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.


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.

Dishwasher

Full Time: 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Various Days, Every other weekend off

Part-Time: 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Various Days, Must be available on weekends

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

Experience: No Experience Necessary

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.

Registered Nurse, RN

Full Time, 12- Hour Shifts

Day Shift: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Night Shift: 7 p.m. –  7 a.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 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: Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State. Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed

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. 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. We work hard to ensure the best possible care for every patient. 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. Our compassionate, dementia-trained team of dedicated staff members provides ability-centered activities with personal, everyday assistance.

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

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
  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.

Waiter/Waitress

Flexible Shifts, Some Weekend Shifts are Required

Available Shifts: 

Full Time:  11:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with alternating days off and every other weekend off

Benefits for full time include health, dental, vision, 401K, paid vacation days, etc

Part Time: 4:15 p.m. – 8 p.m. (must be available on weekends)

Position Summary: Demonstrate a commitment to total resident/guest satisfaction through provision of professional table service. Maintain a clean and hygienic work environment whilst ensuring a product of high quality and presentation.

Experience: No experience required.

PURPOSE:

Demonstrate a commitment to total resident/guest satisfaction through provision of professional table service. Maintain a clean and hygienic work environment whilst ensuring a product of high quality and presentation. Adhere to operational standards and procedures as per NHC Farragut.

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Dietary Manager I Floor Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must have a sincere interest in food service and enjoy working with geriatric and healthcare patients.
  2. Must possess and use excellent customer service and communication skills.
  3. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  4. Must be in good mental and physical condition.
  5. Must possess the knowledge and skill to perform each side (Assisted Living and Healthcare) in the dining rooms.
  6. Must work cooperatively and productively with all departments following established policies of NHC.
  7. Must have thorough knowledge of and be able to explain the dietary menu to NHC residents and guests. Must have thorough knowledge of safety/sanitation, types of diets, and nutrition principles.
  8. Must be willing to fulfill responsibilities of the position, must be at work on time and during scheduled shift.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. Must be able to be on feet standing or walking during working day and must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist as needed.
  2. Must be able to lift 50-60 pounds on occasional basis, sweep and mop floors, and push/pull carts. Must be able to climb on safety ladders to perform cleaning, storage, and other duties.
  3. Must be able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity requirements.
  4. Must possess mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.
  5. Must be able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients as well as communicate with other staff. Must be able to communicate well verbally and in vvriting.
  6. Must be able to visually inspect and smell foods to determine quality and palatability.
  7. Must be able to read and understand table numbers.
  8. Must be able to withstand changes of extreme temperatures while working around ranges in kitchens or entering walk-in freezer, etc. In dish room, must be able to work in a noisy room with a warm, moist, and odorous atmosphere.
  9. 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.
  10. Must not have any medical conditions such as brittle diabetes, uncontrolled seizures, etc., which would endanger self or others if such should occur while in the Dietary Department or during patient contact.
  11. Must have adequate transportation to commute to center for work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(May include, but are not limited to the following:)

  1. Must demonstrate qualities of being a self-starter and be able to make independent decisions when necessary.
  2. 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 with these regulations.
  3. Assists in maintaining the dietary department in a safe, secure, and sanitary manner and reports any problems to a Supervisor or Dietary Manager.
  4. Uses good judgment in conserving supplies, preventing food waste, and conserving utilities. Reports any food, supply, and equipment needs or concerns to a Supervisor or Dietary Manager.
  5. Dates, labels, and stores items properly. Uses proper food handling techniques.
  6. Reviews menus, therapeutic menus, and serves all diets properly, and accurately.
  7. Responsible for serving proper foods with proper diets and making adjustments if needed.
  8. Responsible for timely service of meals and ensures that all meals are served correctly.
  9. Attends in-service and other necessary training.
  10. Keeps work area clean and uncluttered, and completes assigned cleaning duties. Responsible for the proper use, care, cleanliness, and sanitation of wait station and equipment.
  11. Communicates and cooperate with the staff, patients, and their families.
  12. Although these are standard daily tasks there will on occasion be times when your duties will differ from those on your job description .
  13. Performs other tasks as necessary and appropriate.

RN Night Shift Supervisor

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

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 RN 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.

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
  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.

Licensed Practical Nurse- Float Pool

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

Float Pool Pay: $25/ Hour

Available Shifts:

Day Shift: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Night Shift: 7 p.m. – 7 a.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: 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 of a nursing program accredited by the State. Maintains a current unencumbered license and can practice in the state of Tennessee.

Experience: Two years of LPN experience required.

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. 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. We work hard to ensure the best possible care for every patient. 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. Our compassionate, dementia-trained team of dedicated staff members provides ability-centered activities with personal, everyday assistance.

Licensed Practical Nurses 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 nursing program
  • Maintains a current unencumbered nursing license and can practice in the State of Tennessee
  • Experience: Two years of LPN experience required
  • All facility pre-employment requisites (i.e., background, references) must be met
  • Employee is responsible for completing all mandatory facility and nursing educational competency requirements
  • Orientation to all campuses must be completed before accepting a shift
  • Adhere to all facility and nursing policies
  • Skills will be evaluated and/or assessed within 30 days of hire

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

  • Licensed Practical Nurses are 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.
  • 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