Respiratory Therapist – Fincastle

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position / Title:           Respiratory TherapistC/RRT

Department:                 Respiratory

SUMMARY: Performs basic and advanced therapeutic, diagnostic and life support respiratory care procedures in general and in intensive patient care areas, or home care environment. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care in order to achieve optimum patient outcomes for patients of all ages as appropriate to service area.
  • Age specific ongoing assessments are completed, documented and used to develop a plan of care.
  • Collaborates with members of the health care team/patient/family to develop, implement, and evaluate an age-specific interdisciplinary plan of care. Revises plan according to changes in patient status.
  • Treatments and medications for patients of all ages are accurately administered and documented.
  • Patient/family (caregiver) educational needs are identified in a timely manner, incorporated into the plan of care, implemented and documented appropriately.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement program by obtaining desired outcomes.
  • Assures personal and professional development through participation in educational activities and completion of annual competency validation.
  • Consistently demonstrates the role of patient advocate, protector of patient’s rights, and provider of psychological/social/cultural support.
  • Applies knowledge of growth and development to appropriately care for patients served.
  • Determines and performs within clinical, leadership and / or education pathways to support (direct/indirect) evidence based quality patient care service and performance improvement
  • Exhibits clinical expertise in rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Plans strategies to reduce length of stay, turn around time, resource consumption and improve patient outcomes.
  • Functions as role model for clinical practice to coworker, students and physicians.
  • Manages resources, establishes priorities, and modifies environment to meet patient care needs.
  • Completes manager/director predetermined projects within specified time frame and according to pre-established guidelines.
  • Uses problem solving methods to facilitate resolution to patient and personnel situations that present in the work area.
  • Takes an active role in the orientation of new employees.
  • Provides feedback to staff using appropriate communication and documentation.
  • Provides input into practice, environment and work issues by participating on unit, hospital and /or organization activities which facilitate staff participation/input in decision making.
  • Assists with providing educational activities for the respiratory care department, other hospital departments and the community.
  • Consistently deliver the best in customer service and patient care. As a team member, demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with patients, families, visitors and other employees.
  • Champion Kissito’s standards for IPER: comply with the policies and procedures, ethical standards   and code of conduct set forth by the company.  

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION: 

The Respiratory Therapist reports to and receives supervision from The Chief Administrative Officer or the Director of Respiratory Therapy.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: Associate degree and / or certification required from CoARC (Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care Education) approved school of respiratory therapy.

Licensure, Certification, and/or registration: Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by the VA State Board of Medicine. Certified / Registered Respiratory Therapist (C/RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work requires moderate effort for such activities as bending, stretching, stooping, pushing or walking. Occasional heavy lifting.  Occasional exposure to seasonal unpleasant environmental conditions or cramped workspace.  Occasional exposure to serious injury or environmental hazards to include blood and bodily fluids requiring standard precautions.  May be exposed to infectious diseases, bio-hazardous materials and combative patients.  Work is performed in patient care environment and is often fast-paced, requiring use of prioritization skills.

 

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Maple Grove

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position / Title:            Certified Nursing

Assistant Department: Nursing Services

SUMMARY:

The Certified Nursing Assistant reports to and receives supervision from the Charge Nurse and is responsible for proving quality nursing and direct care to assigned residents in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures which encourages each resident’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide quality nursing care to assigned residents in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality as illustrated by the following:

  • Provide individualized attention which encourages each resident’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.
  • Maintain knowledge of the individualized care plan for each resident and provide support to the resident according to the care
  • Contribute to the care planning process by providing the charge nurse with specific information and observations of the residents’ needs and
  • Attend to the individual needs of residents including assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating or other needs in keeping with the individual’s care requirements and care
  • Maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each resident in the delivery of
  • 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
  • Promptly report to the charge nurse or administrative staff all incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents’
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment. Assist resident in keeping personal items and clothing off the floor and properly
  • Protect resident’s personal belongings including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, etc. Promptly report missing
  • Observe residents for changes in condition or behavior and promptly report these changes to the Charge
  • Provide care that maintains each resident’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears, and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents, and applying moisturizer to fragile
  • Assure residents have call lights at hand and answer resident’s call lights promptly and courteously.
  • Take vital signs, residents’ weights, collect specimens as assigned by the charge nurse and in accordance with the individualized care
  • Assist with orienting residents and their families to the nursing facility upon
  • Lift, move, and transport residents using proper body mechanics and lifting devices for accident prevention.
  • Receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty each shift. Give the nursing report to relief personnel before departing at the end of each
  • Observe and report the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdown to the Charge Nurse.
  • Promptly report injuries of an unknown source, including skin tears to the Charge
  • Communicate and interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with residents, visitors, family members, peers, and assist and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, activities,
  • Participate in activities and facility functions as
  • Practice careful, efficient, and no-waste use of supplies and linens in accordance with established policies and
  • 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.
  • Make rounds frequently and check each resident routinely to ensure his/her personal care needs are being
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from residents and family members in a prompt and courteous
  • Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care

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
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and

Assist in development, modification and implementation of individualized care plans.

