CREATIVE SOLUTIONS IN HEALTHCARE Resident Smoking Attendant - Southern Specialty in LUBBOCK, Texas
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel. Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents. Must be able to communicate effectively in stressful situations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Ensure that you treat all residents fairly and with kindness, dignity and respect. Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information to assure residents rights are protected. Watch for and report any change of room temperature, ventilation, lighting etc. Ensure that necessary equipment, fire blanket and extinguisher are available and in good working order. Ensure the residents are supervised while smoking at all times. Maintain a current listing of residents who smoke, those who need assistance and supervision. Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift that they occur. Ensure resident s smoking items are secure at all times. Greet visitors and notify pertinent individuals. Give directions/information to visitors, guests, residents, sales representatives, etc. Report suspicious persons/information to supervisor immediately Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the facility. Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident. Keep floors dry. Report spills immediately. Performs other related assignments as required. Any other assigned duties. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Sitting: 0-1 hour in a 12 hour work shift. Standing: 7-8 hour in a 12 hour work shift. Alternates frequently to walking. Walking: 7-8 hour in a 12 hour work shift. Alternates frequently to standing. Reliabilty, trustworthiness and consistency with regard to attendance is extremely important to this job. The ability to regularly and timely attend work, cooperative and politely work and deal with others, and to affectively multi-task and work in a stressful environment are also essential functions to this job.