Website Quincy Village
6596 Orphanage Rd. Waynesboro, PA 17268
JOB PURPOSE: Household Caregiver distributes physician prescribed medications and treatments under the supervision of a licensed nurse and within the boundaries of the Nurse Practice Act of the state and in addition performs the general duties and responsibilities of the household caregiver. As caregiver, the medication aide provides medical and physical care to the residents of the household to meet their daily needs and enable them to function at the highest possible level. While this care is provided under the leadership of a professional nurse, the caregiver is the residents’ closest advocate in the household. The caregiver promotes the residents psychosocial well being through meaningful relationship building, and works with the household team to meet other social service needs of the resident and of the household, always providing support, friendship and kindness for each of the household members. The caregiver plans and facilitates social activities for residents of the household which provide meaningful ways to spend time as recreation, exercise, relationship building and fun. The caregiver also supports the household homemaker in maintaining a clean safe household environment and in caring for the residents’ personal laundry. All caregiver tasks are performed in accordance with current standards, guidelines and regulations and in a safe and efficient manner.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must posses the ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Previous experience working with older adults preferred. PA: Must be 18 years of age or older unless they are on the PA nurse aide registry; must have a high school diploma, GED diploma or have an active status on the PA nurse aide registry. Must be able to successfully complete required medication training as required by state regulations and facility policy. Must relate well to employees, residents and visitors.