Under the direction of the Nurse Manager/Designee, the Wellness
Assistant will provide supportive daily care and services in
accordance with the resident care plan. Assists in the
administration of medications as ordered by the attending physician
under the direction of the Nurse Manager / Designee and in
accordance with established nursing standards, policies, procedures
and practices of the community and all state regulatory
requirements. As directed by the Nurse Manager/Designee, the
Wellness Assistant will proactively identify, develop and execute
solutions to enhance the resident living experience
Know, understand, incorporate, and demonstrate the Mission,
Vision, Values and Guiding Behaviors of Trinity Health and Trinity
Senior Living Communities in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
Consistently demonstrate (leads by example) Sanctuary Values to all
internal and external customers (residents, visitors, volunteers,
and associates.) Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth,
propagating a calm environment throughout the community. Execute
assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across
all divisions within TSLC. Follow work assignments, and/or work
schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks. Enters
information and documentation accurately in Care Tracker or paper
chart in accordance with company policy, practice and standards.
Assist residents with daily living functions such as dental care,
feeding, bathing, dressing/undressing, nail care, hair care, and
shaving according to expressed preference. Assist with lifting,
turning, moving, positioning, and transferring residents into and
out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc. Escort
residents to and from meals, activities etc., when needed. Assist
in the dining process, serving residents their meals. Report
changes in the residents eating habits to the supervisor, as well
as performing after meal care cleaning resident's hands, faces and
clothing as needed. Develop and maintain a good working rapport
with other departments within the community to assure that daily
activities can be performed without interruptions. Check residents
routinely to ensure that they're safe and that their personal needs
are met. Observes and reports to supervisor the residents physical
and emotional responses to service treatments and medications or
any changes in resident condition. Answer resident calls promptly
to determine need and help when possible. Provides for the physical
needs of the resident when indicated. Requests supervisor's
assistance with resident problem. Anticipate the needs of residents
and families, going "above and beyond" routinely to provide a
comfortable environment and home atmosphere. Follows community
assignment sheet as established by supervisor. Cleans equipment,
closets, drawers, beds and other resident living spaces as needed.
Leaves the immediate resident environment in a clean and safe
manner. Demonstrates proper use of resident care equipment.
Responsible for administration of medications as delegated by the
supervisor. Ensure safety in a home environment. Report all
hazardous conditions and equipment to the supervisor. Follow
established safety precautions in the performance of all duties.
Respect resident rights, including maintaining the confidentiality
of all resident care information, knocking before entering a
resident's room, honoring the residents' personal and property
rights, informing the resident when it is necessary to move his/her
personal possessions and reporting complaints of missing property
to Supervisor. Attend and participate in scheduled training,
in-service training, mandatory annual in-service training and
educational classes as required/needed. Report occupational
exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and
hazardous chemicals in accordance with the community policies and
High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years of
age to work in the AFC section of the Village. Six months
experience as a Wellness Assistant or Nurses Aide preferred.
Previous experience working in assisted living or with the
geriatric population preferred. Must possess superior customer
service skills and professionalism. Must be able to pass the
written in-house medication training program and/or written exam
and clinical competency demonstration. Must possess strong verbal
and written communication skills. Ability to adapt to ongoing
change and work in a fast-paced, customer-driven environment.
Possesses interpersonal and relationship building skills to work in
a cross-functional team as well as the ability to work with
residents based on their cognitive ability. Self-starter, highly
motivated with a high productivity level. Possesses a high degree
of personal accountability, responsibility and strong decision
making abilities. Must possess the ability to plan and organize.
Basic to intermediate proficiency with Microsoft product suite (MS
Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.); basic knowledge and experience
with electronic mail and calendaring system in PC LAN environment.
Ability to type with speed and accuracy. Position requires minimal
travel (less then 10%) within the Community's geographic region
and/or to home office in Livonia, MI.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIRMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work parameters.
Must be able to see, hear and smell or use prosthetics that will
enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements
of this position can be fully met. Primarily works inside with
frequent kneeling, crouching, reaching, sitting, walking, bending
and lifting. Must be able to push, pull, move and or lift a minimum
of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push,
pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 10 feet.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents in
* Physical mobility that includes movement from place to place.
* Physical agility, that includes ability to maneuver body while in
place. * Dexterity of hands and fingers. * Coordination, including
Must possess the above ability with or without the use of
prosthetics that will enable adequate functionality so that the
requirements of this position can be fully met.
Subject to exposure to noise, infectious waste, diseases,
conditions, etc. including TB, HIV, HEP B viruses. May be subject
to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals. Must be
able to speak, read and write the English language in an
understandable manner. Must be able to relate to and work with ill,
disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile
individuals within the community. Must possess the ability to deal
tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors,
government agencies/personnel and the general public. Must not pose
a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the
work place. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional
stress of the position. Must meet the general health requirements
set forth by the policies of this community, which include a
medical and physical examination. May be required to work beyond
normal working hours, on weekends and other positions temporarily
when necessary and may be subject to call back during emergency
conditions. May be required to work on shifts other then those,
which originally hired.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.