Transportation Aide – Alleghany

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title: Transport Aide 

Department:     Administration 

Reports To:       Chief Administrative Officer

SUMMARY:  

The Transport Aide reports to and receives supervision from the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for safely transporting residents and patients to their medical appointments. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:.

  • Lift, move, and transport residents using proper body mechanics and lifting devices for accident prevention.
  • Transport patients as needed to emergency rooms, medical and dental appointments as needed
  • Communicate and interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with residents, visitors, family members, peers, and supervisors.
  • Assist and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, activities, etc.
  • Participate in activities and facility functions as directed.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from residents and family members in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • 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.
  • Transport patients as needed to emergency rooms, medical and dental appointments as needed
  • Monitor cleanliness of vehicles, reporting any maintenance variance to Maintenance Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 High school diploma or equivalent

  • CPR Certified
  • Valid driver’s license with good record.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  •  Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 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 workday 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 throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays and in other positions temporarily 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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Central Supply Clerk – Alleghany

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

 

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Director of Social Services – Springs

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:            Director of Social Services

Department:                 Social Services

Reports To:                  Chief Administrative Officer 

SUMMARY:

The Director of Social 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 ensuring that the medically related emotional and social needs of the residents are met and maintained on an individual basis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform Social Service admissions functions.

  • Develop a comprehensive social history and psychosocial assessment that includes the resident’s problems, strengths and preferences, including cultural, religious, and ethnic background and implications for the care plan.
  • Assist residents and their families (in the social, racial, ethnic, and cultural context) cope with the immediate effects of the decision to move to the facility.
  • Orient residents and families to the facility, its services, its service limitations and residents’ rights.Participate in development of individualized resident care plans.
  • Involve residents and families in care planning, encouraging their attendance at care conferences.
  • Attend scheduled care conferences and identify and interpret psychosocial needs of residents for inclusion in the care plan, addressing in particular, issues of schedule, treatment and environment that express and reinforce individuality and identity.
  • Complete mandatory documentation within timelines established by applicable regulations.Facilitate the social and psychological well-being of residents and their families.
  • Empower residents and encourage resident choice in matters affecting them, demonstrating receptive attitudes and sensitivity to choices based on racial, cultural, and ethnic heritage.
  • Mediate issues that arise among residents, families, and staff.
  • Ameliorate emotional distress of residents and families.
  • Provide access to appropriate community resources by maintaining knowledge of other systems, making referrals, and identifying unmet needs (ex. Recreational transportation, adaptive phone equipment, etc.).
  • Provide residents and families with crisis management services.
  • Assist residents and families with financial questions and make appropriate referrals.
  • Coordinate visits by facility mental health providers and make resident referrals.
  • Assist endowment residents with managing financial concerns (mail, billing, Medical Assistance spend downs, prepaid funerals, etc.)
  • Coordinate speakers and co-facilitate Family Council meetings.
  • Help residents and families prepare for and cope with losses, including aging and death.
  • Provide Advance Directive Information and forms.
  • Plan discharges/transfers to ensure appropriateness and continuity of care for transfers within and discharges from the facility.
  • Develop a comprehensive discharge plan in collaboration with residents, residents’ families, multidisciplinary staff, and referral agencies which identifies resident needs and preferences.
  • Maintain resident room change request list, track resident moves within facility and provide statistics to Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Train and involve the entire facility in meeting residents’ psychosocial needs.
  • Implement and conduct a comprehensive Social Services orientation program for all new hires. The Orientation program for all employees must include a minimum of the following: Abuse Policy and Procedures, Residents Rights; Theft & Loss Policy and Procedures; Privacy/Dignity Training; Death and Dying; Proper Reporting Procedures: Behavior Management.
  • Train and consult with staff regarding psychosocial needs that encompass social, ethnic, religious, and culture diversity of individual residents, the resident group as a whole and residents’ families to increase staff sensitivity.
  • Advocate on a case, policy, and program level.
  • Participate in policy decision making in a way that encompasses understanding of the issues and implications relevant to religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity as it affects resident life, resident care, and family involvement.
  • Timely and accurately record social services notes and documentation in an informative and description manner.
  • 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 services and responses to services as mandated by applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures.
  • Assist in managing, planning and organizing the resident’s admission process to ensure a positive experience and smooth transition into the facility, as assigned.
  • Compile pre-admission clinical information for prospective new residents and distribute to appropriate department managers.
  • Evaluate prospective resident’s special needs and determine if their needs can be met with the facility’s clinical expertise in a cost effective manner.
  • Alert appropriate department managers and facility staff of projected changes such as admissions, bed changes, and discharges.
  • Participate in daily standup meetings to discuss forthcoming changes.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Nursing, and Director of Financial Services to assure appropriate and efficient decisions regarding prospective admissions.
  • Maintain, update and distribute a list of available beds by type on a daily basis.
  • Monitor daily admissions systems including after hours and weekend systems to ensure efficient functioning.
  • Coordinate and manage new bed availability to maximize occupancy.
  • Follow-up with referral sources, family members and responsible parties concerning prospective new admissions.
  • Monitor and analyze customer satisfaction including new admissions, post-discharges, current short-term stay patients, residents, family members, and community sources. Work with management team to develop action plans, as necessary.
  • Assure admission procedures are following in accordance with established policies.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with social workers, physicians, and discharge planners.
  • Contact hospitals as needed to facilitate the return of residents to the facility.
  • 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 Social Services Department’s budget for 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 Social Services reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Administrative Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a bachelor’s degree in a human services field including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation, counseling and psychology which meets the requirements of the State.
  • Possession of a current, unencumbered Social Worker License issued by the State Board of Social Work, preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the State Department of Health regulations and OBRA.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, and family members.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day in the office areas 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 office areas, as well as throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays to meet the demands of the facility and the position. Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents and family members.  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 Culinary Services – Springs

