Woodward Resource Center, a State of Iowa Agency, located in Woodward, Iowa is hiring Full-Time Resident Treatment Workers to perform basic para-professional nursing or therapeutic work in the care or treatment of residents at a state institution for the elderly, intellectually disabled, or mentally ill; performs related work as required.
Works every other weekend. Weekends worked are either Friday-Saturday, Saturday-Sunday or Sunday-Monday. All Resident Treatment Workers (RTW's) are required to be available to work mandatory extra hours with no notice.
Description of Work Performed as an RTW: Provide protection from harm and a safe environment for all clients. Intervene and redirect in instances of observable self-injury, aggression, and self-stimulation behaviors using approved WRC techniques. Use good body mechanics to ensure safety. Complete eyes-on accountability and documents. Maintain a safe and clean environment by monitoring the home for needed repairs, assure there are adequate supplies, and maintain proper storage of all chemical supplies, food items and hygiene supplies.
Assure that assigned clients have adequate and proper clothing for all occasions and weather conditions. Provide active treatment by following the clients' daily schedule. Assist with completing Comprehensive Functional Assessments. Understand and implement clients' individual treatment programs/plans and reinforce appropriately. Provide the necessary monitoring, assistance, supervision, and activities to meet the clients' daily living needs.
Keep assigned group together; rotate attention and use verbal and/or physical training with supervision during all in and out of home activities. Interact with the clients with sensitivity, dignity, and respect to their emotional wellbeing. Provide health care services to the clients by providing routine and emergency care as assigned. Provide and monitor personal care to assure client cleanliness and optimal health care, and be aware of clients' health changes and report changes to appropriate personnel. Accurately follow all prescribed therapeutic treatment. Report pertinent health information to the nurse and document accurately in the electronic medical record. Be knowledgeable of individual health conditions. Obtain vital signs as ordered by physician/nurse and as indicated, accurately record, and report to the nurse if indicated. Maintain current certification in first aid. Utilize hand hygiene practices, personal protective equipment, and follow other infection control/work place practices to provide a healthy and safe environment.
Communicate with co-workers, exchange pertinent information and maintain a positive working relationship with all staff and clients. Participate in staff meetings; discuss clients, policies and procedural changes and involvement in designing programs and in the Individual Support Plans. Follow the supervisory chain of command with job related matters.
Make entries in the clients' electronic record. Record data and information related to the clients' treatment plan (DAR, IPR, data sheets, incident reports, restraints, etc.). Provide quality care as confirmed by Quality Indicators in your treatment team area. Proactively promote and participate in facility quality assurance efforts designed to improve the quality of life and services of people who live at the facility.
No specific education or experience is required.
Shift Differential, if applicable.
IPERS (Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System)