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Resident Attendant

Company: Alden Estates of Barrington
Location: Barrington
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Alden Estates of Barrington - JOB SUMMARY

  • Assist nurse aides with designated resident care specific areas of eating, drinking and personal hygiene. Receive and carry out instructions concerning the specific feeding, hydration and/or personal hygiene care needs of the residents whom he/she will be assigned to assist.


    • Must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Has completed at least eight years of grade school or provide proof of equivalent knowledge.
    • Must be able to speak and understand the English language or a language understood by a substantial percentage of the facility's residents.
    • Must be of temperate habits and good moral character, honest, reliable, and trustworthy.
    • Has completed the Health Care Worker Background Check.
    • Has completed and shown competency in a department approved training and competency evaluation program for Resident Attendants before caring for any residents.


      • Meets the following personal care needs of the resident:
      • Washing a resident's hands and face
      • Brushing and combing a resident's hair
      • Oral hygiene
      • Shaving residents with electric razor
      • Applying makeup
      • Meets nutritional needs by passing trays, ice water, nourishments; uses adaptive equipment; tray monitoring.
      • Feeds residents who do not have complicated feeding problems.
      • Observes and reports change in condition or behavior.
      • Meets safety needs by reporting environmental hazards.
      • Observe infection control measures.
      • Relates courteously and sensitively to residents, families, visitors, and staff.
      • Responsible for attending assigned in-service programs.
      • Other duties as assigned.


        • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
        • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
        • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met
        • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, young, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people.
        • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability
        • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the (HIV) AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
        • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, family members, personnel, and support agencies.
        • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Keywords: Alden Estates of Barrington, Waukegan , Resident Attendant, Other , Barrington, Illinois

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