• Unit Assistant

    Company : Name St Mark's Living
    ID 2017-11415
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(6/21/2018 8:43 AM)
  • Overview

    St. Mark’s Living seeks a Unit Assistant to join its team.  St. Mark's Living consists of 73 independent living and assisted living rental apartment homes, as well as 61 nursing home beds, 21 additional residences for seniors requiring memory care services and is located in Austin, Minnesota. Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a “Best Place to Work,” an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.





    The Unit Assistant is responsible for providing resident assistance with non-clinical needs at nursing stations and in resident rooms, under the direction of the clinical staff.  Position is intended for individuals who are waiting to enter into or who are currently enrolled in Nursing Assistant Training Courses.  Specific responsibilities include:

    • Responds to call lights, tends to resident requests that do not require hands-on care.  will promptly report to a Nursing Assistant or other appropriate clinical staff if the clinet's request will require hands-on direct care (i.e. lifting, transferring, feeding, assistance to toilet, putting on or removing clothing, etc.).
    • Passes ice water and assists with passing of meal trays, following appropriate guidelines, such as thickened liquid policy.  May not directly feed residents unless they have completed appropriate feeding coursework.
    • Assists with transporting residents to dining rooms.
    • Maintains ward order, makes beds, stocks linen carts, transports dirty linen to laundry.
    • Assists with transporting clients in wheelchairs to dining rooms and recreation events. Assists residents at recreational events, and performs 1:1 activities or visits with residents as directed.
    • Goes to medical appointments with clients who will not need hands on assistance during the transportation or the clinic appointment.
    • Maintains resident dignity, privacy, confidentiality and respect - consistent with resident rights.
    • Maintains safe and sanitary halls, resident rooms, closets, bathrooms, tub/shower areas, utility rooms, dining rooms and lounge areas.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Responsibilities for all Positions:


    1.      Acting with Honor and Character

    • Ethics and Values: Engages in open and honest dialogue with others.  Treats individuals respectfully, professionally and fairly.
    • Integrity and Trust.  Shows consistency between words and actions.  Protects confidential (and sensitive) information.  Effectively handles emotions, including anger and frustration.

    2.      Honoring Brand

    • Personal Alignment: Models commitment to Ecumen's mission, vision, values. Demonstrates an understanding of how their role contributes and adds value to their business unit and Ecumen.
    • Drive and Initiative: Sets high standards for his or her performance.  Accepts responsibility for taking initial action.

    3.      Creating the new and different

    • Creativity: Is willing to challenge the status quo. Encourages others to try new methods and approaches. Supports his/her team, even when the initial efforts are unsuccessful.

    4.      Empowerment

    • Customer and Team Focus: Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.  Demonstrates effective listening skills.  Involves others in shaping plans and making decisions that affect them.  Uses customer perspective, feedback and data for decision making and improvements in service delivery.  Reliably and consistently demonstrates timely follow through and responsiveness to customer needs and requests.  Champions initiatives that drive increased customer satisfaction.



    Customer service based experience preferred. Current students in Nursing Assistant Training Course(s) preferred. All Ecumen employees must possess the ability to communicate effectively, including written and verbal skills; work well, both individually and as part of a team, through respect, collaboration and dedication; and successfully interact with a diverse culture base. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently, and demonstrate a positive attitude, high integrity and ethical awareness.

    EOE/AA. Drug Free Workplace.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.


    We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.


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