RESIDENT ASSISTANT-(Non-Certified)-Full time 7am - 7pm. Rotating days and Weekends. 12 hour shifts. On-Call Required.


 Resident Assistant (Non-Certified) - Full time 7am - 7pm. Rotating days and  Weekends. 12 hour shifts. On-Call Required.

CLARY CARE CENTER/THE WILKINSON CENTER - RESIDENT ASSISTANT (Non-Certified)- Full time  7am - 7pm. Rotating Weekends. 12 hour shifts. 

Job Description, Duties, and Requirements

The Resident Assistant is a non-licensed individual who assists residents with the activities of daily living and for assisting as needed to accomplish the goals of the facility.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs mouth, eye and hair care to include denture care and shaving of male residents.
  • Performs bath and back care to include partial or complete baths, showers, sitz baths and tub baths.
  • Makes beds daily and follows linen change schedule.
  • Assists in food service: serves trays, assists in feeding residents, feeds if necessary, picks up trays and records food intake, serves interval nourishments.
  • Serves ice and fresh water and maintains aseptic environment.
  • Recognizes and observes NPO signs or other restrictions on fluid intake, eg: no hot or ice liquids.
  • Assists with toilet needs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of body mechanics.
  • Remains aware of residents placed on limited motion.
  • Assists residents with progressive activity: dangle, stand by bed, sit in chair and walk.
  • Gives proper skin care constantly observing pressure areas for bedsores and reports immediately.
  • Assists patient in and out of bed.
  • Assists with ambulation.
  • Checks and records vital signs, blood pressure, TPR.
  • Weighs resident as indicated.
  • Administers emergency resuscitation of residents in cardiac arrest.
  • Assists in emergency admission, care and evacuation of residents in a disaster.
  • Supervises self-administration of medications.
  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness, order, and an attractive environment at all times.
  • Provides necessary equipment at resident’s bedside.
  • Insures clean and safe surrounding.
  • Adjusts side rails according to established procedure.
  • Collects and disposes of trash according to procedure.
  • Cares for soiled and contaminated linens according to procedure.
  • Inventories and maintains supplies and equipment.
  • Assists with resident laundry.
  • Document signs, symptoms and statements made by residents or family.
  • Document request from the residents or family.
  • Reports accidents or injuries sustained by self, residents or visitors.
  • Documents care according to procedure.
  • Listens to change of shift report.
  • Evaluates self-care abilities/limitations and identifies need for additional safety measures.
  • Evaluates and documents for signs/symptoms of abuse and neglect.
  • Assesses and interprets data relative to resident’s age.
  • Recognizes anxiety regarding potential changes in lifestyle resulting from illness.
  • Addresses resident appropriately.
  • Provides for resident’s privacy.
  • Respects resident’s right to refuse treatment.
  • Assesses for limiting conditions (vision, hearing, elimination, etc.).
  • Implements skin integrity and/or risk to fall protocols.
  • Allows residents to discuss thoughts and plans related to death and dying.
  • Assesses nutritional intake.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to compile, code and categorize, or verify information/data
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situation
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Non-Essential Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Professional Requirements

  • Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Complete annual education requirements.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Wear identification while on duty.
  • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.
  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
  • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and in-services as needed.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

  • May need to stand for up to 6-8 hours at a time
  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment

Stephens County Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, carrier status or any other legally protected status.