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Direct Care Staff

Company: Indian River Assisted Living
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Indian River Assisted Living - Starting Pay Rate: $11.00-$12.00
Available Shifts:
- - - - - - 7:00am-3:00pm
- - - - - - 3:00pm-11:00pm (offers a $0.25 shift differential)
- - - - - - 11:00pm-7:00am (offers a $0.50 shift differential)
- - - - - - 7:00am-7:00pm
- - - - - - 7:00pm-7:00am (offers a $0.50 shift differential)
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Short-Term Disability
Purpose
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Direct Care Staff are to provide residents with supervision and assistance in performing their activities of daily living and to promote a safe and caring environment for residents.
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Requirements
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Complete the CNA or DCS training course satisfactorily by meeting all the course requirements, including the clinical component. -
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Walking and hearing are required 75% or more per shift. Far vision, near vision, low to medium levels of lifting, low levels of carrying and pushing/pulling, low to medium levels of handling and fingering are required about 50% per shift. Standing, talking, medium levels of carrying, pushing/pulling is required about 25% per shift. Sitting, crouching, climbing (ascending or descending), bending/twisting, reaching, very high levels of lifting, high to very high levels of carrying, very high levels of pushing/pulling is required about 10% per shift. Stooping, running grappling, balancing, feeling, high levels of lifting, pushing/pulling, fingering is present only in unusual situations. The required lift for this job classification is 50 lbs.
Description
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1. - - - -Direct Care Staff are to allow all residents freedom to move about and exercise their rights as individuals and residents.
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2. - - -Direct Care Staff provide assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and other activities of daily living as needed.
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3. - - - -Provide assistance with personal care needs in grooming hair, nails, teeth, and etc. as needed.
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4. - - - -Assure that residents are dressed appropriately when in common areas of the facility or when leaving the facility.
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5. - - - -Assist and instruct residents skills in self-help - for example: feeding.
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6. - - - -Assist residents into and out of the bed and/or wheelchair as needed.
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7. - - - -Assist residents to dining room, bathroom, activity room, outside of building, and etc. as needed.
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8. - - - -Direct Care Staff are to take and record vital signs as ordered by the resident's prescribing provider and/or as delegated by the Medication Technician or Supervisor-In-Charge.
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9. - -Document in resident's treatment record about the care that was provided throughout the shift.
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10. -Provide personal attention such as bedside water and ice or other personal attention as is requested or required.
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11. -Assist the Activities Coordinator in carrying out planned activities.
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12. -Direct Care Staff will provide assistance when needed to keep clothes cleaned and in proper order.
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13. -Assist residents with making beds as needed.
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14. -Provide residents with clean linens as needed.
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15. -Empty contents of urinals and bedpans, as well as, trashcans after performing peri-care.
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16. -Clean equipment as is necessary, bedpans, urinals, and showering devices should be cleaned after every use.
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17. -Serve breaks as scheduled per facility policy.
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18. -Direct Care Staff will orient new residents to the facility, staff members, and other residents.
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19. -Notify Medication Technician or Supervisor-In-Charge when changes are noted in a resident's health and/or mental status.
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20. -Activate chain of command during emergency situations.
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21. -Be familiar with the use of restraints, as well as, restraint alternatives.
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22. -Assist in keeping the facility neat, clean, and odor free.
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23. -Make sure that the hall is staffed at all times.
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24. -Direct Care Staff will Document and report any and all accidents/incidents.
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25. -Maintain self-respect, personal dignity, and physical safety of each resident.
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26. -Work cooperatively with all other staff members and relate favorably to residents and their family members.
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27. -Understand resident confidentiality and protect the residents' protected health information.
28. -Be familiar with the policies and procedures of the facility, including fire safety plan, emergency procedures, and chain of command.
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29. -Know the resident's bill of rights and assist residents in exercising those rights.
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30. -Ensure proper use and treatment of equipment and utilization of supplies.
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31. -Adhere and enforce all facility policies, procedures, and rules. - As well as, the rules and regulations of Adult Care Homes.
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32. -Participate in job-related training and continuing education courses as are recommended or required by the Administrator.
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33. -Perform other job related duties as delegated by the Supervisor-In-Charge, Resident Care Coordinator, and/or Administrator.
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34. - -DO NOT under any circumstances barter, trade, purchase, steal, take, or exchange any personal property of residents.

Keywords: Indian River Assisted Living, Chesapeake , Direct Care Staff, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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