Lutheran SeniorLife Resident Assistant in Zelienople, Pennsylvania
Enhances the abundant life of residents by providing assistance through performance of routine direct and indirect resident activities according to established policies and procedures. Maintains resident rights, privacy, and confidentiality. Promotes resident acceptance of service plans and responds promptly to overall resident needs.
Successfully completes and passes DHS approved direct care training course(s) and passes all competency requirements as per DHS regulation.
Enhances Abundant Life while encouraging resident independence with activities of daily living.
Assists residents, when needed, with activities of daily living including eating, drinking, ambulating, transferring in and out of a bed or chair, toileting, bladder and bowel management, personal hygiene, securing health care, managing healthcare, self-administering medication, blood glucose monitoring, insulin preparation & administration, assisting with mobility and ambulation, meals/eating assistance as necessary, and proper turning and positioning in bed or chair.
Administers and documents medication administration according to DHS- approved Medication Training course(s) including oral, anal, inhalation, eye, ear, subcutaneous, topical routes of administration.
Maintains competency as required by regulation.
Maintains chart order, follows physician orders and documents in the clinical record and MAR according to DHS approved training and/or Personal Care policy and procedure.
Meets the needs of residents as described in the preadmission screening form, assessment tool, medical evaluation and support plan.
Uses safe management techniques when providing service to residents as needed. i.e. redirection, explanation, as per Personal Care procedures and DHS regulation.
Is knowledgeable of the resident's emergency medical plan and emergency preparedness procedures.
Is capable of recognizing and responding to crises and emergency situations.
Knows the fire plan that includes the evacuation procedures, staff duties during fire drills, emergency evacuation, transportation and emergency locations; designated meeting place outside of building; or within fire safe area; smoking safety procedures, location and use of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and fire alarms.
Is knowledgeable of resident's rights and the Older Adult Protective Services Act.
Uses proper infection control techniques including food handling and sanitation, universal precautions, safety management and hazard prevention.
Observes assigned residents for comfort, safety and whereabouts at least at mealtimes and at the beginning and the end of the shift.
Engages residents in meaningful conversation and companionship throughout shift.
Demonstrates understanding of care for individuals with mobility needs, such as prevention of pressure ulcers, falls and accident prevention, incontinence, malnutrition and dehydration.
Participates as interdisciplinary team member to develop and carry out service plan with resident/family; encourages community by participating with residents/families.
Fosters the use of recreation, socialization, community resources, social services and activities in the community as determined by resident assessment.
Maintains the care needs of residents with special emphasis on the residents being currently served in Personal Care.
With the Environmental Services staff, assists to maintain clean, safe, orderly resident living area(s) keeping in mind resident preferences.
Observes and immediately reports changes in resident condition and/or behavior to immediate supervisor.
Documents and reviews with nurse and/or oncoming shift resident observations outside of normal activity.
Attends and participates in departmental meetings; considers participation in organization committees if requested; follows human resource policies; sets an example for acceptable attendance and timeliness.
Receives and has documented 12 in-service hours per evaluation year as per DHS regulation; completes department-specific competencies; completes required mandatory education including annual TB skin testing procedures; actively participates in self-development by attending educational programs that are in addition to the required 12 annual hours of continuing education, for example: dementia, teambuilding, behavior management and fiscal responsibility.
Responsibilities may include life enhancement, housekeeping, and laundry activities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) as per DHS regulation.
Additional experience with service for elders is preferred.
Program: Passavant Community
Typical Work Hours: Varies
Street: 105 Burgess Drive