Director of Activities – Fincastle

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position:                                 Activities Director 

Reports to:                             Administrator 

SUMMARY:

Responsible for planning and organizing individual and group activities to meet the social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of tenants. Communicates available programs to tenants and encourages participation.

REPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Adheres to and conveys a philosophy that supports the dignity, privacy, independence, choice, and individuality of tenants.
  • Conducts an assessment with each tenant to determine those activities in which the tenant would be most interested in pursuing and/or participating.
  • Summarizes information obtained from each tenant’s activity and interest profile to determine which activities are of interest to the greatest number of tenants. Plans and organizes programs, events and activities around tenants’ interests.
  • Participates in the tenant service planning process to provide input as to each tenant’s involvement in his/her areas of interest.
  • Develops and maintains a volunteer program.
  • Leads and/or oversees individual and group activities on a daily basis, encouraging tenant participation.
  • Documents tenant participation in group and/or individual social / recreational programs.
  • Develops and distributes monthly activity schedules to tenants and posted for easy reference by tenants.
  • Develops and distributes a newsletter on a regular basis for tenants, family members and selected referral sources.
  • Acknowledges tenant birthdays, anniversaries, and special accomplishments by planning a special event and/or giving the tenant a card, note, or small gift.
  • Orders needed supplies (e.g., art and craft supplies, party supplies, etc.). Oversees the activity budget to ensure that costs are maintained within budgetary guidelines.
  • Maintains the activity storage area in a neat, clean manner.
  • Picks up supplies after each activity and returns furniture to its original position.
  • Provides instructions and supplies for other employees, tenants or volunteers to assist with group or individual activities.
  • Takes pictures of Community events, parties and other special occasions.
  • Maintains and updates information pertinent to the social / activity program, including community resources, entertainment, guest speakers, volunteers, and tenant and staff birthdays/anniversaries.
  •  Makes arrangements for local groups or organizations to hold meetings, performances, and/or special events at the Community.
  • Organizes outings into the local community to locations of interest to tenants; ensures that sufficient staff and/or volunteers participate in the outings; makes arrangements for the provision of needed tenant services during the time of the outing.
  • Maintains a sign-up schedule for regular transportation to doctor appointments, bank(s) and shopping and assists tenants in making other transportation arrangements as needed.
  • Drives tenants in the Community van to outings, doctor appointments, etc. as needed/requested.
  • Plans special “theme” days or months around holidays, seasons, or recognized days such as Father’s or Mother’s Day.
  • Pairs interested staff members with tenants based on common interests to facilitate the implementation of tenant interests.
  • Provides assistance in providing tenant services (e.g., assistance with personal care, meal service, etc.) as needed/requested.
  • Reports any abuse, suspected abuse or alleged abuse to the appropriate agency(s).
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enjoys working with the elderly; relates well to seniors.
  • Able to lead and motivate people; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Able to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Self-starter; able to carry out diverse duties with minimal supervision.
  • Enjoys thinking of new ideas; is creative and resourceful.
  • Good computer skills (i.e. MS Word, Printshop, etc.).
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Holds a valid driver’s license of the appropriate type and a driving record which meets the Community insurance standards.

All general staffing requirements:

  • Free of communicable disease
  • Able to physically/mentally perform tasks, as verified by a health screening that includes TB clearance
  • Criminal record clearance
  • Current First-Aid certification
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • General understanding of the needs of the elderly
  • Willingness to learn

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Director of Activities – Palm View

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:                                 Activities Director

 

Reports to:                             Administrator

 

SUMMARY:

Responsible for planning and organizing individual and group activities to meet the social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of tenants. Communicates available programs to tenants and encourages participation.

REPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Adheres to and conveys a philosophy that supports the dignity, privacy, independence, choice, and individuality of tenants.
  • Conducts an assessment with each tenant to determine those activities in which the tenant would be most interested in pursuing and/or participating.
  • Summarizes information obtained from each tenant’s activity and interest profile to determine which activities are of interest to the greatest number of tenants. Plans and organizes programs, events and activities around tenants’ interests.
  • Participates in the tenant service planning process to provide input as to each tenant’s involvement in his/her areas of interest.
  • Develops and maintains a volunteer program.
  • Leads and/or oversees individual and group activities on a daily basis, encouraging tenant participation.
  • Documents tenant participation in group and/or individual social / recreational programs.
  • Develops and distributes monthly activity schedules to tenants and posted for easy reference by tenants.
  • Develops and distributes a newsletter on a regular basis for tenants, family members and selected referral sources.
  • Acknowledges tenant birthdays, anniversaries, and special accomplishments by planning a special event and/or giving the tenant a card, note, or small gift.
  • Orders needed supplies (e.g., art and craft supplies, party supplies, etc.). Oversees the activity budget to ensure that costs are maintained within budgetary guidelines.
  • Maintains the activity storage area in a neat, clean manner.
  • Picks up supplies after each activity and returns furniture to its original position.
  • Provides instructions and supplies for other employees, tenants or volunteers to assist with group or individual activities.
  • Takes pictures of Community events, parties and other special occasions.
  • Maintains and updates information pertinent to the social / activity program, including community resources, entertainment, guest speakers, volunteers, and tenant and staff birthdays/anniversaries.
  •  Makes arrangements for local groups or organizations to hold meetings, performances, and/or special events at the Community.
  • Organizes outings into the local community to locations of interest to tenants; ensures that sufficient staff and/or volunteers participate in the outings; makes arrangements for the provision of needed tenant services during the time of the outing.
  • Maintains a sign-up schedule for regular transportation to doctor appointments, bank(s) and shopping and assists tenants in making other transportation arrangements as needed.
  • Drives tenants in the Community van to outings, doctor appointments, etc. as needed/requested.
  • Plans special “theme” days or months around holidays, seasons, or recognized days such as Father’s or Mother’s Day.
  • Pairs interested staff members with tenants based on common interests to facilitate the implementation of tenant interests.
  • Provides assistance in providing tenant services (e.g., assistance with personal care, meal service, etc.) as needed/requested.
  • Reports any abuse, suspected abuse or alleged abuse to the appropriate agency(s).
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enjoys working with the elderly; relates well to seniors.
  • Able to lead and motivate people; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Able to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Self-starter; able to carry out diverse duties with minimal supervision.
  • Enjoys thinking of new ideas; is creative and resourceful.
  • Good computer skills (i.e. MS Word, Printshop, etc.).
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Holds a valid driver’s license of the appropriate type and a driving record which meets the Community insurance standards.

All general staffing requirements:

  • Free of communicable disease
  • Able to physically/mentally perform tasks, as verified by a health screening that includes TB clearance
  • Criminal record clearance
  • Current First-Aid certification
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • General understanding of the needs of the elderly
  • Willingness to learn

 

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Activities Assistant – Palm View

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:            Activities Assistant

Department:                 Activities

Reports To:                  Director of Activities

SUMMARY:

The Activities Assistant reports to the Director of Activities and is responsible for assisting in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of an on-going program of activities designed to meet the interests and the physical, mental and psychological well-being of each resident in accordance with the comprehensive assessment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with planning, implementation and evaluation of all activities programs.
  • Prepare activity area for scheduled functions. Move/arrange equipment and supplies.
  • Clean up activity areas after completing activity functions.
  • Create decorations, set up necessary equipment and create crafts.
  • Assist in scheduling movies, planning parties, and providing games/activities for residents.
  • Order and maintain adequate levels of materials to implement activity programs.
  • Escort residents to and from activities areas.
  • Transport residents to activity functions held offsite using the facility van.
  • Make routine one-on-one visits to residents not able to participate in activity programs.
  • Assist in developing and implementing care plans and resident assessments.
  • Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement. Ensure that resident attendance and participation in Activities programs are documented with reference to their response to the program noting both active and passive participation.
  • Ensure all charted activity notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided.
  • Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information.
  • Supervise and schedule volunteers, as directed.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner and comply 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.
  • Be constantly alert for the safety of residents.

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

  • The Activities Assistant reports to and receives supervision from the Director of Activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, and family members.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand, 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.

