Residential Living Assistant I
Christus Health

Coppell, Texas

Posted in Medical and Nursing
28 days ago

Job Description

The Residential Living Assistant I provides personal care services, assistance, support, and supervision to residents.

* Follow the assistance plan in providing services to residents.
* Assist in the development and updating of each resident's assistance plan.
* Do personal laundry for residents if so requested in the assistance plan.
* Strip and make residents' beds weekly; taken residents' linen to laundry for processing
* Assist in serving meals and bussing tables during mealtimes.
* Clean residents' apartments, on daily basis, as instructed.
* Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, hygiene and mobility.
* Give residents prescribed medication or remind them to take medication.
* Assist residents with oxygen, ostomies and other medical problems as outlined in the assistance plan.
* Encourage socialization among residents.
* Assist with the activity program; conduct activities as directed by the Activity Coordinator or assigned by supervisor.
* Encourage and/or remind residents to participate in activities. Promote activities enthusiastically to pique residents' interest.
* Chaperone activities outside the facility when requested.
* Monitor health, safety and well-being of the residents.
* Document information pertaining to changes in residents' functional status, personal needs, appointments, etc., as requested.
* Assist in keeping the environment safe for residents.
* Provide one-on-one support/visitation to assigned residents on a weekly basis or as requested by supervisor or as specified in the assistance plan or daily communication log.
* Report concerns about residents to supervisor and coworkers.
* Respond to resident emergencies; provide first-aid assistance and arrange for appropriate medical attention/follow-up.
* Provide transportation services, using the company vehicle.
* Identify supplies needed to perform tasks and report needs to supervisor.
* Maintain an accurate record of chargeable services (transportation, cleaning, personal laundry, guest meals, guest room use, etc.). Submit record to supervisor by the designated date each month.
* Practice safety in working around and with equipment, chemicals, tools and utensils.
* Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor.

* High school diploma or equivalent
* Two years of experience
* Adhere to and carry out all policies and procedures.
* Report on-the-job injuries to the supervisor before the end of the work shift on the day the injury occurs, but no later than 24 hours after occurrence.
* Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with coworkers, residents, families, and visitors.
* Maintain confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, facility operations and personnel.
* Promote Joseph Village in a positive way.
* Promote teamwork in providing services to residents.
* OSHA-MSDS sheets and procedures
* Fire and safety procedures
* Food-handling regulations
* Operation of kitchen appliances (dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, coffee maker, ice machine), office equipment (photocopier, telephone) and household appliances (vacuum cleaner, carpet shampoo machine)
* C.N.A preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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