Comfort Aide – Nursing Assistant- Assisted Living Alleghany

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Comfort Aide/ Nursing Assistant

Department:                 Nursing Services

Reports To:                  Director of Nursing  

SUMMARY:

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Resident and Nursing Assistance

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

The Comfort Aide will NOT:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

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Housekeeping Supervisor – Fincastle

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:            Housekeeping Supervisor

Department:                 Housekeeping

SUMMARY:

The Housekeeping Supervisor reports to the Director of Maintenance or Chief Administrative Officer  and is responsible for compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures to enhance the quality of life of our residents by maintaining a clean, safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Supervise housekeeping staff with direct responsibilities for interviewing, selection, training, motivating, wage and salary recommendations, and performance appraisals.
  • Review housekeeping department punch detail reports on a daily basis. Promptly research and submit missed punch forms, PTO requests, etc. as needed to correct daily punches. Sign all punch detail reports, missed punch forms, and PTO requests to authorize payment.
  • Enhance company posture on EEO/ADA by making a good faith effort to recruit, select, develop, and retain protected class employees.
  • Assure all housekeeping staff attends required training in hazardous communications and safety.
  • Determine appropriate staffing levels and approve PTO requests for all direct reports.
  • Orient and train staff in proper work practices upon hire.
  • Conduct and evaluate retraining and refresher training for all housekeeping staff, as needed.
  • Maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, and the appearance of the housekeeping area.
  • Requisition all housekeeping supplies and equipment and ensure adequate inventory levels to maintain a clean, safe, sanitary and comfortable environment.
  • Develop and implement Action Plans to meet the goals of the Housekeeping Department.
  • Monitor department staff to ensure they are following established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Monitor housekeeping staff’s adherence to Employee Handbook policies and procedures. Provide appropriate counseling and discipline as needed.
  • Ensure department staff actively participates in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices throughout the department, and ensure that department staff follows established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Communicate with other department supervisors to adequately plan for Housekeeping services.
  • Coordinate and monitor resident moves. Perform terminal cleaning procedures of resident rooms and prepare rooms for a new occupant.
  • Respond to oral and written feedback and requests from residents regarding housekeeping services and respond promptly and according to policy.
  • Maintain a written record of resident’s complaints and/or grievances that indicate the action taken to resolve the complaint and the current status of the complaint.
  • Assist in preparing an annual operating budget for approval by the Chief Administrative Officer and allocate department resources to carry out department objectives within established budget.
  • Assist in preparing and planning the Housekeeping Department’s budget for equipment, supplies and labor.
  • Review and interpret monthly department financial statements and take appropriate corrective action in response to variances and trends in order to conform to the approved budget.
  • Maintain current written records of department expenditures and assure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted as necessary.

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 30 pounds to a height of 2.5 feet and able to push, pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the workday throughout the facility.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.  Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

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Activities Assistant – Hot Springs

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:            Activities Assistant

Department:                 Activities

Reports To:                  Director of Activities

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day throughout the facility.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.

 

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Occupational Therapist (OT) – Palm View

Job Description

Position / Title:            Occupational Therapist

Department:                 Rehabilitation

Reports To:                  Director of Rehabilitation

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Evaluation:

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

Plan of Care Development:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: 

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

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Housekeeper – Maple Grove

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Housekeeper

Department:                 Housekeeping

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform a variety of general cleaning tasks.

  • Dust furniture, woodwork, equipment and dust mop floors.
  • Polish and clean fixtures in rooms and bathrooms.
  • Wet mop rooms, halls, etc.
  • Clean vents, fan fixtures, top of windows, doorframes and other high areas.
  • Gather and dispose of trash and waste materials using specified bags and/or containers.
  • Buff, strip, wax and polish floors.
  • Move furniture and other heavy objects as required.
  • Perform terminal cleaning procedures of resident rooms and prepare room for new occupant; follow isolation procedures in isolation rooms.
  • Clean and disinfect all fixtures, floors, mirrors, windows, doors and walls.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner and comply with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform all duties in compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 30 pounds to a height of 2.5 feet and able to push, pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach, stoop, kneel, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day throughout the facility.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility

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Director of Self Management Education – ALG

Director of Self Management Education

Qualifications:

Candidate should be a nurse or Social Worker who has management experience and MDS/PPS knowledge.  Patient and family education, and patient advocacy is a plus.

