- Must possess the ability to make independent decision when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, resident, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Knowledge of elderly, ill, and/or disabled.
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition an enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
- Basic understanding of following step-by-step procedures.
- Follows and understands written and oral directions.
- Knowledge of equipment used in long-term care (e.g., lifts, wheelchairs, Geri chairs, and scales).
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
- Works throughout the facility in resident and common areas.
- Moves intermittently during work hours.
- Sits, stands, pushes, bends, stoops and walks intermittently through the workday.
- May lift and move patients and equipment.
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
- Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects as appropriate.
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
- Communicates with medical staff, nursing personnel and other department personnel.
- Works beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
- Is subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post – disaster, etc.).
- Attends and participates in continuing education programs.
- Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, bruise, scratches and odors, etc throughout the work day, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke and the air contaminants.
- Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including but not limited to TB AIDS and Hepatitis B. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure – Category One (High Exposure Risk).
- May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
- Must be 21 years old
- Graduate of an accredited high school or GED preferred.
- A physical examination and/or evidence from a physician indicating freedom of communicable disease to be available upon employment.
- Must be in good physical and mental health.
- Ability to work independently or part of a group.
- Effectively communicate with others.
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