Caregiver

JEA Senior Living Hendersonville , TN 37075

Posted 2 months ago

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Previous experience working with the elderly in a residential or long-term care setting also preferred.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English to communicate effectively with residents, families, visitors, and other staff members.

  • Must be able to perform job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Able to pass the necessary tests (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Food Handlers, etc.) if required by state regulations.

Essential Functions:

Resident Care

  • Assists residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, transferring, and mobility

  • Engages residents in meaningful conversation, socialization, and activity while providing personal care assistance

  • Responds to all resident needs and/or requests for care promptly, and provides or obtains assistance with care as necessary

  • Upholds Residents' Rights at all times

  • Supports and upholds all company policies and care philosophy

  • Observes residents for changes in physical, emotional, mental, or behavioral condition, unusual symptoms, accidents, injuries, or unusual occurrences, and reports promptly to a licensed nurse

  • Completes all forms and documentation such as incident reports, change of condition reports, and behavior tracking, as requested, and in a timely manner

  • Assists in the dining room during resident meal times

  • Encourages residents to participate in scheduled activities and outings, and assists with those activities as needed

  • Provides residents with opportunities for self expression and enhanced self esteem through spontaneous individual or small group interaction and activity

Housekeeping

  • Makes resident beds, empties resident garbage, and tidies resident rooms daily and as needed

  • Changes resident bed linens according to facility schedule and as needed due to incontinence

  • Changes resident towels on bath days and as needed if soiled

  • Assists with resident laundry per shift guidelines

  • Maintains resident clothing and clothing closet in a clean, neat and orderly manner

  • Cleans dining room tables and chairs after meals and snacks

  • Notifies Housekeeper of spills and soiled areas; assists with clean-up as needed. When no Housekeeper is on duty, cleans up spills and soils immediately

  • Straightens chairs, pillows and decorative items in common areas as needed, and returns items to appropriate location when found out of place

  • Assists in cleaning wheelchairs, walkers, and other resident equipment per facility cleaning schedule and as needed

  • Assists with dusting, vacuuming, and other housekeeping duties as assigned

Other

  • Attends all required staff meetings and in-service training sessions

  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and contributes to an atmosphere of team spirit and cooperation within the facility

  • Answers phones as needed, in a prompt and courteous manner

  • Promotes customer service and positive community relations by treating residents, families, other staff, and all visitors in a courteous, helpful and friendly manner

  • Assists with other duties as assigned

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