$15 – 16/hr
REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing
Schedule: Full Time (30+ hours) with Benefits
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Verify the identity of a resident before administering treatment or serving food to ensure that appropriate care is being provided to the correct resident.
Assist residents with dental and oral care.
Assist residents during meals with eating as assigned per care plan and assignment sheets.
Assist in preparing residents for meals (toileting, hand washing, taking to/from dining room, serving, placing clothing protectors and supervising in dining room).
Perform after meal care as required (cleaning residents' hands, face, clothing, and teeth).
Serve extra nourishment in accordance with established nursing care procedures.
Serve drinking water as required.
Dress residents neatly in their own clothing, assisting them as necessary.
Observe and report the presence of pressure areas to prevent pressure ulcers.
Report all complaints and concerns to the nurse.
Immediately report any resident who is leaving the premises or who has left the premises to the nurse.
Report any resident abuse (harsh/abusive language, unnecessary roughness) or suspected abuse to nurse immediately.
Watch for and report any changes in room temperature, ventilation, or lighting.
Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit.
Report all hazardous conditions, equipment, accidents, and incidents regardless of how minor to the nurse immediately.
Record resident's food and fluid intake as directed.
Check, report, and document bowel movements and character of stools as directed.
Chart required information on nursing order flow sheets (Food Intake studies, Intake and Output, Bladder/Bowel training program, Vital signs and Weight flow sheets as instructed).
Receive assignments and check residents' schedule
Perform all assigned duties in accordance with established policies and procedures, nursing care procedures, and safety rules and regulations.
Ensure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment, tools, and supplies are properly stored before leaving such areas on breaks and at shift's end.
Report on and off duty as scheduled and in appropriate attire.
Keep floors dry and free of unnecessary equipment and supplies to prevent accidents.
Collaborate with residents to develop schedule of daily care based on resident preferences, past history/lifestyle and integrate scheduling of daily care into resident care plan.
Determine approaches for residents to remain as independent as possible.
Incorporate residents' recreation preferences/schedules into daily plan of care.
Review work procedures and operational problems in order to determine ways to improve service, performance, and/or safety.
Develop positive relationships with residents and families.
Support residents in arranging their living space to the resident's satisfaction to foster "home" environment.
Work collaboratively with supervisor, coworkers and residents.
Perform other duties as assigned.