Duties:

Clinical Compliance

  1. Monitors admissions process to ensure that…
    • All medications have been sent to the pharmacy in a timely manner
    • Diet has been communicated to the dietary department
    • Nurses, CNAs, Rehab are aware of new admissions and has greeted the new patient in a timely manner
  2. Monitors clinical documentation daily
    • Ensure that nurses are documenting based on the skilled need(s)
    • Ensure that careplans are updated according to clinical needs
  3. Ensures compliance with the Clinical Systems for all Post Acute patients
  4. Ensures compliance with consents, as appropriate

PPS Management

  1. Manages PPS process for Post Acute patients
  2. Ensures that the Post Acute patients receive nursing care in order to be successful when they are discharged to home

Liaison

  1. Work directly with the Admissions Department to understand the clinical needs of pending admissions
  2. Communicate with internal Department Heads about the needs of upcoming admissions
  3. Communicate with Therapy Director on daily basis
    • Ensure that therapy goals are incorporated in nursing staff practice and nursing restorative program are implemented

Transition Duties

  1. Meets with all admissions to provide a facility orientation.  First meeting should occur within 1 hour of admission
  2. Conducts follow up meeting with patients and their families after 24 hours to ensure that all needs are met
  3. Identifies any problems/concerns and follows up with those concerns until resolved.
  4. Spends TLC time with high intensity patients and families
  5. Identifies all patients scheduled for discharge and meets with them 3-4 days pre discharge
  6. Develops plan of care with pt and charge nurse
    • Identify and develop pt education needs
    • Monitor progress of pt education
  7. Ensures that transition plans are in place for discharge, including Transition U and medication reconciliation process
  8. Provides coaching with patient and family to increase the likelihood of their success at discharge
    • Assesses their understanding of why they were hospitalized
    • Assesses their recognition of Red Flag systems that could have avoided the hospitalization
    • Interacts with patient and family to ensure that they recognize Red Flags that can be avoided
    • Subsequent hospital readmissions
    • Interacts with patient and family to ensure that they understand how to communicate with their healthcare practitioner
    • Interacts with patient and family to reconcile their medications prior to discharge
  9. Conducts the 24 hours admission survey and the discharge satisfaction survey
  10. Contacts patient and family within 24 hours of discharge to ensure smooth transition home.
  11. Follows up with patients around day 20 post discharge to ensure that the transition was smooth and to determine if they need additional post acute services.

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Assistant Director of Nursing – Palm View

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Department:                 Nursing

Reports To:                  Director of Nursing      

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Supervise nursing staff with direct and indirect responsibilities for interviewing, selection, training, motivating, wage and salary recommendations, and performance appraisals.
  • Review nursing department punch detail reports on a daily basis. Promptly research and submit missed punch forms, PTO requests, etc. as needed to correct daily punches. Sign all punch detail reports, missed punch forms, and PTO requests to authorize payment.
  • Enhance company posture on EEO/ADA by making a good faith effort to recruit, select, develop, and retain protected class employees.
  • Assure all nursing staff attends required training
  • Determine appropriate staffing levels and approve PTO requests for all direct reports.
  • Complete and maintain a staffing schedule which ensures the provision of quality care within established budgetary guidelines.
  • Orient and train staff in proper work practices upon hire.
  • Conduct and evaluate retraining and refresher training for all nursing staff, as needed.
  • Monitor department staff to assure that they are following established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Monitor nursing staff’s adherence to Employee Handbook policies and procedures. Provide appropriate counseling and discipline as needed.
  • Ensure the nursing staff actively participants in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices throughout the department.
  • Interpret and explain the facility’s policies and procedures to employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, etc. as necessary.
  • Promote an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment, throughout the facility.
  • Represent the facility at, and participates in, community events.
  • Maintain good public relations that serve the best interest of both the facility and the community.
  • Maintain positive relations with residents, their families, and support staff to assure that residents’ needs are continually met.

 

Verify appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s care.   Actively participate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, when necessary.                                            

  • Review and validate new admission and ongoing assessment data.
  • Review and validate compliance and accuracy of the initial care plan.
  • Perform ongoing assessments and revise care plan based on new data and changes in resident’s condition.
  • Monitor documentation for accuracy and compliance with ongoing assessments of resident status. Document resident care which reflects nursing intervention, resident response to care provided, resident needs, problems, capabilities, limitations and progress toward goals.
  • Communicate with physicians regarding resident needs, the nursing assessments, and recommendations as needed. Collaborate with other nurses and nursing department staff to ensure the resident’s well being.

Oversee development and implementation of care plans and assessments.

