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POST DATE 8/8/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

Lutheran Senior Services Webster Groves, MO

Company
Lutheran Senior Services
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
4435
AJE Ref #
575812279
Location
Webster Groves, MO
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

SUMMARY:

Resident care is the primary role of the Care Companion and the scope of the care is determined by the certification required for the role. The Care Companion is the resident s closest supporter in the household. In addition to resident care, other household responsibilities may include participation in: meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, and social interaction through planned and unplanned activities. The combination of responsibilities for the role is determined by the level of care, the size and physical layout of the household, and the extent to which meals are prepared.

A Care Companion, serving in a household, upholds the philosophy, vision, and core values of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest .

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

CNA - Practice within the scope of certification and by state and federal regulations and in accordance with the standards as defined in the currently recognized state Certified Nursing Assistant Training Manual. Practice in accordance with the LSS clinical and administrative policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The combination of activities for the role is determined by the level of care, the size and physical layout of the household and the extent to which meals are prepared. A universal role includes all of the responsibilities. For example, a universal role includes: resident care, meal preparation and delivery, housekeeping, laundry and activities. In a versatile role, resident care will be primary and an additional role will be secondary. An example of a versatile role would include resident care and housekeeping. All members of the household team will participate in the daily life of the household. The following is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, but is a representative summary of the major responsibilities performed.

1. RESIDENT CARE

* Maintain a culture of Person Centered Care

* Demonstrates an attitude of genuine care and concern for each resident with a desire to honor their individual preferences and individuality.

* Provides medical and physical care, in accordance with their scope of practice (CNA), to the residents to meet their daily needs based.

* Handles the residents personal care needs and support in a timely manner. Helps the resident keep their dignity by letting them do as much for themselves as possible.

* Observes the residents closely and identifies changing needs and conditions. Reports information to the nursing staff.

* Actively participates in the resident s care/service plan for the purpose of improving the life of the resident.

* Creates and maintains meaningful relationships with residents and families.

* Supports the resident s involvement in decision making regarding their daily activities.

* Assists with therapies and treatments under the direction of licensed personnel.

2. MEAL PREPARATION, DELIVERY AND MEALTIME

* Helps plans weekly menus with residents working with Dining Services. Prepares and serves meals with the assistance of Dining Services staff as needed.

* Follows safety and health regulations, guidelines and standards in the preparation and storage of food. Keeps cooking equipment and surfaces clean and sanitary.

* Assists with taking inventory of, storing and ordering household grocery supplies.

* Participates in cooking activities that meets the interests of residents and involves residents when appropriate in a safe manner.

* Partake in household meals during work time while engaging in conversation with residents

* Engages residents in conversation while partaking in household meals during work time to provide enjoyment for the residents and build meaningful relationships.

3. HOUSEKEEPING

* Maintains clean and sanitary spaces in the household including residences and common spaces.

* Helps take care of the household environment including pets, plants and outdoor spaces.

* Complies with all regulatory sanitation requirements.

* Takes precautions to prevent transmission of disease through contamination.

4. LAUNDRY

* Assists the resident who wants to do all or some part of their laundry.

5. ACTIVITIES

* Works with the team to provide planned activities and seeks opportunities throughout the day to provide spontaneous activities that meet the interests of the residents and the household.

* Asks residents and family members about the resident s preferences for types of activities and experiences and makes those types of activities available.

* Participates in celebrations and traditions with resident and family members.

* Participates in and may lead daily learning circles with residents and staff to determine daily desires and preferences.

* Helps new residents and families make adjustments to household living.

6. OTHER HOUSEHOLD RESPONSIBILITIES

* Participates in self scheduling.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

* A desire to be part of the Person Centered Care household team with an understanding of the responsibilities and expectations for the role.

* Current CNA certification.

* Background check with no disqualifying offenses.

* ServSafe Food Handling Certification or Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code Certification will provide if needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical activities, demands and working conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and standards.

JOB FAMILY:

Nursing

SCHEDULED WEEKLY HOURS:

32

WORK SHIFT:

Evening Shift (United States of America)","value":"

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SUMMARY:

Resident care is the primary role of the Care Companion and the scope of the care is determined by the certification required for the role. The Care Companion is the resident s closest supporter in the household. In addition to resident care, other household responsibilities may include participation in: meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, and social interaction through planned and unplanned activities. The combination of responsibilities for the role is determined by the level of care, the size and physical layout of the household, and the extent to which meals are prepared.

A Care Companion, serving in a household, upholds the philosophy, vision, and core values of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest .

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

CNA - Practice within the scope of certification and by state and federal regulations and in accordance with the standards as defined in the currently recognized state Certified Nursing Assistant Training Manual. Practice in accordance with the LSS clinical and administrative policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The combination of activities for the role is determined by the level of care, the size and physical layout of the household and the extent to which meals are prepared. A universal role includes all of the responsibilities. For example, a universal role includes: resident care, meal preparation and delivery, housekeeping, laundry and activities. In a versatile role, resident care will be primary and an additional role will be secondary. An example of a versatile role would include resident care and housekeeping. All