Universal Care Provider

Company Name:
Friendship Village Retirement Community
Under direct supervision and working in a team environment this position provides for the daily personal physical, psycho-social and spiritual needs, activities of daily living and comfort of our residents in accordance with our established policies, procedures and team standards.
(Employee must be able to accomplish the Essential Functions in order to be competent in the job.)
Grooms and provides all other personal care to residents so that clothing, hair and overall appearance are clean and presentable. This includes checking and cleaning colostomy bags.
Regularly checks and provides appropriate care and stimulation to residents needing specialized attention, including observation of skin and provision of care related to the prevention of skin breakdowns.
Answers all call lights, verbally or in person within 60 seconds.
Maintains resident functional abilities at optimum level by using the restorative devices and programs as ordered.
Ensures that residents' nutritional needs are satisfied in a timely a manner through transporting to the assigned dining area, assisting with meals and/or feeding, as required.
Encourages residents to participate in and coordinates and adjusts schedules to ensure residents can attend church services and other activities.
Maintains a clean, safe and inviting living environment for residents by keeping rooms, dining areas, halls and other common areas free of clutter, soiled items, debris and odor.
Follows facility policies and procedures for infection control by practicing standard precautions and following OSHA guidelines for handling blood and other potentially infectious materials.
Handles all soiled and/or bio-hazardous items in appropriate manner to avoid contamination.
Reads, understands, implements and evaluates the residents current Plan of Care.
Ensures that the charge nurse is notified in a timely manner of changes in resident condition, family and/or resident concerns, malfunctioning equipment, material shortages, and other pertinent observations.
Attends all team meetings which occur when on duty and other mandatory in-services.
Maintains competency in all additional areas of training.
Must have the ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to lift, push, pull or move 50lbs on a regular basis and 100 lbs occasionally.
Must have the ability to relate to and work effectively with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the facility and to remain calm in emotionally charged situation.
Must have the ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English language.
Must have the ability to see and hear, with or without reasonable accommodation, so that the essential functions of this position may be fully met.
Must have the ability to sit, stoop, bend, and move continuously throughout the day.
Must have the ability to maintain an attendance record which falls with in the guidelines of the company's attendance policy.
Must be willing to work harmoniously with other personnel as well as be willing to communicate with residents based on whatever behavior or acuity level they are currently functioning.
Must have knowledge and competencies for age specific interventions.
Works in well lighted/ventilated work areas.
May be exposed to infectious waste, diseased, conditions, etc.
Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc.
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
The risk factor of this position indicates the risk potential of your exposure to blood or body fluids. Established procedures identify the appropriate personal protective equipment that you should use when performing your responsibilities. It is highly likely that while performing functions assigned to this position, you will be exposed to blood or body fluids.
Cultivates effective and respectful relationships with residents, families and staff.
Exhibits behavior in accordance with Friendship Village standards of conduct.
Provides outstanding customer service to all customers in accordance with Friendship Village Behavior Standards.
Adheres to all of Friendship Villages policies and procedures including our safety and corporate compliance
This is not an exhaustive list of all function and abilities of personnel within position. Open to any and all other duties, requirements or requests, in addition to other responsibilities will be performed, as requested by management, on an as needed basis to ensure continuity of service to residents, their families and fellow employees.

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