Directory of Culinary Services-Low Moor, Va

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position / Title:                      Director of Culinary Services 

SUMMARY:

The Director of Culinary Services reports to the Chief Administrative officer and is responsible for compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures to enhance the quality of life of our residents by providing quality nutritional services on a daily basis and assuring that the dietary department is maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervision of Dietary Staff in fulfillment of department programs and activities within budget, with high quality and on schedule.

  • Supervise dietary staff with direct responsibilities for interviewing, selection, training, motivating, wage and salary recommendations, and performance appraisals.
  • Review dietary department punch detail reports on a daily basis. Promptly research and submit missed punch forms, PTO requests, etc. as needed to correct daily punches. Sign all punch detail reports, missed punch forms, and PTO requests to authorize payment.
  • Enhance company posture on EEO/ADA by making a good faith effort to recruit, select, develop, and retain protected class employees.
  • Assure all dietary staff attends required training in hazardous communications and safety.
  • Determine appropriate staffing levels and approve PTO requests for all direct reports.
  • Orient and train staff in proper work practices upon hire.
  • Conduct and evaluate retraining and refresher training for all dietary staff, as needed.
  • Monitor department staff to assure that they are following established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Ensure department staff actively participates in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices throughout the department.
  • Ensure that charted dietary progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and of the resident’s response to the service.
  • Assist in planning regular and special diet menus as prescribed by the attending physician.
  • Develop and maintain a file of tested standard recipes.
  • Requisition all dietary supplies, equipment, and food and ensure adequate inventory levels to provide quality nutritional services on a daily basis.Develop and implement Action Plans to meet the goals of the Dietary Department.

 

  • Assure that meals are prepared and delivered on time and in acceptable quantity and quality.
  • Provide necessary staff development and training to Dietary Aides and Cooks to ensure meals are prepared and served in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that Dietary Department work areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • Monitor Dietary Department staff to assure that they are following established safety and sanitary regulations and procedures in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Perform regular inspections of the dietary services are for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.Serve menu items and prepare for daily operations.

 

  • Assure presentation of all meals according to established departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provide service to residents, visitors and staff in a friendly and efficient manner.
  • Assure meals are serviced on a timely basis.
  • Assure food is served in proper pre-determined portion sizes.
  • Assure food is served at the correct serving temperature and quality.Develop and implement Action Plans to meet the goals of the Housekeeping Department.

 

  • Monitor department staff to ensure they are following established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Monitor dietary staff’s adherence to Employee Handbook policies and procedures. Provide appropriate counseling and discipline as needed.
  • Ensure department staff actively participants in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices throughout the department, and ensure that department staff follows established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Process diet changes and new diets as received from nursing services.
  • Maintain a written record of resident’s complaints and/or grievances that indicate the action taken to resolve the complaint and the current status of the complaint.Develop dietary care plans and assessments.

 

  • Assist in developing preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the dietary needs of each resident.
  • Assist in developing a written dietary plan of care that identifies the dietary problems/needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each dietary problem/need identified.
  • Ensure that all dietary personnel are aware of the care plan and that care plans are used in planning daily dietary services for the resident.
  • Review and revise care plans and assessments as necessary.

Assist in preparing an annual operating budget for approval by the Chief Administrative Officer and allocate department resources to carry out department objectives within established budget.

  • Assist in preparing and planning the Dietary Department’s budget for food, equipment, supplies and labor.
  • Review and interpret monthly department financial statements and take appropriate corrective action in response to variances and trends in order to conform to the approved budget.
  • Maintain current written records of department expenditures and assure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted as necessary.

 

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

The Director of Culinary Services reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Administrative Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a Certified Dietary Manager Certification or ability to obtain same within 4 months of employment.
  • Minimum of 2 years previous supervisory experience.
  • Must have training or previous experience in cost control, food management and dietary therapy.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, and family members.
  • Must be knowledgeable of dietary practices and procedures as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines governing dietary functions in a long-term care facility.
  • Must be able to use the tools and equipment required in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to prepare palatable foods that are appetizing in appearance.
  • Must have knowledge of methods and procedures for serving food, principles of sanitation, and principles of safe food handling.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 30 pounds to a height of 2.5 feet and able to push, pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day in the dietary services area and throughout the facility.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.

 WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works in well-lit / ventilated area. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays  when necessary.  Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the work day.  Is subject to sudden temperature changes.  Is exposed to heat/cold temperatures in kitchen/storage areas.  Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

 

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Director of Nursing – Palm View

The Director of Nursing will be responsible for supervision of nursing staff with responsibilities in interviewing, selecting, training and motivating. Duties will include handling punch forms, PTO requests, training, staffing schedule, and monitoring to ensure policies and procedures are being carried out. The Director of Nursing will also be responsible for overseeing the nursing process by verifying appropriate assessments, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the residents care as well as oversee development and implementation of nursing care plans and assessments. Other responsibilities include ensuring nursing involvement in quality improvement initiatives and health/safety programs, performing direct patient care when necessary, accurately recording nursing notes in an informative and descriptive manner, and preparing an annual operating budget for approval by the Chief Administrative Officer.

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Director of Maintenance – Hot Springs

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position / Title:            Director of Maintenance

Department:                 Maintenance

SUMMARY:

The Director of Maintenance reports to and receives general direction from the Regional Director of Maintenance (When Applicable) or the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for the overall operations of the Maintenance Department in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures to enhance the quality of life of our residents by assuring the facility, grounds, and equipment are repaired and maintained in a safe, clean and orderly manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervision of Maintenance, Laundry & Housekeeping staff in fulfillment of department programs and activities within budget, with high quality and on schedule.
  • Supervise maintenance, laundry and housekeeping staff with direct and indirect responsibilities for interviewing, selection, training, motivating, wage and salary recommendations, and performance appraisals.
  • Review maintenance, laundry, and housekeeping department punch detail reports on a daily basis. Promptly research and submit missed punch forms, PTO requests, etc. as needed to correct daily punches. Sign all punch detail reports, missed punch forms, and PTO requests to authorize payment.
  • Enhance company posture on EEO/ADA by making a good faith effort to recruit, select, develop, and retain protected class employees.
  • Assure all maintenance, laundry, and housekeeping staff attends required training in hazardous communications and safety.
  • Determine appropriate staffing levels and approve PTO requests for all direct reports.
  • Orient and train staff in proper work practices upon hire.
  • Conduct and evaluate retraining and refresher training for all maintenance, housekeeping and laundry staff, as needed.
  • Monitor maintenance, laundry, and housekeeping staff to assure that they are following established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Ensure maintenance, laundry, and housekeeping staff actively participates in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices throughout the department.Develop and implement Action Plans to meet the goals of the Maintenance Department.
  • Develop and executive a comprehensive plan that addresses on-going building, grounds, and equipment maintenance needs.
  • Provide periodic building condition assessments, including documentation and scope/pricing information to be used in the capital budgeting process.
  • Develop and executive a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.
  • Respond to oral and written feedback from residents on building, grounds, and equipment issues and concerns as appropriate.
  • Review requests and establish priorities for repair projects.
  • Obtain bids, evaluate bidders and recommend bid awards for projects requiring outside contractors.
  • Monitor maintenance, laundry, and housekeeping staff’s adherence to Employee Handbook policies and procedures. Provide appropriate counseling and discipline as needed.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices throughout the department, and ensure that department staff follows established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain a written record of resident’s complaints and/or grievances that indicate the action taken to resolve the complaint and the current status of the complaint.Perform routine repairs and preventative maintenance for building, grounds and equipment.
  • Maintain and repair building as needed. Such as repairing windows and doors; painting; carpentry work.
  • Maintain and repairs building systems including, but not limited to electric wiring and controls, heating, ventilation and plumbing. Such as installing and repairing plumbing and electrical fixtures; opening clogged drains.
  • Direct seasonal projects such as roof maintenance and repair, parking lot repair, and HVAC maintenance.
  • Responsible for snow and ice removal, application of salt and ice melt to sidewalks, and parking areas.
  • Grounds maintenance to include cutting grass, trimming, raking and mulching.
  • Maintenance and repair of security and alarm systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance functions such as filter replacements, change oil, filters, and replacement of hoses, batteries, bulbs, and fuses in accordance per established preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Develop and maintain inventory of spare and repair parts, materials, and tools. Accurately account and safety store maintenance equipment and tools.
  • Provide immediate response to emergency situations (e.g. no heat, frozen water lines, building vandalism, etc.)Develop and implement safety, fire, and disaster preparedness programs, and OSHA compliance.
  • Conduct routine checks of fire alarms and security systems.
  • Coordinate and document fire, safety, and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain MSDS sheets.
  • Implement and conduct a comprehensive Safety Orientation program for all new hires. The Orientation program for all employees must include a minimum of the following: fire drill procedures, disaster procedures, alarm panel review, emergency water supply, OSHA regulations, tour of facility including shut-off valves, evacuation routes, etc.  Assist in preparing an annual operating budget for approval by the Chief Administrative Officer and allocate department resources to carry out department objectives within established budget.
  • Assist in preparing and planning the Maintenance Department’s budget for equipment, supplies and labor.
  • Assist in preparing and planning the Capital Expenditure Budget.
  • Review and interpret monthly department financial statements and take appropriate corrective action in response to variances and trends in order to conform to the approved budget.
  • Maintain current written records of department expenditures and assure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted as necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years previous experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the operations and maintenance of facilities and grounds including carpentry, electrical, mechanical, water and septic, security and alarm systems, HVAC systems, grounds maintenance and code requirements.
  • Demonstrated mechanical, electrical and repair abilities.
  • Ability to operate various maintenance equipment and tools.
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations and penalties, state safety regulations, and environmental policies affecting facility maintenance.
  • Must be accessible by phone/pager to handle facility emergencies during unscheduled work hours.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds, perform moderately strenuous tasks and to climb ladders.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day throughout the facility both indoors and outdoors.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility both indoors and outside in all types of weather conditions. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.  Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the work day.    Must be on call 24 hours per day to respond to facility emergencies.  May be exposed to dust, fumes, allergens and air contaminants.  Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

