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Resident Aide

Position is available at theLandmark Community a Residential Living facility
Job Description
To provide direct resident care duties under the supervision of the licensed nursing staff and to assist in maintaining a positive physical, mental and psychosocial environment for the residents.
ACCOUNTABILITY:Staff Nurse, R.N. Supervisor, Assistant Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist residents with personal care and activities of daily living (A.D.L.) including bathing, dressing, grooming, shaving, oral care, hair care, nail care, and skin care.
Assist with range of motion, turning, positioning, ambulation and assistive devices.
Assist with resident recreation programs.
Serve and assist with meals and supplements; offer fluids every two (2) hours, unless otherwise indicated, and document food and fluid intake.
Assist with Bowel/Bladder Training Program.
Take vital signs and record.
Take height and weight measures and record.
Assist in the dining room, as assigned.
Assist in maintaining resident's environment.
Change linens.
Read and follow resident A.D.L. care plan.
Follow assigned restorative and rehabilitative procedures.
Observe resident for changes in condition and report to the charge nurse.
Document care provisions on the designated record.
All other duties as directed by the Supervisor and/or Director of Nursing.
Understand and follow all rules and regulations regarding residents' rights.
Prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation in the elderly.
Promote a safe, clean environment in which the residents may live.
Become a participating facility team member with the residents as first priority.
COGNITIVE AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Talking:
Communicating with residents, families, visitors and staff
Hearing:
Taking instructions from the supervisor
To respond to resident complaints and requests
To monitor blood pressure
To respond appropriately to disaster instructions and pages
Sight:
For performing job effectively and correctly
Smell:
For accurate detection and maintenance of facility odors
Touch:
In order to detect changes in temperature
SUMMARY OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE:
Tasks and procedures performed by the employee involve risks classified by C.D.C. as Category I. (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply.)
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to tolerate a high pace as typical for a nursing facility. Must be able to take and give instructions well and enjoy working with the elderly. Although employee is required to sit for prolonged periods of time, he/she must also be able to tolerate prolonged standing and walking.

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