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Resident Daily Living Assistant

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Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.
It is essential that all duties are performed with the highest level of integrity, while supporting Inglis Values and Standards of Excellence, ensuring the achievement of competencies and compliance with regulatory agencies.

The Dining Aide helps to ensure that residents have the proper assistance and supervision during meals and are being served according to individual needs and preferences and in promotion of a homelike environment.  They serve meals to assigned residents in individual rooms, neighborhood solariums or special events as needed.  The Dining Aide works closely with members of the interdisciplinary team including Dieticians, Dietary Homemakers, Speech and Occupational Therapists, and Nursing staff to ensure that residents receive the appropriate meals based on their individual diet levels.  They are responsible for identifying and communicating any issues encountered to their supervisor.  They assist with other non-clinical tasks to support the health, safety, and wellbeing of the residents as indicated.  The Dining Aide will show readiness to work as a team member and adhere to all policies and procedures. They show a willingness to participate in initial and on-going in-service training. essential job responsibilities will be executed in accordance with Inglis Administrative policies and compliance/ethics guidelines.  

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

•    Assists with passing and set-up of meal trays to assigned residents.
•    Inspects trays to ensure compliance with individual dietary recommendations as outlined in resident’s care plan and honors individual preferences as appropriate.  Must be able to read meal tickets, diet cards and diet postings.
•    Ensures that resident is positioned optimally for safe participation in feeding and assists residents with minor repositioning.  Sets residents up with prescribed adaptive equipment as needed.
•    Cues resident on swallowing precautions and strategies as recommended.
•    Provides supervision of assigned residents throughout mealtime.  Monitors residents for signs/symptoms of difficulty and reports concerns immediately.  
•    Assists with clean-up and collection of trays and adaptive equipment.
•    Documents resident’s meal consumption in a timely manner.
•    Responds to call bells and addresses non-clinical resident issues as appropriate.  Communicates all clinical issues to nursing as indicated.
•    Transports residents to and from solariums, appointments, family visits and activities of choice
•    Anticipates, recognizes, and prevents hazards in the physical environment.
•    Engages residents by providing social stimulation and conversation and provides emotional support as needed.
•    Adheres to facility infection control policies and procedures.
•    Assists with routine auditing and other duties as assigned. 
•    Actively participates in the all training and education on applicable policies and procedures
•    Participates in routine competency training and assessment activities as scheduled.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

•    Must be 18 years of age or older and in compliance with Inglis’ policies on criminal background checks and PPD testing and successfully complete all training and competency assessments as outlined
•    Possesses good interpersonal and customer service skills and is able to work as part of a team.
•    Demonstrates attention to detail and a willingness to follow directions and adhere to all organizational policies, safety procedures, and resident care plans. 
•    Meets the physical requirements of the job as specified.
•    Must be available to work designated hours that coincide with mealtimes.