Director of Admissions – Bland

Job Description

Position / Title:               Director of Admissions

 

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

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to meet census targets.
  • Assist in managing, planning and organizing the resident’s admission process to ensure a positive experience and smooth transition into the facility, as assigned.
  • Develops and implements marketing strategies to increase awareness and promote a positive image of the facility and its services.
  • Identify and pursue present and future opportunities to meet the facility and organizational goals.
  • Build name brand recognition and brand-loyalty within the community and with our residents.
  • Identify and participate in key community organizations and events that may occur during business hours and outside of typical working hours.
  • Develop and maintain a database of medical contacts and community resources.
  • Make person-to-person calls outside the facility to medical professionals, senior organizations, hospital discharge planners, and appropriate special interest groups. Must develop and maintain relationships to advise them of bed availability and new products and services, efficiently meeting the daily needs of the community at large.
  • Develop special events and presentations aimed at community education, representing the facility as the expert on skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.
  • Measure and evaluate customer satisfaction.
  • Compile pre-admission clinical information for prospective new residents and distribute to appropriate department managers.
  • Evaluate prospective resident’s special needs and determine if their needs can be met with the facility’s clinical expertise in a cost effective manner.
  • Alert appropriate department managers and facility staff of projected changes such as admissions, bed changes, and discharges.
  • Participate in daily standup meetings to discuss forthcoming changes.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Nursing, and Director of Financial Services to assure appropriate and efficient decisions regarding prospective admissions.
  • Maintain, update and distribute a list of available beds by type on a daily basis.
  • Monitor daily admissions systems including after hours and weekend systems to ensure efficient functioning.

 

 

Qualifications:

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

 

Working Environment

  • Works in office areas, as well as throughout the facility. Frequent day travel by automobile to hospitals, doctor’s offices, senior services, etc.   Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.   Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, and visitors.   Exposure to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

 

 

Dietary Cook – Springs

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 – Bland

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position / Title:                        Respiratory TherapistC/RRT 

 

 

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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Speech Therapist – FIN

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:                        Speech Language Pathologist  

SUMMARY:

The Speech Language Pathologist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation and is responsible for providing speech language pathology services to residents, as ordered by the physician, who experience disorders of cognition, communication or dysphagia in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures 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 clinical interventions, implementation, evaluation of functional outcomes, and facilitation of discharge plan.

  • Evaluation:
  • Assess each resident’s functional abilities considering the resident’s capabilities, the tasks and the environments in which these tasks occur.
  • Evaluate and perform diagnostic testing in areas of fluency, speech articulation, voice, receptive and expressive language (syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics), swallowing disorders, and cognitive communication functioning.
  • Participate in completing designated section of the initial and comprehensive assessments of a resident’s speech language pathology needs and the individualized care plans within established time frames.
  • Plan of Care Development:
  • Utilize evidence-based research as it applies ethically and appropriately to the speech language pathology process.
  • Recommend additional consultations and treatments, as needed.
  • Develop, document, and implement speech language pathology 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 functional tasks.
  • 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.
  • Instruct residents, families and caregivers in home programs, basic living skills and the care and use of adaptive equipment and/or compensatory strategies.∙ Supervise Speech Language Pathologists during their Clinical Fellowship Year, students of speech language pathology programs, and Rehabilitation Aides utilizing standards established by practice settings, government agencies, payers, and ASHA documents.◦ In-service staff members and caregivers as needed, as it relates to the delivery of speech language pathology services.Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Complete In servicing and Training
  • Supervise Others
  • 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 speech language pathology services in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Ensure all speech language pathology 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 Speech Language Pathologist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree from a speech language pathology program with accreditation consistent with the national standards set by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA®) or predecessor organizations.
    • Possess a current and unrestricted Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
    • Must have passed the qualifying examination from the appropriate accrediting body.
    • Possess a current and unencumbered license, registration, or certification as required by law or regulation.
    • Current membership with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 
    • Abide by the Code of Ethics, as developed by ASHA;
    • Must posses a working knowledge of Speech language pathology 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.