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 Culinary Services – Fincastle

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 Social Services – Palm View

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:            Director of Social Services

Department:                 Social Services

Reports To:                  Chief Administrative Officer 

SUMMARY:

The Director of Social 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 ensuring that the medically related emotional and social needs of the residents are met and maintained on an individual basis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform Social Service admissions functions.

  • Develop a comprehensive social history and psychosocial assessment that includes the resident’s problems, strengths and preferences, including cultural, religious, and ethnic background and implications for the care plan.
  • Assist residents and their families (in the social, racial, ethnic, and cultural context) cope with the immediate effects of the decision to move to the facility.
  • Orient residents and families to the facility, its services, its service limitations and residents’ rights.Participate in development of individualized resident care plans.
  • Involve residents and families in care planning, encouraging their attendance at care conferences.
  • Attend scheduled care conferences and identify and interpret psychosocial needs of residents for inclusion in the care plan, addressing in particular, issues of schedule, treatment and environment that express and reinforce individuality and identity.
  • Complete mandatory documentation within timelines established by applicable regulations.Facilitate the social and psychological well-being of residents and their families.
  • Empower residents and encourage resident choice in matters affecting them, demonstrating receptive attitudes and sensitivity to choices based on racial, cultural, and ethnic heritage.
  • Mediate issues that arise among residents, families, and staff.
  • Ameliorate emotional distress of residents and families.
  • Provide access to appropriate community resources by maintaining knowledge of other systems, making referrals, and identifying unmet needs (ex. Recreational transportation, adaptive phone equipment, etc.).
  • Provide residents and families with crisis management services.
  • Assist residents and families with financial questions and make appropriate referrals.
  • Coordinate visits by facility mental health providers and make resident referrals.
  • Assist endowment residents with managing financial concerns (mail, billing, Medical Assistance spend downs, prepaid funerals, etc.)
  • Coordinate speakers and co-facilitate Family Council meetings.
  • Help residents and families prepare for and cope with losses, including aging and death.
  • Provide Advance Directive Information and forms.
  • Plan discharges/transfers to ensure appropriateness and continuity of care for transfers within and discharges from the facility.
  • Develop a comprehensive discharge plan in collaboration with residents, residents’ families, multidisciplinary staff, and referral agencies which identifies resident needs and preferences.
  • Maintain resident room change request list, track resident moves within facility and provide statistics to Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Train and involve the entire facility in meeting residents’ psychosocial needs.
  • Implement and conduct a comprehensive Social Services orientation program for all new hires. The Orientation program for all employees must include a minimum of the following: Abuse Policy and Procedures, Residents Rights; Theft & Loss Policy and Procedures; Privacy/Dignity Training; Death and Dying; Proper Reporting Procedures: Behavior Management.
  • Train and consult with staff regarding psychosocial needs that encompass social, ethnic, religious, and culture diversity of individual residents, the resident group as a whole and residents’ families to increase staff sensitivity.
  • Advocate on a case, policy, and program level.
  • Participate in policy decision making in a way that encompasses understanding of the issues and implications relevant to religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity as it affects resident life, resident care, and family involvement.
  • Timely and accurately record social services notes and documentation in an informative and description manner.
  • 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 services and responses to services as mandated by applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures.