 

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Dietary Aide – Hot Springs

The Dietary Aide seeks to enhance the quality of life of our residents by the preparation and delivery of high quality food. As a Dietary Aide you will be responsible for preparing all menu items using established departmental policies and procedures as well as assure menu items are prepared in sufficient quantities and food and departmental supplies are ordered and received in a timely manner. You will assist in the training of new employees and assist the cook in preparing the food. You will be responsible for serving menu items and preparing for daily operations along with maintaining sanitary conditions in the work area.

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Certified Medicine Aide – Alleghany

The Certified Medicine Aide is responsible for administering medications to residents as ordered by the attending physician. This position will also assist in development, modification, and implementation of individualized care plans as well as record medication notes in an informative and descriptive manner using proper documentation. The Certified Medicine Aide is expected to perform all duties in compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.

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Central Supply Clerk/Scheduler Combined Palm View

JOB DESCRIPTION 1 of 2 

Position / Title:           Central Supply Clerk

Department:                 Nursing Services

SUMMARY:

 

The Central Supply Clerk reports to and receives supervision from the Director of Nursing and is responsible for the distribution and inventory of resident care supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. The Central Supply Function is allocated a maximum of 4 hours per day. The Central Supply Clerk reports to and receives supervision from the Director of Nursing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Receive, record, store, issue and deliver resident care supplies in accordance with facility policies and procedures.

