Certified Nursing Assistant- CNA

Full Time, 8 Hour Shifts

Available Shifts:

Day Shift: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Evening Shift: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Night Shift: 11 p.m. – 7 a.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: Must be a certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program.

About NHC Fort Sanders: Since 1977, NHC HealthCare, Fort Sanders has been providing a variety of health care services to the Knoxville community. We deliver a full range of extended health care services designed to maximize the well-being and independence of our patients. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients through our flexible, interdisciplinary approach to healthcare, centered on caregiver compassion delivered in a comfortable, home-like environment. Our licensed, 24-hours-a-day skilled-nursing center has 166 beds and we provide a wide array of therapeutic and rehabilitative services.

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.


Certified Nursing Assistant- CNA

Part Time, 8 Hour Shifts

**Benefits are available for Part-Time Employees**

Available Shifts

Day Shift: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Evening Shift: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Night Shift: 11 p.m. – 7 a.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 Fort Sanders

Since 1977, NHC HealthCare, Fort Sanders has been providing a variety of health care services to the Knoxville community. We deliver a full range of extended health care services designed to maximize the well-being and independence of our patients. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients through our flexible, interdisciplinary approach to healthcare, centered on caregiver compassion delivered in a comfortable, home-like environment. Our licensed, 24-hours-a-day skilled-nursing center has 166 beds and we provide a wide array of therapeutic and rehabilitative services.

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.


Licensed Practical Nurse- LPN

Full Time, 8-Hour Shifts, Flexible Schedule

Available Shifts

Day Shift: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Evening Shift: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Night Shift: 11 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 Fort Sanders: Since 1977, NHC HealthCare, Fort Sanders has been providing a variety of health care services to the Knoxville community. We deliver a full range of extended health care services designed to maximize the well-being and independence of our patients. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients through our flexible, interdisciplinary approach to healthcare, centered on caregiver compassion delivered in a comfortable, home-like environment. Our licensed, 24-hours-a-day skilled-nursing center has 166 beds and we provide a wide array of therapeutic and rehabilitative services.

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

SHIFT:

All Shifts

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Registered Nurse Managers

RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING:

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 a nursing program accredited by the State.
  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/revisions 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.
  7. Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.
  8. Assist with hiring and supervision and participates 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 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. Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
  16. Relieve other shifts if needed.
  17. Participate in ON-CALL Program
  18. Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  19. Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when 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.

Registered Nurse, RN

Full Time, 8- Hour Shifts, Flexible Schedule

Available Shifts

Day Shift: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Evening Shift: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Night Shift: 11 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 Fort Sanders: Since 1977, NHC HealthCare, Fort Sanders has been providing a variety of health care services to the Knoxville community. We deliver a full range of extended health care services designed to maximize the well-being and independence of our patients. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients through our flexible, interdisciplinary approach to healthcare, centered on caregiver compassion delivered in a comfortable, home-like environment. Our licensed, 24-hours-a-day skilled-nursing center has 166 beds and we provide a wide array of therapeutic and rehabilitative 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
  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.

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 according to center policy.
  • 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.

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

Apply today to learn more about our upcoming class dates and interview times

**One Clinical day is done on a Saturday**

**Please check your email after applying for more information about the class**

Thank you for your interest in taking the state certified nurse aide training program. Our program is a fast-paced class that is completed in 17 days. To be considered for the class, you must provide the following at the time of your scheduled Pre-Test:

  • Completed Application
  • Valid Photo Identification
  • Social Security Card

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 tardiness is permitted. You must maintain a grade average of an 85 to continue in the course.

Books and Supplies ($40) will be needed as a deposit on the first day of class and will be returned upon graduation!

Class hours are from 7:00am to 3:00pm. 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.

If you have been accepted into the class, you will receive a phone call on or before Friday at 10:00AM. Class sizes generally range from 12-18 students

Students are chosen based on the facility need, shift availability of the candidate, entrance exam score, flexibility of the candidate, previous work history and attitude. The best qualified candidates for the class will be chosen. It is not based on those who applied first or last on application day.

Thank you for your interest in the class. Please click ‘Next’ to begin your application.


Dietary Aide

Full TimeEvening Shift: 12:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Position Summary: Performs specified duties in order to maintain high standards of quality food preparation, production, service, and portion control, using standardized recipes, for all customers.

Experience: Previous kitchen experience is preferred, but not required

About NHC Fort Sanders: Since 1977, NHC HealthCare, Fort Sanders has been providing a variety of health care services to the Knoxville community. We deliver a full range of extended health care services designed to maximize the well-being and independence of our patients. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients through our flexible, interdisciplinary approach to healthcare, centered on caregiver compassion delivered in a comfortable, home-like environment. Our licensed, 24-hours-a-day skilled-nursing center has 166 beds and we provide a wide array of therapeutic and rehabilitative 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.