Assists residents in daily living and health support in
accordance with their individual program plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide hands-on care and assistance to residents, including but
not limited to moving/lifting/transferring, bathing, personal
hygiene and grooming, laundry and mealtime assistance. Inform
Nurse/Manager of individual health care concerns or changes in
resident's condition. Respond to call system promptly.
Monitor residents' health according to service plan by passing
medications, monitoring vital signs and blood sugar, administering
insulin, and collecting specimens as needed. Advise families when
medications are needed.
Assist residents with activities in daily living, including but
not limited to household tasks, communication skills, and
activities in the community.
Assist in development of individuals' social and recreational
interests and skills through appropriate modeling and supportive
and/or programmed activities.
Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc., in an
informative and descriptive manner.
Assist residents in maintaining a clean and tidy environment,
including but not limited to vacuuming, dusting, and mopping
resident rooms; cleaning, washing, sanitizing, and polishing
bathroom fixtures; and mopping up spills as they occur in assigned
areas. Evaluate resident rooms and public areas for safety and
report concerns to housekeeper.
Monitor and request orders for medical and office supplies.
Assist with serving meals in dining room as needed.
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Additional training or college courses in nursing or health care
Experience as Resident Aide in an assisted living or nursing
facility or Certified as a Nursing Assistant preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to read, speak, and write proper English.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out simple
instructions. May deal with changing situations.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and apply units of
Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable
adults who may become angry, hostile or combative.
Ability and willingness to work constructively with individuals
from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Ability to maintain a helping role and intervene with resident
care when appropriate.
Ability to work professionally and effectively with all levels
of staff, residents, families and care providers.
Additional Work Requirements
Required to work off-shift schedules; evenings, weekends and
holidays to support resident care requirements.
On-call availability required.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to safely lift and transfer persons served weighing
average of 150 pounds on occasional basis.
Ability to safely push person in wheel chair weighing up to 250
pounds on occasional basis.
Ability to verbally communicate.
Near visual acuity.
Ability to bend at waist, stoop.
At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That
Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual
lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of
positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at
Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are
always looking for additional employees who want to make a big
impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic,
collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!
We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while
upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and
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