Advanced caregiving position

Come work near Loma Linda, CA, with The Best Care Team on the planet! With a team of 4 full time caregivers in a private residence, you’ll be taking care of my husband, a patient who is paralyzed with a fully functioning mind. You’ll get hands-on experience & comprehensive training with ventilators, trachs, g-tubes, and more. This is an extraordinary opportunity—most of our caregivers have been with us at least 3 years—they are amazing—and so are the multitude of helpers you’ll meet. If you’re not interested in a long-term (3+ years) caregiving position, please do not apply.


  • Hourly rate is $23-$26 once you are trained (training rate starts at $17-$19 based on experience). Your first rate increase is at the start of your 4th month. Your second is at the start of your 8th month. You must be able to do all of the care skills to make the $23-$26+ rate.
  • 1.5 times pay for overtime (more than 8 hrs/day) and some holidays.
  • Paid breaks.
  • Paid sick leave (24 hours per year).
  • Paid training is included. Applicants who have experience with trachs, g-tubes, ventilators, and hoyer lifts are preferred—but this experience is not required in order to apply (training is provided).

Job requirements

  • You must be a minimum of 5’4″ tall and be in good physical condition (when patient is on his side & his airway gets blocked, needs someone who can get him flat quickly & clear his airway).
  • You must be fluent in English.
  • You must be available for a mix of shifts on weekdays, weeknights, weekend days, & weekend nights. Our shifts are:
    – Morning: 4 am to noon
    – Afternoon: 10 am to 7 pm and 11 am to 8 pm (includes an hour at time-and-a-half)
    – Night: 8 pm to 4 am
    Unique schedule perq! We have a scheduler who has been able to accommodate all time-off requests since 2017. All employees get at least one weekend off per month (unless you prefer to work weekends).
  • The full-time job is 32-40 hours per week. The part-time job is around 24 hours per week. If you’re a student, we work around your classes. Additional hours (day and night) are frequently available.
  • You must be serious about this patient’s care and be professional; even though he gets close to all of his caregivers over time, he is not looking for companionship or entertainment. He works 12 hours per day on his computer.
  • You must be able to assess a situation and identify when procedure changes are needed and quickly adapt to them.
  • You must have one of the following: caregiving experience outside of caring for a family member -OR- training or experience in the medical field.

Job duties

  • Monitoring patient while he is awake and asleep
  • Rolling the patient, positioning patient, and getting him comfortable; you must be strong enough to be able to position him quickly for an airway clearing
  • Suctioning patient’s mouth & trach as needed to clear his airway
  • Clearing rainout in vent tubing and positioning vent on patient
  • Understanding equipment alarms and settings
  • Operating and positioning the patient’s laptop
  • Using a letterboard for communication with the patient
  • Moving the patient’s joints for range of motion
  • Operating the back-up vent
  • Feeding and administering meds through a g-tube
  • Performing daily percussion and lung care
  • Performing daily cleaning of g-tube and trach tube areas
  • Giving the patient sponge baths and daily skin care
  • Cleaning up BMs
  • Using medical machines and equipment, including: hoyer, wheelchair, hospital bed, nebulizers, ventilators, cough assists, suction machines, urinal, and communication equipment
  • Placing the sling and transferring the patient

To apply

To apply, fill out the form below. Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and will be in touch within 48 hours.