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Companion - PRN (Extra Care) - Hazard

TITLE:
Companion

REPORTS TO:
Bluegrass Extra Care Executive Director,
RN Coordinator
STATUS:
PRN

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Has had at least one year's successful employment experience.
  • Has had work or life experience as a companion.
  • Is at least eighteen years of age.
  • Has the ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
  • Has empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.
  • Understands Hospice philosophy, comfortable providing specialized care to the terminally ill, secure with issues of death/dying.
  • Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Has presented a pre-employment physician's health clearance including a negative TB skin test and/or CXR and other tests as required by organization policy.
  • Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.
  • Possess and maintains current CPR Certification.
  • SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    A companion performs tasks that enable the patient to remain in the home by supplementing the patient/family/caregiver abilities for home management.


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