• In-Home Services Homemaker - Full Time Days - Immanuel Pathways Central Iowa

    Job Locations US-IA-Windsor Heights
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/8/2018 2:40 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2798
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    PACE Pathways
    Location
    Immanuel Pathways Central Iowa
  • Overview

    The primary responsibilities of this job include providing basic household services such as housekeeping and home organization assistance in participant homes to facilitate a clean and healthy living environment. The In-Home Services Companion will complete grocery shopping and meal preparation in participant’s homes. Assists in monitoring the environment for the Interdisciplinary Team. Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

    Responsibilities

    Key Areas

    Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

    Companion Services in Participant Homes

    80%

    • Consults each day with the In-Home Scheduler to be updated on participant status, changes in plan of care and confirm visit schedule.
    • Reviews participant’s plan of care located in their homes for accurate task list at beginning of each visit.
    • Communicates clearly with participant the tasks to be completed.
    • Manages physical environment of participant home through light housekeeping tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and sweeping as well as changing bed linens, washing dishes, and completing laundry.
    • Assists with meal preparation and cleaning up meal related items in participant homes.
    • Assists in maintaining independence in the home for participants by completing grocery shopping, putting items away, and organizing the home.
    • Assists in clutter management as outlined by the IDT, ensure clear and safe pathways throughout the home.
    • Demonstrates time management skills through arriving as scheduled and completing all tasks as expected during the scheduled time.
    • Reports any changes in participant condition or that of the living environment to their supervisor.
    • Completes appropriate documentation of services provided in the electronic health record (EHR).
    • Maintains consistent professional boundaries with each participant, seeking direction from supervisor as needed.

    Policies and Procedures

    10%

    Follows policies and procedures of Immanuel Pathways through:

    • Demonstrating dependability through consistent compliance with scheduled work hours.
    • Complying with all policies and procedures.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, families, etc.

    Safety Standards

    5%

    Follows safety policies and guidelines through:

    • Complying with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines.
    • Implementing Exposure Control Plan.
    • Complying with Emergency Preparedness Plan.
    • Using proper lifting and push/pull techniques, use of gait belt with participant transfers.

    Other 5%

    • Performs other duties as required or requested.

    Qualifications

    Education-

    • High School Diploma/GED is required.
    • Equivalent years of experience may substitute for education requirement.

    Experience-

    • One (1) year of experience working with a frail or elderly population is required.
    • One (1) year of housekeeping or related experience is preferred.
    • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

    Other Requirements –

    • Be legally authorized to practice the job’s functions and actions in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
    • Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
    • Agree to abide by the philosophy, practices, and protocols of the PACE Organization.
    • Job specific competencies for the In-Home Services Companion job will be met prior to assuming job specific duties in participant homes.
    • Reliable transportation is required as this position will require travel between participant home locations, local shopping venues and PACE Center.

     

    KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

    • Knowledge of practice standards and expectations of housekeeping tasks.
    • Knowledge of basic cleaning procedures, products, and tools used to most efficiently clean specific areas.
    • Ability to operate basic cleaning equipment such as vacuum, mops and brooms.
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
    • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
    • Ability to be physically active throughout entire shift.
    • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish safe work environment.
    • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, families, coworkers and the public.
    • Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
    • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
    • Ability to chart via EHR.
    • Proven experience and basic computer proficiency (Internet, Email, Calendar, Microsoft Office)

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