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Job Description:

  • 1) Cares for elderly, convalescent, or handicapped persons in patient's home, performing any combination of following tasks: Changes bed linens, washes and irons patient's laundry, and cleans patient's quarters.

  • 2) Purchases, prepares, and serves food for patient and other members of family, following special prescribed diets.

  • 3) Assists patients into and out of bed, automobile, or wheelchair, to lavatory, and up and down stairs.

  • 4) Assists patient to dress, bathe, and groom self.

  • 5) Massages patient and applies preparations and treatments, such as liniment or alcohol rubs and heat-lamp stimulation.

  • 6) Administers prescribed oral medications under written direction of physician or as directed by home care nurse.

  • 7) Accompanies ambulatory patients outside home, serving as guide, companion, and aide.

  • 8) Entertains patient, reads aloud, and plays cards or other games with patient.

  • 9) Performs variety of miscellaneous duties as requested, such as obtaining household supplies and running errands.

  • 10) May maintain records of services performed and of apparent condition of patient.

  • 11) May visit several households to provide daily health care to patients.




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Job Number: 4941