The Resident Care Associate provides the service and care required to each resident in a timely and efficient manner.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Resident Care - General
- Assists residents with Activities of Daily Living
- Participates in service plan reviews
- Removes, launders, folds, and properly returns resident linens and personal laundry
- Serves residents food as directed, including feeding skills, if regulations permit
- Knows and complies with all resident rights
- Receives and gives report of on-going shifts by oral and/or written log
- Informs supervisor of changes in the resident’s condition and needs
- Successfully implements the plan of care
- Recognizes and can assist in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (financial and other)
- Effectively handles difficult resident behaviors
- Reacts calmly and effectively in emergency situations
- Assures resident information is communicated to the staff through the report process and calendar (i.e. appointments, outings, etc.)
- Efficiently documents and provides accurate record-keeping as appropriate
- Must have current certification as a nursing assistant or have successfully completed the certified home health aide or homemaker/personal care homemaker training program.
- High School education preferred
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrates working knowledge of state regulations as they pertain to the job
- Has sound working knowledge of policies in the Resident Handbook.
- Possesses current First Aid, and Heimlich certification, if required by state regulations
- Displays courteousness and friendliness at all times to residents remembering their rights to dignity and confidentiality
- Possess excellent communication skills.
- Familiar with infection control
- Demonstrates proficiency at reading and understanding a Resident Care Service Plan
- Understands advanced directives and end-of-life care
- Possesses knowledge about the assisted living philosophy
- Understands the nursing function in assisted living
- Understands quality of care objectives
- Understands quality of life objectives
- Demonstrates understanding of the use of Resident Care Standards and Practices with the Resident Care Director
- Reviews and understands the orientation checklist
- Demonstrates knowledge of the following Benchmark Standards and Practices:
- OSHA guidelines, e.g., chemicals, personal care products, and items locked
- Use of walkie talkies, beeper, and keys
- Nametag and uniform
- Proper punching of timecards / etime
- Alarm system
- Fire safety and elopement
- Consistent attendance and participation in staff meetings and mandatory in-services
- All equipment in resident’s room
- Physically able to move at least 50 lbs. without assistance.
- Physical stamina and ability to assist residents or lift residents where needed and in emergencies.
- Physically able to bend, reach and work in small areas.
- Physically able to push and pull, equipment and furnishings.