Maintenance Assistant

Full Time, Day Shift
Must be able to work in a fast paced healthcare environment with a variety of tasks being assigned. Customer service is an important quality for this position.
 
Position Summary: Heavy duty cleaning, grounds care, maintenance of institutional equipment and vehicles; Cutting grass, fertilizing and planting flowers, spraying for insects and disease on flowers and shrubs, weeding, watering, spreading mulch. Requisitions supplies and equipment for use in department activities. Keeps records of work performed and costs involved. Coordinates work of maintenance department with other department functions so as not to interrupt patient care or normal business functions. Advises and consults with administrator on maintenance and repair needs concerning structure, equipment and grounds. Inspects all equipment and systems regularly for proper functioning and safety. Prepares and submits reports as directed by the administrator. Able to be on call for emergencies. Other duties as assigned.
 
Experience: Maintenance Assistant background is preferred.
 
Education: High school diploma required, graduate of a technical school preferred

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Administrator and Maintenance Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school graduate or graduate of a technical school.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals. Knowledge of local codes and ordinances. Knowledge of safety regulations.
  • Ability to plan and carry out programs in repair or new construction and/or installation. Ability to direct others.
  • Knowledge of record keeping and cost estimating.
  • Knowledge of supplies and equipment used by department and the care of this equipment.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with patients.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Able to stand, walk inside and outside in all weather.
  • Able to stoop, kneel, bend, and climb depending on job.
  • Able to work in awkward positions.
  • Able to do heavy lifting and moving. Be able to lift over 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Subject to emergency call.
  • Able to see, hear and communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Heavy duty cleaning, grounds care, maintenance of institutional equipment and vehicles; Cutting grass, fertilizing and planting flowers, spraying for insects and disease on flowers and shrubs, weeding, watering, spreading mulch.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment for use in department activities.
  • Keeps records of work performed and costs involved.
  • Coordinates work of maintenance department with other department functions so as not to interrupt patient care or normal business functions.
  • Advises and consults with administrator on maintenance and repair needs concerning structure, equipment and grounds.
  • Inspects all equipment and systems regularly for proper functioning and safety. Prepares and submits reports as directed by the administrator.
  • Able to be on call for emergencies.
  • Directs or performs duties concerned with maintenance of grounds, parking lots, driveways, etc. May include gardening, landscaping, clean-up, snow removal, etc (except that performed under service contract).
  • Perform or direct heavy custodial duties such as scrubbing and buffing, cleaning of basement, storage, utility areas, washing walls, ceilings, outside windows, changing screens and storm windows, changing light bulbs in ceiling fixtures and housekeeping duties in very high places, removing and disposing of garbage and trash.
  • Runs errands, handles incoming and outgoing freight, lifts and moves heavy furniture and equipment, and other miscellaneous duties as directed by the administrator.
  • Responsible for the care, maintenance and repairs of institutional property, equipment and grounds as directed by the administrator.
  • Responsible for the care and use of supplies and maintenance equipment used in performance of duties.
  • Regular inspection of property and equipment for compliance with safety regulations.
  • Able to cooperate with other partners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned from time to time.

Recreation Assistant – Healthcare

Full-Time, Day Shift (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Rotating Weekends 

Position Summary: This position is responsible for planning, supervising and maintaining recreation programs for patients.

Experience: 1- 2 years of experience working with geriatric patients in an activity role preferred.

Education: High School Degree or GED required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy or other related fields preferred.

Certifications: Certified by NCCAP as an Activity Professional Certified (APC), Activity Director Certified (ADC), or Activity Consultant Certified (ACC) preferred.

About NHC Place Farragut: NHC Place, Farragut, an affiliate of National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) and East Tennessee’s premier assisted living, Memory Care, and rehabilitation center, represents senior living at its finest. Our multi-dimensional facility offers luxury healthcare in a state-of-the-art center. The environment is elegant, yet friendly and comfortable. The staff is courteous, professional and attentive. NHC Place, Farragut, LLC is committed to providing quality care according to the activity level and health needs of each individual resident.

