On Call Position
To assist residents to live self-directed and meaningful lives as their care needs change. To provide individualized care, support and services to meet the residents needs under the supervision of a licensed nurse in the Life Care Center. To respect the dignity, privacy and individuality of each Resident, staff and guest. To foster relationships that will maintain or enhance the psychosocial and physical well-being of each resident. To provide care in a manner that incorporates an understanding of the mission and values of the Sisters of Mercy. To be knowledgeable of established infection control procedures and practices universal precautions.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, provides individualized care, comfort and safety to Resident with compassion respecting their sense of dignity and independence. Personal care includes: bathing, toileting, oral hygiene, dressing, nail, skin and hair care. Nutrition care includes: assist with dining, serving meals and snacks, encouraging hydration and recording food acceptance. Mobility care includes: ambulating, transferring, lifting, positioning or assisting a Resident to or from beds, chairs, wheelchairs, toilets, tubs and showers. Using appropriate methods, equipment and body mechanics. Performs basic procedures such as vital signs, weights, recording bowel activity, emptying colostomy bags and Foley bags, recording Intake and Output (I&O), etc.
2. Answers and responds promptly to Residents’ call or call lights, determines needs and relays information to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
3. Able to use and maintain equipment, assistive devices, and supplies appropriately.
4. Interacts with Residents to establish positive relationships by engaging in meaningful activities for the overall well being of the person and ensuring their personal choices in their daily living.
5. Assists with maintaining a safe, clean and orderly environment that gives rise to a setting that feels like home. Able to perform household tasks that includes but not limited to making beds, changing linens and doing laundry per facility policy.
6. Attends to “being present” in communications by actively listening to the resident. Providing input in developing the residents’ plan of care by reporting changes of residents’ behavior, routine or physical condition. Exchanging information on a “need to know” basis only and ensuring confidentiality within the workplace.
7. Participates as a team member working toward a common goal of person centered, relationship based care. Collaborating as a team member to support quality improvement, attending orientation, team meetings and in-service programs.
8. Performs other duties as assigned. Prioritizing tasks as necessary to perform duties.
- Meet State age and Certification requirements.
- High school diploma/equivalent is strongly preferred.
- Sensitive and compassionate to Residents.
- Ability to work with geriatric and dementia residents.
- Is flexible and uses good sense in determining what is needed.
- Respectful of persons and keeps information confidential.
- Being reflectful and supportive of the mission and values of the Sisters of Mercy.
- Ability to work independently or without direct supervision.
- Ability to work with evolving issues and the flexibility to adapt to changing environments.
- CPR Certification within 3 months of hire.
Essential Physical Functions:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Constant walking, standing, bending. Must be able to move about in tight spaces and between objects, equipment and furniture.
- Position involves frequent pulling, pushing, carrying of up to 25 pounds and lifting of up to 50 pounds. Some WMW facility layouts may also requires stair climbing in case of an emergency.
- Frequent exposure of hands to disinfectants, soaps, and adhesives possible. Exposure to unpleasant odors and sights as well as blood borne pathogens. Works with interruptions.
Visual/Audible Acuity Requirements
- Must be able to read, write, and speak English and make self understood while also understanding others using the English language.
- Sight required to observe patient status, depth perception and to distinguish basic colors.
- Hearing required in order to communicate with both Residents and staff.