Under the general direction of the Resident Care Director, and/or the Supervisor-In-Charge the Relief Supervisor-in-Charge is responsible for the provision of routine personal care services for his or her shift.
Special Note: The Relief Supervisor-In-Charge or RSIC performs all the same duties as the SIC as listed below. The distinguishing feature is that the RSIC only functions in the capacity of the Supervisor-In-Charge or SIC in the absence of that position and as designated by the SIC. At all other times they function as a Medication Technician or a Resident Care Assistant.
Prepare, administer, and document medications exhibiting knowledge of policies, procedures and techniques.
Maintain the supply of medications and the orderliness of the medication cart and room. Return discontinued medications to the pharmacy for credit/disposal.
Document all communication/contact with the resident’s physician. Observe and document the resident’s response/lack of response to treatments and medications. Report changes as appropriate to the physician. Interacts professionally with physician’s office staff persons.
Be knowledgeable in the resident’s plan of care and assure that the care is given by the personal care assistants.
Communicate with the resident’s family and responsible person.
Interact with facility staff appropriately in a supervisory role.
Demonstrate skills to build relationships with residents that are warm, positive, caring and supportive.
Relates professionally to staff from regulatory agencies.
Participates in the required twelve (12) hours of in-service education.
Assists in providing a therapeutic and homelike environment.
Monitors the work performance of the personal care aides to assure that residents receive assistance with ADLs in order to be neat, clean and well groomed.
Participates in accurate shift-to-shift reporting.
Must be Medication Technician trained.
Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in an Adult Care Home.
Must possess a working knowledge of resident care, particularly with the geriatric and adult special care needs population.
Must have knowledge and awareness of restorative/rehabilitative principles and techniques to help insure that residents maintain the highest level of functioning.
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and hold a high school diploma, GED.
Must have the required references and criminal record check.
Must have the required annual Tuberculosis (TB) testing and annual Health Assessment completed.
Well lighted, air-conditioned/heated environment; may be exposed to residents with communicable diseases or confused residents who become combative. May be required to work outside on occasion when required by resident care needs (i.e., resident walks or other outdoor activities).
Latex gloves, goggles, for standard precautions. Office equipment (copier, computer, fax machine, telephone), fire extinguisher, wheel chairs.