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Full-time 1st shift/Part-time 2nd Shift Resident Assistant

Resident Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide resident care under direction of Wellness Services Director. Perform duties such as bathe, dress, groom, transfer residents, change linens, laundry, meals service, medication administration, documentation, and any other duties pertaining to daily personal care. Follows specific daily duties detailed in the shower and laundry schedule.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Answer resident call buttons to determine residents' needs.
  • Provide physical support to assist residents to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, and standing, walking, or exercising.
  • Measure and record vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, weight, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff.
  • Observe residents to detect symptoms that may require medical attention, such as bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine; report findings to WSD.
  • Document or otherwise report observations of resident behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to WSD.
  • Collect specimens, such as urine, feces, or sputum.
  • Apply clean dressings, slings, stockings, or support bandages, under direction of nurse or physician.
  • Change bed linens or make beds.
  • As delegated by Lead Resident Assistant (LRA) or Wellness Services Director (WSD), assumes direct supervision of keys for medication carts and residence master key.
  • Assists residents with daily medication management and/or administration; delivery of medication, tracking, monitoring and recording to ensure resident has taken the appropriate medication as prescribed; as delegated by RN.
  • Monitor and communicate to Wellness Director, resident medications and document in progress notes of personal care plan variations, problems and concerns observed.
  • Notes assisted living supplies and advises LRA or WSD when supply is near reordering.
  • Documents anything concerning resident's well being, such as, but not limited to, eating habits, visitors, behavior, medical and physical condition, incontinence/continence patterns, and mobility.
  • Provides oral report to shift change personnel.
  • Performs laundry service for residents.
  • Awakens resident to assist and or dress.
  • Assists residents with nighttime toileting, including emptying and rinsing out commodes/urinals for residents requiring such services.
  • Make rounds to check on resident status.
  • Assists and/or undresses/dresses residents who may have soiled self and/or bedding.
  • Make sure premises are secure and all outside entryways are locked.
  • Assists residents to and from dining area during meal times.
  • Serves meals/assists with dining room tasks.
  • Assist residents in lying down for rest times.
  • Check on resident well-being as per ISP.
  • Timely and regular attendance is an expectation of performance for all Willowbrook employees. To ensure adequate staffing, positive employee morale, and to meet expected productivity standards throughout the organization, employees will be held accountable for adhering to their workplace schedule.
  • Ability to relate to residents and staff in a courteous and diplomatic manner under all circumstances.
  • Attend monthly caregiver and all staff meetings.
  • Maintain positive work environment, respect fellow employees, and follow all Willowbrook Place policies and procedures correctly.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.
  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required

Experience: Prefer experience working in a senior adult setting.

Certifications &Licenses: CNA preferred, but not required.

Other Requirements:    Must be able to follow instructions provided by LRA or WSD.

Desire to assist senior adults maintain independence as long as possible.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be able to read and write proficiently.

Other Physical Requirements

  • Vision
  • Sense of Sound - must be able to recognize an emergency call sound
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - disposable gloves, face masks, shoe covers, gowns, head coverings and eye coverings.
  • Exposed to body fluids, infection, odors and behavior of residents.
  • Demonstrates emotional stability in order to cope with the mental and emotional stress of this job.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Fast paced, constantly changing, adult senior care living community.