Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) – Fincastle

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Physical Therapist Assistant

Department:                 Rehabilitation

Reports To:                  Director of Rehabilitation

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Implementation – Assist the Physical Therapist in implementing treatment plans designed to help residents function independently.
  • Therapeutic Intervention Selection
  • Select therapy activities to fit resident’s needs and capabilities. Alter treatment programs as necessary.
  • Monitor resident’s performance in therapy activities and provide encouragement.
  • Observe and document resident’s progress, attitudes and behavior. Report findings to the Physical Therapist and/or the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Facilitation of Discharge Plan:
  • Contribute to the discontinuation or transition plan by providing information and documentation to the Physical Therapist related to the resident’s needs, goals, performance, and appropriate follow-up resources.
  • Instruct residents, families, and caregivers in home programs, basic living skills and the care and use of adaptive equipment.◦    Inservice staff members and caregivers as needed, as it relates to the delivery of physical therapy services.Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures. Complete Inservicing and Training
  • Perform all duties in compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of modalities, equipment and supplies, as directed by the Physical Therapist.  Timely and accurately record physical therapy services in an informative and descriptive manner.
  •  Ensure all physical therapy documentation conveys specific therapy provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the therapy provided.
  • Perform all therapy services in accordance with the individualized plan of care.
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Document and promptly report such requests to the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Record all entries on notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by the facility when recording information.
  • Properly document all therapy, responses to therapy, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures.DEGREE OF SUPERVISION: QUALIFICATIONS:
  •  The Physical Therapist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation.
  •  Graduate of a physical therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE®) or predecessor organizations.
  • Must have successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the recognized educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirements.
  • Must have passed all examinations for physical therapist assistants.
  • Possess a current and unencumbered license, registration, or certification as required by law or regulation.
  • Must posses a working knowledge of Physical Therapy practices, including the ability to recall important and commonly used information in source documents, and an understanding of the application of the pertinent principles in this field.American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Abide by the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant of the
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;
  • reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Must maintain a current license at all times throughout employment.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.  Must be able to travel as needed.  Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, and visitors.   Exposure to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses

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MDS Coordinator – ALG

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position / Title:  MDS Coordinator

Department:                 Nursing Services

SUMMARY:

The MDS Coordinator reports to and receives general direction from the Director of Nursing and is responsible for coordinating the completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and resident Care Plans; performs related work as required. Has primary accountability to ensure that MDS Assessments and Care Plans are accurately completed according to federal and state requirements and established deadlines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and resident Care Plans are accurately completed in accordance with federal and state requirements and within established deadlines.

  • Direct, organize and schedule required resident assessments and related documentation for Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance reimbursement for completion of MDS process including initial certification and recertification.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and all departments to facilitate completion of the MDS process in a timely manner.
  • Calculate Medicare assessments and PPS dates for 5, 14, 30, 60, 90 day assessments.
  • Oversee documentation to comply with Medicare or state reimbursement rules.
  • Review medical records and other records related to resident’s health status to collect information related to the MDS process.
  • Calculate quarterly and annual assessments with appropriate dates.
  • Review daily census and complete discharge and re-admission tracking forms.
  • Monitor input to ensure accuracy, timeliness and compliance with reimbursement authorities and standards.
  • Attend care plan conferences.
  • Assess resident care needs utilizing the RAP guides and assist in the development of individualized plans of resident care.
  • Participate in the education of staff on documentation requirements to support MDS coding.
  • Lead PPS meetings to promote interdisciplinary communication.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Rehabilitation staff and other disciplines to ensure that the most appropriate dates are selected for the MDS.
  • Monitor monthly CMS scores.
  • Complete and transmit MDS’s to CMS.
  • Review and correct submission errors in a timely manner.
  • Submit transmission report to financial department upon successful transmission.

 

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:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse License issued by the State or current, unencumbered registration as a LPN issued by the State.
  • Working knowledge of PC’s, application software, peripheral equipment and the MDS clinical database.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
  • Two years of nursing experience in a health care institution, preferred.
  • Minimum of one year MDS experience, 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.
  • 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 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.  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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HR/Payroll Coordinator – Fincastle

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:                        Payroll/Human Resources Coordinator

Department:                             Administration

SUMMARY:

The Payroll/Human Resources Coordinator reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Human Resources and has full responsibility for payroll, employee benefits, personnel file maintenance, and accounts payable functions.  The Payroll/Human Resources Coordinator will organize and maintain all records related to payroll, human resources, and accounts payable in an effective, efficient, and financially sound manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Process facility payroll in accordance with established policies and procedures and within established timeframes.