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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Occupational Therapist – Alleghany

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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Speech Therapist – ALG

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:                        Speech Language Pathologist  

SUMMARY:

The Speech Language Pathologist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation and is responsible for providing speech language pathology services to residents, as ordered by the physician, who experience disorders of cognition, communication or dysphagia in compliance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and established policies and procedures 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 clinical interventions, implementation, evaluation of functional outcomes, and facilitation of discharge plan.

  • Evaluation:
  • Assess each resident’s functional abilities considering the resident’s capabilities, the tasks and the environments in which these tasks occur.
  • Evaluate and perform diagnostic testing in areas of fluency, speech articulation, voice, receptive and expressive language (syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics), swallowing disorders, and cognitive communication functioning.
  • Participate in completing designated section of the initial and comprehensive assessments of a resident’s speech language pathology needs and the individualized care plans within established time frames.
  • Plan of Care Development:
  • Utilize evidence-based research as it applies ethically and appropriately to the speech language pathology process.
  • Recommend additional consultations and treatments, as needed.
  • Develop, document, and implement speech language pathology 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 functional tasks.
  • 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.
  • Instruct residents, families and caregivers in home programs, basic living skills and the care and use of adaptive equipment and/or compensatory strategies.∙ Supervise Speech Language Pathologists during their Clinical Fellowship Year, students of speech language pathology programs, and Rehabilitation Aides utilizing standards established by practice settings, government agencies, payers, and ASHA documents.◦ In-service staff members and caregivers as needed, as it relates to the delivery of speech language pathology services.Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Complete In servicing and Training
  • Supervise Others
  • 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 speech language pathology services in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Ensure all speech language pathology 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 Speech Language Pathologist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation.

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree from a speech language pathology program with accreditation consistent with the national standards set by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA®) or predecessor organizations.
    • Possess a current and unrestricted Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
    • Must have passed the qualifying examination from the appropriate accrediting body.
    • Possess a current and unencumbered license, registration, or certification as required by law or regulation.
    • Current membership with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 
    • Abide by the Code of Ethics, as developed by ASHA;
    • Must posses a working knowledge of Speech language pathology 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.

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: 

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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Dietary Cook – FIN

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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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) – Bland Co.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title:           Physical Therapist Assistant

Department:                 Rehabilitation

Reports To:                  Director of Rehabilitation

SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist the Physical Therapist in performing selected components of physical therapy intervention to include treatment, measurement and data collection in accordance with laws, regulatory requirements, and APTA documents.

  • Implementation – Assist the Physical Therapist in implementing treatment plans designed to help residents function independently.
  • Therapeutic Intervention Selection
  • Select therapy activities to fit resident’s needs and capabilities. Alter treatment programs as necessary.
  • Monitor resident’s performance in therapy activities and provide encouragement.
  • Observe and document resident’s progress, attitudes and behavior. Report findings to the Physical Therapist and/or the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Facilitation of Discharge Plan:
  • Contribute to the discontinuation or transition plan by providing information and documentation to the Physical Therapist related to the resident’s needs, goals, performance, and appropriate follow-up resources.
  • Instruct residents, families, and caregivers in home programs, basic living skills and the care and use of adaptive equipment.◦    Inservice staff members and caregivers as needed, as it relates to the delivery of physical therapy services.Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures. Complete Inservicing and Training
  • Perform all duties in compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of modalities, equipment and supplies, as directed by the Physical Therapist.  Timely and accurately record physical therapy services in an informative and descriptive manner.
  •  Ensure all physical therapy documentation conveys specific therapy provided and the resident’s response or lack of response to the therapy provided.
  • Perform all therapy services in accordance with the individualized plan of care.
  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Document and promptly report such requests to the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Record all entries on notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by the facility when recording information.
  • Properly document all therapy, responses to therapy, changes in condition, etc. in accordance with established policies and procedures.DEGREE OF SUPERVISION: QUALIFICATIONS:
  •  The Physical Therapist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Rehabilitation.
  •  Graduate of a physical therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE®) or predecessor organizations.
  • Must have successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the recognized educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirements.
  • Must have passed all examinations for physical therapist assistants.
  • Possess a current and unencumbered license, registration, or certification as required by law or regulation.
  • Must posses a working knowledge of Physical Therapy practices, including the ability to recall important and commonly used information in source documents, and an understanding of the application of the pertinent principles in this field.American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Abide by the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant of the
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;
  • reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Must maintain a current license at all times throughout employment.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

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Admissions Coordinator- Bland

ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

SUMMARY:

The Admissions Coordinator 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 Admissions Coordinator 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist in developing and implementing strategies to meet census targets.

