Transport Aide (CNA) – Palm View

Job Description

Position / Title: Transport Aide  (CNA)

SUMMARY:

The Transport Aide reports to and receives supervision from the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for safely transporting residents and patients to their medical appointments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:.

  • Lift, move, and transport residents using proper body mechanics and lifting devices for accident prevention.
  • Transport patients as needed to emergency rooms, medical and dental appointments as needed
  • Communicate and interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with residents, visitors, family members, peers, and supervisors.
  • Assist and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, activities, etc.
  • Participate in activities and facility functions as directed.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials. Thoroughly wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from residents and family members in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.

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

  • Perform all duties in compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Transport patients as needed to emergency rooms, medical and dental appointments as needed
  • Monitor cleanliness of vehicles, reporting any maintenance variance to Maintenance Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 High school diploma or equivalent

  • CPR Certified
  • Valid driver’s license with good record.
  • CNA

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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Maintenance Aide – Maple Grove

SUMMARY:

The Maintenance Aide reports to and receives supervision from the Director of Maintenance and is responsible for repairing and painting areas in and around the facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform routine repairs and preventative maintenance for building, grounds and equipment.

  • Repair walls and prep for painting.
  • Prep wood trim around doors and windows to be painted.
  • Paint walls, trim and doors as instructed, in a timely manner, with least amount of interruption to the operation of the facility.
  • Clean up all areas when complete and store all paint in supplies in designated area.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.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Maintenance Assistant reports to and receives supervision from the Director of Maintenance.
  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years previous experience in a similar role.
  • Must be able to read instructions and manuals for equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to communicate positively with residents, coworkers, families, and vendors.

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 in the throughout the facility.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

May be exposed to dust, fumes, allergens and air contaminants.  Interacts  professionally 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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Occupational Therapist – Fincastle, VA

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:            Occupational Therapist

Department:                 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 skills 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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Wound Care Nurse – Fincastle, VA

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Wound Care Nurse

Department:                 Nursing Services

SUMMARY:

 

The Wound Care Nurse is responsible for the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of patients, specifically those with acute and/or chronic wounds, ostomy management and education as well as management of fistulae, tubes, skin, and incontinence issues. Works in conjunction with physicians, nursing staff and ancillary staff to evaluate, propose, plan and perform patient assessment and treatments. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Becomes familiar with plan of treatment and current doctor’s orders prior to visit.
  • Performs skilled nursing care, and patient teaching as needed.
  • Adheres to agency, payroll, billing, and documentation policies and procedures.
  • Turns in paperwork in at timely manner
  • Participates in the agency’s other mandated activities: e.g. In-services, staff meetings.
  • Knowledgeable of current federal, state, and agency regulations concerning patient care.
  • Obtains all necessary physician orders and collaborates with physician as patient’s needs dictate.
  • Confers with primary nurse and/or Team Leader re: referrals to other disciplines and/or community resources.
  • Documents multi-disciplinary case conferences if they occur while covering for primary nurse.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Interprets data about the patient’s status and demonstrates skills necessary for each specific age group.
  • Addresses and supports cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy.
  • Participates in the Agency’s information management and performance improvement programs.
  • Applies knowledge of ethical and legal aspects of care.
  • Uses equipment and supplies safely and efficiently, and utilizes principles of cost containment.
  • Follows all principles of infection control.
  • Assesses clients with wound ostomy and continence issues and develops plan of treatment in conjunction with the patients, physician, case manager, and DON.

