JEA Senior Living Caregiver in Kennewick, Washington
.75 Shift Differential
10P-6A Mon, Tue, Wed - possibly other days as needed for coverage
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Previous experience working with the elderly in a residential or long-term care setting also preferred.
Must be able to read, write and speak English to communicate effectively with residents, families, visitors, and other staff members.
Must be able to perform job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
Able to pass the necessary tests (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Food Handlers, etc.) if required by state regulations.
Assists residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, transferring, and mobility
Engages residents in meaningful conversation, socialization, and activity while providing personal care assistance
Responds to all resident needs and/or requests for care promptly, and provides or obtains assistance with care as necessary
Upholds Residents’ Rights at all times
Supports and upholds all company policies and care philosophy
Observes residents for changes in physical, emotional, mental, or behavioral condition, unusual symptoms, accidents, injuries, or unusual occurrences, and reports promptly to a licensed nurse
Completes all forms and documentation such as incident reports, change of condition reports, and behavior tracking, as requested, and in a timely manner
Assists in the dining room during resident meal times
Encourages residents to participate in scheduled activities and outings, and assists with those activities as needed
Provides residents with opportunities for self expression and enhanced self esteem through spontaneous individual or small group interaction and activity
Makes resident beds, empties resident garbage, and tidies resident rooms daily and as needed
Changes resident bed linens according to facility schedule and as needed due to incontinence
Changes resident towels on bath days and as needed if soiled
Assists with resident laundry per shift guidelines
Maintains resident clothing and clothing closet in a clean, neat and orderly manner
Cleans dining room tables and chairs after meals and snacks
Notifies Housekeeper of spills and soiled areas; assists with clean-up as needed. When no Housekeeper is on duty, cleans up spills and soils immediately
Straightens chairs, pillows and decorative items in common areas as needed, and returns items to appropriate location when found out of place
Assists in cleaning wheelchairs, walkers, and other resident equipment per facility cleaning schedule and as needed
Assists with dusting, vacuuming, and other housekeeping duties as assigned
Attends all required staff meetings and in-service training sessions
Demonstrates a positive attitude and contributes to an atmosphere of team spirit and cooperation within the facility
Answers phones as needed, in a prompt and courteous manner
Promotes customer service and positive community relations by treating residents, families, other staff, and all visitors in a courteous, helpful and friendly manner
Assists with other duties as assigned