Elmington Senior Living
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Full Time

Effective on the first of the month following hire date! Including Paid Time Off, 11 Paid Holidays, 401K and a Wide Array of Insurance Options


Elmington Senior Living is looking for a Resident Assistant (RA) at the Creekside on Bardstown location!

As the Resident Assistant you will provide personal  care to residents in  a manner conducive to their safety and comfort consistent with policies and procedures while complying with state, federal and all other applicable health care standards.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assists with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts,
  • Assists with the daily physical and hygienic care needs of residents as These duties include but are not limited to the following:
    • Assists residents with dressing and ensure that dependent residents are dressed in clean, dry clothing appropriate for season, in good repair, changing clothes/gowns when wet or
    • Gives or assists resident with bathing and daily dental/mouth care.
    • Assists residents with hair combing, brushing, shampooing, and styling.
    • Keeps incontinent residents clean, dry, and odor free; maintain per community
    • Assists residents with bowel and bladder
  • Makes beds and changes bed linens when soiled.
  • Assists residents in preparing for activity and social
  • Assists and accompany residents with travel if
  • Prepares residents for meals, assists, serving food trays or feed residents, as necessary and record/or report residents intake or acceptance of food, serve snacks or nourishments in between meals.
  • Advises nurse  of  residents'  status  and  condition  at  beginning  and  end  of  shift  and  documents observations as
  • Maintains records and flow sheets accurately and timely.
  • Observes and reports the presence of skin breakdown or redness to the
  • Observes and  reports  any  physical  or  emotional  changes  observed  in  the  residents  including  any complaints or grievances made by the
  • Promotes a safe and clean
  • Assures that all equipment is clean and functional and reports any malfunctions to
  • Complies with requirements of procedures for safe lifting and/or transfer of residents per established policies and procedures.
  • Washes hands before and after performing any service for the resident and follows infection control guidelines and universal
  • Reports all hazardous conditions and equipment to a nurse
  • Reviews care plans daily to ensure provision of appropriate
  • Maintains confidentiality of all resident information and ensures resident privacy in accordance with HIPAA and community
  • Promotes and supports the greatest possible degree of independence for
  • Reports any issues or problems that may arise to the Nurse and/or Wellness
  • Complies with state, federal, and all other applicable health care and safety
  • Assists families and other visitors as
  • Attends/completes required in-services and other required meetings.
  • Performs other duties as

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS of this position are generally as follows:

  • This position does not require supervisory

 

EDUCATION  and  EXPERIENCE  an  equivalent  combination  of  education,  training  and  experience  will  be considered.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; minimum of 1 year of previous long-term care experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS  and ABILITIES which may be representative  but not  all  inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

  • Reading Ability - Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Written Communication - Able to write clearly and informatively.
  • Verbal Communication - Able to talk to others to convey information
  • Reasoning Ability - Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple written or oral
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.
  • Math Ability - Knowledge of basic
  • Medicine - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to treat human injuries, diseases, and This includes symptoms and preventive healthcare measures.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles for providing customer and personal This includes meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely
  • Organizational Support - Follows company policies and
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; advises for additional resources in needed.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Arrives to work/meetings on
  • Dependability - Completes tasks accurately and on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate
  • Professionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS/EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM THE JOB which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

  • Various medical equipment, including, but not limited to, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, Accu-Check machine, thermometer, weight scales,

 

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