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at Acts Retirement- Life Communities

Date Posted: 7/20/2017

Job Description

Join our team at ACTS Retirement-Life Communities! ACTS has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement: 

Provides direct resident care; follows established policies and procedures while providing care and respecting confidentiality at all times; complements care of the resident area with other facility personnel, such as food service, housekeeping and activities.

Essential Job Functions

• Assists residents with bathing, dressing, making beds and other daily tasks as needed. 
• Assists residents with self administration of medications as necessary, under the direction of the Resident Nurse.
• Assists resident with menu selection and serves meal waitress style working with the Diet Aide.
• Observes and reports all physical and emotional changes in residents to supervisor.
• Answers signal lights, bells, or intercom system to determine residents' needs.
• Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates as directed.
• Transports residents, using wheelchair or assists residents to walk.
• Collects samples, such as urine, stool and sputum from residents for testing.
• Follows established guidelines and performs duties per the Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual.
• Identifies safety hazards and emergency situations and initiates corrective action immediately.
• Attends mandatory education programs and in-services.
• Assists new Employees in following established policies and procedures and learning job duties.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary

• Able to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
• Able to follow direction and ask questions appropriately.
• Ability to cooperate and interact with personnel from other departments, as well as with Residents and their families/visitors.

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a high school education and 3 to 6 months prior experience. A current state certification for nursing assistant and basic knowledge of health care needs of geriatric resident required. 

Physical Demands 

• Lifting 50 pounds and carrying 10-20 pounds short distances frequently 
• Lifting greater than 50 pounds may require assistance from co-worker or the use of a lifting device
• Standing and walking frequently with occasional sitting
• Able to perform simple grasping and pushing/pulling 50 pounds frequently
• Reaching below knees to above head frequently
• Bending, kneeling and squatting occasionally
• Twisting and turning upper torso occasionally
• Talking and Hearing in person and on telephone
• Clear speaking voice
• Sense of smell
• Near acuity and color vision 

Environmental Conditions

• Inside 100%
• Occasional Exposure to wet conditions
Hazards -- Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases

Job Snapshot

About Us

For over 45 years, Acts Retirement-Life Communities has met the needs of senior adults living in our communities with quality care and service. Today, our vision has continued to grow wherein today there are nearly 9,000 residents and 6,000 employees and 22 Acts communities. We are convinced that the secret to Acts' success has been our employees and the ability we all have had to work as a team to provide quality and caring resident service. We are looking for compassionate talent to live our Vision by joining our team.

Today, Acts Retirement-Life Communities is the largest not-for-profit builder, owner and manager of continuing care retirement communities in the United States. Our vision for Acts Retirement-Life Communities is to have The Acts Culture of Loving-Kindness be the basic fiber of our daily practice to meet the needs of those we serve.

We have been able to provide an unparalleled quality of life for our residents by recruiting and hiring great people who understand our vision and strive to be a part of it. We recognize that the success of our business is directly related to our employees. It is for this reason that we strive to provide a working environment based on fair employment practices, competitive pay and benefits, career opportunities and programs designed to help our employee's achieve their personal growth.

Join the Acts family where it is more than just a job, it is a CAREER! See what our employees have to say:

"I love everything about working at my community. I am blessed and I feel I am where I need to be. Management is willing to work with you; they are caring and will listen to everyone and do what they can for you."

"This is more than just a job. When you join Acts you are joining a family. If you are looking to grow with a company, this is the right place."

"The best part of working at an Acts community is knowing that you are doing something worthwhile in caring for your residents. It is a positive feeling at the end of the day when you have helped someone and watched the residents respond so positively to our care."

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