 

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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) – Palm View

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Physical Therapist Assistant

 

Department:                 Rehabilitation

 

Reports To:                  Director of Rehabilitation

 

SUMMARY:

The Physical Therapist Assistant reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation; receives clinical supervision from the Physical Therapist and is responsible for providing physical therapy services to assigned residents in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures to prevent avoidable physical and/or mental deterioration and to assist them in obtaining and maintaining their highest practicable level of functioning and psychosocial well-being.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist the Physical Therapist in performing selected components of physical therapy intervention to include treatment, measurement and data collection in accordance with laws, regulatory requirements, and APTA documents.

  • Implementation – Assist the Physical Therapist in implementing treatment plans designed to help residents function independently.
  • Therapeutic Intervention Selection
  • Select therapy activities to fit resident’s needs and capabilities. Alter treatment programs as necessary.
  • Monitor resident’s performance in therapy activities and provide encouragement.
  • Observe and document resident’s progress, attitudes and behavior. Report findings to the Physical Therapist and/or the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Facilitation of Discharge Plan:
  • Contribute to the discontinuation or transition plan by providing information and documentation to the Physical Therapist related to the resident’s needs, goals, performance, and appropriate follow-up resources.
  • Instruct residents, families, and caregivers in home programs, basic living skills and the care and use of adaptive equipment.◦    Inservice staff members and caregivers as needed, as it relates to the delivery of physical therapy services.Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures. Complete Inservicing and Training
  • 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 modalities, equipment and supplies, as directed by the Physical Therapist.  Timely and accurately record physical therapy services in an informative and descriptive manner.

 

  •  Ensure all physical therapy documentation conveys specific therapy provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the therapy provided.
  • Perform all therapy services in accordance with the individualized plan of care.

 

  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Document and promptly report such requests to the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Record all entries on notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by the facility when recording information.
  • Properly document all therapy, responses to therapy, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures.DEGREE OF SUPERVISION: QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  •  The Physical Therapist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation.
  •  Graduate of a physical therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE®) or predecessor organizations.
  • Must have successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the recognized educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirements.
  • Must have passed all examinations for physical therapist assistants.
  • Possess a current and unencumbered license, registration, or certification as required by law or regulation.
  • Must posses a working knowledge of Physical Therapy practices, including the ability to recall important and commonly used information in source documents, and an understanding of the application of the pertinent principles in this field.American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Abide by the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant of the
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;
  • reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Must maintain a current license at all times throughout employment.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must possess adequate vision and hearing to perform essential job duties.
  • Must be able to safely lift, transfer, and assist patients as needed, several times per day.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and move freely throughout the facility, both in-doors and out-doors.
  • Must be able to carry objects to multiple locations, safely push wheelchairs and patient beds and reach above head level several times per day.
  • Must be able to perform tasks requiring mental reasoning, sequencing and discrimination.
  • Must be able to perform math calculations.

 

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.  Must be able to travel as needed.  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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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) – Palm View

Job Description

Position/Title:  Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Department:  Rehabilitation

 

SUMMARY:

The Occupational Therapy Assistant reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation; receives clinical supervision from the Occupational Therapist; and is responsible for providing occupational therapy services to assigned residents in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures to prevent avoidable physical and/or mental deterioration and to assist them in obtaining and maintaining their highest practicable level of functioning and psychosocial well-being.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Occupational Therapist in performing selected components of occupational therapy intervention to include treatment, measurement and data collection in accordance with laws, regulatory requirements, and APTA documents
  • Implementation
  • Assist the Occupational Therapist in implementing treatment plans designed to help residents function independently.
  • Contribute to the screening, evaluation, and re-evaluation process by implementing delegated assessments and providing reports of observations and resident capacities to the Occupational Therapist.
  • Therapeutic Intervention Selection
  • Select therapy activities to fit resident’s needs and capabilities. Alter treatment programs as necessary.
  • Monitor resident’s performance in therapy activities and provide encouragement.
  • Observe and document resident’s progress, attitudes and behavior. Report findings to the Occupational Therapist and/or the Director of Rehabilitation.

