Resident Assistant (LV)- FLEX

US-PA-New Holland
Category
Caregiving
Type
Flex Pool

Overview

Responsible for the direct care of Laurel View residents by providing assistance with activities of daily living.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure residents privacy, respect, dignity and rights are protected as per State and Federal Regulations.
  • Assists the residents in a manner conducive to their safety, comfort and independence level.
  • Reports any unusual observation or condition to the Med Tech or LPN on duty.
  • Encourage residents to remain active and attend social functions and programs.
  • Assist in implementation of activity programs as the need arises.
  • Assists in the personal care of the residents as needed. These duties may include: assistance with bathing & continence care, oral hygiene, hair grooming & shampooing, dressing, care of clothes, shaving & nail care, care of personal possessions, use of telephone, scheduling of appointments and reminders of those appointments, activities, ambulation, bed-making &, weekly linen change.
  • Assist with admission of new residents in tasks such as unpacking, orientation to room and facility, schedule of activities, meal times, etc.
  • Responds promptly to resident call bells.
  • Assists at meal times with services as per departmental policy.
  • Responsible to take and document accordingly vital signs - temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and accu checks.
  • Make continuous and frequent rounds to observe and check on residents comfort and safety.
  • Ensure residents are charged appropriately for supplies and additional services.
  • Assist in training of peers
  • Answer the telephone, determine nature of call and direct caller to appropriate individual.
  • Perform light housekeeping tasks.
  • Must rotate shifts as needed and work weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) as well as holidays as scheduled.
  • Is subject to work during emergency conditions (short staffing, severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)
  • May be asked to work overtime to ensure adequate staffing due to call offs.

Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in health care or related field preferable, but not essential.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification (or willingness to obtain after hire).
  • Diabetic Training (or willingness to obtain after hire).
  • Commitment to customer service and teamwork.
  • Understands and can identify with the philosophy and corporate values of Garden Spot Village.
  • Must treat all residents, families, visitors and peers with dignity and respect, in a cheerful and positive manner.

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