NHC Farragut is located at 120 Cavette Hill Lane, Knoxville, TN 37934

GENERAL PURPOSE

This position is responsible for assisting the Recreation Department with planning, implementing programs and interventions for the patients and completing duties assigned by the Department Supervisor.

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Recreation Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school degree or GED
  2. Ability to work with elderly patients/residents
  3. Genuine enthusiasm
  4. A self motivated, creative and “positive” personality
  5. Willingness to learn new ideas and skills
  6. A sense of humor; ability to laugh at success and failure
  7. Ability to work with partners, family members, and community
  8. Possess patience, good organizational skills, assertiveness and be conscientious
  9. Present a professional appearance
  10. Be flexible in working hours so that weekend or evening programs will be provided

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. Able to lift 60 to 70 pounds occasionally
  2. Able to be on feet for 2-5 hours daily
  3. Be able to move throughout center without assistance

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Respectful and supportive to supervisor
  2. Assist and support the Recreation Director in assessing each patient to determine their activity interests and needs.
  3. Assist and support the Recreation Director in providing therapeutic programs which meet each patient’s “individual” needs.
  4. Assist in providing activities which meet the physical, social, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual needs of each patient while providing an atmosphere of “fun” and enjoyment.” This includes the “INDIVIDUALIZED 1 TO 1 PROGRAMS.”
  5. Assist and support good public relations with the community and with other partners, patients and families.
  6. Be aware of NHC Standards and abide by the 20 Better Way Promises.
  7. Be aware of and follow HIPAA regulations.
  8. Be aware of and abide by weekly work schedule; be prepared and prompt.
  9. Be aware of and follow all State and Federal guidelines.
  10. Assist in and support the center newsletter and fundraising projects.
  11. Attend and support any in-services and partner meetings as required.
  12. Be aware, support and follow all State, Federal, Company and Center Requirements, Policies and Procedures.

Resident Care Assistant (RCA)

Full Time, 12 Hour Shifts

Day Shift: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Night Shift: 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Position Summary:  Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of a Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists residents with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comforts and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group of residents.

Licensure Requirement: None Required

Experience Requirement: At least 6 months experience working as a Resident Care Assistant/Aide preferred

About NHC Place Farragut: NHC Place, Farragut, an affiliate of National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) and East Tennessee’s premier assisted living and rehabilitation center, represents senior living at its finest. Our multi-dimensional facility offers luxury healthcare in a state-of-the-art center. The environment is elegant, yet friendly and comfortable. The staff is courteous, professional and attentive. NHC Place, Farragut, LLC is committed to providing quality care according to the activity level and health needs of each individual resident.

General Purpose

Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of a Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists residents with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comforts and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group of residents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Health – Ability to meet performance requirements.

Education and Training:

  1. Attend in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.

Personal Qualifications:

  1. Sensitive to our patients’ physical and psychosocial needs.
  2. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  3. Capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record or other similar form.
  4. Pleasant and cheerful personality.
  5. Tactful and courteous approach with patients and visitors.
  6. Treat all patient information as confidential material.
  7. Adhere to dress code as directed by center policy (see Personnel Manual.)

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Responsible for handling and caring for patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort under the direction of licensed nurses and patients’ physicians.

Physical Demands:

  1. Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
  2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on frequent basis.
  3. Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist frequently in a day.
  4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
  5. Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
  6. Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
  7. Able to read and write so that center charting requirements can be met.
  8. Report any medical conditions, such as communicable disease, that might interfere with providing direct patient care.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  1. Understands and practices universal precautions with all patient.
  2. Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to charge nurse any tasks not completed.
  3. Assists in the preparation for admission of patients.
  4. Assists in and accompany patients in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
  5. Provides post-mortem care.
  6. Provides morning care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
  7. Provides evening care, which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, special skin care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room, and other general care as needed.
  8. Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients; lifting and turning patients; applying/utilizing special equipment; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; and ambulating the patient using a gait belt.
  9. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
  10. Adheres to policies and procedures of the center the Department of Nursing.
  11. Participates in socialization activities on the unit and assists patients to activities.
  12. Turns and positions as ordered and/or as needed, making sure no rough surfaces are in direct contact with the body. Lifts and turns with proper and safe mechanics and with available resources.
  13. Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to LPN.
  14. Ensures that patients are dressed properly and assists as necessary. Ensures that clothing is properly stored in dressers or on hangers. Ensures that all patients are clean and dry at all times.
  15. Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
  16. Restrains patients properly when ordered. Understands reason for restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
  17. Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
  18. Provides reality orientation in daily care.
  19. Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
  20. Distributes drinking water, ice and other nourishments to patients.
  21. Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the center’s Infection Control Policies.
  22. Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
  23. Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
  24. Collects and transports specimens as directed.
  25. Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
  26. Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information available.
  27. Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment, reports equipment that is out of order, reports other problems to the charge nurse, maintains appropriate handling of clean and soiled linen and stores supplies on the unit.
  28. Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
  29. Attends in-service education programs and participates in ReliasTraining, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  30. Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.

