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, you’ll be taking care of my husband, a patient who is paralyzed with a fully functioning mind. This is an extraordinary opportunity—all of our caregivers have been with us at least 2 or 3 years—they are amazing—and so are the multitude of visitors and the patient’s co-workers you’ll meet. See my husband’s appreciation for his caregivers at pbs.org.

Features

  • Hourly rate is $23-$25+ once you are trained (training rate starts at $16-$20 based on experience). We increase your pay rate as you master skills. It takes 2-5 months to master the skills needed to reach the $23-$25 rate. At a minimum we increase your pay at 2 weeks, 2 months, and 6 months.
  • 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.
  • 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: 11 am to 8 pm (includes an hour of OT)
    – Night: 8 pm to 4 am
    Unique schedule perq! All employees get one weekend off per month. Since 2017, we’ve been able to accommodate all time-off requests thanks to an amazing scheduler and care team. In addition, we typically build the schedule 2 months out so you can easily plan ahead.
  • The job is 32-40 hours per week. Additional hours (day and night) are frequently available.
  • You must be serious about this patient’s care and be professional; while he gets close to all of his caregivers over time, he is not looking for companionship or entertainment.
  • 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. This job is ideal for CNAs. Also great for med assistants looking to grow in the care field, respiratory care field, or home health field.

Job duties

  • Monitoring patient while he is awake and asleep
  • 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
  • Rolling the patient, positioning patient, and getting him comfortable
  • 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
  • Light house cleaning in the patient room

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.