The Care Associate is a member of the clinical team in Continuing Care who is committed to providing residents with assistance and care in all aspects of their daily life. The Care Associate will develop relationships with CC staff, residents and their families using a consistent caregiver approach; supporting the residents’ physical, spiritual, emotional and clinical needs and focusing on placing the residents first.
The Care Associate provides care to the residents of the neighborhood to meet their daily needs and enable them to function at the highest possible level to include:
- Provides physical assistance with activities of daily living to include maintenance & restorative nursing care.
- Promotes psychosocial well-being through meaningful relationships
- Plans and facilitates social activities for the neighborhood residents
- Assists with menu/snack selection and partners with Dining in serving to ensure adequate nutritional intake of all residents. Provides in-room dining experiences where requested. Assists residents with dining as needed.
- Assures the resident’s room and neighborhood are kept tidy to minimize environmental hazards which may impact environmental safety
- Responds in a timely fashion to all resident requests or concerns with the intent on a resolution that meets the needs of the individual while always displaying courtesy and respect.
- Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the neighborhood to ensure all resident’s desires and needs are met, displaying a courteous, positive attitude and professional demeanor even during difficult situations.
- Effectively implements each resident’s individualized care plan, focusing on the resident’s strengths, preference & routines while providing a sense of comfort, companionship and belonging.
- Maintains resident confidentiality.
- Notifies clinical staff in a timely fashion of any change in a resident’s condition.
Attend all required training as needed to satisfy community procedures and/or State requirements
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Basic computer skills required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Current certification and active status from the State Board of Nursing is required.
- Current certification and active status on the Geriatric Nursing Assistant registry (required for MD only).
- Current CPR certification is preferred.
- One to two years CNA /GNA experience preferred.
Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate in the English language.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Current certification and active status from the State Board of Nursing
- Current certification and active status on the Geriatric Nursing Assistant registry (Maryland only)
- Attend all required training as needed to satisfy community procedures and/or State requirements.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.