Advanced caregiving position

Taking applications through January 24, 2021.

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. Prior experience is not required but an interest in learning medical procedures is. 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 $15-$20 based on experience)
  • 1.5 times pay for overtime (more than 8 hrs/day) and some holidays
  • Paid breaks
  • Paid sick leave (24 hours per year)
  • We are quarantined and enforce rules about things like hand washing and masks
  • We evaluate you at 2 weeks, 2 months, and 6 months, and increase your pay rate based on the skills you’ve mastered. It takes 2-6 months to master the skills needed to reach the $23-$25 rate. Everyone learns at different speeds.

Job requirements

  • You must be a minimum of 5’4″ tall or be physically fit. You cannot be under 5’3″, even if physically fit.
  • You must have afternoon availability. Most of the shifts you’ll be doing are weekday, afternoon shifts, which for us means 11 am to 8 pm.
  • The job is a minimum of 24 hours per week. Shifts are 8-9 hours and will include some nights and some weekends. Additional hours (day and night) are frequently available.
  • You must be alert while on duty and monitor the patient’s face to assess his needs.
  • You must be able to assess a situation and identify when procedure changes are needed and quickly adapt to them.
  • A 2-week probationary period is required to demonstrate you have the aptitude to handle the day-to-day job duties.
  • 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 will be provided).

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 TV and patient’s laptop
  • Using a letterboard for communication with the patient
  • Moving the patient’s joints for range of motion as recommended by an athletic trainer
  • Light house cleaning in the patient room
  • 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

To apply

To apply, please fill out the form below and in the message block, include your qualifications, relevant experience, and a reference’s name and phone number. Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!