Other Demands:

  1. Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
  2. Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
  3. Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
  4. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
  5. Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
  6. Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS REFLECT THE GENERAL DUTIES CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO DESCRIBE THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB AS IDENTIFIED, AND SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE WORK REQUIREMENTS THAT MAY BE INHERENT IN THE POSITION.


Flexible scheduled with every other weekend off

General Purpose

Performs various duties associated with the production and service of patient meals.

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Directory of Dietary / Dietary Manager / Assistant Dietary Manager / Cook

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a sincere interest in foodservice and enjoy working with geriatric and other healthcare patients.
  • Must have, or be willing to learn, food preparation, and simple cooking skills.
  • Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, therapeutic and modified diet information to use in preparing and serving patient trays.
  • Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, correct sanitation procedures and use these on a daily basis.
  • Must be willing to perform repetitive tasks daily.
  • Must possess and use excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow oral and/or written instructions.
  • Must be able to speak and understand English. May be required to have reading skills.
  • Must be able to read and/or understand labels on chemicals and MSDS sheets and be able to use these products safely and correctly.
  • Must be in good mental and physical condition.
  • Must work cooperatively and productively with all partners in Dietary and in all departments following established policies of the center.
  • Must be willing to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, must be at work on time and during scheduled shift.
  • May be required to have or obtain a Food Handlers Certificate or Sanitation Course, as required by state regulations.
  • Must be able to work under supervision.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to be on feet standing or walking most of the working day and must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist numerous times daily.
  • Must be able to lift 50-60 pounds, sweep and mop floors, and push/pull carts. Must be able to climb on safety ladders to perform cleaning, storage, or other duties.
  • Must be able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity requirements.
  • Must possess mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.
  • Must be able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients as well as communicate with staff.
  • Must be able to handle and use all food service equipment of standard height and design used in food preparation, service, and cleanliness.
  • Must be able to taste and smell foods to determine quality and palatability.
  • Must be able to withstand changes of extreme temperatures while working around ranges in kitchens or entering walk-in freezer, etc. In dishroom, must be able to work in a noisy room with a warm, moist, and odorous atmosphere.
  • Must be alert and work safely and cautiously to avoid cuts and burns while working with kitchen equipment and to avoid falls while working on or near wet and slippery floors.
  • Must not have any medical conditions which would endanger self or others if such should occur while in the Dietary Department or during patient contact.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Must demonstrate qualities of being a self-starter and be able to make independent decisions when necessary.
  • Has a thorough understanding of all regulations (local, state, and federal) which affect dietary including, but not limited to, patient care, sanitation, labor, fire, safety, and disaster and complies to these regulations.
  • Assists in maintaining the dietary department in a safe, secure, and sanitary manner and reports any problems to the Dietary Manager.
  • Uses good judgment in conserving supplies, preventing food waste, and conserving utilities. Reports any food, supply, and equipment needs or concerns to the Dietary Manager.
  • Assists in receiving and storing food and supplies to prevent waste and assure quality products. Dates, labels, and stores items properly. Uses proper food handling techniques.
  • Responsible for scraping, stacking, washing, and sanitizing dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. and for removing broken and chipped dishes and glassware from use. Wraps flatware if needed.
  • Properly transports and stores dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. Responsible for having sufficient quantities of clean and sanitized dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. to meet time schedule for meal preparation and service.
  • Cleans and sanitizes the dish machine and dish room. Empties and cleans/sanitizes the trash can. Keeps work area clean and uncluttered and completes assigned cleaning duties.
  • Assists cook, if needed, in preparing and serving foods for all diets, including therapeutic diets, according to planned menus, using proper portions and special diet items. Prepares beverages, breads, and other menu items as assigned.
  • Communicates and cooperates with the staff, patients, and their families.
  • Sets up trays for service, sorts diet cards and/or selective menus.
  • Serves trays on tray line and checks trays for accuracy of diets, preferences, and quality before they are delivered. Delivers carts to floors as needed.
  • Busses tables in dining room; cleans/sanitizes table tops.
  • Attends in-service and other necessary training.
  • In absence of the Director of Dietary, Dietary Manager, and Assistant Dietary Manager, is responsible to the cook for supervision in the Dietary Department
  • Adheres to the dress code for the department.
  • Performs other tasks as necessary and appropriate.

