Resident Care Aide

Health Care


Full Job Description


General Job Description

Performs various resident care activities and related nonprofessional services essential to caring for personal needs and comfort of residents. Comply with all requirements as defined by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation Part 487 as it applies to personal care.

Essential Job Functions

  • Consistently demonstrate the core values and mission of the facility.
  • Provide personal care as necessary to enable residents to maintain good personal hygiene, carry out activities of daily living,
    maintain good health, and participate in community activities.

This includes providing personal care with:

  • Grooming (including care of hair, shaving, ordinary care of nails, teeth, and mouth) Dressing-Bathing-Toileting-Eating-Mobility
  • Weigh, take vital signs (Blood Pressure, Pulse, Temp) on a scheduled basis or as required
  • Assist residents with self-administration of medications in accordance with current policies and procedures. This includes supervision, assisting, and charting of medications.
  • Order medication from appropriate pharmacy as needed, and pick up if required. Log receipt and changes to medications in appropriate charts.
  • If required, transport residents to and/or from medical appointments, emergency room.
  • Insure safe and secure environment for residents and employees. Be aware of visitors to the facility, and report any unusual behavior or requests to the appropriate Case Manager or Team Leader.
  • Monitor resident rooms to insure a safe and hygienic condition.
  • Report all unusual or out of character observations of residents to the appropriate
  • Case Manager or Team Leader.
  • Maintain awareness of resident’s whereabouts, and respond and assist in medical emergencies. Be aware of residents requiring a wander alert bracelet, and how to reset alarms.
  • Maintain polite, sensitive, mature, cooperative relationships with residents, resident’s visitors, community members, and employees.
  • Coordinate with other facility staff to insure resident’s health and welfare are being met.
  • Attend all mandatory In-service training meetings.
  • Be knowledgeable of, and implement as required, Woodbrook’s fire and evacuation procedures. Be familiar with fire alarm locations, and routes of evacuation.
  • If required, assist with scheduled activity programs. Encourage residents to participate in community events.
  • Protect the personal belongings of each resident including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, memorabilia, etc. Promptly report missing items according to established policy and participate in efforts to locate missing items.
  • Ensure resident medication changes are properly implemented.
  • Must maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Must maintain confidentiality as it pertains to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) requirements.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly speak, see, or hear.
  • Frequently sit, stand, walk, use fingers to handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift, move, push, carry, or pull up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

. Requirements:Required

Completion of high school or equivalent.

Speak, read and write English, and speak the predominant language of the facility.

Be emotionally, mentally, and physically able to provide services and supervision.

Have attained the age of 18.

Must meet all pre-employment requirements including physical, TB test, drug screen, and fingerprinting.

Ability to recall and follow instructions.


  • Experience working in an adult home environment.
Woodbrook Assisted Living Residence

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