Resident Care Assistant / Caregiver

Anthem Memory Care Oak Lawn , IL 60453

Posted 2 months ago

ABOUT US:

Anthem Memory Care is guided by a single purpose: To engage, protect, and love people living with memory loss. We are committed to sustaining a safe, active, and loving environment; to give our families peace of mind; to be patient, seeking to understand those living with memory loss; to provide each Anthem team member the opportunity for personal and professional growth, and to be respectful, trustworthy, and good stewards in all we do.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF POSITION:

Under general supervision, provides assistance in the personal care and protection of the residents in assisted living.

REPORTS TO:

Clinical Services Director/Resident Care Coordinator/Resident Care Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Know and understand the vision, purpose, values and goals of Anthem Memory Care.

  • Cares for residents in the community adhering to all facility policies and procedures;

  • Provides assistance in resident care including cleaning and bathing, personal hygiene, dressing residents, bed making, taking blood pressure, assisting in ambulating, grooming, helping to activities and other functions;

  • Reports unusual symptoms and problems of residents to supervisors immediately;

  • Monitors the emergency call system for emergency calls and responds appropriately;

  • Cooperates with the dining staff and provides general assistance with resident meals and clean-up; may set tables, serve meals, clear tables and straighten dining room after meals;

  • Assists lead resident assistants and other staff, as needed;

  • Maintains daily records;

  • Assists with emergencies and with safety instruction for residents such as fire drills, etc.;

  • Answers telephones using Anthem telephone techniques and assists visitors in an assertively friendly manner;

  • Conducts work tasks safely and in compliance with the community safety program;

  • Provides effective and courteous service to all residents, guests and co-workers;

  • Attends in-service training workshops, seminars, and meetings;

  • Promotes and protects the rights of all residents;

  • Performs other related essential duties as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

A high school education; some vocational/technical training in the nursing field preferred; at least five months experience in a related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

CERTIFICATION AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires First Aid and CPR certification;

  • Criminal record clearance or criminal record exemption, as required by law

  • Health evaluation to ensure ability to perform duties of the position and the absence of any communicable disease, including tuberculosis and CXR clearance.

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Resident Care Assistant / Caregiver

Anthem Memory Care