Resident Assistant

Nashville, TN Posted on Assisted Living Nursing

Classification: Resident Assistant
Department: Assisted Living Nursing
Supervisor: LPN

Work Schedule: Positions Supervised:
8 or 12 hour shifts as assigned; weekends and holidays are required.  This position may be required to stay beyond a shift in an emergency. The position requires reliable and regular attendance.

Resident Assistant II acts as a team leader and performs the functions below under the direction and supervision of the Licensed Nurse.


  • Provides a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere for residents, family, visitors and staff.
  • Provide personal hygiene, oral care, skin and nail care and hand washing.
  • Answer residents' call signals.
  • Observe residents' conditions, vital signs, and report changes to Licensed Nurse.
  • Assisted in the collection of specimens such as urine, feces, or sputum.
  • Inform verbally and/or submit in writing any observations and changes in a resident for the licensed nurse to evaluate.
  • Use aseptic technique for purpose of infection control; this includes good hand washing techniques and infection control policies.
  • Document accurately all care given, including dietary intake and output, if necessary; temperature, weight, pulse and respiration, using approved abbreviations and descriptive terms.
  • Use appropriate and safe body mechanic techniques when lifting and/or transferring resident or supplies.
  • Participate in the planning or resident care through shift reports and resident care staffing meetings when assigned.
  • Perform clerical duties such as processing documents and scheduling appointments.
  • Respond to resident emergency including bleeding, falls, seizures, and performance of Heimlich maneuver.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth and personal interest as well as a calm environment.
  • Assist residents with scheduled medications prescribed for routine according to established policies and procedures, and state and federal regulations.
  • Assist with PRN medications.
  • Takes and records blood pressures and pulses as assigned and as scheduled in conjunction with prescribed medication therapy. Reports changes from prior readings to licensed nurse.
  • Keeps med cart clean and in proper order.
  • Uses good hand hygiene techniques to prevent the spread of infection; knowledgeable about infection control policies.
  • Assists in orienting residents to facility environment and routines upon admission and throughout stay, as needed.
  • Documents accurately according to Knowles Home ALF policies and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all resident care information and assures patients' rights and privacy is protected at all times.
  • Reports promptly to nurse any observations and changes in a resident's condition.
  • Attend and participate in unit nursing staff meetings and monthly professional education programs.

Communication Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others
Communication Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task.
Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conducts conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
Tolerance - Ability to work successfully with a variety of people without making judgments.
Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. 

High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)

Six months to one year related experience


Computer Skills
Basic computer knowledge

Certificates & Licenses
Valid State of Tennessee Certified Nursing Assistant License


Physical Abilities Lift /Carry
Stand C (Constantly) 10 lbs or less C (Constantly)
Walk C (Constantly) 11-20 lbs C (Constantly)
Sit O (Occasionally) 21-50 lbs F (Frequently)
Handling / Fingering F (Frequently) 51-100 lbs O (Occasionally)
Reach Outward O (Occasionally) Over 100 lbs O (Occasionally)
Reach Above Shoulder O (Occasionally)
Climb O (Occasionally)
Crawl O (Occasionally)
Squat or Kneel (Frequently)
Bend F (Frequently)

Push / Pull
12 lbs or less C (Constantly)
13-25 lbs C (Constantly)
26-40 lbs C (Constantly)
41-100 lbs F (Frequently)

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs. /day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs. /day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs. /day) 

Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)
Sense of Sound (Able to hear voice activated fire alarm system and any residents' alarm and call lights)
Sense of Smell
Sense of Touch
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (gloves, gowns, masks) 


Outside activities may be required. The exposure to blood, body tissues and other potentially infectious fluids may occasionally occur. There is some exposure to loud and unpleasant noises, dust and chemicals.  Also may be subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members or visitors.

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About Company

Knowles Assisted Living
1010 Camilla Caldwell Lane, Nashville, TN 37218

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Job level: Entry level Years of experience: 6 months - 1 year Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 18 Nov 2021 Expire in: 2 months

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