  • Prepare and submit accurate and complete payroll data within established timeframes to ensure each employee receives the correct amount of wages on each scheduled pay day.
  • Generate punch detail reports for department head approval on a daily basis. Update missed punches and enter leave requests into time system on a daily basis.Ensure all payroll items processed have appropriate department head signatures prior to processing.
  • Ensure all payroll items entered conform to Kissito policy as stated in the Employee Handbook. Immediately notify the Director of Human Resources and the Chief Administrative Officer of any discrepancies.
  • Maintain an effective, efficient and accurate payroll and HRIS database. Update employee data (excluding new hires, pay rate changes and benefit tables) in the HRIS system accurately and efficiently.
  • Complete and submit Employee Master Forms to the Home Office for new hires, pay rate changes and benefit table assignment in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Review the Employees Not Paid Report each pay period to identify individuals who are out on leave or who have recently left the organization. Consult with appropriate department heads to obtain required documentation and update system accordingly.
  • Review payroll register upon receipt to ensure accuracy of all checks on each scheduled payday.
  • Distribute payroll checks.
  • Respond promptly to employee inquiries or concerns regarding pay issues. Complete and submit manual check requests as necessary.
  • Maintain biweekly payroll folders in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of payroll data. Store payroll records and payroll data in a secured cabinet or office at all times. Limit discussions and sharing of payroll related information to those with a “need to know”. Responsible for maintaining personnel and medical files in “survey-ready” status at all times
  •  Assemble and maintain personnel and medical files in “survey-ready” status at all times in accordance with the Kissito Healthcare Personnel File Checklist.
  • Generate the License Expiration and Annual PPD reports during the first 3 business days of each month. Forward to Quality Assurance/Staff Development, follow-up to ensure all information is received and update system accordingly.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of personnel and medical data. Store personnel and medical records in a secured cabinet or office at all times.  Limit discussions and sharing of personnel and medical information to those with a “need to know.”

Responsible for administering employee benefits in accordance with federal and state regulations and in compliance with established policies and procedures.

  • Conduct monthly meetings to educate newly eligible employees on the various benefit offerings including health, dental, disability, life, and 401-K.
  • Assist employees in completing benefit applications/waivers for all benefits offered.
  • Submit applications to carriers in a timely manner and follow-up to ensure that if elected coverage is bound.
  • Enter employee benefit deductions as appropriate in accordance with established policies.
  • Reconcile benefit invoices on a monthly basis to ensure all employees who are eligible have been offered coverage, that coverage is bound, and that all changes and terminations have been processed and carrier premiums are remitted in a timely manner.
  • Follow up with carriers for any changes, additions, and deletions not reflected on the invoice to verify receipt and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Responsible for COBRA administration and Section 125 compliance for medical and dental plans.
  • Respond promptly to employee inquiries regarding benefit offerings, eligibility, and benefit concerns.
  • Coordinate open enrollment meetings and documentation in conjunction with the Director of Human Resources.

Administer assigned human resources functions and actively participate in orientation of all new hires.

  • Conduct and document reference checks for all new hires.
  • Conduct new employee orientation to complete all payroll/human resources forms, explain general work rules, procedures, benefits, expectations, attendance, clocking in and out, and the employee handbook.
  • Perform employment verifications for past and current employees in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Work cooperatively with facility staff and employees to resolve employment related issues. Answer general employment and human resources questions.

Process accounts payable in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Code incoming invoices and distribute to appropriate department head for approval and authorization to pay on a daily basis.
  • Ensure all invoices received are coded, approved and entered prior to the cut-off date established each month.
  • Reconcile statements received to company records.  Work with vendors to resolve discrepancies.
  • Assist in preparing the weekly cash request log.
  • Process payments accurately and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Respond to vendor inquiries regarding account balances, payment status, etc.
  • Maintain accurate Accounts Payable files in a neat, orderly, and efficient manner for all paid and unpaid invoices.

Perform various clerical duties as assigned.

  • Answer incoming calls and direct the caller to appropriate personnel.
  • Take messages or transfer caller to voicemail when personnel is unavailable.
  • Greet and direct visitors and family members in a professional, friendly, and hospitable manner.
  • Receive, sort, and forward incoming mail. Maintain and route publications.
  • Coordinate the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.)
  • Assist in the ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or commercial coursework including math, payroll, bookkeeping and business.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and personal computers and payroll systems.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and work under minimum supervision.
  • Strong time management and attention to detail.
  • One – two years prior experience in a similar role, preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to move throughout the facility to access information from other departments.
  • Ability to work under stress with constant interruptions and deadlines.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions.
  • Ability to master basic math skills.
  • Ability to think logically in following procedures and instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with colleagues, facility staff, residents, family members, and employees in a calm and friendly manner.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours in office areas, as well as 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.