Dietary Aide

Full Time (40 Hour Per Week) or Part-Time (25-30 Hours Per Week)

Day Shift: 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Evening Shift: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Position Summary: Performs various duties associated with the production and service of patient meals.

About Holston Health and Rehab: Holston Health and Rehabilitation Center, located on the banks of the Holston River in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been providing rehabilitation and skilled care services since 1995. Our healthcare center is a 90-bed center located in Historic Holston Hills, seconds away from the Holston Hills Country Club. We offer both private and semiprivate rooms, all on one level. Throughout a patient’s stay, short or extended, achieving and maintaining the highest possible level of independence is always encouraged by our caregivers. We provide a wide array of short-term rehabilitation, joint therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation and continuing care services.

General Purpose

Performs various duties associated with the production and service of patient meals.

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Directory of Dietary / Dietary Manager / Assistant Dietary Manager / Cook

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a sincere interest in foodservice and enjoy working with geriatric and other healthcare patients.
  • Must have, or be willing to learn, food preparation, and simple cooking skills.
  • Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, therapeutic and modified diet information to use in preparing and serving patient trays.
  • Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, correct sanitation procedures and use these on a daily basis.
  • Must be willing to perform repetitive tasks daily.
  • Must possess and use excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow oral and/or written instructions.
  • Must be able to speak and understand English. May be required to have reading skills.
  • Must be able to read and/or understand labels on chemicals and MSDS sheets and be able to use these products safely and correctly.
  • Must be in good mental and physical condition.
  • Must work cooperatively and productively with all partners in Dietary and in all departments following established policies of the center.
  • Must be willing to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, must be at work on time and during scheduled shift.
  • May be required to have or obtain a Food Handlers Certificate or Sanitation Course, as required by state regulations.
  • Must be able to work under supervision.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to be on feet standing or walking most of the working day and must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist numerous times daily.
  • Must be able to lift 50-60 pounds, sweep and mop floors, and push/pull carts. Must be able to climb on safety ladders to perform cleaning, storage, or other duties.
  • Must be able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity requirements.
  • Must possess mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.
  • Must be able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients as well as communicate with staff.
  • Must be able to handle and use all food service equipment of standard height and design used in food preparation, service, and cleanliness.
  • Must be able to taste and smell foods to determine quality and palatability.
  • Must be able to withstand changes of extreme temperatures while working around ranges in kitchens or entering walk-in freezer, etc. In dishroom, must be able to work in a noisy room with a warm, moist, and odorous atmosphere.
  • Must be alert and work safely and cautiously to avoid cuts and burns while working with kitchen equipment and to avoid falls while working on or near wet and slippery floors.
  • Must not have any medical conditions which would endanger self or others if such should occur while in the Dietary Department or during patient contact.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Must demonstrate qualities of being a self-starter and be able to make independent decisions when necessary.
  • Has a thorough understanding of all regulations (local, state, and federal) which affect dietary including, but not limited to, patient care, sanitation, labor, fire, safety, and disaster and complies to these regulations.
  • Assists in maintaining the dietary department in a safe, secure, and sanitary manner and reports any problems to the Dietary Manager.
  • Uses good judgment in conserving supplies, preventing food waste, and conserving utilities. Reports any food, supply, and equipment needs or concerns to the Dietary Manager.
  • Assists in receiving and storing food and supplies to prevent waste and assure quality products. Dates, labels, and stores items properly. Uses proper food handling techniques.
  • Responsible for scraping, stacking, washing, and sanitizing dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. and for removing broken and chipped dishes and glassware from use. Wraps flatware if needed.
  • Properly transports and stores dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. Responsible for having sufficient quantities of clean and sanitized dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. to meet time schedule for meal preparation and service.
  • Cleans and sanitizes the dish machine and dish room. Empties and cleans/sanitizes the trash can. Keeps work area clean and uncluttered and completes assigned cleaning duties.
  • Assists cook, if needed, in preparing and serving foods for all diets, including therapeutic diets, according to planned menus, using proper portions and special diet items. Prepares beverages, breads, and other menu items as assigned.
  • Communicates and cooperates with the staff, patients, and their families.
  • Sets up trays for service, sorts diet cards and/or selective menus.
  • Serves trays on tray line and checks trays for accuracy of diets, preferences, and quality before they are delivered. Delivers carts to floors as needed.
  • Busses tables in dining room; cleans/sanitizes table tops.
  • Attends in-service and other necessary training.
  • In absence of the Director of Dietary, Dietary Manager, and Assistant Dietary Manager, is responsible to the cook for supervision in the Dietary Department
  • Adheres to the dress code for the department.
  • Performs other tasks as necessary and appropriate.

