PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The primary purpose of this position is to support the licensed staff by providing direct resident care and performing functions such as assistance with personal needs and comfort of residents. This is to be done under the supervision of a Charge Nurse, and in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, Birchaven policy and procedure, Birchaven ethical statement and resident rights, subject to the employee handbook.
- Current valid documentation of successful completion of the "American Red Cross Standard First-Aid Course".(First-Aid training will be provided)
- Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
- Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to needs of the residents served on his/her neighborhood. The individual must demonstrate basic knowledge of the principles related to the aging adult and problems associated with aging. Possess the ability to assess data reflective of the resident status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each resident's needs.
This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent activities in walking, sitting, lifting, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting and standing. The associate will be required to lift 50 pounds or more. This position requires individuals to lift work above the shoulder. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The individual may be subject to infectious diseases and odors. Individual must have excellent communication skills to perform daily tasks. This position is classified at risk for possible occupational exposure
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