Facilitation of Discharge Plan:

  • Contribute to the discontinuation or transition plan by providing information and documentation to the Occupational Therapist related to the resident’s needs, goals, performance, and appropriate follow-up resources.
  • Instruct residents, families, and caregivers in home programs, basic living skills and the care and use of adaptive equipment.◦    In-service staff members and caregivers as needed, as it relates to the delivery of occupational therapy services.Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Complete In-servicing and Training
  • 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 modalities, equipment and supplies, as directed by the Occupational Therapist.Timely and accurately record occupational therapy services in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Ensure all occupational therapy documentation conveys specific therapy provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the therapy provided.
  • Perform all therapy services in accordance with the individualized plan of care.
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Document and promptly report such requests to the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Record all entries on notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by the facility when recording information.
  • Properly document all therapy, responses to therapy, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • The Occupational Therapy Assistant reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Graduate of an associate-level or certificate-level occupational therapy program accredited by ACOTE® or predecessor organizations.
  • Must have successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the recognized educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirements.
  • Must have passed all examinations for occupational therapy assistants.   law or regulation.   •     Abide by the AOTA Standards for Continuing Competence (AOTA, 1999) by establishing, maintaining, and updating professional performance, knowledge, and skills.
  • Abide by the AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (AOTA, 2000);
  • Possess a current and unencumbered license, registration, or certification as required
  • Must posses a working knowledge of Occupational Therapy practices, including the ability to recall important and commonly used information in source documents, and an understanding of the application of the pertinent principles in this field.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Must maintain a current license at all times throughout employment.  

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must possess adequate vision and hearing to perform essential job duties.
  • Must be able to safely lift, transfer, and assist patients as needed, several times per day.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and move freely throughout the facility, both in-doors and out-doors.
  • Must be able to carry objects to multiple locations, safely push wheelchairs and patient beds and reach above head level several times per day.
  • Must be able to perform tasks requiring mental reasoning, sequencing and discrimination.
  • Must be able to perform math calculations.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.  Must be able to travel as needed.  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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Speech Language Pathologist – Palm View

Position / Title:            Speech Language Pathologist

 

Department:                 Rehabilitation

 

Reports To:                  Director of Rehabilitation

 

SUMMARY:

The Speech Language Pathologist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation and is responsible for providing speech language pathology services to residents, as ordered by the physician, who experience disorders of cognition, communication or dysphagia in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures to assist them in obtaining and maintaining their highest practicable level of functioning and psychosocial well-being.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Utilize the therapy process by demonstrating appropriate evaluation, plan of care development, selection of clinical interventions, implementation, evaluation of functional outcomes, and facilitation of discharge plan.

  • Evaluation:
  • Assess each resident’s functional abilities considering the resident’s capabilities, the tasks and the environments in which these tasks occur.
  • Evaluate and perform diagnostic testing in areas of fluency, speech articulation, voice, receptive and expressive language (syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics), swallowing disorders, and cognitive communication functioning.
  • Participate in completing designated section of the initial and comprehensive assessments of a resident’s speech language pathology needs and the individualized care plans within established time frames.
  • Plan of Care Development:
  • Utilize evidence-based research as it applies ethically and appropriately to the speech language pathology process.
  • Recommend additional consultations and treatments, as needed.
  • Develop, document, and implement speech language pathology intervention based on the evaluation, resident goals, current best evidence, and clinical reasoning with physician approval. Review the intervention plan with the resident.
  • Document changes in resident’s performance and capacities. Modify intervention plan or discontinue services when resident has achieved identified goals, reached maximum benefit or does not desire to continue services.
  • Therapeutic Intervention Selection
  • Select therapy activities to fit resident’s needs and capabilities. Alter treatment programs as necessary.
  • Monitor and evaluate resident’s performance in therapy activities and provide encouragement.
  • Evaluate Functional Outcomes – Select, measure, document and interpret expected and achieved outcomes that are related to the resident’s ability to engage in functional tasks.

