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Resident Care Aide in Signal Mountain, TN at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 4/19/2019

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY The Resident Care Aide/Assistant will provide patient/resident care as required. Completes assigned tasks to ensure timely, efficient and safe patient/resident care. Communication and interactions with patients, residents, families and other health team members is an essential component of this position.

  • Performs initial and ongoing data collection on all patients/residents which may be directed by a licensed nurse. 
  • Implements plan of care based on patient/resident physical, psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs. This may include bathing, grooming, personal hygiene, housekeeping duties, plan, shop, and prepare meals. 
  • Prepare and maintain records of patient/resident progress and services performed. Provides direct patient/resident care and reports condition and changes to appropriate leadership or clinical leader. 
  • Demonstrates time management and prioritization of tasks. 
  • Documents results of patient/resident care within established policies, procedures and scope of practice. 
  • May transport patient/resident to locations outside the home using community or personal motor vehicle. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

  • Previous experience as nursing assistant or caregiver in hospital or elder care environment preferred. 

  • Must be in good standing on the State Nursing Assistant registry or appropriate entity, if required. 
  • CPR Certification preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License and current vehicle liability insurance maybe required for some communities. 

  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results. 
  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and community leadership. 
  • Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time. 
  • Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self-motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion. 
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Frequently required to push and pull items, such as resident/patient beds, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds. 
  • Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds at waist height. Required to obtain assistance of another qualified associate when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds. 
  • Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds and occasionally required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing over 400 pounds. 
  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces. 
  • Frequently perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day. 
  • Constantly able to effectively communicate. 
  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position for up to 30 minutes at one time. 
  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as resident calls, verbal orders, monitors, and phone calls. 
  • Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks, such as taking vital signs, writing, and using a keyboard.
  • Frequently able to use different types of visual perceptions to perform activities such as moving medical equipment, evaluating resident/patients, reading monitors and charts, and reading computer screens. 
  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate infection or other problems with a resident, or environmental issues such as smoke. 
  • This position may provide direct care to adult and geriatric resident/participants. 

CATEGORY I Position is Category I of Potential Exposure. 
  • Use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for every associate engaging in Category I tasks. Frequently exposed to blood, body fluids, fumes, or airborne particles, and sharp objects potentially contaminated with blood borne pathogens or other infectious agents. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
  • Work is generally performed in an indoor, well-lighted, well-ventilated, heated and air-conditioned environment. 
  • Subject to frequent interruptions by staff, residents, visitors, and volunteers. 
  • Subject occasionally to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, staff, and visitors. 

  • Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Ascension Living. 
  • Possesses a willingness to learn and apply Catholic Healthcare principles and values in the discernment and decision making process for all matters. 
  • Creates and maintains a partnership between associates, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.