Dietary Cook – Warsaw

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position / Title:                        Dietary Cook

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Preparation and delivery of high quality food.

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, and family members.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must be able to use the tools and equipment required in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must have knowledge of elementary math.
  • Must be able to prepare palatable foods that are appetizing in appearance.
  • Must have knowledge of methods and procedures for serving food, principles of sanitation, and principles of safe food handling.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

Please e-mail your resume to Charlie.Davis@kissito.org

DIETARY AIDE- WARSAW

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.

 Please e-mail your resume to Charlie.Davis@kissito.org

Assistant Director of Nursing – ADON M’Ville

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.

 

 

Please e-mail your resume to Stacey.McKinney@kissito.org

Dietary Cook – BRRC

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position / Title:                        Dietary Cook

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Preparation and delivery of high quality food.

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, and family members.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must be able to use the tools and equipment required in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must have knowledge of elementary math.
  • Must be able to prepare palatable foods that are appetizing in appearance.
  • Must have knowledge of methods and procedures for serving food, principles of sanitation, and principles of safe food handling.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

Please e-mail your resume to Stacey.McKinney@kissito.org

Dietary Aide BRRC

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.

 Please e-mail your resume to Stacey.Mckinney@kissito.org

Housekeeper BRRC

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.

Please e-mail your resume to Stacey.McKinney@kissito.org

MDS Coordinator – BRRC

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:            MDS Coordinator

Department:                 Nursing Services

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

 

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

  • Perform all duties in compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.

 

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

The MDS Coordinator 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 or current, unencumbered registration as a LPN issued by the State.
  • Working knowledge of PC’s, application software, peripheral equipment and the MDS clinical database.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
  • Two years of nursing experience in a health care institution, preferred.
  • Minimum of one year MDS experience, preferred.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

Please e-mail your resume to Stacey.Mckinney@kissito.org

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) BRRC

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

 

SUMMARY:

The Licensed Practical Nurse reports to and receives general direction from the Director of Nursing and is responsible for delivering quality nursing 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. Care provided should conform to recognized nursing techniques, procedures, and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing, under the direction/delegation of a Registered Nurse.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Utilize the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s care.           

  • Assess each resident; collect and document the resident’s current health status and medical history. Complete and/or review the Admission Data Record. Make accurate and ongoing assessments of the resident’s status and respond appropriately.
  • Plan/Implement: Set priorities for nursing action in a logical sequence according to the resident’s needs and formulate a plan of care by the appropriate selection of Nurse Practice Standards. The Plan of Care is initiated on resident admission based on all aspects of the initial assessment.  Plan includes physiological, psychosocial, and environmental factors.
  • Evaluate: Perform ongoing assessments and revise plan of care based on new data and resident’s condition.                .
  • Documentation: Document accurate and 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.

 

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

  • 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. Report needs to the Director of Nursing.
  • Handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise and professional manner.
  • 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 the charge nurse or administrative staff 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.
  • 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 Nurse.
  • 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.

 

Develop and implement nursing care plans and assessments.

  • Inform the Charge Nurse of any changes in the resident’s conditions so that appropriate changes (if necessary) can be made to the care plan.
  • Ensure all nursing notes convey specific care provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care provided.
  • Perform all nursing services in accordance with the individualized care plan.
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request.       Document and promptly report such requests to the Charge Nurse.
  • Assist in developing preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident.
  • Assist in developing 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.

 

 

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.

 

Perform “Charge Nurse” duties as assigned.

    • Assess residents and analyze information to develop appropriate interventions to prevent decline. Record signs of change in condition.
    • Notify appropriate staff per facility protocol to evaluate weight loss, decline in ambulation, development of skin breakdown, etc.
    • Observe conditions which indicate possible need for restorative nursing program and notify appropriate staff of the need for evaluation.
    • Inform the physician of changes in assessment as appropriate.
    • Administer medications and treatments to residents.       Place orders for medication.
    • 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.
    • Maintain resident clinical files; keep charts updated; document appropriately.
      • Documentation requirements include, but are not limited to, the following: Changes in medical and physical condition; Responses to antibiotic therapy; Report of weight loss/gain and response to change; Complete, accurate, and timely physician’s information; Changes in specialized diets; and Report of pressure ulcer condition and response to treatment.
    • Maintain current knowledge of patient conditions/information through the maintenance of accurate lists. The list must be shift specific. This knowledge includes, but is not limited to:       Resident skin conditions; Diet and supplements; Special equipment needs; Continency and protection used; Weight gain/loss Side rail use and reason for use; Residents at high risk for skin breakdown requiring more frequent positioning.
    • Maintain accountability for controlled substances; Inventory medications at the beginning and end of each shift; notify Director of Nursing of discrepancies.
    • Communicate status of residents to incoming personnel according to established procedures.
    • Shift report to the certified nursing assistants must include, but are not limited to, the following: Changes in resident condition; Report of new admissions; Residents scheduled for appointments and rehabilitation; Assigned baths and restorative instructions; Changes in specialized diets; Individualized patient instruction. Give special attention to CNA’s who are new to their assignments.
    • Transcribe, clarify and implement physician’s orders.
    • Supervise the certified nursing assistants and determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, expedite workflow, evaluate, and counsel as appropriate.
    • Insure that certified nursing assistants and other supervised personnel 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.
    • Review punch detail reports for department staff.
    • 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.
    • Monitor department staff to ensure they are following established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
    • Monitor department staff’s adherence to Employee Handbook policies and procedures. Provide appropriate counseling and discipline as needed.

 

 

 

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

The Licensed Practical Nurse reports to and receives general direction from the Director of Nursing.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered registration as a LPN issued by the State.
  • Completion of Board of Nursing I.V. Therapy course 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 workday throughout the facility.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.

 

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays 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.

 

 

Please e-mail your resume to Stacey.McKinney@kissito.org

 

 

 

Certified Nursing Assistant CNA BRRC

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.

 

Please e-mail your resume to Stacey.Mckinney@kissito.org

 

Director of Admissions – Bland

Job Description

Position / Title:               Director of Admissions

 

The Director of Admissions reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies to meet census targets. The Director of Admissions assists in managing, planning, and organizing the resident’s admission process in accordance with rules, standards, and guidelines that govern long-term care facilities, and established policies and procedures

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to meet census targets.
  • Assist in managing, planning and organizing the resident’s admission process to ensure a positive experience and smooth transition into the facility, as assigned.
  • Develops and implements marketing strategies to increase awareness and promote a positive image of the facility and its services.
  • Identify and pursue present and future opportunities to meet the facility and organizational goals.
  • Build name brand recognition and brand-loyalty within the community and with our residents.
  • Identify and participate in key community organizations and events that may occur during business hours and outside of typical working hours.
  • Develop and maintain a database of medical contacts and community resources.
  • Make person-to-person calls outside the facility to medical professionals, senior organizations, hospital discharge planners, and appropriate special interest groups. Must develop and maintain relationships to advise them of bed availability and new products and services, efficiently meeting the daily needs of the community at large.
  • Develop special events and presentations aimed at community education, representing the facility as the expert on skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.
  • Measure and evaluate customer satisfaction.
  • 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.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in Social Services, Business/Communications, Marketing, or related area.
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience in marketing/sales, public relations, or customer service preferred.
  • Possess effective organization, communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Computer proficient.
  • Experience with community involvement and managing marketing events preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain current valid driver’s license in the state and have access to dependable transportation to use in the course of employment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

 

Working Environment

  • Works in office areas, as well as throughout the facility. Frequent day travel by automobile to hospitals, doctor’s offices, senior services, etc.   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.