Weekend Shower Aid/CNA
Company: COVINGTON SENIOR LIVING - OREM
Posted on: January 23, 2023
POSITION SUMMARY The Resident Assistant is responsible for
providing daily care to community residents. The Resident Assistant
functions as the primary liaison between residents and community
staff. In addition to resident care, this individual is responsible
for other clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks. This
person must convey a positive image of the community and must have
a genuine caring for, and interest in, working with elderly people.
The Resident Assistant must, within the individual's area of focus,
assure compliance with Covington Senior Living's quality standards
as well as State and Federal regulations. This individual must be
highly organized and possess outstanding interpersonal skills with
a high level of energy and enthusiasm. The Resident Assistant works
closely with the Community RN, Executive Director and Asst.
Executive Director to ensure operational performance, quality
service, and competitiveness with other area facilities. The
Resident Assistant must be a firm decision-maker, taking into
consideration the impact of that decision on the overall
organization. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Resident Assistant reports to
the Community RN, Executive Director and Asst. Executive Director.
The Resident Assistant is responsible for carrying out the primary
duties as outlined by the Executive Director. These essential
functions include, but are not limited to:
- Demonstrate positive interpersonal relations in dealing with
employees, residents, residents' families, visitors, and coworkers
in a professional and confidential manner.
- Initiate and participate in quality assurance and quality
improvement activities based on the four components; resident
satisfaction, employee satisfaction, process/system refinement, and
- Demonstrate the ability to embrace and project the values of
the facility: compassion, positivity, respectful communication,
responsibility, trust, community, safety, respect, teamwork,
partnership, service, integrity, efficiency and financial
- Communicate accurate and pertinent information to facilitate
effective and efficient resident care.
- Provide informative written and oral correspondence.
- Make informative, decisive decisions.
- Oversee the daily operations of resident care.
- Apply problem solving and conflict resolution skills when
- Maintain awareness of governmental, societal, legal,
environmental, and competitive factors which effect the
- Work to establish a group culture to enable Covington Senior
Living to function as a whole. - DUTIES The Resident Assistant is
expected to perform position-related duties that include, but are
not limited to: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dietary
- Encourage residents to safely walk appropriate distances to
meal times to preserve their ability to ambulate.
- Remind and escort residents to appropriate meals times when
- Transfer residents from wheelchair/walker to dining room tables
and ensure proper storage of assisted devices during mealtimes so
the dining room is safe from fall hazards.
- Observe the food being served and give input according to
- Visit with residents while they are eating and help clear
- When advised by Administration to do so, provide residents with
- Assist residents with activities of daily living (ADL's) ADL's
include, but are not limited to, grooming, care and selection of
clothing, cleanliness of clothing, shaving, bathing, oral hygiene,
shampooing and curling hair, eating and sleeping, planning daily
activities, and spending quality time with individual
- Assist residents that may be incontinent of bowel and/or
bladder, including making sure residents are clean and dressed in
- Assist residents to other daily meals, activities, and in
preparing for family outings or appointments.
- Supervise residents in medication self-administration according
to the Medication policy. Coordinate with the nurse on side effects
- Assist with maintenance of resident's records to include
charting medications, recording daily intake, etc.
- Record vital signs, weights and measurements, and other
information as assigned.
- Facilitate staff, resident, and family communication to resolve
conflict and create a positive home environment.
- Ambulate and transfer residents, utilizing appropriate
assistive devises and body mechanics.
- Participate in resident care planning by identifying the needs
of residents in accordance with the medical assessment, working
with other professionals as necessary.
- Observe and report immediately any unsafe or unsanitary
conditions in resident apartments.
- Assist with admissions by greeting and helping with the
orientation process to the facility.
- Do resident checks as outlined by the Administrator based on
resident's individualized service plan.
- Communicate any concerns regarding resident health or behavior
to the Executive Director or Asst. Executive Director so that it
may be considered for documentation in the Significant Change
- Comply with community's policies and procedures and recommend
changes as necessary.
- Bring to the Administration's attention to any deficiencies
that may arise.
- Ensure compliance to policies relating to blood-borne
pathogens, hazard communication, and infection control.
- Ensure compliance with respect to risk management; the dying
and the aging process; fire safety; disaster preparedness;
residents' rights; grievance procedures; and medication
- Develop skills and education through other higher educational
and/or continuing education opportunities. Annual continuing
education requirements shall be determined by State regulations or
as required by the Executive Director.
- Complete full orientation upon hire.
- Attend staff meetings as required.
- Participate in patient care planning conferences.
- Set a good example to all employees of punctuality,
dependability, productivity, use of time (no cell phone/texting,
social media, or computer use). Display genuine resident care,
positive and happy attitude, work ethic, communication skills,
confidentiality, and trust. Residents Regulatory and Legal Other
POSITION SPECIFICATIONS - - - - - - - Essential Qualifications - -
- - - - - Education/Certification
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- A certification from a physician, nurse practitioner, or other
health care professional to verify no communicable diseases, open
skin lesions, or any other health problems that would interfere
with job performance.
- No previous felony conviction, or conviction for fraud of the
- CPR certified and first aid certification.
- Criminal background check (BCI).
- TB test.
- Food Handlers Permit.
- CNA certificate.
- 18+ years of age. Skills/Abilities
- Knowledge of the assisted living care industry.
- Decisive, well-informed, decision-maker.
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral
- Capacity to work effectively with different types of
- Ability to work efficiently and professionally under pressure
with time constraints.
- Ability to calmly handle stressful situations.
- Demonstrate organizational capabilities. Preferred
- Two years of experience working in an assisted living facility.
POSITION ENVIRONMENT This position requires the ability to manage a
diverse group of individuals. Physical demands include varied
sitting, standing, bending, reaching, lifting, and walking.
Lifting, up to twenty-five pounds on a regular basis is required.
Occasional lifting and carrying of items up to fifty pounds is also
required. This position requires a full range of body motion
including manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, and requires
hearing to normal range and corrected vision. Occasional stress
related to a fast-paced environment and multiple responsibilities
is expected. -
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