 

Facilitation of Discharge Plan:

  • Prepare and implement a discontinuation or transition plan based on the resident’s needs, goals, performance, and appropriate follow-up resources, including the implementation of restorative nursing programs.
  • Instruct residents, families and caregivers in home programs, basic living skills and the care and use of adaptive equipment and/or compensatory strategies.∙ Supervise Speech Language Pathologists during their Clinical Fellowship Year, students of speech language pathology programs, and Rehabilitation Aides utilizing standards established by practice settings, government agencies, payers, and ASHA documents.◦ Inservice staff members and caregivers as needed, as it relates to the delivery of speech language pathology services.Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  •        •   Complete Inservicing and Training       •   Supervise Others
  • 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 modalities, equipment and supplies.Timely and accurately record speech language pathology services in an informative and descriptive manner.

 

  •  Ensure all speech language pathology documentation conveys specific therapy provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the therapy provided.
  • Perform all therapy services in accordance with the individualized plan of care.

 

  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request.       Document and promptly report such requests to the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Record all entries on notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by the facility when recording information.
  • Properly document all therapy, responses to therapy, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • The Speech Language Pathologist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree from a speech language pathology program with accreditation consistent with the national standards set by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA®) or predecessor organizations.
    • Possess a current and unrestricted Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
    • Must have passed the qualifying examination from the appropriate accrediting body.
    • Possess a current and unencumbered license, registration, or certification as required by law or regulation.
  • Current membership with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

  • •     Abide by the Code of Ethics, as developed by ASHA;
  • Must posses a working knowledge of Speech language pathology practices, including the ability to recall important and commonly used information in source documents, and an understanding of the application of the pertinent principles in this field.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  •  Must possess adequate vision and hearing to perform essential job duties.
  • Must be able to safely lift, transfer, and assist patients as needed, several times per day.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and move freely throughout the facility, both in-doors and out-doors.
  • Must be able to carry objects to multiple locations, safely push wheelchairs and patient beds and reach above head level several times per day.
  • Must be able to perform tasks requiring mental reasoning, sequencing and discrimination.
  • Must be able to perform math calculations.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.  Must be able to travel as needed.  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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Registered Nurse (RN) – Maple Grove

The Registered Nurse will utilize the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of resident’s care. They will perform ongoing assessments and revise plans of care based on new data and residents condition. The Registered Nurse will also perform direct patient care by administering medications, IV’s, treatments, and procedures. This position will be responsible for observing and documenting residents responses to medications and treatments and handling emergency situations in a prompt, precise and professional manner. Other responsibilities include developing and implementing nursing care plans and assessments, performing duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures, and performing “Charge Nurse” duties as assigned by observing conditions which indicate possible need for restorative nursing programs, maintaining clinical files, and communicating status of residents throughout the department.

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Speech Language Pathologist – Maple Grove

The Speech Language Pathologist will have a Master’s or Doctoral Degree from an accredited speech language pathology program and will utilize the therapy process by demonstrating appropriate evaluation, plan of care development, selection of clinical interventions, implementation, evaluation of functional outcomes, and facilitation of discharge plan. Through evaluation they will assess the residents functional abilities, evaluate and perform diagnostic testing, and participate in completing a designated section of the initial comprehensive assessment. Through the plan of care development the speech language pathologist will develop, document, and implement speech language pathology intervention as well as document changes in residents performance and capabilities. Through therapeutic intervention selection the Speech Language Pathologist will select therapy activities to fit residents needs and capabilities as well as monitor and evaluate residents performance in therapy activities. The Speech Language Pathologist will interpret expected and achieved outcomes related to the resident’s ability to engage in functional tasks. Other duties will include facilitation of a discharge plan, supervising others, and completing in-servicing and training.

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Occupational Therapist (OT) – Maple Grove

Job Description

Position / Title:            Occupational Therapist

Department:                 Rehabilitation

Reports To:                  Director of Rehabilitation

SUMMARY:

The Occupational Therapist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation and is responsible for providing quality occupational therapy services to residents as ordered by the physician in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures to prevent avoidable physical and/or mental deterioration and to assist them in obtaining and maintaining their highest practicable level of functioning and psychosocial well-being.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Utilize the therapy process by demonstrating appropriate evaluation, plan of care development, selection of therapeutic interventions, implementation, evaluation of functional outcomes, and facilitation of discharge plan.

