at The Mary Campbell Center in Wilmington, Delaware, United States
POSITION: C.N.A. / Resident Care Technician (RCT)
DEPARTMENT: Health Care
STATUS: FT& PT/Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Neighborhood Nurse Manager,
Nurse Manager, Nurse Supervisor
The Mary Campbell Center is first, last, and always home to 68 residents. The Resident Care Technician (RCT) is the frontline care giver who assists MCC residents in achieving a truly homelike environment in which the resident lives with respect, personal dignity, and independence to the fullness of their abilities. The RCT is a key member of the interdisciplinary team that helps to achieve this result for each resident. The RCT's primary roles are 1) to assist their assigned resident to which they are assigned in routine health care, personal hygiene, self-care, and independent living skills; 2) to support the resident in the maintenance of their living environment, and 3) to act as an advocate for the resident, all in accordance with the Guiding Principles and mission of The Center.
An RCT at The Mary Campbell Center must 1) be a good person of high character who demonstrates compassion and understanding, works with a positive attitude and to advocates responsibly on behalf of residents who have varying degrees of disabilities and 2) possesses a High School diploma or equivalent; a current CNA license issued by the State of Delaware; maintains current BLS certification; interacts appropriately with all levels of personnel within a team environment; can to read and write and demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills; possesses the ability to lift and transfer an adult and use a lift device proficiently when required.
- Assists residents in personal hygiene and self-care skills including, but not limited to bathing, feeding, toileting, and dressing.
- Assists in feeding, serving and monitoring special diets as dictated by individual resident needs.
- Responsible for understanding and maintaining, with the assistance of in-house specialists, the various technologies and equipment employed by the residents under their care and for identifying problems and reporting malfunctions promptly. Collectively these devices serve as the resident's voice, legs, and workstation, and include adaptive hardware for such devices as room environmental controls, computer access systems, speech devices, manual/ power wheelchair equipment, and TV/DVD/CD entertainment controls.
- Maintains Resident Rooms Standards according to established procedures.
- Assists residents in independent living skills including, but not limited to domestic activities, food preparation and clean-up, constructive use of leisure time, and assists with community awareness and involvement.
- Performs routine health care functions such as range of motion as ordered.
- Responsible for the use of MCC technology in promptly documenting health care data including but not limited to personal hygiene, nutrition, weight, and behavior, and for reporting promptly any changes in a resident's health to the staff nurse.
- Actively participate as an advocate/representative in support of resident IPP activities.
- Facilitates resident and facility safety and security, and reports hazards to the Neighborhood Nurse or appropriate personnel.
- Completes continuing education courses to ensure license certification remains current.
- Completes reports and other records essential to Center program management in an accord with MCC policies and procedures.
- Completes all mandatory in-services and attends staff meetings as required.
- Preforms other duties as assigned
The RCT works in a well-lighted, well-ventilated, and smoke-free residential/health care environment, in which a “no cell-phone-use policy” is followed. Daily activities include extended standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting and/or transferring of residents of varying weights. On an infrequent basis additional hours may be required to meet the needs of the residents and The Center.