PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The purpose of this position is to assist the residents without providing hands-on care.
Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
You are delegated the authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to carry out your assigned duties.
Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status.Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area's policies and procedures
This position is classified “at risk” for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)
Prior experience working with the elderly population
This position requires a full range of body motions with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, and standing. The associate will be required to walk for up to one hour a day, sit for four to six hours a day and stand for one hour a day. The individual must be able to lift twenty to fifty pounds and reach work above the shoulders. The individual must have good eye-hand coordination and fine finger dexterity for simple grasping tasks. The individual must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The individual must be able to operate a motor vehicle for business travel and community involvement.
During the performance process, please assess the level at which the staff member achieves the job accountabilities. Please use the "Comments" section to document specific examples of performance issues, staff member's strengths and/or shortcomings, areas of suggested performance improvement and other comments as appropriate to further the staff member's growth and development.
Duty1: Make regular rounds and assist with the basic needs of the residents. This would include ensuring water is provided, pushing wheel chairs, obtaining items such as remotes, etc.
Duty 2: Assisting residents with their meals as needed and providing in-between meal nourishment without providing direct hands-on care.
Duty 3: Responding to call lights and if the need is for a nurse aide
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