Evaluation:

  • Assess each resident’s ability to participate in daily activities considering the residents capabilities, the activities and the environments in which these activities occur.
  • Participate in completing designated section of the initial and comprehensive assessments of a resident’s occupational therapy needs and the individualized c are plans within established time frames.
  • Ensure billing information regarding occupational therapy services rendered is sent to the Business Office in a timely manner.

Plan of Care Development:

  • Utilize evidence-based research as it applies ethically and appropriately to the occupational therapy process.
  • Recommend additional consultations and treatments, as needed.
  • Develop, document, and implement occupational therapy intervention based on the evaluation, resident goals, current best evidence, and clinical reasoning with physician approval. Review the intervention plan with the resident.
  • Document changes in resident’s performance and capacities. Modify intervention plan or discontinue services when resident has achieved identified goals, reached maximum benefit or does not desire to continue services.
  • Therapeutic Intervention Selection
  • Select therapy activities to fit resident’s needs and capabilities. Alter treatment programs as necessary.
  • Monitor and evaluate resident’s performance in therapy activities and provide encouragement.
  • Evaluate Functional Outcomes – Select, measure, document and interpret expected and achieved outcomes that are related to the resident’s ability to engage in activities of daily living.
  • Facilitation of Discharge Plan – Prepare and implement a discontinuation or transition plan based on the resident’s needs, goals, performance, and appropriate follow-up resources, including the implementation of restorative nursing programs.
  • Supervision of Occupational Therapy Personnel
  • Complete In-servicing and Training◦    Instruct patients, families, caregivers in home programs, basic living kills and the care and use of adaptive equipment. Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • In-service staff members and caregivers as needed, as it relates to the delivery of occupational therapy services.
  • Supervise clinical services provided by Occupational Therapy Assistants, students of occupational therapy programs, and Rehabilitation Aides utilizing standards established by practice settings, government agencies, payers, and AOTA documents.
  • 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 modalities, equipment and supplies.Timely and accurately record occupational therapy services in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Ensure all occupational therapy documentation conveys specific therapy provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the therapy provided.
  • Perform all therapy services in accordance with the individualized plan of care.
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request.  Document and promptly report such requests to the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Record all entries on notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by the facility when recording information.
  • Properly document all therapy, responses to therapy, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures. The Occupational Therapist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an occupational therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) or predecessor organizations.
  • Must have successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the recognized educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirements of an educational program for occupational therapists that is accredited by ACOTE® or predecessor organizations.
  • Must have passed a nationally recognized entry-level examination for occupational therapists;
  • Possess a current and unencumbered license, registration, or certification as required by law or regulation;•   Abide by the AOTA Standards for Continuing Competence (AOTA, 1999) by
  • establishing, maintaining, and updating professional performance, knowledge, and skills.
  • Abide by the AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (AOTA, 2000);
  • Must posses a working knowledge of Occupational Therapy practices, including the ability to recall important and commonly used information in source documents, and an understanding of the application of the pertinent principles in this field.
  • A foreign educated occupational therapist who is a graduate of a school not approved by an accrediting agency must meet all requirements for state licensure or meet the criteria for a traineeship as a “foreign educated trainee” under the direct supervision of a licensed occupational therapist.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;
  • reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Must maintain a current license at all times throughout employment.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: 

  • Must possess adequate vision and hearing to perform essential job duties.
  • Must be able to safely lift, transfer, and assist patients as needed, several times per day.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and move freely throughout the facility, both in-doors and out-doors.
  • Must be able to carry objects to multiple locations, safely push wheelchairs and patient beds and reach above head level several times per day.
  • Must be able to perform tasks requiring mental reasoning, sequencing and discrimination.
  • Must be able to perform math calculations.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.  Must be able to travel as needed.  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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Physical Therapist (PT) – Maple Grove

The Physical Therapist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation and is responsible for providing physical therapy services to residents as ordered by the physician in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures to prevent avoidable physical and/or mental deterioration and to assist them in obtaining and maintaining their highest practicable level of functioning and  psychosocial well-being.  Utilize the therapy process by demonstrating appropriate evaluation, plan of care development, selection of therapeutic interventions, implementation, evaluation of functional outcomes, and facilitation of discharge plan.

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