Resident Assistant

Posted: February 8, 2011

Resident Assistant Job Description:

Must be 18 years of age or older for the resident assistant position.

Renders non-professional care to facility residents, including helping with meals, assisting in maintaining a physical, social, and psychological environment which is conducive to the best interests and welfare of the residents.

Resident Assistant Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Duties:

  • Reviews daily work assignment. Answers resident and staff requests diligently and promptly.
  • Roam the facility frequently to provide assistance and services to all residents.
  • Administers medications per order and policy as well as takes vital signs and provides nourishments per policy and/or direction of the Delegating Nurse.
  • Re-orders medications per policy.
  • Assists residents, if needed, to dress themselves.
  • Assists residents, if needed, with bathing and showering.
  • Assists with serving of meals, and services related to the dining service
  • If requested, assists in escorting residents to and from dining room.
  • Follows all safety precautions in caring for residents.
  • Immediately reports any change in resident’s behavior or medical condition, including falls and accidents, to the Delegating Nurse.
  • Uses Universal Precautions in resident care policies.
  • Encourages residents to participate in recreation and activities.
  • Uses care in use of supplies and equipment. Reports equipment needing repairs to the maintenance staff.
  • Assists visitors and relatives.
  • Attends inservice training classes and staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Specific Skills, Knowledge and Training Required:

  • Medication Technician Certification and other certifications as required by law.
  • Red Cross or equivalent first aid certification, including CPR.
  • Experience required at the discretion of the Executive Director
  • Good hospitality skills.


Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the Delegating Nurse and Executive Director

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