The Resident Assistant is responsible for providing assistance to the residents of the community in a safe and secure environment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Adheres to and conveys the philosophy of Assisted Living
Has awareness and practices in accordance with the regulations of the state.
Receives report from the previous shift
Reads the communication log and shower schedule for information and changes at the beginning of each shift.
Assist residents with ADL, environmental orientation, vital signs, first aide and wound care.
Communicates with outside health care professionals.
Practices good infection control and universal precautions
Assist with resident care (ADL; bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, feeding and transferring)
Assist with resident meals
Assist with residents moving in or out
Observes and communicates any changes in resident physical or mental condition.
Report and document accidents and incidents.
Check on the location of all residents during rounds.
Provide assistance with residents to keep clothing and room in proper order, to change bed linens, provide clean linen and towels as needed.
Housekeeping as needed, laundry as needed
Assists with training of new team members.
Review service plans, complete level of care change forms when necessary
Avoids loss, breakage and waste of supplies and equipment.
Wears name tag at all times.
Has a working walkie on them during their shift.
Maintains clean, neat, comfortable, safe environment for residents, team members and visitors, including housekeeping duties as assigned.
Assures residents at risk of wandering are safe and secure with a wander bracelet.
Responsible for answering and responding to call lights, door alarms as needed.
Knows and follows Emergency Procedures, Elopement and all other procedures.
Performs all other duties assigned by Supervisor, RCD or Administrator
Must attend and/or complete all assigned training to meet DSS regulations
Responsible for keeping resident information confidential; respecting resident rights; respecting privacy.
Must be a certified Nursing Assistant, have a NA certificate or other approved course by state.
Must meet requirements imposed by the licensing authorities.
Must have ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job.
Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Must be of good character; considerate; tolerant of aged and disabled persons.
Must be clean and well groomed.
Must have an acceptable criminal record check
Documented TB screening.
Must have or complete CPR/ 1st Aide within first 60 days of employment.
Must be able to perform resident care with awareness of dignity and individuality, with understanding and concern.
Must maintain an acceptable attendance record and follow work schedule.
Requires minimal supervision.
Organizes and utilizes time appropriately
Must be mature in behavior, attitude, speech and action.
Must be pleasant in demeanor and tone of voice.
Must perform unpleasant tasks with grace; works cooperatively with supervisors and display willingness to assist co-workers.
Must abide by established policies and procedures of the community.
Looks for ways to improve the community function.
Must keep work areas neat and clean
Has the ability to spend long periods of time on their feet and to ambulate quickly.
Must be free of non-treated communicable disease.
Must be accurate, dependable, neat and thorough in assigned tasks.
Ability and willingness to learn quickly.
Ability to utilize and apply basic management skills.
Must be willing to work with the elderly population.
Must be capable of performing the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ABILITIES (with or without the aid of mechanical devices)
Fine hand coordination
Pushing and pulling
Ability to distinguish smells, tastes and temperatures
Ability to read and write
Ability to communicate with the residents, families, visitors and personnel
Ability to remain calm under stress
Ability to understand, apply and follow training and in-service education.
Ability to occasionally do heavy lifting of residents