Staff Educator – Palm View

Position / Title:  Staff Educator

SUMMARY:

The Staff Educator reports to and receives general direction from the Director of Nursing and is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and coordinating the total staff development program of orientation and in-service training in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures.  In addition, the Area Nursing Instructor will provide clinical support to the various facilities, as directed by the CNO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, implement, direct and evaluate the facility education program for nursing assistants.

  • Ensure that all applicants are prepared for approval by the DHS for Orientation, In-Service, Continuing Education, and CNA Certification training.
  • Prepare DHS renewal applications for all educational programs as required by the State.
  • Provide program change information to DHS, when appropriate, within 30 day of change as required by the State.
  • Maintain a current schedule of all students and outside instructors who may be in the facility doing clinical training.
  • Ensure ALL Nursing Assistants hired by the facility complete a certification program within four months of the date of hire.
  • Conduct competency testing for all nursing skills, quarterly, annually, as needed.
  • Provide comprehensive orientation program to all new hires.
  • Schedule and coordinate annual mandatory in-service education.
  • Provide support in 100% compliance with monthly in-service training modules.
  • Provide resources for licensed staff in-service in clinical skills development.
  • Act as facility liaison to develop and maintain relationships with appropriate student affiliate programs.

Plan, implement and conduct a comprehensive orientation program for all new hires.

  • Schedule and coordinate an orientation program in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures. Ensure training occurs prior to a direct patient care assignment. Orientation programs must comply with Corporate Orientation Guidelines.
  • Ensure all nursing assistants complete required orientation training.
  • Complete an Orientation Skills Return Demonstration Checklist on all new nursing assistants showing they are competent to perform all direct patient care tasks they will be assigned. Promptly forward a copy of the completed checklist to the HR/Payroll Coordinator for inclusion in the personnel record.
  • Provide individual skill training to new staff in any deficient area noted during Orientation Skills Return Demonstration Checklist before allowing the nursing assistant to perform the task with a resident.
  • The Orientation program for all employees, must include a minimum of the following: PPD/Hepatitis B; Infection Control Procedures; Proper Handwashing Techniques; Infectious Waste Handling & Disposal; Blood Borne Pathogen Education; Standard Precautions; Dress Code; How QA applies to all employees; HIPAA/Confidentiality. In addition to the above minimum requirements, the orientation for all direct care staff, must include a minimum of the following:  Fall Prevention Policy & Procedure; Pressure Wound Prevention; Care of the Dementia Patient; Patient Assignment; End of Shift Reporting/Condition Change; Charting; ADL Computer Training; Hold over staffing procedure; Documentation Standards & Routines; Emergency Supplies; Crash Cart Procedures.  Additionally, orientation programs must comply with Corporate Orientation Guidelines.
  • Promptly forward a copy of the completed Orientation Checklist to the HR/Payroll Coordinator for inclusion in the personnel record.

Plan, implement and conduct a comprehensive in-service training program for all staff.

  • Plan and deliver In-Service training for all staff addressing the 12 mandatory topics on an annual basis. Facility consultants should be utilized where appropriate.
  • Ensure all employees receive a minimum of 12 hours in-service training per year.
  • Schedule and deliver In-Service training through classes which are made available at times accessible to all shifts.
  • Evaluate In-Service training to develop programs that enhance patient care skills.
  • Make regular checks for competency of nursing staffs skill performance focusing on the, positive regard for residents and developmental needs of direct care staff, intervene with mini in-service immediately if appropriate.
  • Prepare and file lesson plans for all programs taught.
  • Maintain all In-Service Education records for a minimum of 4 years. Documentation must be maintained in accordance with the Corporate Guidelines for In-Service Education.
  • Maintain a three-ring “Course Content Binder” for each year. Copies of course content, lesson plans, handouts, sign-in roster should be filed chronologically for each in-service presented.
  • Maintain a three-ring “Individual In-Service Education Attendance” Binder. Individual In-Service Education Attendance Rosters are filled alphabetically. Ensure all attendees sign both the sign-in roster and the Individual In-Service Education Attendance Roster for each in-service training attended.

Ensure ALL Nursing Assistants hired by the facility complete a certification program within four months of the date of hire. Certification program may be conducted in-facility or contracted to outside schools, agencies or other facilities.