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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Medical Records Director – Bland

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Medical Records Supervisor   

Department:                 Medical Records

Reports To:                  Chief Administrative Officer

FLSA Status:                Salary, Exempt

 

SUMMARY:

The Medical Records Supervisor reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for the facility’s medical records program; serves as an administrative specialist in the medical records field; serves as one of the facility’s HIPAA specialists providing guidance to residents and professional staff on their rights regarding medical information; maintains and releases medical information in accordance with the Privacy Act.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepare, review, and maintain hard copy and electronic medical charts in accordance with established laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Process new admissions.
    • Prepare medical chart and enter data in computer system.
    • Photograph the resident.
    • Prepare Face Sheet.
    • Update Admission/Discharge Register
    • Prepare and place name plate on resident’s door.
    • Review chart to verify that all assessments have been completed and all labs have been ordered.
  • Daily maintenance of medical charts.
    • Transcribe physician orders, treatments and medications on a daily basis.
    • Check the physician orders for accuracy and diagnosis.
    • Send unsigned physician orders to physician for signature.   Document and follow-up to ensure receipt of signed order.
    • File signed physician orders in the medical chart.
    • Process face sheet changes, payer source changes, and room changes.
    • Provide appropriate ICD-9 coding to clinical reports and documents as appropriate.
    • Sort, file and collate medical records information such as admission slips, lab reports and clinical notes into resident medical charts in appropriate sequence and in accordance with established procedures.
    • Examine resident medical charts for completeness ensuring all required information is included; note any deficiencies and refer to appropriate area for follow-up.
    • Research lost or missing records.
    • Prints progress notes and other portion of the electronic record based on established policy and procedures.
  • Process discharges.
    • Update Admission/Discharge Register
    • Remove name plate from resident’s door.
    • Review medical chart to ensure a discharge note has been entered.
    • Review medical chart to verify receipt of physician order for discharge.
    • Send unsigned physician order for discharge to physician for signature.   Document and follow-up to ensure receipt of signed order. File signed order in medical chart.
    • Verify receipt of Discharge Sheet for each discipline recapping stay.
    • Consolidate overflow records with medical chart and move medical chart to Discharge Records Storage.

 

Maintain Daily Census and Admission/Discharge Register.

  • Record admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths appropriately on a daily basis.
  • Check census information against existing records for accuracy and completeness on a daily basis.
  • Verify census information against existing records; research discrepancies, and make necessary corrections on a daily basis.

 

Generate monthly reports and perform monthly audit of medical charts.

  • Generate Resident PPD, Influenza, and Pneumonia Vaccination List on the first day of each month. Identity residents who need annual PPD, Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccinations. Enter resident names and due dates on the MAR and follow-up with nursing staff to ensure vaccinations are received and update medical charts accordingly.
  • Conducts monthly medical record audits for compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate Physician Visit Logbook and Tickler System.
  • Monitor skilled certifications and re-certifications needing signature and alert Physician upon visit.
  • Track Annual History & Physicals due and alert Physician upon visit.

 

Thin medical charts on a quarterly basis.

  • Pull Nursing Notes dated more than 3 months prior from the medical chart and file in overflow records
  • Pull Physician Orders dated more than 3 months prior from the medical chart and file in overflow records
  • Pull Progress Notes dated more than 3 months prior from the medical chart and file in overflow records
  • Pull Lab Reports dated more than 3 months prior from the medical chart and file in overflow records

 

Maintain confidentiality of medical records.

  • Confer and correspond with residents, pharmacies, doctors, attorneys and others on non-routine requests for medical information and disclose medical information in accordance with appropriate confidentiality regulations and statutes.
  • Process requests for medical records and provide routine information to authorized requestors.
  • Adhere to the confidentiality standards of the Privacy Act and HIPAA.

 

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

The Medical Records Supervisor reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Administrative Officer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a current certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) issued by the American Health Information Management Association or
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Medical Records Clerk or
  • Combination of education, training and experience which provides the following knowledge and skills:
    • Medical terminology
    • Knowledge of medications
    • ICD-9 Coding
    • Principles and practices of medical records management.
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    • Federal and state laws governing medical records administration.

