REPORTS TO: Bluegrass Extra Care Executive Director,
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.