Department Support Assistant

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Long Term Care
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St Francis Health


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


The Department Support Assistant is employed in Nursing Home who is under the supervision of a Certified Nursing Assistant or Registered/LPN Nurse to assist with care duties for residents related to activities of daily living needs. The role of the Department Support Assistant is a compliment to the functions and duties of CNA’s and Nurses as viable asset in caring for residents direct care needs.  This is a temporary position.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Respond to call light and provide needs for residents within the scope of unregistered/unlicensed staff.
  2. Cut meat, butter bread and apply condiments to resident’s plates at meal time.
  3. Place residents at table for meals, snacks, and activities.
  4. Apply clothing protectors and napkins to residents, wash hands and face for those that need assistance.
  5. Provides light snacks for the residents from items stocked by dietary department.
  6. Launder resident clothing and deliver to appropriate Resident
  7. Cleaning of residents’ kitchenette and dining area.
  8. Prepare tables for resident meal delivery from dietary department.
  9. Assist in feeding residents if certified.


The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.




Certification Nursing Assistant

Customer service skills

Ability to multi-task adn prioritze

Ability to follow directions

Ability to operate a variety of equipment: dishwasher, stove, oven, vacuum cleaner, etc.

Eligible to assist in operating lifts



Feeding Certification



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