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Resident Companion

Company: Catholic Eldercare
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Overview

JOB SUMMARY: The position is responsible for providing personal care and designated health related services designed to maintain the client’s physical and emotional well-being. Catholic Eldercare is committed to recognition and effective management of each resident’s well-being. Every employee (within the scope of their position) is responsible to seek relief for any resident observed to be in pain (physical, spiritual or otherwise) through therapeutic intervention (hand holding, physical touch, acknowledgement of discomfort) and reporting the discomfort to the appropriate staff.

Responsibilities

Direct Care: assist the resident with personal cares which may include all or some of the following:

Redirection of a confused client.

May assist with supervision, bathes and dresses residents, provides personal care in toileting, combing hair, mouth and nail care, and provide lotion rubs, taking vital signs, weights and intake and output as instructed by the charge nurse.

Assists as needed with their meals, providing between meal nourishment. Pass water and snacks.

Assist residents in transfers and walking, in a manner consistent with established safety procedures and following all requirements utilizing transfer equipment.

Transports residents within the nursing home, insuring that the transport is performed safely, promptly and in a manner consistent with established safety procedure.

Maintains clean or orderly physical environment for residents. Make beds, clean and straighten rooms and equipment daily as required, and maintains a sanitary environment for residents at all times.

Assist in the use of adaptive devices such as hearing aids and glasses.

Answers devices for signaling nursing and nursing assistants (using call lights or communicators) and deliver messages as required.

Assist each client to reach and maintain the highest level of independence, allowing for choices that promote safety and well-being and foster self-help. Maintains an awareness of the physical and emotional well-being of assigned residents and promptly report a changing status to the nurse. Reports all types of unusual occurrences immediately.

Assist with treatments as delegated by the Nurse per individualized care plan after competency training and testing. Observe client and monitor and report changes in physical and emotional condition such as change in attitude, loss of appetite, loss of endurance, increase in pain and weight.

Demonstrates sensitivity to residents needs and maintain a respectful manner. Uses patience and tact when communicating with residents.

May lead client activities as scheduled and assigned.

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Ability to read, write and comprehend English and simple instructions, correspondence and documentation through verbal directions and computerized charting.

Must be able to demonstrate proficiency, accuracy and competency in aide given to residents.

Must be punctual.

Must be able to remain calm in difficult or unusual circumstances.

Must be able to prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently.

Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations.

Must be compassionate and work with tact and ethical awareness.

Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills.

Keywords: Catholic Eldercare, St. Paul , Resident Companion, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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