Resident Assistant- Prior Lake
Company: Great Lakes Mgmt Co
Location: Prior Lake
Posted on: August 7, 2022
$500 Hire Bonus Included! Job Objective(s)
The Resident Assistant is responsible for providing the hands on
care, both physical and emotional, as outlined in each resident's
service agreement. The RA supports the residents by assisting in
the dining room and participating in activities and outings. The RA
is responsible for effectively communicating with residents,
families, and notifying the case manager of any changes in
condition or concerns. Job Responsibilities and Duties
---Assist residents with ADL's (Activities of Daily Living) as
identified in the service plan. These cares may include all or some
of the following: assisting with dressing, grooming and oral cares;
shampooing of hair; assisting with showering or bathing; rubbing
with lotions; fingernail cares and foot cares if instructed by an
RN; redirection of confused client, and other cares as
---Assisting the client with use of the commode, urinal, or toilet
and with adult incontinence products as assigned.
---Assisting with ambulation and transfers, including proper use of
a transfer belt and assistive devices and proper body mechanics to
---Assist in use of hearing aids and glasses for residents.
---Help each resident to reach and maintain the highest level of
performance and independence.
---Provide residents with both physical and emotional support.
---Assist with treatments as delegated by the Registered Nurse per
the resident service agreement
---Observe client and report changes in physical and emotional
condition such as change in attitude, loss of appetite, weight,
---Take and record temperature, blood pressure, pulse and
respiration as instructed. Report changes or concerns to case
---Assist with activities by encouraging activity participation and
escorting residents to scheduled activities
---Participate in activities as assigned
---Interact with residents to provide reassurance, engagement, and
redirection as appropriate.
---Answer all pendant calls promptly and take appropriate
---Communicate resident information to the case manager verbally
and through the daily log.
---Complete all required documentation daily; service schedule,
flow sheet, communication book, etc.
---Attend In-service training as assigned Qualifications
---Registered as a Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aid or Certified
Nursing Assistant preferred.
---Prefer six month experience in long term care or assisted living
---Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
---Must be able to prioritize, and organize work effectively and
---Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations.
---Must work as a team member with other personnel.
---Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills.
---Must be punctual, with good attendance record.
---Must remain calm in difficult or unusual circumstances.
---Able to make responsible choices and decisions and act in the
resident's best interest.
---Able to read, write, spell, do basic math, speak and understand
English Physical Requirements (based on essential
Must be able to frequently perform tasks such as, but not limited
to, those listed below:
In an 8 hour workday, employee may stand / walk:
Hours at one time: 0-1
Total hours / day: 1-6
Employee will lift/carry (Max.lbs.): Frequently: 40 lbs.
Occasionally: 70 lbs. Height of lift: 3 - 4 feet Distance of carry:
30 yards In an 8 hour workday, employee may sit:
Hours at one time: 0-1
Total hours / day: 0-1 Employee will use hands for repetitive:
Simple grasping, pushing and pulling, manipulation
Employee will support / assist: (Maximum lbs.)
Frequently: 100 lbs.
Occasionally: 200 lbs. Employee should be able to: Bend: Frequently
Squat: Frequently Kneel: Frequently
Reach: Frequently, 3 feet
The work environment consists of the entire facility including
resident's rooms. The noise level in the work environment is
usually moderate to minimal.
---Inside work while assisting residents.
---Exposure to body fluids, infection, odors, and behaviors that
may be aggressive, combative or demanding.
---Minimum exposure to Blood borne Pathogens.
---Exposure to cleaning chemicals. Working Hours
The work schedule and hours may vary from week to week. The RA will
be required to work weekends and holidays and may be required to
work beyond the normal schedule. General Notes
---This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive;
additional details will be specified by the supervisor. The
employee will also perform other reasonable business duties as
assigned by the supervisor.
---Management reserves the right to change job responsibilities,
duties and hours as needs prevail. Gentle Touch Health Initiatives
is an at-will employer. This job description is a guideline and
does not constitute a written or implied employment contract. GTHI
i s an EO Employer/Vets/Disabled.
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