  • Assist in managing, planning and organizing the resident’s admission process to ensure a positive experience and smooth transition into the facility, as assigned.
  • Compile pre-admission clinical information for prospective new residents and distribute to appropriate department managers.
  • Evaluate prospective resident’s special needs and determine if their needs can be met with the facility’s clinical expertise in a cost effective manner.
  • Alert appropriate department managers and facility staff of projected changes such as admissions, bed changes, and discharges.
  • Participate in daily standup meetings to discuss forthcoming changes.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Nursing, and Director of Financial Services to assure appropriate and efficient decisions regarding prospective admissions.
  • Maintain, update and distribute a list of available beds by type on a daily basis.
  • Monitor daily admissions systems including after hours and weekend systems to ensure efficient functioning.
  • Coordinate and manage new bed availability to maximize occupancy.
  • Follow-up with referral sources, family members and responsible parties concerning prospective new admissions.
  • Monitor and analyze customer satisfaction including new admissions, post-discharges, current short-term stay patients, residents, family members, and community sources. Work with management team to develop action plans, as necessary.
  • Assure admission procedures are following in accordance with established policies.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with social workers, physicians, and discharge planners.
  • Contact hospitals as needed to facilitate the return of residents to the facility.
  • 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 Social Services Department’s budget for 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 Social Services reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Administrative Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a bachelor’s degree in a human services field including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation, counseling and psychology which meets the requirements of the State.
  • Possession of a current, unencumbered Social Worker License issued by the State Board of Social Work, preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the State Department of Health regulations and OBRA.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, and family members.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day in the office areas 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 office areas, as well as throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays to meet the demands of the facility and the position. Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents and family members.  May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

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Staff Educator – Palm View

Position / Title:  Staff Educator

SUMMARY:

The Staff Educator reports to and receives general direction from the Director of Nursing and is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and coordinating the total staff development program of orientation and in-service training in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures.  In addition, the Area Nursing Instructor will provide clinical support to the various facilities, as directed by the CNO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, implement, direct and evaluate the facility education program for nursing assistants.

  • Ensure that all applicants are prepared for approval by the DHS for Orientation, In-Service, Continuing Education, and CNA Certification training.
  • Prepare DHS renewal applications for all educational programs as required by the State.
  • Provide program change information to DHS, when appropriate, within 30 day of change as required by the State.
  • Maintain a current schedule of all students and outside instructors who may be in the facility doing clinical training.
  • Ensure ALL Nursing Assistants hired by the facility complete a certification program within four months of the date of hire.
  • Conduct competency testing for all nursing skills, quarterly, annually, as needed.
  • Provide comprehensive orientation program to all new hires.
  • Schedule and coordinate annual mandatory in-service education.
  • Provide support in 100% compliance with monthly in-service training modules.
  • Provide resources for licensed staff in-service in clinical skills development.
  • Act as facility liaison to develop and maintain relationships with appropriate student affiliate programs.

Plan, implement and conduct a comprehensive orientation program for all new hires.