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

The Wound Care Nurse reports to and receives supervision from the Director of Nursing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be an RN, Occupational and/or Physical Therapy and current licensure in the State of Georgia as a healthcare professional. Two years of clinical experience preferred in wound/ostomy care and management.
  • CPR certified and Certified Wound Care Specialist (CWS) and/or Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN).
  • Requires tact, discretion, diplomacy, and ability to work effectively with others.
  • Reads and writes in English, possesses an ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendors, and others; has an ability to evaluate and/or interpret information and make independent decisions.
  • Must have sensory skills to differentiate clinical signs and symptoms and the emotional stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations including emergency response to patient incident.
  • The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status.
  • The individual interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs.
  • Must have temperament to deal professionally with disabled, disadvantaged, sick and injured persons

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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Director of Nursing – Hot Springs

Job Description

Position / Title:            Director of Nursing

Department:                 Nursing 

SUMMARY:

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Supervise nursing staff with direct and indirect responsibilities for interviewing, selection, training, motivating, wage and salary recommendations, and performance appraisals.
  • Review nursing department punch detail reports on a daily basis. Promptly research and submit missed punch forms, PTO requests, etc. as needed to correct daily punches. Sign all punch detail reports, missed punch forms, and PTO requests to authorize payment.
  • Enhance company posture on EEO/ADA by making a good faith effort to recruit, select, develop, and retain protected class employees.
  • Assure all nursing staff attends required training.
  • Complete and maintain a staffing schedule which ensures the provision of quality care within established budgetary guidelines.
  • Determine appropriate staffing levels and approve PTO requests for all direct reports.
  • Orient and train staff in proper work practices upon hire.
  • Conduct and evaluate retraining and refresher training for all nursing staff, as needed.
  • Monitor department staff to assure that they are following established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Monitor nursing staff’s adherence to Employee Handbook policies and procedures. Provide appropriate counseling and discipline as needed.
  • Ensure the nursing staff actively participants in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices throughout the department.
  • Interpret and explain the facility’s policies and procedures to employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, etc. as necessary.
  • Promote an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment, throughout the facility.
  • Represent the facility at, and participate in, community events.
  • Maintain good public relations that serve the best interest of both the facility and the community.
  • Maintain positive relations with residents, their families, and support staff to assure that residents’ needs are continually met.
  • Assist Chief Administrative Officer with overseeing daily operations of the facility. Serve as acting Administrator in the absence of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Oversee the nursing process by verifying appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s care.   Actively participate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, when necessary.
  • Monitor the assessments of residents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure that priorities for nursing action are set in a logical sequence according to the resident’s needs and formulate a plan of care by the appropriate selection of Nurse Practice Standards.
  • Ensure the Plan of Care is initiated on resident admission based on all aspects of the initial assessment. Ensure the plan includes physiological, psychosocial, and environmental factors.
  • Perform ongoing assessments. Review and monitor the revised plan of care based on new data and the resident’s condition.
  • Communicate with physicians regarding resident needs, the nursing assessments, and recommendations as needed. Collaborate with other nurses and nursing department staff to ensure the resident’s well being.
  • Oversee development and implementation of nursing care plans and assessments. Develop and implement care plans and assessments, when necessary.
  • Oversee resident’s changes to ensure that avoidable decline is prevented and changes in condition are recorded.
  • Observe conditions which indicate possible need for restorative nursing programs and notify appropriate staff of the need for evaluation.
  • Ensure the physician and responsible party is notified of changes in condition.
  • Ensure all nursing notes convey specific care provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care provided.
  • Perform all nursing services in accordance with the individualized care plan.
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Document such requests.
  • Oversee the development of preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident.
  • Oversee the development of written plans of care that identify the nursing needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each nursing need identified.
  • Ensure that all nursing personnel are aware of the care plans and that care plans are used in providing daily nursing services to the residents.
  • Review nurses notes and monitor residents to ensure the care plans are being followed and that residents’ needs are being met.
  • Review and revise care plans and assessments as necessary.
  • Ensure nursing involvement in quality improvement initiatives and health/safety programs.
  • Lead nursing participation in the development of facility-wide quality improvement processes and procedures.
  • Lead nursing participation in processes relating to health and safety issues.
  • Support quality improvement training and development for nursing staff. Encourage wide participation in activities and projects.
  • Implement and oversee comprehensive clinical audit programs.
  • Oversee and maintain a comprehensive, organized clinical documentation system.
  • Ensure appropriate protocols and clinical practice guidelines and documents and regularly reviewed.
  • Serve on and/or chair various committees within the facility (e.g. High Risk, Quality Assurance) and provide written/oral reports as directed or as necessary.
  • Perform direct patient care utilizing established procedures, policies and standards, when necessary.
  • Administer medications, IV’s, treatments and procedures in accordance with physician’s orders.
  • Observe and document resident’s response to medications and treatments.
  • Ensure proper disposal of all drugs and medications.
  • Ensure adequate levels of medication, supplies and equipment is available at all time.
  • Maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each resident in the delivery of services.
  • Interact with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding and adherence to all aspects of residents’ rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse.
  • Promptly report to Chief Administrative Officer all incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents’ rights.
  • Assure residents have call lights at hand and answer resident’s call lights promptly and courteously.
  • Assist with orienting residents and their families to the nursing facility upon admission.
  • Receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty each shift. Give the nursing report to relief personnel before departing at the end of each shift.
  • Communicate and interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with residents, visitors, family members, peers, and supervisors.
  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.
  • Make rounds frequently and check each resident routinely to ensure his/her nursing care needs are being met.
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from residents and family members in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • Respond to emergencies; assess the condition of the resident; decide on type of medical attention; call appropriate ambulance service if needed.
  • Admit, transfer, or discharge residents as necessary.
  • Notify family when resident is transferred or admitted to the hospital.
  • Supervise certified nursing assistants and nurses. Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, expedite workflow, evaluate, and counsel as appropriate.
  • Insure that certified nursing assistants and nurses adhere to standard job requirements.
  • Review the missing treatments report prior to the end of each shift. Take appropriate corrective action to ensure missing treatments are given and documented; and that any treatments not given are properly documented including reason.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Practice careful, efficient, and no-waste use of supplies and linens in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Timely and accurately record nursing notes in an informative and description manner.
  • Record all entries on notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by the facility when recording information.
  • Properly document all care, responses to care, vitals, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Prepare an annual operating budget for approval by the Chief Administrative Officer and allocate the resources to carry out programs and activities of the facility.
  • Assist in preparing and planning the Nursing Department’s budget for equipment, supplies and labor.
  • Review and interpret monthly financial statements and take appropriate corrective action in response to variances and trends.
  • Maintain current written records of department expenditures and assure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted as necessary.

