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Advantage Living Center Redford Village Resident Assistant Walk in Interviews in Redford, Michigan

Overview

The Resident Assistant cares for residents under the direction and/or supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse. The Resident Assistant provides support to residents based on the resident’s service plan . The position requires patience, compassion and a desire to care for the frail elderly in a gentle and empathetic manner.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with seniors that need assistance with Activities of Daily Living for 1 year preferred.

  • High School Graduate/GED preferred.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary care setting with residents, families, and staff members.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Advantage Living Centers expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork, exemplify the values of CARING (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Nimbleness and Generosity and uphold the pursuit of creating a person-centered culture for Residents and Team Members. To perform this job successfully, an individual must also be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions.

Care and services may include based on competency evaluation:

  • Follows the resident’s service plan which may include:

  • Assisting with bathing residents.

  • Assisting with grooming, including mouth care.

  • Assisting residents with dressing.

  • Assisting residents to the toilet or who are incontinent.

  • Assisting residents with eating and hydration.

  • Uses proper feeding techniques.

  • Calculates and records percentage of meal eaten.

  • Observes resident’s skin when giving care and reports changes to licensed nurse.

  • Provides skin care as needed.

  • Assists to transfer, position and turn residents.

  • Measures and records height and weight.

  • Calculates and records weight gain or loss.

  • Cares for the resident’s environment including helping residents maintain a clean room.

  • Reports changes in resident behavior or status to their supervisor.

  • Makes routine rounds on each assigned resident every two hours.

  • Meets resident’s mental health and social service needs.

  • Modifies own behavior in response to residents’ behaviors.

  • Is aware of developmental tasks associated with the aging process.

  • Knows how to respond to residents’ behaviors.

  • Allows residents to make personal choices.

  • Provides and reinforces other behavior consistent with the residents’ dignity.

  • Cares for residents when death is imminent.

  • Uses the residents’ families as a source of emotional support for the resident.

  • Contributes to the resident’s assessment (MDS/RAPs) and the plan of care.

  • Provides non-resident care including but not limited to:

  • Washing wheelchairs.

  • Cleaning soiled utility areas.

  • Cleaning nurse’s station.

  • Cleaning shower and whirlpool rooms.

  • Cleaning kitchen areas on the nursing unit.

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