, shopping, preparing nutritious meals or snacks, and light housekeeping related to the patients/clients as permitted by the policies and procedures of Interim HealthCare and any other federal, state and local law or regulation.
Essential Functions:
Provides companionship and socialization activities to adults.
Perform incidental activities of daily living such as light shopping and errands, preparing nutritious meals or snack,and straightening up the patient/clients immediate environment.
Utilize infection control measures such as universal standard precautions, hand washing and personal protective equipmentas appropriate.
Recognize, document and report change in patient/client environment and safety to supervisor.
Organize self to carry out visits/shifts and organize activities.
Attend mandatory Interim HealthCare in-services and provide requested documents to keep employee file current.
Perform tasks as assigned such as transporting to a doctor, church, or visits to friends.
Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
May have access to personal health information (PHI) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.
The Interim HealthCare Inc. Companion may not :
Perform any personal care or skilled nursing procedures or attend to children.
Reconcile bank statements, or endorse checks, or use any form of the clients credit (e.g. credit or debit cards, ATM).
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
Age of majority in the state.
Graduate of companion training in states where required or
Six (6) months of accumulated experience in a similar job classification or similar life experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Successful completion of appropriate knowledge (competency) assessment.
Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.
Other minimum requirements as defined by state law or regulation.
Proof of valid auto liability insurance and valid drivers license as required by the organizations insurance carrier if assignment(s) include driving a vehicle, preferred .
Able to hear, speak and write and read in English in a manner understood by most people.
Able to read ten (10) point or larger type.
Able to effectively handle multiple tasks or functions.
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
Able to constantly travel locally from assignment to assignment.
Able to constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely and assist clients with standing and walking.
Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects.
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials.
Able to frequently lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds in order to carry out daily job functions and related activities that may be required.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare, Fort Lauderdale , Companion, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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