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Resident Attendant

JOB SUMMARY:
Assist nurse aides with designated resident care specific areas of eating, drinking and personal hygiene. Receive and carry out instructions concerning the specific feeding, hydration and/or personal hygiene care needs of the residents whom he/she will be assigned to assist.
QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 16 years of age;
Has completed at least eight years of grade school or provide proof of equivalent knowledge.
Must be able to speak and understand the English language or a language understood by a substantial percentage of the facility's residents.
Must be of temperate habits and good moral character, honest, reliable, and trustworthy.
Has completed the Health Care Worker Background Check.
Has completed and shown competency in a Department approved training and competency evaluation program for Resident Attendants before caring for any residents.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Meets the following personal care needs of the resident:
Washing a resident's hands and face
Brushing and combing a resident's hair
Oral hygiene
Shaving residents with electric razor
Applying makeup
Meets nutritional needs by passing trays, ice water, nourishments; uses adaptive equipment; tray monitoring.
Feeds residents who do not have complicated feeding problems.
Observes and reports change in condition or behavior.
Meets safety needs by reporting environmental hazards.
Observe infection control measures.
Relates courteously and sensitively to residents, families, visitors and staff.
Responsible for attending assigned in-service programs.
Other duties as assigned.


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