  • In-Facility Nursing Assistant Certification Programs (If Applicable)
    • Schedule, develop, and deliver Certified Nursing Assistant training that enables all non-certified direct care employees to complete the program within four months of their date of hire.
    • Communicate and uphold staff development policies on failure to complete the program, testing and submission of forms, fees, and other documentation.
    • Ensure that immediate supervision of all nursing assistants during clinical training hours is provided by a licensed nurse.
    • Complete a Skills Return Demonstration Checklist for each student to verity competency in all resident care skills. Retrain and re-evaluate students not performing adequately.
    • Provide final evaluation tools and performance standards for all required skill areas and evaluate to indicate pass/fail or retest requirements in accordance with facility policies.
    • Provide a list of all nursing assistants who pass the facility CNA certification class, submit their CNA applications and their fee payments to DHS in a timely manner upon successful completion of the program.
  • Nursing Assistant Certification Programs Contracted To Outside Agencies (If applicable)
    • Annually review contract/letter of agreement with agency or school providing CNA training to the facility’s direct care staff to determine if contractor meets requirements and staffing needs.
    • Evaluate quality of training CNA’s receive and recommend appropriate changes.

Provide Clinical Support to the Chief Nursing Officer at any Kissito facility, as directed by the Chief Nursing Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse License issued by the State.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care, or other related health care facility.
  • Must have 1 year experience in direct resident care and supervision of staff education as required under OBRA and state regulation or must within 6 months of employment, obtain a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing educational programs.       Courses must be approved by the Board of Registered Nurses or administered by an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be certified to train CPR and AED.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

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.
  • 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 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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Activities Assistant – Bland Co.

Position / Title:       Activities Assistant

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist with planning, implementation and evaluation of all activities programs.

  • Prepare activity area for scheduled functions. Move/arrange equipment and supplies.
  • Clean up activity areas after completing activity functions.
  • Create decorations, set up necessary equipment and create crafts.
  • Assist in scheduling movies, planning parties, and providing games/activities for residents.
  • Order and maintain adequate levels of materials to implement activity programs.
  • Escort residents to and from activities areas.
  • Transport residents to activity functions held offsite using the facility van.
  • Make routine one-on-one visits to residents not able to participate in activity programs.
  • Assist in developing and implementing care plans and resident assessments.
  • Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement. Ensure that resident attendance and participation in Activities programs are documented with reference to their response to the program noting both active and passive participation.
  • Ensure all charted activity notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided.
  • Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information.
  • Supervise and schedule volunteers, as directed.

 

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

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

 

 

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works in activities area as well as throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays as needed to meet the demands of the facility and the position.   Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances.  Must be constantly alert for resident safety.  Is subject to lifting, transporting, and assisting residents.  May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

 

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Staff Educator – Fincastle

Position / Title:  Staff Educator

SUMMARY:

The Staff Educator reports to and receives general direction from the Director of Nursing and is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and coordinating the total staff development program of orientation and in-service training in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures.  In addition, the Area Nursing Instructor will provide clinical support to the various facilities, as directed by the CNO.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, implement, direct and evaluate the facility education program for nursing assistants.

  • Ensure that all applicants are prepared for approval by the DHS for Orientation, In-Service, Continuing Education, and CNA Certification training.
  • Prepare DHS renewal applications for all educational programs as required by the State.
  • Provide program change information to DHS, when appropriate, within 30 day of change as required by the State.
  • Maintain a current schedule of all students and outside instructors who may be in the facility doing clinical training.
  • Ensure ALL Nursing Assistants hired by the facility complete a certification program within four months of the date of hire.
  • Conduct competency testing for all nursing skills, quarterly, annually, as needed.
  • Provide comprehensive orientation program to all new hires.
  • Schedule and coordinate annual mandatory in-service education.
  • Provide support in 100% compliance with monthly in-service training modules.
  • Provide resources for licensed staff in-service in clinical skills development.
  • Act as facility liaison to develop and maintain relationships with appropriate student affiliate programs.

 

Plan, implement and conduct a comprehensive orientation program for all new hires.

  • Schedule and coordinate an orientation program in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures. Ensure training occurs prior to a direct patient care assignment. Orientation programs must comply with Corporate Orientation Guidelines.
  • Ensure all nursing assistants complete required orientation training.
  • Complete an Orientation Skills Return Demonstration Checklist on all new nursing assistants showing they are competent to perform all direct patient care tasks they will be assigned. Promptly forward a copy of the completed checklist to the HR/Payroll Coordinator for inclusion in the personnel record.
  • Provide individual skill training to new staff in any deficient area noted during Orientation Skills Return Demonstration Checklist before allowing the nursing assistant to perform the task with a resident.
  • The Orientation program for all employees, must include a minimum of the following: PPD/Hepatitis B; Infection Control Procedures; Proper Handwashing Techniques; Infectious Waste Handling & Disposal; Blood Borne Pathogen Education; Standard Precautions; Dress Code; How QA applies to all employees; HIPAA/Confidentiality. In addition to the above minimum requirements, the orientation for all direct care staff, must include a minimum of the following:  Fall Prevention Policy & Procedure; Pressure Wound Prevention; Care of the Dementia Patient; Patient Assignment; End of Shift Reporting/Condition Change; Charting; ADL Computer Training; Hold over staffing procedure; Documentation Standards & Routines; Emergency Supplies; Crash Cart Procedures.  Additionally, orientation programs must comply with Corporate Orientation Guidelines.
  • Promptly forward a copy of the completed Orientation Checklist to the HR/Payroll Coordinator for inclusion in the personnel record.

