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Care Specialist

Care Specialist


POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for providing comfort, safety and general supervision to residents by assisting them with activities of daily living, administering medications and tending to their individual care needs, while learning their unique preferences and personalities. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Administer medications to residents according to physician orders and document completion
  • Review eMAR each shift to ensure timely administration of medications and treatments
  • Review incoming medication physician orders for accuracy. Update eMAR accordingly
  • Partner with residents to provide needed/requested assistance with activities of daily living as outlined in the residents’ service plans
  • Answer resident call lights, as well as door and safety alarms promptly
  • Observe and report resident behavior and condition changes to Care Coordinator and Director of Resident Care
  • Order/re-order medications to ensure adequate supply is available
  • Complete daily charting, documentation, and reporting as required
  • Obtain resident weights and vitals • Participate in training new employees as requested
  • Clean and disinfect resident rooms, work areas and common spaces according to cleaning schedule 
  • Clean and disinfect spills and soiled areas as needed or directed 
  • Assist with meal set up and clean up as needed or requested 
  • Participate in or lead activities as planned by Life Enrichment. Assist and remind residents to participate in activities 
  • Promote positive relationships with residents, staff and visitors 
  • Remain awake and alert while on shift 

Perform any other duties as requested within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the job. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Must work to demonstrate Leisure Living Management Values: 

  • Live and work each day with purpose
  • Accept accountability and demonstrate responsibility 
  • Embrace lifelong learning o Promote mutual respect 
  • Display transparency 
  • Appreciate diversity 
  • Practice forgiveness 
  • Be thankful 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education and Experience High school diploma/GED is required. Certificates and Licenses Must have CPR/First Aid certification or obtain within thirty (30) days of hire. Computer Skills Must have demonstrable knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office in a Windows environment, with a capacity to master company specific software. 

Other Requirements 

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work with minimal supervision 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Professional telephone etiquette and customer service skills 
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Communicate in a respectful and professional manner with residents, families, co-workers and leadership staff at the community 
  • Developed organizational skills 
  • Ability to problem solve and demonstrate good judgement 
  • Team oriented self-starter with demonstrated ability to accept direction and work well with supervisor
  • Promote teamwork by working with coworkers in a positive and cooperative manner
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
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