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at Westminster Village
To assist in the provision of resident care by performing non-licensed nursing duties under the direction and supervision of the Assisted Living (AL) Manager or their designee. Follows established policies and procedures. Even though the supervisor remains responsible for those duties he/she delegates to the caregiver, the caregiver is also liable for his/her own action.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Reads assignments, reports, and service plans.
- Physical care includes, but is not limited to:
- Takes temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.
- Weighs and measures residents
- Give bed, whirlpool, sits, or shower baths.
- Either does for the resident, or assists resident, in daily grooming and personal hygiene, as outlined in Resident Service Plan.
- Lifts, positions, ambulates, and exercises residents for optimum comfort and prevention of skin breakdown.
- Uses gait belt for resident/employee safety at all times.
- Answers resident call lights promptly and resident emergency calls immediately.
- Cares for residents as directed by AL Manager or their designee.
- Assists with admission, discharge, and transfer of residents.
- Performs duties in a manner to assure the health and safety of all residents, visitors, and personnel.
- Passes and collects meal trays, and assists resident in both resident apartment and dining room.
- Transports residents to and from dining area, if dictated in Resident Service Plan.
- Serves nourishment as required.
- Maintain resident elimination
- Offers bed pan/urinal, as needed.
- Assists residents to and from bathroom, as needed.
- Keeps incontinent residents clean and dry at all times.
- Selected Duties
- Responsible for completion of daily assignment.
- Promotes economical use of equipment and supplies.
- Cooperates with all other disciplines in providing optimum continuity of care.
- Transports, or walks with, residents to/from activities, as needed.
- Reports/documents all procedures, care, reactions, and other pertinent resident information, as needed.
- Participation in improvement of resident care.
- Participates in resident care planning and implementation.
- Assists with rehabilitation of residents according to the medical and nursing care plans through:
- Encouraging interests and participation in activity programs.
- Walking with or taking residents to/from activity room and physical therapy room.
- Assisting resident in making their bed and in washing their dishes.
- Assumes own responsibility to demonstrate good body mechanics and proper use of gait belt before positionary ambulating. Lifting or transferring residents. Attends offered in-services on good body mechanics.
- Is responsible for following safe practices in all areas of work.
- Is required to perform any other duties or assume any other responsibilities as directed by department head or supervisor, or as is necessary to perform this job.
- Makes occupied and unoccupied beds, as defined in the Resident Service Plan.
- Helps keep resident rooms neat and clean.
- Reports in/out breaks, lunches to AL Manager or their designee.
- Assists residents, relatives, visitors, and guests directing them to appropriate information sources.
- Participates in in-service programs and maintains continuing education requirements.
- Maintains CPR certification and first aid training specific to adults.
- Participates in resident/family education when appropriate.
- Must be able to work weekends, on a rotational schedule.
- Must be able to work some holidays.
- Must be flexible to work another shift when necessary.
- Exposure to body fluids and body waste
- Rotation of work hours
- Frequently standing, bending, lifting, and moving intermittently during work hours. Bending, lifting and carrying at least 20 pounds and up to 40 pounds on a daily basis. Prolonged standing and/or walking. Frequent reaching, pulling, pushing movements. Approximately 80% of the day is spent standing and/or walking.
- Must be able to continuously perform simple manipulative tasks on equipment such as telephones, facsimiles, copy machines. Occasionally perform difficult manipulative tasks. Lifting equipment and supplies weighing at least 20 pounds. Must be able to kneel, climb stairs, reach above, at or below shoulder height. Approximately 98% of the day is spent indoors. Must be able to communicate with resident, patient, families, public and co-workers.
- Coordination: requires good hand-eye coordination, steadiness and ability to move about in small spaces, between objects, equipment and furniture.
- Mobility: must be able to continuously stand and walk; occasionally squat, climb stairs, bend to the floor, reach over your shoulder, kneel, twist, sit, stand and remain in uncomfortable positions for short periods of time.
- Speech: must be able to continuously articulate clearly and precisely.
- Emotional stability: must be able to continuously deal effectively with stress created by multiple tasks, noises, interruptions and to work cooperatively as part of the health care team while maintaining a pleasant personality.
- Vision: must be able to continuously see objects up close so as to notice any changes. Ability to focus and read a posted sign and distinguish colors for warning lights.
- Hearing: must be able to continuously hear normal sounds and choice patterns with some background noise. Must have adequate hearing to receive verbal instructions. Must also be able to hear audible emergency signals, and to be able to answer the telephone.
- Concentration: ability to concentrate on moderate details with frequent interruption
- Attention Span: attend to a function from 10 minutes and up to 8 hours
- Conceptualization: must be able to understand and relate specific ideas and concepts
- Memory: must be able to remember multiple tasks and assignments over a period of up to 8 hours
- Must be currently certified by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Certification must remain current for duration of employment beyond the first four months.
- Must speak English and have good communication skills.
- High School diploma or GED preferred. Completion of course in resident assistant training required.
- Previous experience in hospital, nursing home, or assisted living preferred.
- Must be 18 years of age and have a minimum of 3 months healthcare experience.
- Must possess a sense of responsibility, moral integrity, and common sense.
- Must have a sincere desire to work with the aged.
- Good mental and physical health; patience and compassion are essential.
- Ability to anticipate needs and moods of geriatric resident helpful.
- Pleasant, cheerful, tactful, and courteous when communicating with residents and/or relatives.
- Level-headed and calm in emergencies.
- Must be able to work effectively with the AL team.
- Must treat resident information in a confidential manner.
- Must be well-groomed at all times.
- Must be able to reach above shoulder level, bend, squat, crouch, kneel, balance, push, pull, and lift 50 pounds.