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Resident Care Associate

Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay

This is a Full-time position in Granite Bay, CA posted October 1, 2021.

*** $1,500 Sign-On Bonus for those hired between June 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021!

Some restrictions apply, applies to full-time & part-time positions only ***

With over 2,000 employees and 36+ properties in Northern California, Eskaton is a great company to join and build a solid career with.

Certified in 2019 as A Great Place to Work by Fortune Magazine and selected in 2018 by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work, Eskaton genuinely cares about the financial security, health and well-being of their staff members.

Eskaton is a nonprofit senior services provider serving Northern Californias older adults for over 50 years.

Through innovative approaches to health, housing and social services, Eskaton is Transforming the Aging Experience by offering life-enriching experiences and creating a culture of purposeful living.

Well-being is the very center of our philosophy, and we express our belief that Age is Beautiful by celebrating the lives of older adults throughout the Eskaton family.

In addition to competitive pay and comprehensive benefits that include a company-funded retirement program, Eskaton employees appreciate knowing their work makes a real difference in the community and in the lives they touch.

Our Benefits include but are not limited to…

Wellness programs upon hire Employee Assistance Program Health Plan, including dental and vision coverage Company paid life insurance Retirement Plan, 100% company funded / minimum account balance $4,000 (Minimum eligibility requirements apply) Paid Time Off programs Voluntary benefits & supplemental insurance available

This position is eligible for Eskaton’s health benefits package the first of the month following 60 days of employment and Paid Time Off benefits program after 90 days of employment.

Some benefits may not be applicable to on call or part time employees.

Position Summary:

The Resident Care Associate (RCA) provides personal care, companion care, nursing assistance and other assigned tasks to residents living in Eskaton communities.

The Resident Care Associate duties include direct resident care, assisting in daily living activities, grocery or personal shopping, errands and other domestic tasks as well as documentation of care provided.

Duties and assignments may be adjusted at the discretion of the Resident Care Coordinator, Memory Care Coordinator, or Wellness Nurse based on an evaluation of resident needs

Position Responsibilities include:
Provides companion care which can include reading, visiting, answering personal correspondence, assisting with bill paying or other tasks as listed on residents plan of care.

Provides or assists in bathing or showering for thorough cleanliness and hygiene of resident.

Makes beds, straightens rooms, and keeps resident care area in an organized manner.

Assists residents in dressing when needed and demonstrates concern for individual privacy while providing resident care.

Can be responsible for preparing light meals at the direction of the resident when noted on residents plan of care.

Assists residents to schedule medical appointments or other vital services as indicated by the residents plan of care.

May accompany resident to appointments at the direction of the Resident Care Coordinator, Memory Care Coordinator, Wellness Nurse, or Executive Director.

Promotes appropriate levels of independence in resident care and demonstrates awareness of safety for both resident and self in providing care.

Assists resident with simple range of motion or other exercises as directed by nurse or therapist and ambulates resident according to his/her endurance levels.

When directed by the plan of care, assists resident to site fitness program or individual planned events.

Applies medical or adaptive devices as ordered by the appropriate physician, physician extender, or supervising nurse.

Collects specimens as directed by the Resident Care Coordinator, Memory Care Coordinator, or Wellness Nurse,.

May deliver meal trays from Dining Room or assist resident to the Dining Room.

Assists residents with personal laundry including any dry cleaning.

Follows prescribed Eskaton emergency protocol and policies.

Completes weights for each resident as noted on plan of care.

Provides respite services for spouses, and/or other family members.

Assists with activities, including participating and/or leading activities per Activity Director and Resident Care Coordinator, Memory Care Coordinator, or Wellness Nurse Instructions.

Qualifications

Education:

High school graduate or G.E.D.

preferred.

Proficient ability to communicate orally and in writing in the English language.

Training and Experience:

Six (6) months experience in providing personal care in a residential or long term care setting preferred.

Valid/current first aid certification.

Job Knowledge:

Knowledge in performing personal care services in a residential environment.

Ability to meet new and/or stressful situations with the appropriate responses.

Ability to work effectively as part of a healthcare team, to share information freely, to use and seek supervision and consultation verbally and in writing, and be able to follow both verbal and written instructions.

The final candidate must successfully pass Eskaton’s post offer, pre-employment testing which includes a criminal background check, drug test, COVID test, TB screen test and health screen.

Eskaton is an Equal Opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.