Greystone Hospital - Positive Recruitment
Morris County One Stop Career Center
13 Emery Avenue
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
- May assist residents throughout admission, treatment, discharge, and community adjustment.
- May assist in providing and maintaining a therapeutic environment for residents either in a ward or in a cottage.
- Helps residents establish goals for social activities, family interventions, and peer relationships.
- May assist residents in writing letters, planning telephone calls, or with other personal matters in accord with established policy.
- Participates in continuous resident education programs with particular emphasis on self-help and whenever possible social development within the resident's treatment plan.
- Helps residents plan activities and appointments (doctor, dentist, clinics, and so forth).
- May be required to transport and/or escort residents to locations within or outside the facility as assigned and remains with residents when indicated.
- May assist residents to become familiar with community services and resources (transportation, library, adult school, and so forth).
- May assist with formal groups in reality orientation, remotivation, and behavior modification.
- Participates in individual and/or group activities with residents and encourages communication during this activity.
- May assist residents with and teaches them activities of daily living, and performs components of these activities when the resident is unable to do so.
- Bathes and/or assists residents with bathing and recognizes and reports any unusual conditions observed while assisting with or bathing resident.
- May assist residents with dressing and grooming. May assist residents with meals in dining area or in unit and assists them in eating when required.
- Encourages socialization at mealtime and intervenes when behavior becomes inappropriate.
- Participates in household activities in cottage/ward such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping.
- Teaches housekeeping skills to residents and performs basic housekeeping duties to ensure cleanliness of the residents' living quarters.
- Collects and bags soiled linen and stores clean linen.
- May assist with and provide recreational activities designed to meet the needs of the individual resident.
- Attends in-service education sessions to become more proficient in on-the-job skills.
- Communicates using interpersonal skills necessary in assisting residents and all other members of the treatment team to perform in a harmonious manner.
- Greets and assists visitors with inquiries which do not require professional judgment and/or evaluation and refers all other inquiries to the appropriate treatment team member.
- Practices the principles of fire safety, participates in fire and disaster drills, and properly transmits a fire alarm when required.
- Makes regular tours of the unit to check fire equipment and other safety factors, recognizes actual and potential safety hazards, and takes corrective action and/or reports condition to the designated person in charge.
- Renders basic first aid and emergency care to residents when necessary using principles taught in the program.
- Lifts and/or moves residents as required.
- Provides medical supplies and equipment for assigned wards, rooms, and buildings.
- May assist with search for missing residents. Submits written reports whenever accidents or incidents occur, and prepares and submits other required reports and records.
- Organizes assigned work and develops effective work methods.
- Performs related direct care work as assigned.
- Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Eva M. Fernandez