Resident Assistant Openings

Job Highlights:

Job Overview

  • Great opportunity to help change the lives of others every day.
  • Looking for compassionate team members to help our residents live joyfully and flourish together.
  • RA or CNA (Caregiver) will provide physical & emotional care as outlined in each resident’s service agreement.
  • RA will support the residents by assisting in the dining room and participating in activities and outings.
  • RA will be responsible for communicating with residents, families, and notifying the case manager of any changes in condition or concerns.

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Job Overview

  • Great opportunity to help change the lives of others every day.
  • Looking for compassionate team members to help our residents live joyfully and flourish together.
  • RA or CNA (Caregiver) will provide physical & emotional care as outlined in each resident’s service agreement.
  • RA will support the residents by assisting in the dining room and participating in activities and outings.
  • RA will be responsible for communicating with residents, families, and notifying the case manager of any changes in condition or concerns.

Job Responsibilities & 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 assigned.
  • 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 avoid injury.
  • 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, etc.
  • Take and record temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration as instructed. Report changes or concerns to case manager.
  • 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 action.
  • 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

  • Prefer six month experience in long term care or assisted living residence.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be able to prioritize, and organize work effectively and efficiently.
  • 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.
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Able to read, write, spell, do basic math, speak and understand English


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 is an EO Employer/Vets/Disabled.

* Hourly rate is based on experience