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Become A Resident Care Assistant

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Working As A Resident Care Assistant

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $25,710

    Average Salary

What Does A Resident Care Assistant Do At Summer Breeze

* include, but are not limited to:
* Follow the service plan in providing services to Residents.
* Assist in the development and updating of each Resident’s service plan.
* Strip and make Residents’ beds weekly.
* Assist in meal preparation, serving meals and bussing tables during mealtimes, if necessary.
* Daily light housekeeping as outlined in the service plan.
* Assist Residents with activities of daily living; including bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, hygiene and mobility.
* Assist Residents with oxygen, ostomies and other medical problems as outlined in the service plan.
* Encourage socialization among Residents.
* Assist with the activity program; conduct activities as directed by the Activity Coordinator or as assigned by Supervisor.
* Encourage and/or remind Residents to participate in activities.
* Promote activities enthusiastically to pique Residents’
* interest.
* Chaperone activities outside the facility when requested.
* Monitor health, safety and well-being of Residents.
* Document information pertaining to changes in Residents’ functional status, personal needs, appointments, etc.
* Assist in keeping the environment safe for Residents.
* Provide one-on-one support/visitation to assigned Residents on a weekly basis or as requested by Supervisor; or as specified
* in the service plan and daily communication log.
* Report concerns about Residents to Supervisor and coworkers.
* Respond to Resident emergencies; provide first aid assistance and arrange for appropriate medical attention.
* Provide transportation services, using company vehicle when requested.
* Identify supplies needed to perform tasks and report needs to Supervisor.
* Maintain an accurate record of chargeable services (transportation, cleaning, personal laundry, guest meals, guest room use,
* etc.).
* Submit record to Supervisor by the designated date each month.
* Practice safety in working and with use of equipment, chemicals, tools and utensils.
* Carry out other duties, as assigned by Supervisor

What Does A Resident Care Assistant Do At Depaul

* Respects and maintains resident confidentiality and demonstrates a positive, caring attitude toward all residents, staff and guests
* Assists residents with bathing, personal care and oral hygiene.
* Assists residents with choice of attire and care of clothing.
* Reminds residents of meal times and monitors meal attendance..
* Makes beds daily and changes bedding and linens weekly or as needed.
* Performs rounds on each resident at the beginning and end of each shift.
* Documents and reports all concerns to the supervisor; (i.e. changes in behavior, evidence of illness etc.)
* Assists relatives, guests and visitors as needed or requested.
* Will also assist with room preparation and welcome of new residents.
* Reminds residents of medication times.
* Attends staff meetings and in-services when requested.
* Keeps scheduled shifts and plans time off in advance with the supervisor.
* Performs housekeeping duties and laundry as scheduled needed or requested.
* Inspects building areas and furnishings for wear and defects, completes maintenance requests.
* Assists with activity programs as requested.
* Performs other duties as requested or assigned.
* Desired Qualities
* Warmth, understanding and responsiveness to residents and their demands and reactions.
* Positive feeling for families and visitors, exercising patience and tact.
* Ability to use initiative, judgment and resourcefulness and ability to make decisions.
* High School diploma or GED preferred.
* CNA, HHA or PCA certification preferred.
* One year work experience in a care-giving field desired.
* Must be dependable, hardworking and willing to work as part of a team.
* Must have the required references and criminal record check.
* Must have annual TB screening and Health Assessment completed.
* Must be at least 18 years of age.
* Desired Qualities
* Warmth, understanding and responsiveness to residents and their demands and reactions.
* Positive feeling for families and visitors, exercising patience and tact.
* Ability to use initiative, judgment and resourcefulness and ability to make decisions.
* FLSA Status: Non
* Exempt
* Shift: Overnights
* Department: Senior Living
* Corporation Names: DePaul Adult Care Communities (DACC) NY

What Does A Resident Care Assistant Do At Ascension Health

* Presents medication to patient and observes ingestion or administers medication using specified procedures.
* Takes vital signs or observes patient to detect response to medication, and reports reactions.
* Restocks medication inventories.
* May provide direct patient care.
* Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living

What Does A Resident Care Assistant Do At Our House Senior Living

* Offer friendship, emotional and physical support to our residents through delivery of kindness, understanding, comfort, and care.
* Ensure top-notch quality attention and superior customer service has been received while providing services that may include bathing, dressing, assisting with ambulation and/or transferring, medication administration, documentation/follow up, meal preparation, housekeeping tasks, and life enrichment

What Does A Resident Care Assistant Do At Premier Senior Living-Delaware LLC

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How To Become A Resident Care Assistant

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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Resident Care Assistant Demographics


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  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • German

  • Dakota

  • Cantonese

  • Ilocano

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Tagalog

  • Hmong

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Top Resident Care Assistant Skills

  1. Laundry
  2. Assist Residents
  3. Personal Care Assistance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Cared for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
  • Assist residents with daily living activities
  • Provided personal care assistance and medication management of residents in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Assisted residents on dementia care unit with ADL's including showers, dressing, and bed baths.
  • ResponsibilitiesAssisted dementia patients, recorded ADL'S, assist with nebulizers, assisted with ADL's

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