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Samaritas Lead Resident Assistant - Afternoons - Dementia Capable Care - Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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We are seeking an experienced LEAD RESIDENT ASSISTANT / MED PASS to work AFTERNOONS providing hands-on care and assistance to our precious residents, including but not limited to moving/lifting/transferring, personal hygiene a nd grooming etc. In addition, this LEAD RA will be responsible for passing medications to residents in a timely and accurate manner. We are seeking a compassionate, experienced, rel iable caregiver to join our team at The Woo ds , our dementia capable care assisted living of Senior Living Grand Rapids.

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What's In It For You

Some of the benefits you may receive are:

  • Retirement Plan (403b) – Contributions

  • A Variety of Employee Discounts

Serves in a lead role with assisting residents in daily living and health support in accordance with their individual program plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide hands-on care and assistance to residents, including but not limited to moving/lifting/transferring, bathing, personal hygiene and grooming, laundry and mealtime assistance. Inform Nurse/Manager of individual health care concerns or changes in resident's condition. Respond to call system promptly.

  • Monitor residents' health according to service plan by passing medications, monitoring vital signs and blood sugar, administering insulin, and collecting specimens as needed. Advise families when medications are needed.

  • Assist residents with activities in daily living, including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, and activities in the community.

  • Assist in development of individuals' social and recreational interests and skills through appropriate modeling and supportive and/or programmed activities.

  • Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc., in an informative and descriptive manner.

  • Assist residents in maintaining a clean and tidy environment, including but not limited to vacuuming, dusting, and mopping resident rooms; cleaning, washing, sanitizing, and polishing bathroom fixtures; and mopping up spills as they occur in assigned areas. Evaluate resident rooms and public areas for safety and report concerns to housekeeper.

  • Monitor and request orders for medical and office supplies.

  • Assist with serving meals in dining room as needed.

  • Serve as a mentor to Resident Assistants. Provide initial and ongoing training as required.

  • Assist with staff scheduling.

Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Additional training or college courses in nursing or health care preferred.


  • One year experience as a Resident Aide in an assisted living or nursing facility or Certified as a Nursing Assistant.

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Requisition Number2023-9209

Employee TypeContingent

Hours Per Pay Period40


Work Hours2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Weekends and/or Holidays RequiredYes

On Call RequiredNo

Position LocationUS-MI-Grand Rapids