LPN Night Shift Supervisor

Full Time, Every Other Weekend Off,  Night Shift (7 p.m. – 7 a.m.)

Position Summary: Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills. Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care. Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs. Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients. Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem-solving skills.

Licensure Requirement: Maintains a current unencumbered LPN license and can practice in the State of Tennessee.

Experience: Previous supervisor experience preferred.

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. NHC Place, Farragut is recognized as an innovator in the delivery of quality long-term care. Our approach to healthcare is centered on the individual needs of each patient. Compassion is our primary focus so that families feel at ease knowing their loved ones are in the hands of people who care about their well-being.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Health – Ability to meet performance requirements

Education and Training:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
  • Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  • Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revision of individualized plans of care.
  • Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
  • Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
  • Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
  • Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
  • Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV meds).
  • Assist with admitting patients as required.
  • Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners
  • Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
  • Assist physician during rounds
  • Supervise LPNs and other nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
  • Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
  • Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
  • Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
  • Participate in ON-CALL Program
  • Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  • Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
  • Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
  • Relieve other shifts if needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor

Full Time, Day Shift (7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Position Summary: This position is responsible for supervising the cleanliness of the patient rooms, patient areas and hallways and will assist in the cleaning process as needed.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required

Experience: At least two years of experience in housekeeping required and at least two years of supervisory experience preferred.

About NHC 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. Our 84 apartments, six different floor plans and your own decor make this space truly home. NHC Place, Farragut is now offering Memory Care Assisted Living in our new 60–bed center.

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

PURPOSE
This position is responsible for supervising the cleanliness of the patient rooms, patient areas and hallways.

RESPONSIBLE TO:
Administrator

QUALIFICATIONS:
Have a high school diploma or equivalent
Have at least two years experience in housekeeping or supervisory position
Must be able to read and understand Standard English.
Must be able to deal tactfully and effectively with patients, families and visitors.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Able to be on feet 7-8 hours a day
Able to stoop, kneel, bend, and climb, depending on job
Able to lift 20 to 25 pounds frequently
Able to lift 50 to 75 pounds occasionally
Able to move heavy (75 to 100 pound) furniture occasionally
Able to see, hear and communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibility
Able to work with standard cleaning chemicals
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Ensure that housekeepers clean patient bathrooms including sinks, toilets, tubs and showers
Ensure that housekeepers empty garbage cans in patient rooms, patient bathrooms, activity areas and other areas throughout the center
Ensure that patient areas are clean, including mopping and/or buffing floors, dusting furniture both on top and underneath
Ensure that hallways are clean of debris, mopped, stripped and buffed following company and center policies and procedures
Ensure that walls, furniture and equipment are cleaned, as needed, to provide a clean pleasant environment for patients, staff and visitors
Work safely, following proper procedures when using chemical agents and ensure that Housekeeping staff follow these procedures and are trained accordingly
Establish cleaning schedules and ensure that the schedules are followed by Housekeeping staff
Other duties which may be assigned from time to time.


Nurse Supervisor- RN

Full Time, Evening Shift Supervisor, 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

Position Summary: Responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills. Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care. Exhibits organizational ability related to workflow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs. Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients. Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem-solving skills

Licensure: Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State. Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed

About NHC Oak Ridge: Since 1978, NHC HealthCare, Oak Ridge continues to provide quality rehabilitative and long-term care in a warm, personalized manner. Ours is a flexible, interdisciplinary approach to health care, centered around caregiver compassion delivered in a comfortable home-like setting. We deliver a full range of extended health care services designed to maximize the well-being and independence of our patients. Our licensed, 24 hours a day skilled nursing center has 108 beds and we provide a wide array of therapeutic, rehabilitative and continuing care services.

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

SHIFT:

All Shifts

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing

RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING:

Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Health – Ability to meet performance requirements

Education and Training:

  1. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  2. Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
  3. Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

  1. Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
  2. Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
  3. Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
  4. Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
  5. Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demands:

  1. Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
  2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
  3. Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
  4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
  5. Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
  6. Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  1. Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revision of individualized plans of care.
  2. Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
  3. Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
  4. Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
  5. Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
  6. Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV meds).
  7. Assist with admitting patients as required.
  8. Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners
  9. Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
  10. Assist physician during rounds
  11. Supervise LPNs and other nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
  12. Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
  13. Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
  14. Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
  15. Participate in ON-CALL Program
  16. Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  17. Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
  18. Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
  19. Relieve other shifts if needed
  20. Perform other duties as assigned

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.