  • Schedule and coordinate an orientation program in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures. Ensure training occurs prior to a direct patient care assignment. Orientation programs must comply with Corporate Orientation Guidelines.
  • Ensure all nursing assistants complete required orientation training.
  • Complete an Orientation Skills Return Demonstration Checklist on all new nursing assistants showing they are competent to perform all direct patient care tasks they will be assigned. Promptly forward a copy of the completed checklist to the HR/Payroll Coordinator for inclusion in the personnel record.
  • Provide individual skill training to new staff in any deficient area noted during Orientation Skills Return Demonstration Checklist before allowing the nursing assistant to perform the task with a resident.
  • The Orientation program for all employees, must include a minimum of the following: PPD/Hepatitis B; Infection Control Procedures; Proper Handwashing Techniques; Infectious Waste Handling & Disposal; Blood Borne Pathogen Education; Standard Precautions; Dress Code; How QA applies to all employees; HIPAA/Confidentiality. In addition to the above minimum requirements, the orientation for all direct care staff, must include a minimum of the following:  Fall Prevention Policy & Procedure; Pressure Wound Prevention; Care of the Dementia Patient; Patient Assignment; End of Shift Reporting/Condition Change; Charting; ADL Computer Training; Hold over staffing procedure; Documentation Standards & Routines; Emergency Supplies; Crash Cart Procedures.  Additionally, orientation programs must comply with Corporate Orientation Guidelines.
  • Promptly forward a copy of the completed Orientation Checklist to the HR/Payroll Coordinator for inclusion in the personnel record.

Plan, implement and conduct a comprehensive in-service training program for all staff.

  • Plan and deliver In-Service training for all staff addressing the 12 mandatory topics on an annual basis. Facility consultants should be utilized where appropriate.
  • Ensure all employees receive a minimum of 12 hours in-service training per year.
  • Schedule and deliver In-Service training through classes which are made available at times accessible to all shifts.
  • Evaluate In-Service training to develop programs that enhance patient care skills.
  • Make regular checks for competency of nursing staffs skill performance focusing on the, positive regard for residents and developmental needs of direct care staff, intervene with mini in-service immediately if appropriate.
  • Prepare and file lesson plans for all programs taught.
  • Maintain all In-Service Education records for a minimum of 4 years. Documentation must be maintained in accordance with the Corporate Guidelines for In-Service Education.
  • Maintain a three-ring “Course Content Binder” for each year. Copies of course content, lesson plans, handouts, sign-in roster should be filed chronologically for each in-service presented.
  • Maintain a three-ring “Individual In-Service Education Attendance” Binder. Individual In-Service Education Attendance Rosters are filled alphabetically. Ensure all attendees sign both the sign-in roster and the Individual In-Service Education Attendance Roster for each in-service training attended.

Ensure ALL Nursing Assistants hired by the facility complete a certification program within four months of the date of hire. Certification program may be conducted in-facility or contracted to outside schools, agencies or other facilities.

  • In-Facility Nursing Assistant Certification Programs (If Applicable)
    • Schedule, develop, and deliver Certified Nursing Assistant training that enables all non-certified direct care employees to complete the program within four months of their date of hire.
    • Communicate and uphold staff development policies on failure to complete the program, testing and submission of forms, fees, and other documentation.
    • Ensure that immediate supervision of all nursing assistants during clinical training hours is provided by a licensed nurse.
    • Complete a Skills Return Demonstration Checklist for each student to verity competency in all resident care skills. Retrain and re-evaluate students not performing adequately.
    • Provide final evaluation tools and performance standards for all required skill areas and evaluate to indicate pass/fail or retest requirements in accordance with facility policies.
    • Provide a list of all nursing assistants who pass the facility CNA certification class, submit their CNA applications and their fee payments to DHS in a timely manner upon successful completion of the program.
  • Nursing Assistant Certification Programs Contracted To Outside Agencies (If applicable)
    • Annually review contract/letter of agreement with agency or school providing CNA training to the facility’s direct care staff to determine if contractor meets requirements and staffing needs.
    • Evaluate quality of training CNA’s receive and recommend appropriate changes.

Provide Clinical Support to the Chief Nursing Officer at any Kissito facility, as directed by the Chief Nursing Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse License issued by the State.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care, or other related health care facility.
  • Must have 1 year experience in direct resident care and supervision of staff education as required under OBRA and state regulation or must within 6 months of employment, obtain a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing educational programs.       Courses must be approved by the Board of Registered Nurses or administered by an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be certified to train CPR and AED.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 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 workday 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.
  • Most possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary for providing quality care.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility. 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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Activities Assistant – Bland Co.

