Resident Care Associate RCA
Benchmark Senior Living 52 reviews - Plymouth, MA

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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

Job Requirements EDUCATION
  • 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

  • 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.

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