Healthcare Hospitality Aide
Company: Alden Courts of Shorewood
Posted on: August 2, 2022
Job Description JOB SUMMARY: Provides support for resident---s
daily needs in accordance with current federal, state, and local
standards, guidelines and regulations, facility policies and as may
be directed by the Charge Nurse, Supervisor, Assistant Director of
Nursing, Director of Nursing or Administrator to ensure that the
highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
QUALIFICATIONS Ambitions toward completion of a nursing course in
an accredited nurse aide training program. Be at least 16 years of
age, of temperate habits and good moral character, honest,
reliable, and trustworthy. Demonstrates interest and/or knowledge
in caring for the ill, disabled, and elderly. Must be able to deal
tactfully with customers, family members, visitors, personnel etc.
Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an
understandable manner. Must possess the ability to make independent
decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must possess the
ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
Must be personable, enthusiastic, and compassionate. Must be able
to perform multi-tasks effectively and efficiently. PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTS Must be able to move intermittently throughout the
workday. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress
of the position. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use
prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so
that the requirements of the position can be fully met. Must
function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and
the ability to work effectively with residents, visitors,
personnel, and support agencies. Must be in good general health and
demonstrate emotional stability. Must be able to relate to and work
with ill, disabled, young, emotionally upset, and at times hostile
people. May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment,
supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds throughout the day.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions,
etc. including exposure to the (HIV) Aids and Hepatitis B viruses.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Ensure that all facility procedures and
protocols are followed in accordance with established policies,
including dress code. Provides non-direct care assistance with
resident needs/requests. Assists in providing information to the
nurse relative to the resident---s plan of care. Reports all
concerns, complaints made by the resident or their family to the
Administrator. Makes rounds to assure residents are safe and
comfortable. Maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest,
and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the
department. Participates in In-service Education Programs. Assists
in the movement of residents throughout the building by getting
them to therapy, activities, dining room, etc. Makes
recommendations as needed to the nurse relative to the equipment
and supply needs of the resident. Inventories and stores the new
resident---s personal possessions. Assists residents with packing
personal possessions when they are transferred to a new room or
when being discharged. Participates in and receives the shift
report upon reporting for duty. Stocks the isolation carts for each
resident on isolation and empties the bins in the room when full,
according to infection control policies. Makes unoccupied beds,
changes bed linens, and straightens rooms, closet, and drawers.
Notifies housekeeping if mattress in need of cleaning or
replacement. Answers call lights promptly, answer telephone calls
as needed and run errands as requested. Perform personal laundry
duties for each resident which may include completing their
Personal Clothing List, hand washing some of their articles or
placing some of their items through the wash cycle when these
personal laundry facilities are available. Reports any skin
abnormalities or bruising to the Staff Nurse when identified.
Observes resident---s physical condition, attitude, reactions,
appetite, etc., and reports any changes and/or unusual findings to
the Nurse/RCC so care plan can be updated, and a clinical
assessment can be initiated. Performs personal services for
residents (i.e., reading, writing letters, etc.) as time allows.
Encourages residents to help themselves and promotes self-care in
aiding rehabilitation. Assists with needs/requests of dying
residents. Assists in the dining room with tray service and serves
trays to the resident---s room as requested. Reports any observed
changes in resident---s eating habits to the Staff Nurse. Keeps
resident---s water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water on
each shift unless contraindicated. Serves between meals and bedtime
snacks. Keeps the nurses--- call system within easy reach of the
resident. Reports all hazardous equipment and conditions to the
Staff Nurse immediately. Observes appropriate infection control
policies and procedures including but not limited to proper hand
washing and adherence to isolation room/resident precautions.
Participates in the development, maintenance, and implementation of
the facility---s Quality Assurance program for the Nursing
Department. Performs other related duties as assigned.
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