Position / Title:       Activities Assistant

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.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works in activities area as well as throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays as needed to meet the demands of the facility and the position.   Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  Must be constantly alert for resident safety.  Is subject to lifting, transporting, and assisting residents.  May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

 

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Staff Educator – Fincastle

Position / Title:  Staff Educator

SUMMARY:

The Staff Educator reports to and receives general direction from the Director of Nursing and is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and coordinating the total staff development program of orientation and in-service training in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures.  In addition, the Area Nursing Instructor will provide clinical support to the various facilities, as directed by the CNO.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, implement, direct and evaluate the facility education program for nursing assistants.

  • Ensure that all applicants are prepared for approval by the DHS for Orientation, In-Service, Continuing Education, and CNA Certification training.
  • Prepare DHS renewal applications for all educational programs as required by the State.
  • Provide program change information to DHS, when appropriate, within 30 day of change as required by the State.
  • Maintain a current schedule of all students and outside instructors who may be in the facility doing clinical training.
  • Ensure ALL Nursing Assistants hired by the facility complete a certification program within four months of the date of hire.
  • Conduct competency testing for all nursing skills, quarterly, annually, as needed.
  • Provide comprehensive orientation program to all new hires.
  • Schedule and coordinate annual mandatory in-service education.
  • Provide support in 100% compliance with monthly in-service training modules.
  • Provide resources for licensed staff in-service in clinical skills development.
  • Act as facility liaison to develop and maintain relationships with appropriate student affiliate programs.

 

Plan, implement and conduct a comprehensive orientation program for all new hires.

  • Schedule and coordinate an orientation program in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures. Ensure training occurs prior to a direct patient care assignment. Orientation programs must comply with Corporate Orientation Guidelines.
  • Ensure all nursing assistants complete required orientation training.
  • Complete an Orientation Skills Return Demonstration Checklist on all new nursing assistants showing they are competent to perform all direct patient care tasks they will be assigned. Promptly forward a copy of the completed checklist to the HR/Payroll Coordinator for inclusion in the personnel record.
  • Provide individual skill training to new staff in any deficient area noted during Orientation Skills Return Demonstration Checklist before allowing the nursing assistant to perform the task with a resident.
  • The Orientation program for all employees, must include a minimum of the following: PPD/Hepatitis B; Infection Control Procedures; Proper Handwashing Techniques; Infectious Waste Handling & Disposal; Blood Borne Pathogen Education; Standard Precautions; Dress Code; How QA applies to all employees; HIPAA/Confidentiality. In addition to the above minimum requirements, the orientation for all direct care staff, must include a minimum of the following:  Fall Prevention Policy & Procedure; Pressure Wound Prevention; Care of the Dementia Patient; Patient Assignment; End of Shift Reporting/Condition Change; Charting; ADL Computer Training; Hold over staffing procedure; Documentation Standards & Routines; Emergency Supplies; Crash Cart Procedures.  Additionally, orientation programs must comply with Corporate Orientation Guidelines.
  • Promptly forward a copy of the completed Orientation Checklist to the HR/Payroll Coordinator for inclusion in the personnel record.

 

Plan, implement and conduct a comprehensive in-service training program for all staff.

  • Plan and deliver In-Service training for all staff addressing the 12 mandatory topics on an annual basis. Facility consultants should be utilized where appropriate.
  • Ensure all employees receive a minimum of 12 hours in-service training per year.
  • Schedule and deliver In-Service training through classes which are made available at times accessible to all shifts.
  • Evaluate In-Service training to develop programs that enhance patient care skills.
  • Make regular checks for competency of nursing staffs skill performance focusing on the, positive regard for residents and developmental needs of direct care staff, intervene with mini in-service immediately if appropriate.
  • Prepare and file lesson plans for all programs taught.
  • Maintain all In-Service Education records for a minimum of 4 years. Documentation must be maintained in accordance with the Corporate Guidelines for In-Service Education.
  • Maintain a three-ring “Course Content Binder” for each year. Copies of course content, lesson plans, handouts, sign-in roster should be filed chronologically for each in-service presented.
  • Maintain a three-ring “Individual In-Service Education Attendance” Binder. Individual In-Service Education Attendance Rosters are filled alphabetically. Ensure all attendees sign both the sign-in roster and the Individual In-Service Education Attendance Roster for each in-service training attended.

