Director of Nursing (DON) – Bland Co.

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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Laundry Aide – Alleghany

The Laundry Aide will be responsible for performing a variety of general laundry tasks such as washing, drying, and folding garments and linens, ironing, handling clean and soiled laundry, assembling supply packs for departments, recording requests for linens and delivering them promptly, identifying and reporting garments in need of repair, and distributing garments to residents rooms. The Laundry Aide is expected to perform duties in a safe manner and comply with established policies and procedures.

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Director of Maintenance – Fincastle, VA

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position / Title:            Director of Maintenance

Department:                 Maintenance

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

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Dietary Aide – Alleghany

SUMMARY:

The dietary aide seeks to enhance the qualify of life of our residents by providing high quality food and food service to residents, visitors and employees in accordance with established dietary policies and procedures. The dietary aide maintains the kitchen and dining areas in sanitary condition.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparation and delivery of high quality food.
  • Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
  • Prepare all menu items using established departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assure menu items are prepared in sufficient quantities to satisfy volumes.
  • Assist with the training of new employees.
  • Assist the cook in preparing meals.
  • Assure all food and departmental supplies are ordered and received in a timely manner to maintain adequate inventory levels.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.
  • Serve meals on a timely basis.
  • Serve food in proper pre-determined portion sizes.
  • Serve food that is the correct serving temperature and quality.
  • Assist in checking diet trays before distribution.
  • Bring any sub-standard quality food to the attention of the Director of Culinary Services and properly discard.
  • Prepare and deliver snacks.
  • Receive food deliveries as assigned. Maintain work area in sanitary condition.
  • Assist in daily or scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Clean work surfaces, meat blocks, refrigerators and freezers.
  • Assist with floor maintenance for the kitchen and dining room. Sweep and mop floors as directed.
  • Wash, dry and store utensils, dishes, trays and supplies.
  • Clean and maintain all kitchen equipment in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assist in maintaining food storage areas in a clean and properly arranged manner at all times.
  • Dispose of food and waste in accordance with established policies.
  • Maintain the care and use of supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain the appearance of the dietary services area.
  • Performs regular inspections of the dietary services area for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, and family members.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must possess knowledge of elementary math. (ex. Counting trays)

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 workday 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.

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Occupational Therapist – Springs

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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Comfort Aide – Nursing Assistant- Assisted Living Alleghany

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Comfort Aide/ Nursing Assistant

Department:                 Nursing Services

Reports To:                  Director of Nursing  

SUMMARY:

The Comfort Aide reports to the Director of Nursing and is responsible for assisting the Nursing Services Department in performing non-clinical duties that are essential for superior resident care. Performs any non-clinical duties as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Resident and Nursing Assistance

  • Pass ice
  • Make beds
  • Transport residents throughout facility (does NOT transfer)
  • Empty trash
  • Stock rooms with needed supplies
  • Stock linen carts
  • Answer phones
  • Answer call lights
  • Assist with activities as needed
  • Pass and pick up trays after meals 

The Comfort Aide will NOT:

  • Perform Direct Resident Care
  • Transfer or assist in transfer or residents with another C.N.A or Nurse.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works in an office setting as well as throughout the facility.   Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

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Housekeeping Supervisor – Fincastle

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:            Housekeeping Supervisor

Department:                 Housekeeping

SUMMARY:

The Housekeeping Supervisor reports to the Director of Maintenance or 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 maintaining a clean, safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Supervise housekeeping staff with direct responsibilities for interviewing, selection, training, motivating, wage and salary recommendations, and performance appraisals.
  • Review housekeeping department punch detail reports on a daily basis. Promptly research and submit missed punch forms, PTO requests, etc. as needed to correct daily punches. Sign all punch detail reports, missed punch forms, and PTO requests to authorize payment.
  • Enhance company posture on EEO/ADA by making a good faith effort to recruit, select, develop, and retain protected class employees.
  • Assure all housekeeping staff attends required training in hazardous communications and safety.
  • Determine appropriate staffing levels and approve PTO requests for all direct reports.
  • Orient and train staff in proper work practices upon hire.
  • Conduct and evaluate retraining and refresher training for all housekeeping staff, as needed.
  • Maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, and the appearance of the housekeeping area.
  • Requisition all housekeeping supplies and equipment and ensure adequate inventory levels to maintain a clean, safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.
  • 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 housekeeping staff’s adherence to Employee Handbook policies and procedures. Provide appropriate counseling and discipline as needed.
  • Ensure department staff actively participates 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.
  • Communicate with other department supervisors to adequately plan for Housekeeping services.
  • Coordinate and monitor resident moves. Perform terminal cleaning procedures of resident rooms and prepare rooms for a new occupant.
  • Respond to oral and written feedback and requests from residents regarding housekeeping services and respond promptly and according to policy.
  • 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.
  • 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 Housekeeping 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.

Perform a variety of general Housekeeping tasks to maintain a clean, safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.

  • Dust furniture, woodwork, equipment and dust mop floors.
  • Polish and clean fixtures in rooms and bathrooms.
  • Wet mop rooms, halls, etc.
  • Clean vents, fan fixtures, top of windows, doorframes and other high areas.
  • Gather and dispose of trash and waste materials using specified bags and/or containers.
  • Buff, strip, wax and polish floors.
  • Move furniture and other heavy objects as required.
  • Perform terminal cleaning procedures of resident rooms and prepare room for new occupant; follow isolation procedures in isolation rooms.
  • Clean and disinfect all fixtures, floors, mirrors, windows, doors and walls.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years previous supervisory experience, preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years previous related Housekeeping experience.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, and family members.
  • Must be knowledgeable of Housekeeping practices and procedures as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines governing Housekeeping functions in a long-term care facility.
  • Must be able to use the tools and equipment required in a safe and efficient manner.

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 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 in office areas as well as 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.  May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

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Activities Assistant – Hot Springs

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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Occupational Therapist (OT) – Palm View

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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Housekeeper – Maple Grove

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Housekeeper

Department:                 Housekeeping

SUMMARY:

The Housekeeper reports to and receives supervision from the Housekeeping Supervisor (when applicable) or the Director of Environmental Services and is responsible for performing a variety of general cleaning tasks in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures to enhance the quality of life of our residents by maintaining a clean, safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform a variety of general cleaning tasks.

  • Dust furniture, woodwork, equipment and dust mop floors.
  • Polish and clean fixtures in rooms and bathrooms.
  • Wet mop rooms, halls, etc.
  • Clean vents, fan fixtures, top of windows, doorframes and other high areas.
  • Gather and dispose of trash and waste materials using specified bags and/or containers.
  • Buff, strip, wax and polish floors.
  • Move furniture and other heavy objects as required.
  • Perform terminal cleaning procedures of resident rooms and prepare room for new occupant; follow isolation procedures in isolation rooms.
  • Clean and disinfect all fixtures, floors, mirrors, windows, doors and walls.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of and ability to operate floor cleaners, buffers, vacuums and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of various cleaning agents and/or chemicals.
  • Ability to use various cleaning hand tools and supplies.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work with strong cleaning and disinfecting solutions.
  • Ability to learn routine tasks quickly.
  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive manual tasks that require agility and manual dexterity.

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 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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