Resident Assistant

Job Description

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Resident Assistant Job Description

 

Job Title: Resident Assistant

 

Job Summary:

As a resident assistant, you will be responsible for providing care and support to residents in a senior living or assisted living community. Your duties will include assisting with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing, administering medication, and providing emotional support and companionship. You will also be responsible for maintaining a safe and comfortable living environment for residents, communicating with family members and healthcare professionals, and promoting a sense of community and social engagement.

 

Responsibilities:

- Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.

- Administer medication as prescribed and monitor residents for side effects and adverse reactions.

- Provide emotional support and companionship to residents, including engaging in conversation, listening, and offering encouragement.

- Assist with meal preparation and dining, including serving meals and snacks, and monitoring residents for proper nutrition and hydration.

- Maintain a safe and comfortable living environment for residents, including monitoring for safety hazards, and reporting any concerns to the appropriate healthcare professional or supervisor.

- Communicate with family members and healthcare professionals, including physicians and nurses, to coordinate care and ensure that treatment plans are being followed.

- Promote a sense of community and social engagement among residents, including organizing activities and outings, and encouraging participation in group events.

- Maintain accurate records, including resident care plans, medication records, and incident reports.

 

Requirements:

- High school diploma or equivalent.

- Completion of a recognized training program for resident assistants or certification as a nursing assistant.

- Knowledge of principles and techniques of caregiving for seniors or individuals with disabilities.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to remain calm and composed in stressful situations.

- Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with other healthcare professionals.

- Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records.

- Ability to work independently and make decisions regarding resident care within established guidelines.

- Willingness to work flexible hours and adjust to changes in resident needs and staffing requirements.