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Direct Care Staff

nurse checking patient’s blood pressure

DIRECT CARE STAFF

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, and problems in order to report and discuss observations with a supervisor or case manager.
  • Mobility Assistance: Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles. Assist with any prescribed exercises.
  • Provide clients/patients with assistance in regards to bathing, dressing and grooming. Encourage active participation from patients.
  • Light Housekeeping duties: Change bed linens, laundry and cleaning patient’s living spaces.
  • Community Involvement: Encourage and assist with access to community activities Engage in appropriate interaction with patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Accompany to doctor’s office.
  • Meal planning and preparation according to prescribed diets.
  • Monitor vital signs.
  • Provide medication administration under the express delegation of the licensed nurse.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies and running errands.