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Universal Worker

Assists residents with activities of daily living, providing nursing care, housekeeping services and other related services as is necessary to meet the personal needs and comfort of the residents and assist in maintenance of a safe, clean environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides assistance with daily living activities including bathing, dressing, grooming and mobility.
  • Documentation
  • Provide for assistance with medications
  • Supervise and encourage participation in exercise classes, social and recreational activities.
  • Assists residents with handling and care of personal laundry.
  • Performs routine treatment procedures 
  • Takes and/or records vital signs
  • Assess and monitor physical, cognitive and social dimensions of the resident.  
  • Responds to all call bells, and provides for resident care needs accordingly.
  • Responsible for reporting any changes observed in condition or behavior and any unusual incidents.
  • Serves resident meals in a family style environment.
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with residents assuring confidentiality of resident information.
  • Participates in and contributes to resident care needs.

Non-essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for locking doors in facility on off shifts.
  • May be required to work rotating shifts.

Working Conditions

Works in a clean, well heated, air conditioned, well lighted and well ventilated building. Prolonged standing and walking. Repeated bending, squatting, stooping. Exposure to all resident elements including infection, odors and to peculiarities in behavior and reactions of the elderly. Assists with emergencies.


Personal care attendants be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma, GED or active registry status on the PA nurse aide registry. Staff must successfully complete an approved course on medication administration. Staff must be free from all medical conditions, including drug or alcohol addiction, which would limit staff from providing necessary personal care services with reasonable skill and safety. Previous experience in hospital or nursing home preferred. Must possess a valid drivers license. Must successfully complete first aid and CPR certification or possess current certification. Must be able to lift, turn and reposition residents both alone and with assistance with and without the use of mechanical devices. Must also be able to assist other with lifting, turning and repositioning residents both with and without the use of mechanical devices. 

Supervision Given

May help train and direct new personal care attendants.

Supervision Received

Under the direct supervision of the Ridgewood Administrator. May receive supervision from licensed or registered staff.

Complete Universal Worker Job Description

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