The Resident Assistant assists residents to ensure their cleanliness, nourishment, rest and activity are in a manner conducive to the residents' comfort and safety. The Resident Assistant performs all the duties of assisting with activities of daily living in accordance with the Company’s established procedures and as may be directed by the Executive Director, Wellness Director, Wellness Coordinator, Wellness Nurse, and Pharmacy Consultant and/or Medical Consultant.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Keeps current on federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the protection of the rights of the resident. Preserving the safety, the dignity and self-respect of all residents at all times; practices confidentiality.
Assists residents with access to and participation in their recreational and social activities as needed. Will ensure that a minimum of one Resident Assistant remains with residents during all programming sessions.
Willing to help out in any emergency and provide a variety of support services in all departments as needed throughout the community.
State & Community Specific: Medication Management (including all job duties of Medication Tech).
State Specific: Records all medical and/or care entries on care records, notes, daily assessments and task sheets, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
Assists any resident that requires assistance with any Activities of Daily Living (ADL) per their service plan or ALIS assignment, and as needed.
Determines resident's problems, change in condition, and needs and addresses or refers them to appropriate personnel for assistance.
Promptly answers call signals; carries required pagers, scout phones, etc. as required; practices conservation of equipment, keeping them clean and ready to use.
Maintains clear communication with other Resident Assistants and Licensed Nurses via shift to shift reports to make sure set-up procedures and delivery of care is working smoothly.
Performs housekeeping and laundry duties as scheduled and as needed and practices conservation of equipment and supplies, keeping them clean and ready to use.
COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents' families, visitors and team members.
- Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to the resident, team member, residence, company information and records.
- Maintains a safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits.
- Complies with the attendance policy.
- Complies with the cell phone and social media policies.
- Maintains neat appearance, good personal hygiene and appropriate uniform.
- Participates in training, in services and attends meetings when required.
- Assists with special projects as assigned and performs other related duties.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Prior to presence in the community, applicant must have completed a Post Hire Health Questionnaire upon offer of employment. A TB test result must be received with 7 days of employment. Previous TB test results cannot be older than 6 months; chest x-ray results 2 years. A Criminal Record Clearance is required prior to team member’s starting date.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Must be 18 years of age or older and have graduated from the eighth grade, however, a high school graduate is preferred. Training and experience in certified nurses’ aide procedures are desirable and one year or more work experience in assisted living for the elderly is preferred.
Full use of the English language is required; additional language skills are beneficial.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are required.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must carry and maintain current First Aid and CPR certification.
Position requires the ability to stand, reach, bend/stoop/crouch, push/pull/lift/carry up to 50lbs, twisting/ turning and repetitive motion
Must have good vision, hearing and speech
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhausted list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.