• Resident Assistant (LV)- PT/FLEX

    Job Locations US-PA-New Holland
    Category
    Caregiving
    Type
    PT/FLEX
  • Overview

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

     

    HOURS

    FLEX

    Responsibilities

     

    • 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.
    • Keep knowledge base current by continued education, including VDT (Virtual Dementia Tour) and continued dementia training.
    • Make continuous and frequent rounds to observe and check on residents comfort and safety.
    • Ensure residents are charged appropriately for supplies and additional services.
    • 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.
    • Willingness to cross train in various departments and complete Activites and Homemaking Training.

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