We're looking for energetic and caring people to join our team at Welcome Home Assisted Living of American Fork!
POSITION SUMMARY, Caregiver (aka resident assistant) Short Shifts: 7am-11am and/or 4pm-9pm Weekends and Weekdays Available
Pay: $10-$12.50 DOE
CNA needed for Short Shift 7am-11am and/or 5pm-9pm Weekdays.
The Resident Assistant is responsible for providing daily care to community residents. The Resident Assistant functions as the primary liaison between residents and community staff. In addition to resident care, this individual is responsible for other clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks. This person must convey a positive image of the community and must have a genuine caring for, and interest in, working with elderly people. The Resident Assistant must, within the individual’s area of focus, assure compliance with Welcome Home’s quality standards as well as State and Federal regulations. This individual must be highly organized and possess outstanding interpersonal skills with a high level of energy and enthusiasm. The Resident Assistant works closely with the Community RN and Executive Director to ensure operational performance, quality service, and competitiveness with other area facilities. The Resident Assistant must be a firm decision-maker, taking into consideration the impact of that decision on the overall organization.
The Resident Assistant is expected to perform position-related duties that include, but are not limited to:
- Assist residents with activities of daily living (ADL’s) ADL’s include, but are not limited to, grooming, care and selection of clothing, cleanliness of clothing, shaving, bathing, oral hygiene, shampooing and curling hair, eating and sleeping, planning daily activities, and spending quality time with individual residents.
- Assist residents that may be incontinent of bowel and/or bladder, including making sure residents are clean and dressed in clean clothing.
- Assist residents to other daily meals, activities, and in preparing for family outings or appointments.
- Supervise residents in medication self-administration according to the Medication policy. Coordinate with the nurse on side effects or concerns.
- Assist with maintenance of resident’s records to include charting medications, recording daily intake, etc.
- Record vital signs, weights and measurements, and other information as assigned.
- Facilitate staff, resident, and family communication to resolve conflict and create a positive home environment.
- Ambulate and transfer residents, utilizing appropriate assistive devises and body mechanics.
- Participate in resident care planning by identifying the needs of residents in accordance with the medical assessment, working with other professionals as necessary.
- Observe and report immediately any unsafe or unsanitary conditions in resident apartments.
- Assist with admissions by greeting and helping with the orientation process to the facility.
- Do resident checks as outlined by the Administrator based on resident’s individualized service plan.
- Communicate any concerns regarding resident health or behavior to the Executive Director so that it may be considered for documentation in the Significant Change Log.
Regulatory and Legal
- Comply with community’s policies and procedures and recommend changes as necessary.
- Bring to the Administration’s attention to any deficiencies that may arise.
- Ensure compliance to policies relating to blood-borne pathogens, hazard communication, and infection control.
- Ensure compliance with respect to risk management; the dying and the aging process; fire safety; disaster preparedness; residents’ rights; grievance procedures; and medication administration.
- Set a good example to all employees of punctuality, dependability, productivity, use of time (no cell phone/texting, social media, or computer use). Display genuine resident care, positive and happy attitude, work ethic, communication skills, confidentiality, and trust.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- A certification from a physician, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional to verify no communicable diseases, open skin lesions, or any other health problems that would interfere with job performance.
- No previous felony conviction, or conviction for fraud of the federal government.
- CPR certified and first aid certification.
- Criminal background check (BCI).
- TB test.
- Food Handlers Permit.
- CNA certificate encouraged.
- 18+ years of age.
- Knowledge of the assisted living care industry.
- Decisive, well-informed, decision-maker.
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
- Capacity to work effectively with different types of people.
- Ability to work efficiently and professionally under pressure with time constraints.
- Ability to calmly handle stressful situations.
- Demonstrate organizational capabilities.
Physical demands include varied sitting, standing, bending, reaching, lifting, and walking. Lifting, up to twenty-five pounds on a regular basis is required. Occasional lifting and carrying of items up to fifty pounds is also required. This position requires a full range of body motion including manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, and requires hearing to normal range and corrected vision. Occasional stress related to a fast-paced environment and multiple responsibilities is expected.
Pay: $10-$12.50 DOE
7am-11am and/or 4pm-9p
16-32 hours per week.
Location: Pleasant Grove, UT