Resident Care Assistant, LTC

Completes tasks on the nursing units that maintain the resident’s environment and contribute to efficiency in caring for residents. Works to provide a safe, home-like environment for residents that helps maximize independent functioning of the residents. Provides supporting care and services to residents such as linen and laundry activities, housekeeping duties, and meal support including reminders to residents to attend. Provides set up and transport assistance to and from meals; helps with recreational and social activities; provides assistance to residents who have limited mobility by walking with them or transporting them in wheelchairs; and performs administrative tasks such as answering phones and greeting visitors.


  • Prepares and serves meals to residents.  Cleans up dining room and kitchen following meals.  Completes water pass to residents.  Distributes linens and sets table prior to meals.  Feeds residents as assigned.
  • Performs basic housekeeping duties (mopping, sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming) in public areas on a daily basis and in resident rooms (including bed making) as needed.
  • Serves as a resource for residents regarding their questions and concerns.  Resolves issues as able.  Refers unresolved concerns to appropriate staff.
  • Cleans all resident utensils such as bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. following good antiseptic practices as scheduled.  Cleans lifts and other unit equipment as needed.
  • Assists in taking care of residents rooms.  Cleans resident closets and drawers as scheduled making sure food is stored in proper containers and valuables are handled carefully.  Cleans resident wheelchairs and walkers as assigned and notifies maintenance department when repairs are needed.
  • May wash and dry clothing and linens for residents.  Returns finished laundry to resident rooms.  Stocks resident bathrooms with linens as scheduled.
  • May assist residents with weekly shower and bathing activities, including hair shampoo and nail care as needed.
  • Transports residents to and from meal periods via wheelchair and to appointments as assigned.
  • Understands and follows facility policies regarding skin care, bowel and bladder, behaviors, fall prevention, nutrition, restraint free environment, pain control, prevention of ADL decline and conducts resident activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must be at least eighteen years of age
  • Certifications required, or required to obtain within first 90 days of employment: 
    Medication Administration
    Standard Precautions
    First Aide & Choking
    Fire Safety


  • No experience required


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