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Memory Care Resident Assistant FT - The Residence

Company: Covenant Hospice
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Why Covenant Care?

Are you a Healthcare Warrior? Want a competitive, engaging job with great perks? Want a seat at the table to discuss strategy? Want to see your ideas put into action? Then you want to look closely at a career with Covenant Care.

Covenant Care is one of the largest non-profit providers of home health, hospice, memory, palliative and private duty care in the regions we serve. Our collaborative team of more than 600 physicians, nurses, aides, therapists and professional staff and volunteers serve patients and families in communities throughout Florida and Alabama. For more information, visit choosecovenant.org, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Ready to join our family?

Our teammates enjoy a supportive environment and flexible schedule with advancement opportunities. Covenant Care's engaging culture is founded upon mutual respect and trust. A place where employees feel valued and patients and residents feel the service is extraordinary. We recognize and celebrate the value of each teammate's unique contributions and encourage a sense of ownership, sharing our mission with patients, families and our communities.

Position Summary:

Provides direct personal care and supervision to the residents at the community. Promotes resident well-being and satisfaction through support with activities of daily living. Communicates with other departments to ensure resident needs are met. . Serve meals during scheduled meal times. Follow the required procedures for handling, cleaning, disposing, or moving of objects, materials and/or the clean-up of blood, infectious materials, or body fluids in accordance with the OSHA Standards. Will comply with all AHCA requirements.

Qualifications:

A high school graduate or equivalency is required. The Resident Assistant must have a sympathetic attitude toward the care of patients with memory disorders, the ability to read, write, and carry out directions, and the maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job. Preference is given to candidates with a CNA certificate from an approved program by the State of Florida. Completion of six (6) months experience as a Nurse's Aide in a hospital or medical surgical unit or six (6) months experience with a Home Health Agency or Hospice is preferred. All direct care staff will complete 2 hour in-service training on ALF Extended Congregate Care concepts and other requirements as outlined in the policy & procedures manual within 6 months of employment. A valid Florida or Alabama driver's license and current automobile liability insurance and insurability under the company liability insurance are required.

Job Relations:

Reports to: Staff Nurse

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to residents as outlined in their functional evaluation.

  • Clean, dry, and fold personal laundry for residents if so requested in the functional evaluation.

  • Strip and make residents' beds weekly, laundry residents' linen and towels, fold and return to resident.

  • Assist in serving meals and bussing tables during mealtimes.

  • Assist residents with in room chores as outlined in the functional evaluation

  • Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, hygiene and mobility.

  • Encourage socialization among residents.

  • Assist with the activity program; conduct activities as directed by Activities Coordinator or assigned by supervisor.

  • Provide residents daily reminders on meals and activities. More frequent reminders may be given according to resident functional evaluation.

  • Encourage and remind residents to participate in activities. Promote activities enthusiastically to get resident's interest. Participate in activities with residents as available.

  • Chaperone activities or appointments outside the facility when requested.

  • Monitor health, safety and wellbeing of the residents.

  • Document and report information pertaining to changes in residents on a functional status, personal needs, appointments, etc.

  • Assist in keeping environment safe for residents.

  • Providing housekeeping duties to include sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming and other housekeeping duties as directed by supervisor.

  • Provide one on one support and visitation to assigned resident daily or as requested by supervisor or as specified in the assistance plan or daily communication log.

  • Report concerns about residents to supervisor and co-workers.

  • Respond to resident emergencies and notify the nurse on duty.

  • Practice safety in working around and with equipment, chemicals, tools and utensils.

  • Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor. Other Responsibilities:

  • Serves food in appropriate time required.

  • Assist in coverage during hurricanes or other disasters as assigned

  • Attend all required training.

  • Assist with all fire drills and evacuation procedures.

  • Assist with OSHA-MSDS sheets and procedures.

  • Assist Activity Director with special events

  • Assist with emergency procedures as directed i.e. hurricanes

  • Clock in to work as scheduled using the time system.

  • Complete and turn in employment/time clock/time off forms in a timely manner

  • Monitor departmental on-line communication/scheduling program.

VII. Special Demands/Physical Requirements:

This position frequently requires medium/heavy lifting. Normally such lifting will involve but not be limited to, assisting with transfer/repositioning of the patient. The position is also mentally demanding because of the continual need of assessing and evaluating aspects of the patient's care.

Benefits for Eligible Employees Include:

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off for vacation, holiday, sick and bereavement leave

  • Company paid and supplemental life insurance

  • Retirement plan with company match

  • Optional cafeteria plan benefits such as dental, vision, accident, cancer and hospital days

  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenditures

  • Continuing education, advance credential assistance and tuition reimbursement

  • Employee assistance program for employees and families

  • Mileage reimbursement and company fleet car program

Contact the Human Resources Department at 850.365.9659 for more information. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Covenant Hospice, Pensacola , Memory Care Resident Assistant FT - The Residence, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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