Position Overview: The primary purpose of this job position is to provide Residents with Alzheimer’s and Dementia a high quality of personal care with all activities of daily living as directed by your Supervisors. This position requires a rare combination of clinical skills and the psychological desires that the residents need. The person in this role must be willing and capable of promoting a healthy community culture for all residents and fellow employees. This is a whole-person approach to health and wellness which includes 8 dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Health Services, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Spiritual and Vocational. Through these efforts we can ensure and exceed resident’s wellness needs relating to their mind, body and soul.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Effectively implements person-centered care plan, focusing on residents’ strengths.
- Personal care is provided in a calm, professional manner, respecting residents’ privacy and dignity.
- Shares resident preferences with other staff using appropriate communication methods.
- Demonstrates a time-conscious awareness, keeping non-essential interruptions to a minimum in order to complete resident care priorities.
- Accurate, complete skin assessments; reports changes to nurse immediately.
- Complete, accurate, timely ADL assessments and documentation.
- Notifies nurse immediately of any change in resident’s condition.
- Adheres to all Nursing Department policies, procedures, and care standards.
- Reports on assigned residents’ condition at the end of each shift.
- Escorts residents when assigned.
- Shares ideas to improve processes on the unit. Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
- Manages difficult or emotional customer situations.
- Regularly visits residents in their rooms to assess needs and offer assistance.
- Attends and actively participates with Interdisciplinary Team to identify strength based approaches and skills for assigned residents.
- Participates in the dining experience, i.e., serving, clearing, cueing, feeding, based on residents’ strengths.
- Utilize HeartFelt Connections Memory Care Program components to enhance the lives of the residents in memory care neighborhoods. (Atmosphere, lighting, Aroma, Noise levels, etc.)
- Light housekeeping of common areas
- Provide engaging and stimulating activities as planned and/or directed
- Maintain a level of professionalism during all duties
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or GED required. Basic computer skills required. Must be able to read, write, and understand the English language.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Language Skills: Must be able to read, write and understand the English language.
License, Certificates, Registration: Current certification from the State Board of Nursing.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
OSHA OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CATEGORY: After careful analysis, it has been determined that this position falls into OSHA Occupational Exposure Category A and requires the following protective equipment be worn by anyone filling this position.
GLOVES, GOWNS, MASKS, AND/OR GOGGLES: Training will be provided in how to properly and effectively use any necessary equipment, in addition to education regarding precautionary measures, epidemiology, and modes of transmission and prevention of HIV/HBV.
This job description is a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not to be interpreted as a complete list of the duties or requirements of this position.