Certified Nursing Assistant- Float Pool

Float Pool Pay: $15/ Hour

Full Time, 12 Hour Shifts, Flexible Schedule, Every Other Weekend Off

Available Shifts

Day Shift: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

About NHC Farragut’s Float Pool: Float Pool partners are required to work at NHC Farragut Healthcare, NHC Place Farragut Assisted Living, and NHC Farragut Cavette Hill. Orientation to all campuses must be completed before accepting a shift. Float Pool partners will work a pre-established schedule at the Float Pool Manager’s discretion.

Position Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists patient with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comforts and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group of residents.

Licensure Requirement: Must be a certified nursing assistant with a valid Tennessee CNA license.

Experience Requirement: Two years of CNA experience in a skilled nursing facility or hospital are required.

About NHC Place Farragut: NHC Place, Farragut, an affiliate of National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) and East Tennessee’s premier assisted living and rehabilitation center, represents senior living at its finest. Our multi-dimensional facility offers luxury healthcare in a state-of-the-art center. The environment is elegant, yet friendly and comfortable. The staff is courteous, professional and attentive. NHC Place, Farragut, LLC is committed to providing quality care according to the activity level and health needs of each individual resident.

Certified Nursing Assistants participating in NHC Farragut’s Float Pool agree to work at NHC Farragut Healthcare, NHC Place Farragut Assisted Living, and NHC Farragut Cavette Hill. They will support the mission of NHC by exemplifying “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. As well as represent the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

Prerequisites/Eligibility and Follow-up Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited nurse aide training course
  • Maintains a current unencumbered Certified Nursing Assistant license and can practice in the State of Tennessee
  • Experience: Two years of CNA experience in a skilled nursing facility or hospital required
  • All facility pre-employment requisites (i.e., background, references) must be met
  • Employee is responsible for completing all mandatory facility and Certified Nursing Assistant educational competency requirements
  • Orientation to all campuses must be completed before accepting a shift
  • Adhere to all facility and nursing department policies
  • Skills will be evaluated and/or assessed within 30 days of hire

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

  • Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Assists patient with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comforts and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group of residents.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

Scheduling and Other Staffing Issues:

  • NHC Farragut Float Pool partners are required to work at NHC Farragut Healthcare, NHC Place Farragut Assisted Living, and NHC Farragut Cavette Hill.
  • Must work a pre-established schedule

Certified Nursing Assistant

Full Time, 8 Hour Shifts

Evening Shift: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Position Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists patient with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comforts and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group of residents.

Licensure Requirement: Must be a certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program.

