The RCA/Caregiver assists the licensed nursing staff by performing routine assistance with activities of daily living.
Essential Job Duties:
1. Assists residents with dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, positioning, turning, toileting and exercising.
2. Gives treatments, performs tests, carries out procedures and collects specimens as instructed.
3. Reports and records observations and results of treatments, tests, procedures and specimens when indicated.
4. Transfers, transports and escorts residents as needed.
5. Answers signal lights promptly.
6. Changes bed linens, makes beds and keeps rooms clean and orderly.
1. Maintains safe and sanitary work stations and equipment.
2. Encourages independence, attendance at activities, restorative programs and rehabilitation.
3. Attends in-service training and education session, as assigned.
4. Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
The Community fully embraces a culture of hospitality. To that end, we include the following hospitality promises as a guide for our interpersonal interactions with residents, co-workers, and guests:
1. We greet residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.
2. We treat everyone with courteous respect.
3. We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.
4. We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.
5. We hold ourselves and one another accountable.
6. We embrace and value our differences.
7. We make residents, employees and guests feel important.
8. We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
9. We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.
10. We pay attention to details.
The Community employees are expected to promote a healthy community culture for all residents and employees. This is a whole-person approach to health and wellness which includes eight dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Health Services, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Spiritual and Vocational. Through these efforts we can ensure and exceed residents’ wellness needs relating to their mind, body and soul, which may also have a positive effect on the employees, as a result.
1. Prior geriatric experience is preferred.
2. Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively, and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to document care given.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting; may be exposed to blood and body fluids which may contain HIV and/or HBV; must be able to transport residents via wheelchair, gerichair or shower chair, pushing up to 150 lbs. unassisted. Must be able to transfer, lift, turn and position a resident weighing up to 125 lbs. unassisted, or with the assistance of one for a resident weighing over 125 lbs.. Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, squat, stand, and walk for up to 90% of the work day. May be subjected to offensive odors and combative behavior. Must be able to reach up to a level of six feet; must be able to push a dietary cart up to 40 lbs unassisted. Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. frequently, and 50 lbs. occasionally.