The Resident Care Specialist performs multiple care duties that contribute to the health, well- being and quality of life for the Residents of the facility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Providing personal care and services to Residents including but not limited to the following:
- Assisting residents with activities of daily living such as transferring, turning, positioning, giving showers, dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting and ensuring residents are of clean hygiene.
- Observing and monitoring vital signs, weight, food, and liquid intake.
- Delivering meal trays to residents, ensuring food is appropriate to the resident’s care plan, delivering alternate food selections when requested and providing a positive dining experience.
- Escorting residents to participate in therapy sessions and activities.
- Responding to residents and family needs respectfully, with a positive manner in all interactions.
- Making daily rounds on assigned residents in accordance within established guidelines.
Completing assignments including but not limited to the following:
- Reporting data in resident records consistently, accurately and in a timely manner.
- Consistently and promptly reporting resident changes of condition per the InterAct process.
- Complying with procedures for infection prevention including, but not limited to, hand washing, TB, Hepatitis B requirements and bloodborne pathogen regulations.
- Following safety rules and requirements including lift and transfer procedures, hazard communication, electrical safety, slips, trips and falls policies, use of personal protective equipment and elopement procedures. (Examples: Must safely operate mechanical lifts, sit stand lift, gate belt, meal and line carts, adjust beds, use shower equipment and wheelchairs.
- Safely fulfill all work assignments.
- Accepting assignments that may not be a part of his/her normal scheduled responsibility as needed.
- Safeguarding residents’ protected health information.
- Providing other services such as cleaning wheelchairs and resident areas as assigned.
- Complying with all work rule policies and procedures, as well as state/federal law.
- Contributing to a true team environment by cooperating and working well with co-workers.
- Completing education requirements on a timely basis.
- Complying with work rule policies and procedures as well as state and federal law.
- Successful completion of the State approved Nursing Assistant Certification course.
- High school diploma or equivalent preferred; minimum three years certified nursing experience in long term care acceptable in lieu of education requirement.
- English as a first or second language with the ability to read and communicate at an adequate level to perform essential job duties.
- Lifting at least 35 pounds at any one time. When a situation requires lifting more than 35 pounds, you will need an additional staff member, a slide sheet, gait belt or a mechanical lift as required.
- Floor to waist lifts/ above the waist lifts
- Bilateral carrying
- Pushing/ pulling
- Sitting/ standing
- Forward bending standing / sitting
- Kneeling/ squatting
- Walking/ stair climbing
- Reaching above shoulder and at the shoulder or below
- Fingering and forceful gripping
- Hand and finger dexterity
- Bilateral coordination
- Eye-hand-foot Coordination
Dexterity and Coordination demand activities include:
Hand dexterity, finger dexterity, bilateral coordination and eye-hand-foot coordination.
Personal Protective Equipment Requirements
Resident Care Specialists must properly use gowns, masks, eye protection and gloves.