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Resident Assistant

Company: BrightStar Care
Location: Racine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary: The Resident Assistant (RA) is a member of a facility care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the residents needs. The resident assistant will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a residents care. Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities: Responsibilities of the RA include, but are not limited to the following: Personal Cares:Work with the Resident Services Director and the rest of the operations team to build relationships and strong communication with residents and families to ensure adjustment to facility, identification of needs and problems, and the development of an appropriate plan of service for each individual resident.Provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living to meet the residents physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual needs with respect and dignity.Bathe, dress and undress residents as needed.Assist with grooming needs such as hair care, mouth care and nail care; give foot soaks as directed by schedule.Transport residents and assist with walking.Assist with toileting as needed; change incontinent briefs and give perennial care.Change bed linens and make beds.Assist in recording temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed.Aid in the delivery of specific core programs, such as falls, prevention, exercise, and others as identified, which will provide entertainment, socialization, exercise, relaxation and fulfillment of spiritual needs to all residents.Share resident success stories and best practices to demonstrate the impact of improved quality of service provided.Participate in family conferences as needed to discuss the residents status and review the appropriate service plan, medication regimen.Report any concerns or changes in residents physical, intellectual or emotional well-being to the Team Leader. Create and maintain resident records by:Documenting all medications properlyUsing proper notation on recording caresCreating and maintaining all reports including incident reports Housekeeping & Safety Compliance Duties:Clean assigned areas following cleaning schedule.Learn and demonstrate proper cleaning solutions, identify solutions, display knowledge of solution apparatus.Familiarize self with MSDS booklet and Universal Work Precautions.Understand proper use of facility equipment.Housekeeping duties may include, but are not limited to, laundering linens and personal clothing, cleaning bathrooms, taking out the trash, spot cleaning carpets, and changing light bulbs.Report observations concerning structural and equipment wear, defects, and malfunctions to the supervisor.May perform or assist with kitchen duties as necessary and requested by supervisor.Carry out special duties or projects as assigned. Food Service Duties:Assist residents with meals; assist with set-up, service and feeding if necessary.Pass hydration and snacks as scheduled.May perform or assist with kitchen duties as necessary and requested by supervisor. QualificationsHigh school diploma or GEDExperience in senior resident services, social work, health care, or customer service is preferred. Candidate must have experience in working with older adults and knowledge of the aging process.Strong verbal and written communications skills are essential.Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience requiredCertified in CPRNegative TB skin test or chest x-raySelf-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervisionEmpathy for the needs of the residentAbility to express spoken and/or written ideas in EnglishTreats residents, family members, staff and the public with courtesy, respect and presents a positive public image.Works as a team memberEnsures confidentiality and security of the residents medical information We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: BrightStar Care, Racine , Resident Assistant, Other , Racine, Wisconsin

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