Resident Care Specialist (Certified Nursing Assistant)

  • Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation SNF
  • Mar 16, 2023
Full time Nurse

Job Description

The Resident Care Specialist performs multiple care duties that contribute to the health, well- being and quality of life for the Residents of the facility.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Providing personal care and services to Residents including but not limited to the following:

  1. Assisting residents with activities of daily living such as transferring, turning, positioning, giving showers, dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting and ensuring residents are of clean hygiene.
  2. Observing and monitoring vital signs, weight, food, and liquid intake.
  3. Delivering meal trays to residents, ensuring food is appropriate to the resident’s care plan, delivering alternate food selections when requested and providing a positive dining experience.
  4. Escorting residents to participate in therapy sessions and activities.
  5. Responding to residents and family needs respectfully, with a positive manner in all interactions.
  6. Making daily rounds on assigned residents in accordance within established guidelines.


Completing assignments including but not limited to the following:

  • Reporting data in resident records consistently, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Consistently and promptly reporting resident changes of condition per the InterAct process.
  • Complying with procedures for infection prevention including, but not limited to, hand washing, TB, Hepatitis B requirements and bloodborne pathogen regulations.
  • Following safety rules and requirements including lift and transfer procedures, hazard communication, electrical safety, slips, trips and falls policies, use of personal protective equipment and elopement procedures. (Examples: Must safely operate mechanical lifts, sit stand lift, gate belt, meal and line carts, adjust beds, use shower equipment and wheelchairs.
  • Safely fulfill all work assignments.
  • Accepting assignments that may not be a part of his/her normal scheduled responsibility as needed.
  • Safeguarding residents’ protected health information.
  • Providing other services such as cleaning wheelchairs and resident areas as assigned.
  • Complying with all work rule policies and procedures, as well as state/federal law.


Other Responsibilities

  • Contributing to a true team environment by cooperating and working well with co-workers.
  • Completing education requirements on a timely basis.
  • Complying with work rule policies and procedures as well as state and federal law.


Selection Criteria

  • Successful completion of the State approved Nursing Assistant Certification course.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred; minimum three years certified nursing experience in long term care acceptable in lieu of education requirement.
  • English as a first or second language with the ability to read and communicate at an adequate level to perform essential job duties.


Physical Demands

  • Lifting at least 35 pounds at any one time. When a situation requires lifting more than 35 pounds, you will need an additional staff member, a slide sheet, gait belt or a mechanical lift as required.
  • Floor to waist lifts/ above the waist lifts
  • Bilateral carrying
  • Pushing/ pulling
  • Sitting/ standing
  • Forward bending standing / sitting
  • Kneeling/ squatting
  • Walking/ stair climbing
  • Reaching above shoulder and at the shoulder or below
  • Fingering and forceful gripping
  • Hand and finger dexterity
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Eye-hand-foot Coordination


Dexterity and Coordination demand activities include:

Hand dexterity, finger dexterity, bilateral coordination and eye-hand-foot coordination.

Personal Protective Equipment Requirements

Resident Care Specialists must properly use gowns, masks, eye protection and gloves.