 

Ensure ALL Nursing Assistants hired by the facility complete a certification program within four months of the date of hire. Certification program may be conducted in-facility or contracted to outside schools, agencies or other facilities.

  • In-Facility Nursing Assistant Certification Programs (If Applicable)
    • Schedule, develop, and deliver Certified Nursing Assistant training that enables all non-certified direct care employees to complete the program within four months of their date of hire.
    • Communicate and uphold staff development policies on failure to complete the program, testing and submission of forms, fees, and other documentation.
    • Ensure that immediate supervision of all nursing assistants during clinical training hours is provided by a licensed nurse.
    • Complete a Skills Return Demonstration Checklist for each student to verity competency in all resident care skills. Retrain and re-evaluate students not performing adequately.
    • Provide final evaluation tools and performance standards for all required skill areas and evaluate to indicate pass/fail or retest requirements in accordance with facility policies.
    • Provide a list of all nursing assistants who pass the facility CNA certification class, submit their CNA applications and their fee payments to DHS in a timely manner upon successful completion of the program.
  • Nursing Assistant Certification Programs Contracted To Outside Agencies (If applicable)
    • Annually review contract/letter of agreement with agency or school providing CNA training to the facility’s direct care staff to determine if contractor meets requirements and staffing needs.
    • Evaluate quality of training CNA’s receive and recommend appropriate changes.

 

Provide Clinical Support to the Chief Nursing Officer at any Kissito facility, as directed by the Chief Nursing Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse License issued by the State.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care, or other related health care facility.
  • Must have 1 year experience in direct resident care and supervision of staff education as required under OBRA and state regulation or must within 6 months of employment, obtain a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing educational programs.       Courses must be approved by the Board of Registered Nurses or administered by an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be certified to train CPR and AED.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 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 workday 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.
  • Most possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary for providing quality care.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility. 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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Director of Nursing (DON) – Fincastle

Job Description

Position / Title:            Director of Nursing

Department:                 Nursing 

SUMMARY:

