Est. $14.00 - $17.06
Full-time

Ashburn, VA 20147

The Care Associate (M) is an active, skilled 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, to include administration of medications and to the overall functioning of the neighborhood. 

 

The Care Associate (M) 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

·         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.

·         Assures the resident’s room and neighborhood are kept tidy to minimize environmental hazards which may impact environmental safety

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Care Associate (M) Specific Duties:

The Care Associate (M) 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:

1.       Provides physical assistance with activities of daily living to include maintenance & restorative nursing care.

2.       Promotes psychosocial well-being through meaningful relationships

3.       Plans and facilitates social activities for the neighborhood residents

4.       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.

5.       Assures the resident’s room and neighborhood are kept tidy to minimize environmental hazards which may impact environmental safety

6.       Effectively implements individualized resident care plans.         

7.       Maintains competency in the required job skills and knowledge.

8.       Notifies clinical staff in a timely fashion of any change in a resident’s condition.

9.       Administers medication per state specific regulations/training, where applicable

a.       Administers resident medications according to Erickson policy & procedures 

b.       Maintains accurate medication administration records per standards of practice and Erickson policy.

c.       Provides the Wellness Manager/Wellness Nurse and/or Clinical Manager an update of the resident’s ability to take medications, i.e., the need for crushing or extra fluids as needed.

10.   Attend all required training as needed to satisfy community procedures and/or State requirements.  

 

Programming:

Spontaneous activities occur throughout a resident’s day and are driven by the resident’s individual habits, preferences, desires and interests. Staff will continue to support those resident driven activities through their workday such as:

1.       Regularly visits residents who are in their rooms or common areas to assess needs, desires and offer assistance engaging them in the daily activities within the neighborhood.

2.       Works with other team members (residents and/or staff) to engage the resident is activities of daily living and maintaining the functioning of the neighborhood (i.e., laundry, cooking, meal planning/preparation/serving/cleanup, etc.).

3.       Provides assistance with resident activities.  Continually seeks opportunities to meet resident’s psychosocial needs through planned care, neighborhood specific programming as well as spontaneous resident directed activities.

4.       Provides opportunities for all residents to participate in the decision-making of the neighborhood in meaningful ways.

5.       Assist group and individual activities (structured and impromptu) in activity spaces, common areas and in the resident’s room to support resident desires.

6.       Maintains equipment, games and supplies for use in supporting resident and neighborhood activity choices.

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Posting ID: 765115522 Posted: 2022-08-08 Job Title: Registered Medication Aide