Attendant – MPAL

Provides personal care services, assistance, support, and supervision to residents. Provides medication assistance to residents in accordance with state regulations.

Pay Scale: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Department: Memorial Place Assisted Living
Chain of Command: Attendant, Director of MPAL, Director of Long Term Services, CEO
Location: Memorial Place Assisted Living (MPAL)
Supervises: None

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • moderate periods of standing
  • manual dexterity
  • pushing, pulling
  • repetitive motion
  • lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs.
  • stooping
  • reaching
  • kneeling/bending
  • moderate walking
  • visual acuity
  • hearing acuity

Work Conditions:

  • inside
  • occasional highly stressful


  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I

Types of Clients Served:

  • Adult (18-55 yrs.)
  • Geriatric (>55 yrs.)

Job Qualifications


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Nursing assistant coursework desirable

Licensure, Registry, Certification

  • Texas Drivers License with clean record

Personal Job Related Skills

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of aging process desired
  • Ability to operate kitchen appliances, office equipment and other household appliances

Prior Work Experience

  • Experience in an extended care setting preferred
  • Experience as a Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide desirable

Technical Training

  • None required

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

All Attendants: Under the direction of the Assisted Living Director, maintains a clean, safe environment, performs housekeeping duties, and provides service and assistance to residents as needed

  • Follow the assistance plan in providing services to residents
  • Assists residents in performing the following daily living activities: shaving, oral hygiene, bathing, nail care, dressing, toileting
  • Observes residents for any changes in condition and reports to the Director
  • Assists with the maintenance and the stocking of supplies
  • Assures a safe environment in maintained for residents and provides assistance to residents to encourage and support their personal safety
  • Documents information pertaining to changes in residents’ functional status, personal needs, appointments, etc
  • Gives residents prescribed medication or reminds them to take medication and notifies supervisors when medications need to be refilled thin at least four days of running out of medication
  • Assists residents with oxygen, ostomies, and other medical problems as outlined in the assistance plan
  • Identifies supplies needed to perform tasks and reports needs to supervisor
  • Maintains an accurate record of chargeable services and submits record to supervisor weekly
  • Provides one on one support / visitation to assigned residents on a weekly basis or as requested by supervisor or as specified in the assistance plan or daily communication log
  • Responds to resident emergencies, providing first-aid assistance and arranges for appropriate medical attention and follow-up
  • Assists in the development and updating of each resident’s assistance plan
  • Provides housekeeping services such s dusting, laundry, vacuuming, and cleaning the facility and residents’ apartments
  • Assists with the distribution and serving of food; provides assistance with eating; clears the table after meals
  • Assists residents in and out of bed and wheelchairs as necessary
  • Assists the Activity Coordinator in carrying out planned activities
  • Assists with the activity program, conducting activities as directed or assigned and encourages socialization among residents
  • Chaperones activities outside the facility when requested
  • Provides transportation services with the Hospital District vehicle

Night Attendant:

  • Does facility laundry.
  • Cleans common areas as scheduled.
  • Cleans kitchen surfaces, appliances, cabinets, etc.
  • Cleans public restrooms daily.
  • Maintains cleanliness of activity rooms.

Other Significant Requirements

  • Works toward maintaining each resident’s self respect, personal dignity, and safety
  • Follows proper body substance isolation techniques when handling potentially infectious materials

  • Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others)
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations.
  • Adheres to the attendance policy.
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely.
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor.
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department.
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately.