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Resident Aide/Medication Aide

Company: Sunlight Senior Living
Location: South Saint Paul
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: --This position is responsible for providing personal care and designated health-related services designed to maintain the resident's physical and emotional well-being for those residents living at Sunlight Senior Living .-- This position assists residents with tasks of daily living as indicated on the Service Agreement, the Medication Administration Record (MAR), and other services as delegated by the RN.----QUALIFICATIONS:--High School education/GED or previous work experience--CNA/ NAR or HHA Certificate preferred.--Experience in working with older adults.----SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:--This position requires the incumbent to:--Possess a sensitivity and aptitude for working with the elderly.-- --Prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently.--Possess skills to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff and other customers.--Possess the ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and documentation, including medical terminology, in English.--Be punctual with a good attendance record.--Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills.--Understand how to use, carry and be responsible for the cell phone while on duty.----ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:--Medication Administration--Administer medications and give reminders to residents as required according to the Medication Administration Record (MAR) and as delegated by the RN Supervisor.--Follow policy for administrating medications PRN standing orders.--Follow policy and procedure for narcotic administration and documentation.--Follow policy and procedure for medication administration when a resident is leaving the building.--Follows policy and procedures when receiving new or changed medication orders.--Reorder medications and supplies weekly, or as needed.--Understand standard precautions used for infection control and adhere to them.--Other medication administration duties as assigned by RN Supervisor.------Provide personal and direct care to residents --Assist residents with activities of daily living as indicated on their individual service agreement (including, but not limited to dressing, showering, grooming, toilet assistance and escorting).--Assist residents with daily room order and light housekeeping.--Assist residents with personal laundry duties, which may include ironing.--Maintain a clean and healthy environment.--Promote independence, not dependence, with residents offering choices and fostering self-help skills.--Perform routine procedures as delegated by the RN Supervisor.----Documenting and reporting--Document any changes in residents' condition in the resident chart and communication log.-- Report these changes to the RN Supervisor.--Completes incident reports according to policy.--Reports to RN Supervisor any medication changes or any PRN medications that have been administered to a resident.--Understands procedures regarding assisted living tasks and charting procedures when performing these tasks.--Recognizing abnormal signs and symptoms, or changes in residents' condition.--Documenting duties completed with residents on the service delivery record during each shift.------Complete essential paperwork--Filing papers in residents' charts as needed.--Signing Medication Administration Records (MAR's) monthly.--Reviewing and signing all new residents plan of care/ weekly service record and changes in current residents' plan of care.--Reading the communication book and checking employee mailbox before the start of each shift.--Checking outgoing US mailbox, collecting US mail delivered and distributing US mail and in-house mail to the residents.--Other documentation as assigned and/ or needed.----Knowledge and compliance with state regulations--Understand and adhere to the Vulnerable Adult and abuse policy, Bill of Rights and HIPPA.-- --Works to assure facility is in compliance with federal, state and local standards and regulations.--Complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of documented training. --Be up to date with completing mantoux tests or chest x-rays.------Activity Programming--Encourage, gather and/ or escort residents to participate in scheduled activity programs.--Lead activity programs as assigned.--Socialize with residents and incorporate new ideas and resident suggestions into programming.----Participate and function effectively as a team member--Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with other Unlicensed Personnel's, housekeeper, Nursing staff, kitchen staff and other Sunlight Senior Living-- staff.-- --Provide back up to other staff as needed to ensure 24 hours staffing.--Communicate information regarding residents care needs and changes to the team and families.--Provide proactive and constructive participation in staff meetings.--Be compassionate and work with tact and ethical awareness.--Be flexible and adaptable to changing situations.--Responds appropriately to safety hazards, fire, weather or emergency situations.--Follow through promptly on requested duties.--Assisted kitchen staff at meal times with set up, serving and clean up.--Provide on-the-job training for new associates.--Must be mature and emotionally stable using a calm and kind tone of voice.--The ability to remain calm in difficult or unusual circumstances.----Other duties as assigned--Support the mission and values of Sunlight Senior Living.--

Keywords: Sunlight Senior Living, Minneapolis , Resident Aide/Medication Aide, Other , South Saint Paul, Minnesota

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