Baptist Village Retirement Communities Resident Service Assistant in Macon, Georgia

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or equivalent preferred Previous experience in the clinical specialty and/or training preferred Currently have or acquire First Aid and CPR Certification Ability to read, write, add, subtract, multiply, and divide Available to work holidays and weekends as schedule requires Good physical health condition and pass a physical examination

PERSONAL TRAITS:

Possess good people skills with the ability to work directly with supervisors, residents, families, visitors and staff Ability to handle all information in a confidential manner Ability to verbalize and present necessary information to others and in a professional and courteous manner Ability to read, write, and speak effectively Enjoys performing services that benefit and help people PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work can be of heavy demand, standing and walking 90% of the shift Ability to walk continuously for a minimum of 1 hour frequently Ability to push as much as 200 pounds occasionally Ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted occasionally Ability to lift greater than 50 pounds with additional assistance occasionally Ability to squat and bend throughout the shift routinely Ability to assist in resident transfers Manual Dexterity when handling equipment and supplies Visual and hearing acuity to properly communicate with residents, family members, and staff

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or corrosive chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Work is inside (may be required to go outside occasionally

APPEARANCE AND DRESS:

The dress is a designated uniform. See APPEARANCE AND WORK ATTIRE POLICY FOR UNIFORMED ASSOCIATES Policy.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPEMNT AND WORK AIDS:

Telephone, fax machine, computer, copier and other equipment as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

Assist and provide oversight with residents’ daily living activities: report changes in resident conditions to management, remind and supervise residents with self-administration of medications, support resident in making smooth transition into facility. Provide and lead activities, including physical exercise or other designated activities under the direction of the Director or other designated person. Provide input relative to the needs, interest and abilities of residents. Provide daily dietary support to residents as requested by Director in the provision of three well-balanced meals and snacks; including, but not limited to preparation, cooking, delivery and clean-up. Provide for general up keep of facility, office and resident rooms including, but not limited to making resident beds, dusting, spot clean walls as needed, baseboards, windows, fixtures, clean floors by vacuuming, shampooing, mopping, clean and disinfect commodes, sinks and showers, restock light bulbs, soap and toilet paper as needed, wash, dry, fold/iron residents personal laundry, remove trash as scheduled, maintain current knowledge and understanding of proper use of chemicals, tools, and equipment associated with job related tasks. Provides support by accurate record keeping, answering phones, participating in care planning for residents, giving and taking report for each shift. Represents Baptist Village Retirement Communities by practicing effective communication with residents, families, and visitors, maintaining confidentiality of residents / families in and outside of work setting. Accepts supervision as required and seeks assistance as needed. Performs assigned job related tasks by attending work as scheduled, meeting annual 16 hours in-service requirement, complying with annual employee health assessments, complying with infection control, and complying with safe chemical management. Associates must be physically present and awake in the home to provide for the health, safety, and well-being of the residents at all times (including meal breaks) during their shift. Staff must be available to hear and respond timely to residents’ calls or needs for help. When a meal break is interrupted by an emergency the associate will be allowed additional time for an uninterred break period. Completes other tasks as assigned by the Director or his/her designee. The above is intended to describe the general content of the requirements for performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.