Resident Assistant

Grundy Center, IA

Premier Senior Living Community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care has an immediate opportunity for an Resident Assistant.

The Resident Assistant is a non-professional employee trained to provide personal care and related services to residents in the community according to documented, individualized service and care plans.  He/she functions under the Healthcare Coordinator.  May be a Certified Nurse’s Aide but this is not required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Obtains vital signs, records and notifies the supervising nurse of deviations per Individual Service Plan (ISP). 
  • May provide assistance with the following:
    • Personal hygiene (bathing, grooming, hair care, shaving, skin care)
    • Change bed linens and make bed
    • Toileting and Incontinent Care
    • Nutritional and fluid intake
    • Dressing
    • Ambulation and transfers
    • Positioning
    • Medication reminders
    • Other duties as assigned within scope of practice
  • Follows the resident’s ISP as directed.  Follows the daily task sheets developed for each resident.
  • Communicates with the appropriate supervisor about changes in the resident’s status and/or the home situation
  • Utilizes standard precautions and infection control procedures
  • Follows written instructions and requests assistance and further instructions with new or unfamiliar situations.
  • Prepares resident progress notes and submits this documentation in a timely manner
  • Assists the resident in maintaining a safe and clean environment
  • Exhibits a caring and respectful attitude toward the resident and the resident’s property
  • Assist with activities and encourage resident engagement and participation
  • Uphold confidentiality of residents and coworkers, HIPAA
  • Attend Bi weekly in service meetings and mandatory trainings
  • Adheres to all community and company policies
  • Performs any other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must complete a minimum of 12 hours per year of in-service education.
  • Have a minimum of six months experience in a caregiving role, preferably with the elderly.
  • Agree to undergo supplemental training by Community personnel, as may be required by the Community.
  • Must complete and pass the medication management course. 
  • Have the professionalism necessary for establishing and maintaining a good rapport with resident and family members. Ability to handle emotionally charged situations in a professional manner.
  • Have an interest in and a sympathetic attitude toward caring for the elderly.
  • Have the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Must be able to move within the community and the resident’s apartment freely and without limitation.
  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to endure the resident’s environment, which may be unsanitary and uncomfortable.
  • Must be able to assist residents to roll in bed, sit up from a lying position, stand from a sitting position, transfer assist to and from w/c and provide stand-by assist during resident ambulation or other activities of daily living.
  • High school diploma or a GED.
  • Be able to read, write and comprehend English
  • CPR Certified within 90 days starting employment. 

We offer a competitive hourly wage, full benefits and many more perks!

If you have a passion for helping people and want to grow professionally, please send your resume to for immediate consideration.

EOE