 

Plan, implement and conduct a comprehensive in-service training program for all staff.

  • Plan and deliver In-Service training for all staff addressing the 12 mandatory topics on an annual basis. Facility consultants should be utilized where appropriate.
  • Ensure all employees receive a minimum of 12 hours in-service training per year.
  • Schedule and deliver In-Service training through classes which are made available at times accessible to all shifts.
  • Evaluate In-Service training to develop programs that enhance patient care skills.
  • Make regular checks for competency of nursing staffs skill performance focusing on the, positive regard for residents and developmental needs of direct care staff, intervene with mini in-service immediately if appropriate.
  • Prepare and file lesson plans for all programs taught.
  • Maintain all In-Service Education records for a minimum of 4 years. Documentation must be maintained in accordance with the Corporate Guidelines for In-Service Education.
  • Maintain a three-ring “Course Content Binder” for each year. Copies of course content, lesson plans, handouts, sign-in roster should be filed chronologically for each in-service presented.
  • Maintain a three-ring “Individual In-Service Education Attendance” Binder. Individual In-Service Education Attendance Rosters are filled alphabetically. Ensure all attendees sign both the sign-in roster and the Individual In-Service Education Attendance Roster for each in-service training attended.

 

Ensure ALL Nursing Assistants hired by the facility complete a certification program within four months of the date of hire. Certification program may be conducted in-facility or contracted to outside schools, agencies or other facilities.

  • In-Facility Nursing Assistant Certification Programs (If Applicable)
    • Schedule, develop, and deliver Certified Nursing Assistant training that enables all non-certified direct care employees to complete the program within four months of their date of hire.
    • Communicate and uphold staff development policies on failure to complete the program, testing and submission of forms, fees, and other documentation.
    • Ensure that immediate supervision of all nursing assistants during clinical training hours is provided by a licensed nurse.
    • Complete a Skills Return Demonstration Checklist for each student to verity competency in all resident care skills. Retrain and re-evaluate students not performing adequately.
    • Provide final evaluation tools and performance standards for all required skill areas and evaluate to indicate pass/fail or retest requirements in accordance with facility policies.
    • Provide a list of all nursing assistants who pass the facility CNA certification class, submit their CNA applications and their fee payments to DHS in a timely manner upon successful completion of the program.
  • Nursing Assistant Certification Programs Contracted To Outside Agencies (If applicable)
    • Annually review contract/letter of agreement with agency or school providing CNA training to the facility’s direct care staff to determine if contractor meets requirements and staffing needs.
    • Evaluate quality of training CNA’s receive and recommend appropriate changes.

 

Provide Clinical Support to the Chief Nursing Officer at any Kissito facility, as directed by the Chief Nursing Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse License issued by the State.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care, or other related health care facility.
  • Must have 1 year experience in direct resident care and supervision of staff education as required under OBRA and state regulation or must within 6 months of employment, obtain a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing educational programs.       Courses must be approved by the Board of Registered Nurses or administered by an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be certified to train CPR and AED.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

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

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Director of Nursing (DON) – Fincastle

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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Dietary Cook – Alleghany

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.

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Respiratory Therapist (RT) – 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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Respiratory Therapist (RT) – Bland Co.

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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Director of Nursing (DON) – Bland Co.

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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Laundry Aide – Alleghany

The Laundry Aide will be responsible for performing a variety of general laundry tasks such as washing, drying, and folding garments and linens, ironing, handling clean and soiled laundry, assembling supply packs for departments, recording requests for linens and delivering them promptly, identifying and reporting garments in need of repair, and distributing garments to residents rooms. The Laundry Aide is expected to perform duties in a safe manner and comply with established policies and procedures.

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Director of Maintenance – Fincastle, VA

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position / Title:            Director of Maintenance

Department:                 Maintenance

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

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