RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for assisting residents with activities of daily living in order to promote resident independence and dignity. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent (GED) Must be in good standing on the Nursing Assistant Registry in the state of Texas and the Nurse Aide Misconduct Registry Ability to understand, remember and carry out verbal and written instructions in English Ability to speak clearly and hear well enough to communicate with residents Ability to complete assignments while having constant interruptions Must be capable of performing the Essential Functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To assure resident safety Follow resident assignment schedule as made out by charge nurse, or Unit Manager; this requires the ability to be mentally alert and communicate verbal and/or written information regarding resident's condition and care Walk with ambulatory residents or push in a wheel chair as required Ability to safely perform movements such as pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, kneeling, reaching and lifting in excess of 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations; manual dexterity required performing tasks in assisting residents with their personal needs Comb hair, nail care (cannot use clippers) of any residents assigned Answer call lights in a timely manner; determine if request does not involve direct care and then carry out request. Examples of non-direct care would be, helping with TV, telephone, getting a personal item for a resident, giving them a blanket or pillow, giving them a food tray or snack. Be alert to resident's comforts and needs. Answer their requests promptly and report to nurse any needs that exceeds your ability. Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations Observe all residents and report anything unusual or abnormal to Charge Nurse Ability to safely care for residents in a patient and respectful manner despite some resident's lack of cooperation and/or combativeness Follow safety guidelines. Promptly remove and clean up urine or bowel excretions from floor and other spills or safety hazards Clean wheelchairs, beds, nursing equipment, resident personal hygiene items, and other items as directed. Requires the ability to lift at least 25 pounds and remove assistive devices to clean properly Safely utilize equipment; report any equipment needing service or repair immediately Participate in emergency fire or disaster drills and other in-service training as scheduled. Must be able to safely ascend and descend stairwells and assist in an evacuation Follow Universal Safety Precautions in order to protect oneself, residents and other staff members. Rinse soiled linen in preparation to be sent to the laundry this involves the capability to withstand strong foul odors and the ability to tolerate wearing necessary personal protective equipment. Willingness and ability to wear, tolerate and use protective clothing and equipment needed in the carrying out of duties, i.e. latex gloves Bring laundry barrels to laundry room, get linens for beds, make unoccupied beds Bring residents to and from daily activities Assist with actives going on in building Clerical functions Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance in accordance with facility absence policies. Perform special duties as assigned Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations Promotes positive public relations with patients, residents, family members and guests Promotes positive public relations with residents, family members and guests Performs other duties as assigned PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift 50 pounds for routine performance of essential functions WORK SCHEDULE: As assigned, including some weekends, evenings and holidays; non-exempt position AA/EEO/M/F/D/V