About NHC Place Farragut: NHC Place, Farragut, an affiliate of National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) and East Tennessee’s premier assisted living and rehabilitation center, represents senior living at its finest. Our multi-dimensional facility offers luxury healthcare in a state-of-the-art center. The environment is elegant, yet friendly and comfortable. The staff is courteous, professional and attentive. NHC Place, Farragut, LLC is committed to providing quality care according to the activity level and health needs of each individual resident.

NHC Farragut is located at 120 Cavette Hill Lane, Knoxville, TN 37934

General Purpose

Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists patient with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comforts and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group of residents.

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

RN or LPN

QUALIFICATIONS:

Health – Ability to meet performance requirements.

Education and Training:

  1. Must be certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program.
  2. Attend in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.

Personal Qualifications:

  1. Sensitive to our patients’ physical and psychosocial needs.
  2. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  3. Capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record or other similar form.
  4. Pleasant and cheerful personality.
  5. Tactful and courteous approach with patients and visitors.
  6. Treat all patient information as confidential material.
  7. Adhere to dress code as directed by center policy (see Personnel Manual.)

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Responsible for handling and caring for patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort under the direction of licensed nurses and patients’ physicians.

Physical Demands:

  1. Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
  2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on frequent basis.
  3. Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist frequently in a day.
  4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
  5. Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
  6. Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
  7. Able to read and write so that center charting requirements can be met.
  8. Report any medical conditions, such as communicable disease, that might interfere with providing direct patient care.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  1. Understands and practices universal precautions with all patient.
  2. Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to charge nurse any tasks not completed.
  3. Assists in the preparation for admission of patients.
  4. Assists in and accompany patients in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
  5. Provides post-mortem care.
  6. Provides morning care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
  7. Provides evening care, which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, special skin care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room, and other general care as needed.
  8. Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients; lifting and turning patients; applying/utilizing special equipment; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; and ambulating the patient using a gait belt.
  9. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
  10. Adheres to policies and procedures of the center the Department of Nursing.
  11. Participates in socialization activities on the unit and assists patients to activities.
  12. Turns and positions as ordered and/or as needed, making sure no rough surfaces are in direct contact with the body. Lifts and turns with proper and safe mechanics and with available resources.
  13. Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to an RN or LPN.
  14. Ensures that patients are dressed properly and assists as necessary. Ensures that clothing is properly stored in dressers or on hangers. Ensures that all patients are clean and dry at all times.
  15. Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
  16. Restrains patients properly when ordered. Understands reason for restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
  17. Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
  18. Provides reality orientation in daily care.
  19. Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
  20. Distributes drinking water, ice and other nourishments to patients.
  21. Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the center’s Infection Control Policies.
  22. Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
  23. Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
  24. Collects and transports specimens as directed.
  25. Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
  26. Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information available.
  27. Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment, reports equipment that is out of order, reports other problems to the charge nurse, maintains appropriate handling of clean and soiled linen and stores supplies on the unit.
  28. Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
  29. Attends in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  30. Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.

Other Demands:

  1. Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
  2. Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
  3. Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
  4. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
  5. Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
  6. Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS REFLECT THE GENERAL DUTIES CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO DESCRIBE THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB AS IDENTIFIED, AND SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE WORK REQUIREMENTS THAT MAY BE INHERENT IN THE POSITION.


Laundry Assistant

Part-Time, 20 Hours Per Week, Day Shift, Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Position Summary: The position is responsible for sorting out dirty laundry, loading and unloading washing machine and dryer and folding center linens.

Experience: No experience required

Physical Demands: Able to pull and push wet laundry (50 – 75 pounds) from washing machine. Able to be on feet 7 – 8 hours per day. Able to stoop, kneel, and bend. Able to see, hear and communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibilities. Able to lift 30 – 40 pounds frequently.

About NHC Place Farragut: NHC Place, Farragut was opened in 1998. We service a wide range of patients from those who need assisted living, to those who need a short stay for rehabilitation. Today we have 100 beds in our Health Care Center to accommodate our patients. Patients will receive a range of specialized health care services based on their personal needs.  In our Assisted Living Center, residents can continue to live an enjoyable lifestyle in this elegant, comfortable environment in their own spacious apartments.NHC Place, Farragut is now offering Memory Care Assisted Living in our new 60–bed center.

