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Resident Care Associate - 5k sign-on bonus

Company: The Overlook
Location: Charlton
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
POSITION TITLE: Resident Care Assistant - Fieldstone FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt REPORTS TO: Director of Fieldstone and Stonebrook SUPERVISES: N/A Position #1: Part-Time position, 11pm-7am 3rd shift, one week day and every Saturday. Position #2: Part-Time position, 24 hours/week, 3pm-11pm. POSITION SUMMARY: The Fieldstone Lead Resident Care Associate provides the special service and care required to each ALZ / Dementia resident. Provides resident care and program/activity needs to residents while assisting in maintaining a positive physical, nutritional and social environment for the residents, while ensuring they feel safe and purposeful.
Staff value the person first, knows him or her as an individual, and sees the dementia as a disability of certain parts of the brain rather than thinking of the person in terms of their disease and symptoms first.
Provides oversight and leadership of peers on shift to ensure that shift responsibilities are carried out.
Ensures shift report is clearly communicated to oncoming shift and communicates issues/ideas openly to fellow lead aids, nurse and Program Director.
Acts as a role model for peers in demeanor, appearance and work standards, remaining professional in all communication.
Reacts calmly and efficiently in emergency situations.
Orients new staff to shift duties and act as mentor to peers on shift. THE OVERLOOK WAY: Culture of Excellence and Core Values: All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and conduct themselves at all times in support of the company's 28 Guiding Principles and core values, which form the foundation of our unique culture. Integrity: saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionally
Respect for Individual Choice: empowering and supporting others in their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define it
Compassion: understanding and sympathetic of others
Creativity/Innovation: thinking wildly, planning accordingly
Grace: putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomes SERVICE TIPS: Responsible for demonstrating the service tips of the organization during all interactions. Smile with Eye Contact and a Warm Greeting
Respond and Follow Through Professionally, Accurately and Promptly
Measure and Improve DECISION TREE: Responsible for following criteria prioritized and defined by our organization during/within the decision making process. Safety
Efficiency OPERATIONS: POSITION COMPETENCIES Responsible for possessing the qualifications for, and executing the duties of, this position. The Lead Resident Care Associate provides the special service and care required to each ALZ / Dementia resident. Provides resident care and program/activity needs to residents while assisting in maintaining a positive physical, nutritional and social environment for the residents, while ensuring they feel safe and purposeful. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Assists residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transfer, mobility, and continence care while using appropriate modeling and validation techniques
Supports the resident's abilities by understanding that all aspects of care can be viewed as an activity
Supports the resident's family, friends and significant others as ongoing caregivers and members of the Caregiving team.
Demonstrates knowledge of the cognitive, physical, behavioral and psychosocial approach to all aspects of dementia by using a sensitive approach to all aspects of resident care.
Provides appropriate interventions to maximize the resident's social and ADL functioning
Demonstrates therapeutic conversation and redirection conversation with residents, offering appropriate cues for participation in engagement and dining programs.
Encourages residents to participate in daily activity program
Participates with program staff and residents in daily programs and recreational activities as directed
Initiates programming and activities with residents, leading one-on-one, small group and large group activities.
Demonstrates knowledge of residents in regard to background, participation needs, physical abilities, interests, cognitive capacity and attention span capability.
Participates in service plan updates and introductory visit updates.
Serves residents food as directed, following dietary guidelines. Facilitates the Fieldstone Enhanced Dining program, and provides snacks and hydration between meals and as needed.
Knows and complies with all resident rights
Receives and gives report of on-going shifts by oral and written shift report.
Observes and reports any changes in resident's condition (behavior or health), takes action to ensure safety of the resident and report to supervisor
Checks all residents daily for cleanliness, appropriate clothing, and any continence issues
Uses proper sanitary procedures to wipe tables, and sweep dining room and kitchen after meals
Checks on resident rooms daily for general cleanliness and neatness; ensures high risk rooms are double checked
Checks common areas ¾ including bathrooms ¾ for cleanliness
Can measure and accurately record vital signs (temperature, pulse, blood pressure ) as directed by nurse.
Assists residents with medication per state regulations
Reports resident and family concerns and issues to supervisor
Successfully follows and implements the plan of care
Recognizes and assists in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (financial and other)
Recognizes and reports to Program Director or Nurse a resident's change of condition, including needing more time to deliver care due to the aging process
Provides ongoing supervision of residents health related activities: complies with health care instructions explained by health care professionals and promptly and appropriately seeks and obtains medical attention when needed
Responds to emergencies and personal emergency response system and knows when to call for backup
Effectively handles difficult resident behaviors
Reacts calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Efficiently documents and provides accurate record-keeping as appropriate
Assures resident information is communicated to the team through the report process and communication log (i.e. appointments, outings, etc.)
Documents residents' material needs (i.e. briefs, clothing, toothpaste, pads, etc.) and communicates to family.
Accurately completes incident reports prior to the end of shift and reports all incidents to supervisor
Completes annual in-services (14 Hours/6 Memory Care/50% Live)
Attends staff meetings on a regular basis IND3

Keywords: The Overlook, Worcester , Resident Care Associate - 5k sign-on bonus, Other , Charlton, Massachusetts

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