Resident Assistant
Kingston Healthcare - Santa Fe, NM

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Review service plans and perform personal care as outlined

Document on the ADL Flow Sheet the care and treatment provided to the resident and the resident’s response or lack of response to care provided

Document incidents and/or unusual problems according to established facility procedures

Identify resident problems and concerns and report them immediately to a supervising nurse

Obtain temperatures, pulses, respirations, blood pressures and weights on residents as assigned

Initiate corrective action as necessary and/or seek assistance of a supervising nurse

Report changes in residents’ conditions to supervising nurse as soon as practicable

Follow facility procedures for admission, discharge and transfer of residents

Respond to residents’ calls for assistance in timely, courteous, and effective manner

Consistently work cooperatively with residents, families, supervising nurses and other co-workers, physicians, consultant personnel and ancillary service providers

CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Greet and welcome facility tour participants

Calls residents by preferred name: does not use terms such as “honey, sweetie,” or other terms which may depersonalize the resident.

Establish good public relations with families and visitors, home health agency personnel, etc.

Listen to resident or family concerns, initiate corrective action as appropriate, and report concerns and action taken to Director of Health Services

Assume accountability for resident satisfaction survey results, as pertains to nursing service department

SAFETY

Identify safety hazards and emergency situations, and initiate corrective action, and report to Director of Health Services

Observe all facility safety policies and procedures

Observe infection control procedures

Be responsible for the safety of residents under his/her supervision

Reports injuries of self, residents, other staff and visitors timely and according to facility procedures

MEDICATION REMIND AND ASSIST

Obtain approval from supervising nurse to remind and assist residents with self-administration of medications

Assess residents for untoward signs and side effects of medications

Stays with resident until all medication is consumed to ensure that they are taken

Assists resident with secure storage of medications in apartment

Documents, as appropriate, that resident was reminded and assisted with self-administration of medications

KINGSTON AMBASSADOR (as appointed)

Responsible for training new hires per program format

Help new resident assistants socialize and provide introductions to other staff members

Help new resident assistants with first time assignments and set priorities

Be a source of information such as policies, procedures, work rules, norms and where to find information

Serve as a tour guide

Provide feedback to new employees

Assist Director of Health Services in interviewing candidates for resident assistant positions as needed

Assist new employees in following established facility policies and procedures

Consistently models behaviors promoting Kingston philosophies

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Attend all in-service classes as assigned and complete assignments

Assume personal responsibility for following facility procedures related to control and use of department equipment and supplies

Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability, punctuality and accountability

Come to work in a clean, neat uniform and consistently present an appropriate professional appearance

Assume accountability for data contained in the employee handbook

Perform all duties assigned in an effective, timely, cooperative and professional manner

Perform other related duties as assigned by his/her supervisor and/or facility management

Follow Residents’ Rights at all times

Observe all facility policies and procedures

Required Skills

Must be at least 18 years of age.

High School grad, GED or otherwise demonstrate an ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions.

Good communication skills are necessary.

Patience, tact, enthusiasm and positive attitude toward the elderly

Position requires sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing, pulling, stretching, lifting, grasping, and reaching.

Immediate response to resident and/or facility emergency is required.

Required Experience

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