Companions/Sitters ALL PRN St. Martin’s At Home
The Companion assists the elders who are functionally, physically, and or socially impaired and require limited assistance and/or companionship. The Companion’s role is to assist elders with those activities of daily living that they are unable to perform without help, fostering at all times elder’s independence and freedom of choice. The care plans (duties) are defined by the program coordinator, elder and sponsor. This plan is coordinated/collaborated with the residential facility care supervisor.
All employees of St. Martin’s in the Pines are expected to maintain strict confidentiality, ensure compliance with policies and procedures, and uphold the safety and well-being of our residents. Employees are expected to demonstrate an appreciation of the heritage, values, and wisdom of the residents as well as the aging process. In particular, the Companion:
Budget Responsibility: N/A
Security Level: Low – Access to assigned patient data
Reporting Structure: direct supervision
Work hours are variable per week which includes weekends and holidays.
Prolonged or constant sitting (up to 2 hours without breaks), standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing and pulling through the shift
Must be able to exert force occasionally up to 200 pounds with the assistance of a team member or mechanical device (positioning, transferring or transporting elders, equipment or supplies); able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 25 pounds constantly without assistance
Must have fine hand coordination, ability do distinguish temperatures and ability to communicate and follow written and verbal instructions
Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Exposed to body fluids, infections, odors, and behavior of elders with or without cognitive impairments