    • Receive, check, store and deliver resident care supplies.
    • Check quantity and type of incoming material against invoices, purchase orders or other documents, evidence delivery and notate all shortages or damage.
    • Work with vendors to resolve issues related to shortages, damage, or quality concerns.
    • Maintain computerized and written records of items delivered and issued.
    • Arrange and store supplies in a neat and orderly manner for ease of operation and accessibility.
    • Assist management/department heads with analysis of supply usage to determine target inventory level and reorder points.
    • Advise management/department heads when stock reaches minimum inventory level.
    • Order, receive and restock central supply in accordance with established par levels.
    • Secure emergency or critical care items.
    • Monitor cost of central supplies and maintain related records.
    • Responsible for the security of the central supply storage area.
  • Inventory and reconcile central supply stock on a monthly basis for shrinkage and or theft.

 

 Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Perform all duties in compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies. 

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

The Central Supply Clerk reports to and receives supervision from the Director of Nursing for Central Supply functions and reports to and receives supervision from the Charge Nurse when performing direct care functions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach, stoop, kneel, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day throughout the facility.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.

Job Description 2 of 2

 

Position / Title:          Scheduler   

SUMMARY:

The Scheduler ensures adequate staffing on each nursing unit and coordinates with Nurse Managers & Supervisors, communicates schedules to staff. The Scheduler oversees tracking of private duty aides including ensuring proper badging. They coordinate schedules for and communications with part time nurse pool and per diem nurse pool. Books and places agency nurses as needed. The Scheduler  provides day-to-day maintenance, monitoring, scheduling.

 

ESSENTIAL DITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follows the master staffing schedule
  • Communicates continuously with DON/ADON to ensure coordination of information and maintain accuracy of nursing schedule
  • Prepares daily staffing sheets with continual revisions as necessary
  • Follows center policy and DON guidelines for numbers and assignment of staff
  • Completes a listing of vacant nursing positions for DON weekly
  • Schedules staff vacations according to guidelines in the personnel policies and the DON/ADON’s direction
  • Ensures at least one other staff member is oriented to the schedulers position in the event of vacation, sick leave, etc…
  • Forwards overtime request, paid time off requests and trade requests to Payroll
  • Creates and maintains forms necessary for completion of scheduler’s task
  • Respects the confidentiality and dignity of staff and residents
  • Ensure all new employee orientation schedules are on staffing sheet

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Experience utilizing scheduling software in a healthcare/patient care environment, preferred
  • Prior experience in a large nursing home setting preferred.
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office application software – Word & Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain productivity with numerous interruptions.
  • Demonstrates a caring attitude towards both internal and external customers.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach, stoop, kneel, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day throughout the facility.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility. 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works in office areas, as well as throughout the facility. Frequent day travel by automobile to hospitals, doctor’s offices, senior services, etc.   Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.   Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, and visitors.   Exposure to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

 

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Assistant Director of Nursing – Palm View

The Assistant Director of Nursing  will be responsible for assisting with the supervision of the nursing staff by determining staffing levels and PTO requests, completing and maintaining a staffing schedule, orienting and training staff, and monitoring staff compliance with policies and procedures to promote a safe working environment. This position will be responsible for verifying appropriate assessment planning, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s care by overseeing ongoing compliance of the care plan. Overseeing the development and implementation of care plans and assessments through communication with residents, nurses, and physicians is a key aspect of this position. Ensuring nursing involvement in quality improvement initiatives and health/safety programs as well as performing direct patient care when necessary and in accordance with physician’s orders are expected of the job candidate. The candidate is expected to perform all duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.

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Activities Assistant – Fincastle

Working directly under the Director of Activities, the Activities Assistant will be responsible for scheduling activities as well as preparing the activity area for scheduled functions. This will include moving equipment and supplies, creating decorations and crafts, ordering and maintaining adequate levels of materials, interviewing residents or family members for activity information, and cleaning the area upon completion of activities. They will be responsible for observing and documenting resident attendance and participation in activities, ensuring all charted activity notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided. The ideal candidate needs to be able to escort residents to activity functions or transport residents using the company van. They will help develop and implement care plans and resident assessments as well as supervise and schedule volunteers. The job candidate will be expected to perform duties in a safe manner and comply with established policies and procedures as well as meet physical and mental demands.

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