Position Title: Resident Assistant
Reports To: Director of Nursing
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Direct Reports: No
Department: Care Giving
As the Resident Assistant, reporting directly to the Director of Nursing, you will provide support and direct care to the residents in activities of daily living, fostering independence, and promoting individuality, while respecting and protecting each resident’s right to privacy.
Essential Duties include the following:
Assists residents with Activities Daily Log (ADL) per Individualized Service Plan. Examples of this are, but not limited to transferring, ambulation, dressing, hygiene, toileting, etc.
Attends to the individual needs of residents, which may include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating and/or other needs in keeping with the Individualized Service Plan requirements.
Takes resident’s vital signs, turns/repositions residents, and lifts residents into beds/wheelchairs as needed.
Supports resident’s participation in scheduled and unscheduled activities.
Monitors residents and environment frequently, noting resident’s condition and response to treatment.
Reviews and follows all instructions on the resident’s service plan.
Uses good body mechanics and monitor environmental factors for potential safety hazards daily.
Maintains clean, orderly and safe environment for residents and complies with and monitors adherence to infection control and medication policies and procedures.
Completes accident and incident reports, and monthly infection control logs according to facility policy.
Records information on changes in condition, new orders, incidents, etc. in the communication log.
Informs the Director of Nursing, or other appropriate staff regarding changes in resident physical, emotional or behavioral status, orally and via the Stop and Watch tool.
Examines residents for signs of injuries/wounds effecting their internal or external bodily functions.
Reports defective equipment or potential hazards for repair or immediate remediation.
Practices effective health and hygiene habits, personally and while caring for the residents.
Protects the personal belongings of each resident, including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, and memorabilia; promptly reports missing items according to the Company’s policy and participates in efforts to locate missing items.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Collaborative team player able to establish effective working relationships with team members.
Demonstrated experience in promoting a high level of customer service and hospitality towards and among all residents, associates, and visitors.
Possess sound organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and with a strong attention to detail.
Self-motivated to accomplish goals with a strong sense of accountability for results.
Demonstrated communication excellence, verbally and in writing; comfortable presenting to large groups.
Described as dependable with a strong work ethic.
Possess an appreciation of seniors and an understanding of the aging process.
Basic knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and database systems is required.
Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Education and/or Experience:
High School Degree or GED, required
0-2 years of past experience, preferred
Must possess a basic knowledge of laws and restrictions regarding Assisted Living, Memory Care and Independent Living (where applicable), as well as a solid understanding of opportunities and limits of other levels of care within senior living.
Must exhibit and promote a high level of customer service, hospitality, curiosity and friendliness towards all prospects, residents, visitors, employees and the overall community.
General understanding and ability to use Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word applications.
To perform this mission successfully, an individual should possess the physical ability to sit and stand for extending periods of time, bend, twist, and reach the floor. Hand/eye coordination should be sufficient to set up and administer injections, prepare/administer medications and treatments, and adjust flow rates using medical equipment. Should also be able to lift/move 50lbs, maintain a stationary position, move freely, operate equipment, ascend/descend freely, position self to reach equipment above or below normal standing height, and communicate with team members, residents, and residents’ family members.