PURPOSE

The position is responsible for sorting out dirty laundry, loading and unloading washing machine and dryer and folding center linens.

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Laundry Supervisor, Housekeeping Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to read Standard English.
  • Must be able to operate standard and commercial laundry machinery.
  • Must be able to understand and follow instructions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Able to pull and push wet laundry (50 – 75 pounds) from washing machine.
  • Able to be on feet 7 – 8 hours per day.
  • Able to stoop, kneel, and bend.
  • Able to see, hear and communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibilities.
  • Able to lift 30 – 40 pounds frequently.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Report to laundry at the assigned time and gather dirty laundry as instructed.
  • Load washers with dirty linens and prepare linen for morning change.
  • Keep dirty linen separate from clean linen at all times.
  • Check water temperature of each washing machine to be sure it is at least 150°.
  • Clean all lint traps in accordance with center policy or at least once per shift.
  • Check levels of laundry detergents, softeners and bleach are checked and that center policy is followed for refilling.
  • Keep floors, walls and equipment are kept clean.
  • Remove clean laundry from washer and load dryer, making sure that clean laundry does not touch the floor.
  • Operate washing machines and dryers are operated in accordance with manufacturer’s and center’s policy and procedures.
  • Removed dry clothes from dryer, fold and store in accordance with center policy.
  • Inform supervisor of any problems with equipment so that repairs can be made.
  • Shut down all equipment in laundry in accordance with center policy when fire alarm sounds.
  • Other duties which may be assigned from time to time.
  • Be familiar with and follow all federal, state and center policies and procedures.
  • Work safely, following proper procedures when using chemical agents.

Dietary Aide

Full Time, Day Shift: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. or Evening Shift 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Position Summary: Performs various duties associated with the production and service of patient meals.

Experience: Previous professional kitchen experience preferred, but not required

About NHC Johnson City: At NHC HealthCare, Johnson City, we focus on providing the best and most personal rehabilitative and skilled nursing care in the Tri-Cities region and have for over 45 years. Our entire center has recently been remodeled to offer a fresh experience similar to staying at a luxury hotel. Whether you are need of short-term rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, or a more extensive stay after a serious illness, we are here to help get you back on your feet and back to your home.

NHC HealthCare, Johnson City is located at 3209 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN  37601

General Purpose

Performs various duties associated with the production and service of patient meals.

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Directory of Dietary / Dietary Manager / Assistant Dietary Manager / Cook