  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing strategies to increase awareness and promote a positive image of the facility and its services.
  • Must connect with customers to cultivate lasting relationships, primarily by solving problems for these customers.
  • Assist and educate our potential residents by effectively demonstrating the unique value of our facility and our services.
  • Assist in Identifying and analyzing competitive facilities in the local marketing area, including the number of beds, competitive rates, and current occupancy. Update on a quarterly basis or ore frequently if necessary.
  • Conduct facility tours with referral sources, family members, and appropriate others.
  • Assist in developing and implementing special events and presentations targeted at community education, establishing and maintaining status for the facility as the EXPERT provider of skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.
  • Assist in managing, planning and organizing the resident’s admission process to ensure a positive experience and smooth transition into the facility.
  • Compile pre-admission clinical information for prospective new residents and distribute to appropriate department managers.
  • Alert appropriate department managers and facility staff of projected changes such as admissions, bed changes, and discharges.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Director of Marketing & Business Development, 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.
  • Assist in coordinating and managing new bed availability to maximize occupancy.
  • Follow-up with referral sources, family members and responsible parties concerning prospective new admissions, as assigned.
  • Assist in monitoring and analyzing customer satisfaction including new admissions, post-discharges, current short-term stay patients, residents, family members, and community sources.       Work with management team to develop action plans, as necessary.
  • Assure admission procedures are following in accordance with established policies.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with social workers, physicians, and discharge planners.
  • Contact hospitals as needed to facilitate the return of residents to the facility.

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

  • Practice careful, efficient, and no-waste use of supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control 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. The Admissions Coordinator reports to and received direction from the Director of Marketing and Business Development and the Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in Social Services, Marketing, or related area, preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Must be bilingual.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • 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. 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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Floor Tech/Maintenance – Fincastle

SUMMARY:

The Floor Care Technician is responsible for the care and maintenance of floors in and around the facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLIIES:

  • Floor care technicians are generally responsible for the overall floor maintenance of hard surface (dust and wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing) of areas that include offices, resident rooms, corridors, lobbies, entrances, stairwells and other public areas such as dining rooms.
  • The floor care technician is responsible for satisfactory and timely completion of assigned cleaning area according to schedule.
  • Reports equipment/cleaning product needs and or malfunctions to supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Is responsible for the safe and proper mixing and use of cleaning solutions and adheres to all safety precautions.
  • Work involves pulling and pushing, carrying weight up to 50 pounds, twisting, bending and reaching from floor to waist height and from waist to above head.
  • Applies stripper to floors (slippery surface) to remove old wax then refinishes floors with new wax product.
  • Some outside work may be assigned, including mowing and landscaping.
  • Represents Kissito Healthcare in a positive manner; is able to follow oral instructions, is pleasant, tactful and courteous and cooperative with supervisor, co-workers, residents and client staff.
  • The floor care technician consistently embodies the characteristics necessary to drive the Company’s Core Values – Integrity, Passion, Excellence and Respect.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required..
  • Minimum 1 ½ years’ experience in floor care required.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must be able to be at work on time.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English to communicate effectively with all that you come in contact with.
  • Ability to cooperate with other employees.
  • Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks on a continuous basis.
  • Knowledge of how to strip, wax and burnish floors with minimal to no assistance upon completion of initial training period.
  • Must be able to accomplish all responsibilities without supervision or other employee assistance after the training period is completed, and do so without injury to oneself or other individuals.

Physical Demands:

  • Work involves pulling and pushing, carrying weight up to 50 pounds, twisting, bending and reaching from floor to waist height and from waist to above head.
  • Must be able to work around cleaning products.
  • 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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