QNS Recruiting

Resident Assistant

Posted Date 1 month ago(2/9/2023 9:04 PM)
Job ID
Regular Full Time/Part Time/Casual
Education Level
High School Diploma or Equivalent - Required
Experience Needed
Less than 1 year
Salary Info
Based on experience
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
QNS Recruiting




Full Time or Part Time – Altoona, PA


Shift: 11am - 7pm


Altoona Center for Nursing Care is a comprehensive skilled nursing facility dedicated to providing high-quality whole-patient care. Through its comprehensive onsite services including cardiac, orthopedic, wound and memory support, Altoona Center has come to revolutionize senior care in Blair County, helping its clients maximize their health, well-being and overall quality of life during these critical elder years. As our center continues to grow and evolve, we are currently seeking Resident Assistants to join our team to assist with the indirect care of residents, as directed by the nurse or supervisor. The Resident Assistant assists in maintaining the highest degree of quality care for geriatric residents and residents of various ages.


Responsibilities of the Resident Assistant include but not limited to:

  • Attends work according to facility policy.
  • Answers resident call bells in a timely manner, obtaining assistance as needed.
  • Makes beds and organizes resident’s room.
  • Distribution and set-up of meal trays. Compares diet trays with diet orders before serving. Removes trays after meal completion.
  • After completion of Feeding Assistant Program, feeds residents as necessary.  Correctly documents resident  food and fluid consumption via EHR.
  • Assists with distribution of snacks.
  • Distributes ice and water pitchers.
  • Responds immediately to emergency situations according to policy.
  • Reports any changes observed in condition or behavior of residents and unusual incidents.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with the State regulations and the residents/patients Bill of Rights.
  • Maintains confidentiality of resident information at all times.
  • Reports any allegation of resident abuse in any form to immediate supervisor.
  • Provides individualized nursing care to geriatric residents and residents of various ages according to resident care plan.


Resident Assistant candidates must have the ability to read and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Some clerical ability necessary. Must be a team player and able to develop and maintain good interpersonal relationships with residents, families and co-workers. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent preferred. Prefer candidates with previous resident care or health care experience.






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