Residential Assistant (Nursing Assistant)
Job Functions As Residential Assistant, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Responsible for performing indirect care for resident; adhering to specific procedures and programs; coordinating work within the department as well as with other departments; complying with all operating policies and procedure; reporting pertinent information to the assigned supervisor; responding to inquiries or requests for information; interacting in a courteous, tactful, friendly, and cooperative manner; handling issues, complaints, inquiries and questions; attending all mandatory inservice meetings and education. No supervisory function. This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time, for any reason.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists with orienting of all new residents.
Review the daily entries of activities recorded by the previous shift.
Performs regularly scheduled rounds and monitors residents conditions.
Assists residents with daily personal needs including bathing, grooming, dressing, bed-making, ambulatory aids, and catheter devices; strips and re-makes beds as assigned; administers first aide, and lotions and creams may be required.
Assists and escorts residents to dining room and other in-house activities; monitors residents in the dining room at meal time and provides assistance as needed; assists dinging room staff with minor room and dining preparations.
Monitors residents self-medication, as assigned.
Distributes meal trays delivered from the kitchen to individual rooms; assists in feeding residents who are unable to feed themselves; collects food trays after meals and places on carts for return to kitchen.
Records and charts vital signs including blood pressure, temperature respiration and weight checks.
Responds to incoming phone calls.
Assist with arranging residents appointments and transportation; accompanies residents to appointments as assigned.
Reports unusual incidents or changes in resident behavior to the assigned supervisor.
Assist in searching and picking up resident meal trays; monitors residents during mealtime and records amounts of food consumed; assists certified nursing assistants in passing snacks as requested.
Ensures an atmosphere, which allows for the privacy, dignity, and well being of all residents in a safe, secure environment.
Follows universal and when appropriate, transmission-based precautions.
Maintains awareness of individual responsibilities under the established Fire Safety/Disaster plan.
Supports and participates in the organization s performance improvement initiatives.
coordinates specific work tasks with other personnel within the department as well as with other units and departments in order to ensure the smooth and efficient flow of information.
Reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor as requested, or according to an established schedule; compiles information as necessary or as directed and provides data to appropriate personnel.
Responds to inquiries relating to his/her particular area, or to requests from customers, other personnel, etc., within given time frames and within established policy.
Interacts with residents, residents families, volunteers, visitors and the general public as well as other employees and departments in a courteous, tactful, friendly, and cooperative manner.
Handles issues, complaints, inquiries and questions from residents and the general public.
Attends all mandatory inservice education programs and required meetings.
Embrace Consulate Health Care s five core values of compassion, honesty, integrity, respect, and passion, and incorporate them into daily job function.
24 Demonstrate respect and compassion in every interaction.
Conduct oneself with the highest degree of honesty and integrity in every interaction.
Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Secondary Education Diploma or GED equivalent or two (2) years experience.
Where Will Compassion Take You?
At Consulate Health Care, we're looking for talented, compassionate and hard-working individuals who are eager to serve others. Our team members go above and beyond to give our residents and patients the care they deserve so you'll find that every day with Consulate Health Care offers new and exciting opportunities to learn and grow.
Compassionate hearts and passionate dedication these two qualities shine in our team members and provide the foundation for our mission of Providing Service With Our Hearts and Hands . The compassion you'll show to residents, patients and their families is the lifeline of our business, while relationships with your peers and coworkers will strengthen our vibrant, diverse community.
Consulate Health Care is one of the nation's leading providers of Senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care. Operating in 21 states, we offer services ranging from short-term transitional care to Alzheimer s and dementia care.
24-hour skilled nursing care
Comprehensive post-acute care
Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies
\"Your Journey Home\" short-term rehab program
Alzheimer's and dementia care
Care for medically-complex patients
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