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • 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:

Work is usually performed in a typical office setting. 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.

 

RECEIPT AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

I acknowledge and understand the following:

  • Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind, and that my employment is “at-will”.
  • The job description provides a general summary of the position in which I am employed, that the contents of this job description are job requirements and, at this time, I know of no limitations which would prevent me from performing these functions with our without accommodation. I further understand that it is my responsibility to inform my supervisor at any time that I am unable to perform these functions.
  • Job duties, tasks, work hours, and work requirements may be changed at any time.
  • Acceptable job performance includes completion of the job responsibilities, as well as compliance with the policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • I have read and understand this job description.

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Chief Administrative Officer – Alleghany

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position / Title: Chief Administrative Officer

Department: Administration

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt

 

SUMMARY:
The Chief Administrative Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for providing leadership, staff development, budgeting, and management of key services in accordance with policies and procedures and current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern long-term care facilities 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:
The CAO provides staff development by planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the staff of the facility.
• Directly and indirectly responsible for organizational planning and development, interviewing, selection, training, motivation, wage and salary administration, and performance appraisals for all facility staff.
• Develops objectives in support of Corporate Office directives. Establishes and implements procedures to ensure achievement of objectives.
• Enhances company posture on EEO/ADA by making a good faith effort to recruit, select, develop, and retain protected class employees.

Provides leadership by planning, developing, and organizing all units, and by implementing, evaluating, and directing the activities of the Business Office Unit.
• Implement and maintain written Operational policies and procedures in compliance with Corporate Office directives.
• Assist department managers in the implementation and maintenance of departmental policies and procedures in compliance with Corporate Office directives.
• Establish and promote a rapport in and among business units to promote interdisciplinary decision-making in daily unit operations.
• 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.
• Report operational concerns and make recommendations to Corporate Office personnel.
• 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.
• Ensure that public information describing the services provided by the facility is accurate and up-to-date.
• Inspect the facility on a routine basis to assure that established policies and procedures are implemented and maintained.

Prepare an annual operating budget for approval by the Corporate Office and allocate the resources to carry out programs and activities of the facility.
• Prepare an annual operating budget to achieve organization objectives in conjunction with department managers.
• Review and interpret monthly financial statements and take appropriate corrective action in response to variances and trends.
• Apply Continuous Quality Improvement principles to existing financial and operating systems.

Manage key services.
• Assist staff in planning and conducting ongoing training programs to assure that current material and programs are continuously provided.
• Conduct daily stand-up meetings with all department heads.
• Attend and participate in workshops, seminars, etc. to keep abreast of changes in the long-term care field, as well as to maintain professional status.
• Serve on and/or chair various committees within the facility (e.g. Resident Care Committee, Quality Assurance, and Resident Council) and provide written/oral reports as directed or as necessary.

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:
The Chief Administrative Officer reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Executive Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Administration, Business Administration, or a health related degree or other education which meets the minimum state licensure requirements.
• Must possess a current, unencumbered Nursing Home Administrator’s license issued by the State.
• Past administrative and supervisory experience in a long-term care facility, preferred.
• Must possess working knowledge of reimbursement regulations and nursing practices and procedures, as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to long-term care administration.
• Must be thoroughly familiar with laws, regulations, and guidelines governing personnel administration.
• Must be able to read and interpret financial records and reports.
• Must be proficient with computers and the operating systems.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:
• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant.
• Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with staff, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, and the general public.
• Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional staff.
• Must have the willingness to deal with residents, staff, and visitors at various maturity levels.
• Must be able to maintain good staff relations and employee morale.
• Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operation.
• Must be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports etc. to staff, residents, family members, visitors and government agencies.
• Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
• Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours in office areas, as well as 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 able to travel as needed.

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Dietary Cook/Aide – Maple Grove

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position / Title:            Dietary Cook/Dietary Aide

Department:                 Dietary

Reports To:                  Director of Culinary Services

SUMMARY:

The Dietary Cook seeks to enhance the quality of life of our residents by providing high quality food to residents, visitors, and employees in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures.

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.
  • Assure all food andmaintain 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.
  • Serves 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.
  •  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.
  • Serves 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.
  • Perform regular inspections of the dietary services area for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Dietary Cook reports to and receives supervision from The Director of Culinary Services.
  • 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 be able to use the tools and equipment required in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must have knowledge of elementary math.
  • 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 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.

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 workday. 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.

Dietary Aide

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. The Dietary Aide reports to and receives supervision from The Director of Culinary Services.

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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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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