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a sincere interest in foodservice and enjoy working with geriatric and other healthcare patients.
  • Must have, or be willing to learn, food preparation, and simple cooking skills.
  • Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, therapeutic and modified diet information to use in preparing and serving patient trays.
  • Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, correct sanitation procedures and use these on a daily basis.
  • Must be willing to perform repetitive tasks daily.
  • Must possess and use excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow oral and/or written instructions.
  • Must be able to speak and understand English. May be required to have reading skills.
  • Must be able to read and/or understand labels on chemicals and MSDS sheets and be able to use these products safely and correctly.
  • Must be in good mental and physical condition.
  • Must work cooperatively and productively with all partners in Dietary and in all departments following established policies of the center.
  • Must be willing to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, must be at work on time and during scheduled shift.
  • May be required to have or obtain a Food Handlers Certificate or Sanitation Course, as required by state regulations.
  • Must be able to work under supervision.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to be on feet standing or walking most of the working day and must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist numerous times daily.
  • Must be able to lift 50-60 pounds, sweep and mop floors, and push/pull carts. Must be able to climb on safety ladders to perform cleaning, storage, or other duties.
  • Must be able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity requirements.
  • Must possess mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.
  • Must be able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients as well as communicate with staff.
  • Must be able to handle and use all food service equipment of standard height and design used in food preparation, service, and cleanliness.
  • Must be able to taste and smell foods to determine quality and palatability.
  • Must be able to withstand changes of extreme temperatures while working around ranges in kitchens or entering walk-in freezer, etc. In dishroom, must be able to work in a noisy room with a warm, moist, and odorous atmosphere.
  • Must be alert and work safely and cautiously to avoid cuts and burns while working with kitchen equipment and to avoid falls while working on or near wet and slippery floors.
  • Must not have any medical conditions which would endanger self or others if such should occur while in the Dietary Department or during patient contact.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Must demonstrate qualities of being a self-starter and be able to make independent decisions when necessary.
  • Has a thorough understanding of all regulations (local, state, and federal) which affect dietary including, but not limited to, patient care, sanitation, labor, fire, safety, and disaster and complies to these regulations.
  • Assists in maintaining the dietary department in a safe, secure, and sanitary manner and reports any problems to the Dietary Manager.
  • Uses good judgment in conserving supplies, preventing food waste, and conserving utilities. Reports any food, supply, and equipment needs or concerns to the Dietary Manager.
  • Assists in receiving and storing food and supplies to prevent waste and assure quality products. Dates, labels, and stores items properly. Uses proper food handling techniques.
  • Responsible for scraping, stacking, washing, and sanitizing dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. and for removing broken and chipped dishes and glassware from use. Wraps flatware if needed.
  • Properly transports and stores dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. Responsible for having sufficient quantities of clean and sanitized dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. to meet time schedule for meal preparation and service.
  • Cleans and sanitizes the dish machine and dish room. Empties and cleans/sanitizes the trash can. Keeps work area clean and uncluttered and completes assigned cleaning duties.
  • Assists cook, if needed, in preparing and serving foods for all diets, including therapeutic diets, according to planned menus, using proper portions and special diet items. Prepares beverages, breads, and other menu items as assigned.
  • Communicates and cooperates with the staff, patients, and their families.
  • Sets up trays for service, sorts diet cards and/or selective menus.
  • Serves trays on tray line and checks trays for accuracy of diets, preferences, and quality before they are delivered. Delivers carts to floors as needed.
  • Busses tables in dining room; cleans/sanitizes table tops.
  • Attends in-service and other necessary training.
  • In absence of the Director of Dietary, Dietary Manager, and Assistant Dietary Manager, is responsible to the cook for supervision in the Dietary Department
  • Adheres to the dress code for the department.
  • Performs other tasks as necessary and appropriate.

We are currently accepting applications for our State of Tennessee Certified Nurse Aide Training Class 

Apply today to receive information about class dates!

**PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER SUBMITTING APPLICATION FOR INFORMATION ABOUT INTERVIEWS** 

Begin a new career in Nursing… Apply now!

This is an intense, 17 day course designed to help dedicated, compassionate people succeed in completing the Nurse Aide Training program.

Cost: FREE!!!!

Week one and two of class will be at NHC HealthCare Training Center at 210 Memorial Drive Bristol, TN 37620 Hours will be Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Week three (clinical) will be at NHC HealthCare Johnson City 3209 Bristol Hwy Johnson City, TN 37601 Hours will be Monday – Friday 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Employment opportunities may be available upon successful completion of the course.

We will run a criminal background check as well as consult the Tennessee and/or National Abuse Registry for Children and Adults. No one with a felony conviction, certain misdemeanor charges, and/or found on the abuse registry can be admitted to the class.

Since the class is only 17 days, no absences or tardies are permitted. You must maintain a grade average of an 85 to successfully complete this course, homework involved.

Student Responsibility Purchases

  • Two uniforms (Scrubs Dark Grey Scrub Bottoms and Burgundy Scrub Tops) will need to be purchased for the class by (clinical, week three)
  • Clean Athletic shoes or nursing shoes
  • A wrist watch with a second hand
  • A foldout cardboard presentation board (found in poster board section)
  • Black pens, pencils, notebook and highlighters

You can wear modest street clothes to class (no shorts, sleeveless shirts or halter tops, please). No facial piercings are to be worn to class except for earrings by female students. Uniform will be required for clinical rotation.

The best qualified candidates for the class will be chosen. It is not based on those who applied first or last on application day. We will contact you via email to set up interview

Thank you for your interest in the class. Please click ‘Next’ to begin your application. Once completed please check your email frequently for a schedule of when interviews will be available.