Summary of Position: The purpose of this position is to provide both clinical and clerical support services in a setting that delivers care to patients while they heal from a recent illness. This position assures the continuity of client care, providing an essential link for communication involving all team members. The Lead Care Giver will assist in training and leading the RA team at the respite facility. The Lead Care Giver is also available to transport patients as needed for appointments and to serve as a driver for the pickup and delivery of supplies.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Trains Respite Assistants in the responsibilities of their position. Document independence in skills and competence to ensure quality of care.
Provide input to Program Manager on performance and learning opportunities.
Work with respite assistants weekends, nights and days as needed in order to ensure competency.
Oversee patient bed turnover: discharges and admissions ensuring bed availability for new admissions.
Works as Respite Assistant as needed, covering when there are staffing shortage.
Respite Assistant duties
Collaborates with the Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse throughout each shift to determine work assignments and priorities, as well as communicating the status of delegated task completion and outcome of patient data findings
Maintains timely, ongoing verbal communication in order to assure good care of patients and the effective running of the Medical Respite Center
Provides safe and timely transportation for patients to off-site appointments as assigned by supervisor using the Respite Center’s vans including running errands as needed by supervisor.
Treats each patient in a manner that preserves and supports patient confidentiality, patient rights, and patient dignity
Checks inventories on a weekly basis, orders and stocks supplies
Assists any patient with personal hygiene as needed
Assists with copying and clerical tasks as needed
Phone coverage and triage of calls when necessary
Provides personal care and one-to-one support for patients needing end of life care.
Coordinates meal time needs including setting out food for patient pick up and cleaning up after the meals are finished
Performs other duties as required
Informal leadership experience preferred
Basic knowledge of medical terminology
Able to obtain vital signs accurately
Proficient in reading and writing skills in English
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment
Demonstrated interest in working with an underserved population
High school diploma or GED (preferred but not required)
Experience in a medical environment highly desirable
Bi-lingual- Spanish highly desired
Experience in a lead or front line supervisory role
Must be at least 21 years old
Valid Arizona driver’s license, in effect for at least 3 years
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Position requires extended periods of sitting and standing
Position requires regular bending and reaching, including transfer of patients
Must be able to lift, carry and push 20 pounds on a regular basis
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.