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Personal Caregiver - Pre-Health College Graduate

Greenwich, CT

Seeking a caregiver in Greenwich CT for a very ill young woman in her 30’s, 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. This job is perfect for a 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 the satisfaction of helping someone severely in need. 

 

About You:

  • You’re a pre-med, pre-PA student.
  • You’re reliable and prompt, motivated, energetic, and hardworking.
  • You’re easily adaptable to new environments and open to constructive feedback.
  • You’re even tempered and tolerant, and able to maintain a safe and comfortable home environment.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field
  • Vaccinated for COVID-19, Willing to undergo weekly testing
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle required

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide care according to the client’s plan of care.
  • Assistance with daily tasks, including but not limited to: toileting, hygiene and dressing assistance, managing and administering oral medication, preparing meals when needed, light housekeeping and doing laundry as needed, taking and recording vitals, temperature, keeping proper care records
  • Companionship and empathy for the needs of the client
  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of client’s medical/personal information

 

Compensation:

  • FULLY PAID Training – Training lasts an average of 4 weeks. During this time, the pay is $25/hour. The training period could go faster or slower depending on how quickly you learn.
  • Full Time: $40/hour
  • $5 increase to hourly wage every 3 months
  • Biweekly direct deposit pay

 

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
No
Full Time (M-F) Full Time (Flexible Days) Weekends Nights
Weekend Hours Required
No - the position is at a single location

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