Company: BrookDale Senior Living Solutions
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: April 17, 2019
Overview Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply
connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates
are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine
rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our
success as a company. Here youll find opportunities to grow your
career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident
or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over
60,000 associates, theres a place for you to make a difference in
lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Responsibilities Provides direct care to residents following an
individual service plan, treats each resident with respect and
dignity, recognizes individual needs, and encourages independence.
Fosters a homelike atmosphere throughout the community.
- Assists residents with activities of daily living, including
bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transferring and getting to
and from activities and meals according to the individual service
plan. Allows and encourages residents to do as much of their own
care as possible.
- Serves meals to residents in the dining room or apartments. May
assist in preparing meals following preplanned menus. Encourages
residents to eat a proper diet and take adequate fluids while
respecting the resident's right to free choice. Records and reports
changes in resident's eating habits to the supervisor.
- Initiates and participates in leisure activities provided for
residents as described in the activity calendar. Encourages
residents to socialize and participate in planned activities or
programs and to develop friendships with other residents.
- Maintains residents' records daily in a timely manner and in
accordance with company policy and procedures. This includes
documentation related to: medication distribution as applicable;
leisure activities; incidents and observations; reporting any
changes in resident's physical condition and/or behavior; visitors;
etc. Observes and reports the health and emotional condition of
each resident, and promptly reports all changes to the supervisor.
(Refer to state specific regulations regarding medication
assistance and documentation).
- May assist residents with medication as defined in medication
procedure. Assists or supervises residents who self-administer
medication. Follows physician orders and state laws to administer
medications to residents who cannot self-administer their
medications. Exhibits understanding of and follows medication
policies and procedures. (Refer to state specific regulations
regarding medication assistance).
- Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly environment for the
residents. Performs general housekeeping; following cleaning
schedules for resident laundry, bedrooms, dining area, living
space, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.
- Follows proper procedures in emergency situations and responds
promptly and positively to resident requests for assistance -
including emergency pull cords, telephone calls, and requests from
family and friends.
- Knows location of each resident, reminds them to sign out when
they leave the building, and notifies the supervisor immediately if
unable to locate a resident.
- Encourages teamwork through cooperative interactions with
co-workers. This job description represents an overview of the
responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not
intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An
associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her
supervisor. Qualifications Education and Experience High school
diploma or general education degree (GED); and three to six months
related experience preferred and/or training in direct service with
older adults, or equivalent combination of education and
experience. Refer to specific state regulations for qualifications
required to assist with medications and direct care duties.
Knowledge of dementia particularly of the Alzheimer's type is
helpful. Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
In accordance with state law, may need to possess current state
certification and follow regulations to maintain certification
currency. Management/Decision Making Makes standard and routine
decisions based on detailed guidelines with limited independent
judgment. Problems are generally solved with clear, detailed
guidelines or by reporting them to a supervisor. Knowledge and
Skills Has a basic level of a skill and can follow written or
verbal instructions. Has basic technical skills to complete a few
repetitive and well-defined duties. Has a basic knowledge of the
organization in order to answer basic questions. Ability to read
and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and
memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to
communicate effectively in English with residents, family members
and other associates of the company. Ability to apply common sense
understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or
oral form. Uses good judgment in emergency situations, and seeks
assistance when needed. Physical Demands and Working
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- On-Call on an as needed basis
- Reach with hands and arms
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Exposure to latex
- Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from
- Vision Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a
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