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Dining Assistant

Expired Job

Advantage Living Armada , MI 48005

Posted 4 months ago

Job Summary

Functions as an integral part of the resident care team; by providing feeding assistance to residents who do not have any complicated dining problems. Dining Assistant works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.

Position requirements:

  • At least 17 years of age

  • Passes criminal background check and employee physical exam

  • Successful completion of a State of Michigan approved dining assistant curriculum and training program

  • Follows facility policies and procedures (including attendance)

  • Commitment to high quality resident and family customer service

  • Upholds Resident's Bill of Rights (provides dignity, privacy, etc.)

  • Follows principles of infection control/prevention

  • Completes ongoing educational requirements within the given time.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Provide encouragement/verbal cueing to a resident to assist with his/her consumption of food or beverages.

  • Provides food by spoon to residents who are unable to do so for themselves. Assists with consumption of beverages by holding glass, cup for resident.

  • Recognizes when a resident is experiencing difficulty and notifies nurse immediately; provides Heimlich maneuver if needed.

  • Documents food acceptance

  • Provides water or other beverages as directed

Additional position requirements:

  • Ability to understand and hear normal conversations; ability to speak English clearly. Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and interact effectively with residents, visitors, and other facility personnel.

  • Adequate vision to see fine detail printing and ability to read English

  • Fine motor coordination as in the ability to write clearly, type on computer keyboard

  • Ability to walk, stoop, and stand almost constantly without assistive devices. Ability to use good body mechanics

  • Ability to withstand stresses due to time constraints, responsibilities, emergencies and interpersonal job demands.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other team members to provide safe care to all residents and accomplish necessary tasks.

Working Conditions

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections

  • Possible exposure to confused and combative residents

  • Possible exposure to unpleasant odors, noise, dust, etc.

  • Occasional exposure to sharp objects

  • Occasional exposure to cleaning chemicals

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Dining Assistant

Expired Job

Advantage Living