The Director of Nursing reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Administrative officer and is responsible for compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, regulations that govern long-term care facilities, and established policies and procedures to enhance the quality of life of our residents by planning, organizing, developing and directing the overall operations of the Nursing Department. The Director of Nursing provides leadership with regard to clinical practice, team development, quality assurance, and strategic input to assure each resident receives the necessary nursing, medical, and psychosocial services to attain and maintain the highest possible mental and physical functional status.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Supervise nursing staff with direct and indirect responsibilities for interviewing, selection, training, motivating, wage and salary recommendations, and performance appraisals.
  • Review nursing 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 nursing staff attends required training.
  • Complete and maintain a staffing schedule which ensures the provision of quality care within established budgetary guidelines.
  • 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 nursing staff, as needed.
  • Monitor department staff to assure that they are following established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Monitor nursing staff’s adherence to Employee Handbook policies and procedures. Provide appropriate counseling and discipline as needed.
  • Ensure the nursing staff actively participants in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices throughout the department.
  • Interpret and explain the facility’s policies and procedures to employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, etc. as necessary.
  • Promote an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment, throughout the facility.
  • Represent the facility at, and participate in, community events.
  • Maintain good public relations that serve the best interest of both the facility and the community.
  • Maintain positive relations with residents, their families, and support staff to assure that residents’ needs are continually met.
  • Assist Chief Administrative Officer with overseeing daily operations of the facility. Serve as acting Administrator in the absence of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Oversee the nursing process by verifying appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s care.   Actively participate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, when necessary.
  • Monitor the assessments of residents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure that priorities for nursing action are set in a logical sequence according to the resident’s needs and formulate a plan of care by the appropriate selection of Nurse Practice Standards.
  • Ensure the Plan of Care is initiated on resident admission based on all aspects of the initial assessment. Ensure the plan includes physiological, psychosocial, and environmental factors.
  • Perform ongoing assessments. Review and monitor the revised plan of care based on new data and the resident’s condition.
  • Communicate with physicians regarding resident needs, the nursing assessments, and recommendations as needed. Collaborate with other nurses and nursing department staff to ensure the resident’s well being.
  • Oversee development and implementation of nursing care plans and assessments. Develop and implement care plans and assessments, when necessary.
  • Oversee resident’s changes to ensure that avoidable decline is prevented and changes in condition are recorded.
  • Observe conditions which indicate possible need for restorative nursing programs and notify appropriate staff of the need for evaluation.
  • Ensure the physician and responsible party is notified of changes in condition.
  • Ensure all nursing notes convey specific care provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care provided.
  • Perform all nursing services in accordance with the individualized care plan.
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Document such requests.
  • Oversee the development of preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident.
  • Oversee the development of written plans of care that identify the nursing needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each nursing need identified.
  • Ensure that all nursing personnel are aware of the care plans and that care plans are used in providing daily nursing services to the residents.
  • Review nurses notes and monitor residents to ensure the care plans are being followed and that residents’ needs are being met.
  • Review and revise care plans and assessments as necessary.
  • Ensure nursing involvement in quality improvement initiatives and health/safety programs.
  • Lead nursing participation in the development of facility-wide quality improvement processes and procedures.
  • Lead nursing participation in processes relating to health and safety issues.
  • Support quality improvement training and development for nursing staff. Encourage wide participation in activities and projects.
  • Implement and oversee comprehensive clinical audit programs.
  • Oversee and maintain a comprehensive, organized clinical documentation system.
  • Ensure appropriate protocols and clinical practice guidelines and documents and regularly reviewed.
  • Serve on and/or chair various committees within the facility (e.g. High Risk, Quality Assurance) and provide written/oral reports as directed or as necessary.
  • Perform direct patient care utilizing established procedures, policies and standards, when necessary.
  • Administer medications, IV’s, treatments and procedures in accordance with physician’s orders.
  • Observe and document resident’s response to medications and treatments.
  • Ensure proper disposal of all drugs and medications.
  • Ensure adequate levels of medication, supplies and equipment is available at all time.
  • Maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each resident in the delivery of services.
  • Interact with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding and adherence to all aspects of residents’ rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse.
  • Promptly report to Chief Administrative Officer all incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents’ rights.
  • Assure residents have call lights at hand and answer resident’s call lights promptly and courteously.
  • Assist with orienting residents and their families to the nursing facility upon admission.
  • Receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty each shift. Give the nursing report to relief personnel before departing at the end of each shift.
  • Communicate and interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with residents, visitors, family members, peers, and supervisors.
  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.
  • Make rounds frequently and check each resident routinely to ensure his/her nursing care needs are being met.
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from residents and family members in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • Respond to emergencies; assess the condition of the resident; decide on type of medical attention; call appropriate ambulance service if needed.
  • Admit, transfer, or discharge residents as necessary.
  • Notify family when resident is transferred or admitted to the hospital.
  • Supervise certified nursing assistants and nurses. Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, expedite workflow, evaluate, and counsel as appropriate.
  • Insure that certified nursing assistants and nurses adhere to standard job requirements.
  • Review the missing treatments report prior to the end of each shift. Take appropriate corrective action to ensure missing treatments are given and documented; and that any treatments not given are properly documented including reason.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Practice careful, efficient, and no-waste use of supplies and linens in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
  • 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.
  • Timely and accurately record nursing notes in an informative and description manner.
  • 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 care, responses to care, vitals, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Prepare an annual operating budget for approval by the Chief Administrative Officer and allocate the resources to carry out programs and activities of the facility.
  • Assist in preparing and planning the Nursing Department’s budget for equipment, supplies and labor.
  • Review and interpret monthly financial statements and take appropriate corrective action in response to variances and trends.
  • 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 Nursing reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Administrative Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse License issued by the State.
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in a hospital, long-term care facility or other related health care facility, preferred.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 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. On call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
  • 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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