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

The Director of Nursing reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Administrative Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse License issued by the State.
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in a hospital, long-term care facility or other related health care facility, preferred.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach, stoop, kneel, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the work day throughout the facility.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands. On call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
  • Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.

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Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)- Hot Springs

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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Transportation Aide – Maple Grove

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title: Transport Aide 

Department:     Administration 

Reports To:       Chief Administrative Officer

 

SUMMARY:  

The Transport Aide reports to and receives supervision from the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for safely transporting residents and patients to their medical appointments. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:.

  • Lift, move, and transport residents using proper body mechanics and lifting devices for accident prevention.
  • Transport patients as needed to emergency rooms, medical and dental appointments as needed
  • Communicate and interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with residents, visitors, family members, peers, and supervisors.
  • Assist and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, activities, etc.
  • Participate in activities and facility functions as directed.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from residents and family members in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform all duties in compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Transport patients as needed to emergency rooms, medical and dental appointments as needed
  • Monitor cleanliness of vehicles, reporting any maintenance variance to Maintenance Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 High school diploma or equivalent

  • CPR Certified
  • Valid driver’s license with good record.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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Area Director of Marketing – Palm View

Job Description 

Position/Title:               Director of Area Marketing 

 

Essential Functions of Director of Area Marketing:

 

The Director of Area Marketing 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 Area Marketing 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.

  • 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 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 of Director of Area Marketing:

The ideal Director of Area Marketing should meet the following requirements:

  • 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.
  • Must be bilingual (Spanish and English)

 

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.

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Nursing Assistant – Bland Co.

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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Respiratory Therapist – Fincastle

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position / Title:           Respiratory TherapistC/RRT

Department:                 Respiratory

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION: 

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

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

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

 

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