  • Review care plans daily to determine if changes in the resident’s daily care routine have been made on the care
  • Inform the Charge Nurse of any changes in the resident’s condition so that appropriate changes (if necessary) can be made to the care
  • Ensure all nursing assistant notes convey specific care provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care
  • Perform all nursing and care services in accordance with the individualized care
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Document and promptly report such requests to the Charge Nurse.

Timely and accurately record nursing assistant notes in an informative and description manner.

  • Record all entries on notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by the facility when recording
  • Properly document all care, responses to care, vitals, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a State-Approved Nursing Assistant Certification course or other education which meets the state certification requirements.
  • Possess current Nursing Assistant Certification.

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.

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Physical Therapist Assistant – Fincastle, VA

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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Dietary Aide – Bland Co.

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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Housekeeper – Bland Co.

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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Director of Social Services – Maple Grove

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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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) – Alleghany

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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Registered Nurse (RN) – Alleghany

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

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Dietary Aide/Dishwasher – Alleghany

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:          Dietary Aide

Department:               Dietary

Reports To:                 Director of Culinary Services

 

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.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in well-lit / ventilated area. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays and in other positions temporarily, 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.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Palm View

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position / Title:            Certified Nursing

Assistant Department: Nursing Services

SUMMARY:

The Certified Nursing Assistant reports to and receives supervision from the Charge Nurse and is responsible for proving quality nursing and direct care to assigned residents in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures which encourages each resident’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide quality nursing care to assigned residents in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality as illustrated by the following:

  • Provide individualized attention which encourages each resident’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.
  • Maintain knowledge of the individualized care plan for each resident and provide support to the resident according to the care
  • Contribute to the care planning process by providing the charge nurse with specific information and observations of the residents’ needs and
  • Attend to the individual needs of residents including assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating or other needs in keeping with the individual’s care requirements and care
  • Maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each resident in the delivery of
  • 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
  • Promptly report to the charge nurse or administrative staff all incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents’
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment. Assist resident in keeping personal items and clothing off the floor and properly
  • Protect resident’s personal belongings including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, etc. Promptly report missing
  • Observe residents for changes in condition or behavior and promptly report these changes to the Charge
  • Provide care that maintains each resident’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears, and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents, and applying moisturizer to fragile
  • Assure residents have call lights at hand and answer resident’s call lights promptly and courteously.
  • Take vital signs, residents’ weights, collect specimens as assigned by the charge nurse and in accordance with the individualized care
  • Assist with orienting residents and their families to the nursing facility upon
  • Lift, move, and transport residents using proper body mechanics and lifting devices for accident prevention.
  • Receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty each shift. Give the nursing report to relief personnel before departing at the end of each
  • Observe and report the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdown to the Charge Nurse.
  • Promptly report injuries of an unknown source, including skin tears to the Charge
  • Communicate and interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with residents, visitors, family members, peers, and assist and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, activities,
  • Participate in activities and facility functions as
  • Practice careful, efficient, and no-waste use of supplies and linens in accordance with established policies and
  • 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.
  • Make rounds frequently and check each resident routinely to ensure his/her personal care needs are being
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from residents and family members in a prompt and courteous
  • Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care

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
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and

Assist in development, modification and implementation of individualized care plans.

  • Review care plans daily to determine if changes in the resident’s daily care routine have been made on the care
  • Inform the Charge Nurse of any changes in the resident’s condition so that appropriate changes (if necessary) can be made to the care
  • Ensure all nursing assistant notes convey specific care provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care
  • Perform all nursing and care services in accordance with the individualized care
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Document and promptly report such requests to the Charge Nurse.

Timely and accurately record nursing assistant notes in an informative and description manner.

  • Record all entries on notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by the facility when recording
  • Properly document all care, responses to care, vitals, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a State-Approved Nursing Assistant Certification course or other education which meets the state certification requirements.
  • Possess current Nursing Assistant Certification.

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.

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