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AT HOME CAREGIVER / HOME HEALTH AIDE (Greenwich, CT)

compensation: $40/hour after 8 week training period ($25/hour during training)
employment type: employee's choice

Job Description

Private family seeking a caregiver for a very ill young woman, who is bed bound with ME/CFS (to learn more about the disease, links are listed below). The successful candidate will be patient, kind, understanding, and a quick learner. The patient is unable to perform normal daily functions like going to the bathroom, eating, communicating with doctors and friends on the phone, and turning herself in bed, so much of your job will consist of helping her with these tasks.

This job is perfect for a recent college graduate who ultimately wants to become a physician assistant or medical doctor, but is seeking a gap year opportunity to help pay off student debt or study for higher education exams. This job provides you the opportunity to build meaningful relationships, ability to save money with generous pay and option for free living accommodations, and the satisfaction of helping someone severely in need.

Accommodations

Our home is located in beautiful Greenwich, CT, just a 15 minute drive to Stamford, CT, and a 45 minute train ride from NYC
You will have the option to live in our guest home free of charge

Responsibilities & Duties:
Assist the patient with turning and repositioning body in bed
Daily medication administration and feeding
Help the patient with texting, calling, emailing doctors and friends to maintain relationships
Assist the patient with going to the bathroom using a bedpan
Starting and stopping IV fluids
Assisting nurses, doctors, and physical therapists who visit the home

About You:
You're a recent college graduate interested in pursuing a career in healthcare
You may or may not be a nurse assistant (CNA)
Motivated, energetic, and hardworking
Easily adaptable to new environments
Physically able to frequently reposition the patient in bed
Even tempered, and tolerant
Consistent and reliable
Inquisitive mind and desire to learn

Hourly Wage:
Training period will last 8 weeks. During this time period, pay is $25/hour
Once training is complete, pay will begin at $40/hour
$5 increase to hourly wage every 3 months
*Note: Training period could go faster or slower depending on how quickly you learn

About ME/CFS:
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, an illness also known by the disparaging name of ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’, is a complex neuroimmune disease affecting mainly the central nervous system, the metabolic system, and the immune system. People with ME/CFS can be bed bound for months, years, or even an entire lifetime, given there are currently no approved treatments for the disease. ME/CFS is without a doubt a current and emerging issue in medicine -- The Center for Disease Control went so far as to call it a “hidden health crisis” in 2017. More information can be found in the links below.

https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/conditions/me-cfs/

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a12779054/what-is-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/chronic-fatigue-patients-push-for-an-elusive-cure/409534/

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2003/07/07/a-sudden-illness






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