  • Assess residents and analyze information to develop appropriate interventions to prevent decline. Record signs of change in condition.
  • Observe conditions which indicate possible need for restorative nursing programs and notify appropriate staff of the need for evaluation.
  • Inform the physician of changes in assessment as appropriate.
  • Ensure all nursing notes convey specific care provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care provided.
  • Assist in the oversight of nursing services in accordance with the individualized care plan.
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request.  Document such requests.
  • Develop preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident.
  • Develop a written plan of care that identifies the nursing needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each nursing need identified.
  • Ensure that all nursing personnel are aware of the care plans and that care plans are used in providing daily nursing services to the residents.
  • Review nurses notes and monitor residents to ensure the care plans are being followed and that residents’ needs are being met.
  • Review and revise care plans and assessments as necessary.

Ensure nursing involvement in quality improvement initiatives and health/safety programs.

  • Assist in leading nursing participation in the development of facility-wide quality improvement processes and procedures.
  • Assist in leading nursing participation in processes relating to health and safety issues.
  • Support quality improvement training and development for nursing staff. Encourage wide participation in activities and projects.
  • Implement and oversee comprehensive clinical audit programs.
  • Oversee and maintain a comprehensive, organized clinical documentation system.
  • Ensure appropriate protocols and clinical practice guidelines and documents are regularly reviewed.
  • Serve on and/or chair various committees within the facility (e.g. High Risk, Quality Assurance) and provide written/oral reports as directed or as necessary.

Perform direct patient care utilizing established procedures, policies and standards, when necessary.

  • Administer medications, IV’s, treatments and procedures in accordance with physician’s orders.
  • Observe and document resident’s response to medications and treatments.
  • Ensure proper disposal of all drugs and medications.
  • Ensure adequate levels of medication, supplies and equipment is available at all time.
  • Maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each resident in the delivery of services.
  • Interact with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding and adherence to all aspects of residents’ rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse.
  • Promptly report to Chief Administrative Officer all incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents’ rights.
  • Assure residents have call lights at hand and answer resident’s call lights promptly and courteously.
  • Assist with orienting residents and their families to the nursing facility upon admission.
  • Receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty each shift. Give the nursing report to relief personnel before departing at the end of each shift.
  • Communicate and interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with residents, visitors, family members, peers, and supervisors.
  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.
  • Make rounds frequently and check each resident routinely to ensure his/her nursing care needs are being met.
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from residents and family members in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • Respond to emergencies; assess the condition of the resident; decide on type of medical attention; call appropriate ambulance service if needed.
  • Admit, transfer, or discharge residents as necessary.
  • Notify family when resident is transferred or admitted to the hospital.
  • Supervise certified nursing assistants and nurses. Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, expedite workflow, evaluate, and counsel as appropriate.
  • Insure that certified nursing assistants and nurses adhere to standard job requirements.
  • Review the missing treatments report prior to the end of each shift. Take appropriate corrective action to ensure missing treatments are given and documented; and that any treatments not given are properly documented including reason.

 

Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Practice careful, efficient, and no-waste use of supplies and linens in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.

 

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

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

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

The Assistant Director of Nursing reports to and receives general direction from the Director of Nursing. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse License issued by the State.
  • Previous nursing supervision experience in a long-term care facility, preferred.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach, stoop, kneel, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day throughout the facility.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility. 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

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Director of Maintenance – Palm View

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position / Title:            Director of Maintenance

Department:                 Maintenance

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

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Director of Activities – Alleghany

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:                                 Activities Director 

Reports to:                             Administrator 

SUMMARY:

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

REPONSIBILITIES: 

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

All general staffing requirements:

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

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Medical Records Clerk – Hot Springs

SUMMARY:

The Medical Records Clerk reports to and receives supervision from the Medical Records Supervisor or Chief Administrative Officer and performs a variety of clerical duties involved in maintaining medical records to include filing, retrieving and distributing medical records, and maintaining associated logs and records in accordance with established policies and procedures.  The Medical Records Clerk is distinguished from the higher classification of Medical Records Supervisor.  The Medical Records Clerk is an entry-level employee who performs routine clerical tasks.

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.
  • Daily maintenance of medical charts.
  • Transcribe physician orders, treatments and medications on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Research lost or missing records.
  • Prints progress notes and other portions of the electronic record based on established policies 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.
  • Conduct monthly medical record audits for compliance with policies and procedures.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.
  • Adhere to the confidentiality standards of the Privacy Act and HIPAA.
  • Copy and distribute medical information as directed by the Medical Records Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Medical Records Clerk reports to and receives supervision from the Medical Records Supervisor or the Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent.

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 able to sit or stand or long periods of time.
  • 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.

 

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