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Resident Assistant (RA) 

Category Nursing  
Description

We have an wonderful opportunity for a Resident Assistant (RA) with prior long-term healthcare experience. The main function of the RA is to perform basic nursing care and simple technical nursing services under the direction of a licensed nurse. In this position, it is important for our RAs to be compassionate as well as team players. It is our mission to allow our residents to function at their highest possible level of social, emotional and physical well-being and to maintain their independence and quality of life while providing them with a safe, secure, home-like setting. Furthermore, it is our mission to provide our services in a high quality, efficient and ethical manner in partnership with hospitals, physicians, employees and community organizations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assists with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc. 
  • Assists with the daily physical and hygienic care needs of residents as directed. These duties include but are not limited to the following:
    • Assists residents with dressing and ensure that dependent residents are dressed in clean, dry clothing appropriate for season, in good repair, changing clothes/gowns when wet or soiled
    • Gives or assists resident with bathing and daily dental/mouth care
    • Assists residents with hair combing, brushing, shampooing, and styling
    • Keeps incontinent residents clean, dry, and odor free; maintain per facility policy
    • Assists residents with bowel and bladder functions
    • Makes beds and changes bed linens when soiled
    • Shaves male patients daily and female residents as needed
    • Assists residents in preparing for activity and social programs 
    • Assists and accompany residents with travel when necessary 
    • Prepares residents for meals, assists, serving food trays or feed residents, as necessary and record/or report residents intake or acceptance of food, serve snacks or nourishments in between meals
  • Advises supervising charge nurse of residents’ status and condition at beginning and end of shift and documents observations as required
    • Maintains records and flow sheets accurately and timely
    • Measures and records vitals and weights as instructed
    • Observes and reports the presence of skin breakdown or redness to the nurse
    • Observes and reports any physical or emotional changes observed in the residents including any complaints or grievances made by the resident 
  • Promotes a safe and clean environment
    • Assures that all equipment is clean and functional and reports any malfunctions to supervisor
    • Complies with requirements of procedures for safe lifting and/or transfer of residents per established policies and procedures
    • Washes hands before and after performing any service for the resident and follows infection control guidelines and universal precautions 
    • Reports all hazardous conditions and equipment to a nurse immediately
  • Collects and labels lab specimens, as directed
  • Reviews care plans daily to ensure provision of appropriate care
  • Maintains confidentiality of all resident information and ensures resident privacy
  • Promotes and supports the greatest possible degree of independence for residents
  • Follows established restraint and isolation precautions and procedures as ordered by a physician
  • Understands and reviews the facility’s Healthcare Clinical Policies and Procedures and Safety Guidelines
  • Reports any issues or problems that may arise to the Charge Nurse, Nurse Supervisor, ADON or DON
  • Complies with state, federal, and all other applicable health care and safety standards 
  • Assists families and other visitors as needed
  • Attends/completes required in-services and other required meetings
  • Performs other duties as directed 
 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE an equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; minimum of 1 year of previous long-term care experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must hold a current passing competency 
  • Must have First Aid and CPR Certification
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Shift Second  
Position Resident Assistant (RA)  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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