RN, LPN AND CNA FULL TIME POSITIONS AT NHC HEALTHCARE FT. OGLETHORPE, GA

We are pleased to be offering :

$3,500 SIGN on BONUS for FULL TIME RNs
$2,500 SIGN on BONUS for FULL TIME LPNs
$1,500 SIGN ON BONUS for FULL TIME CNAs

NHC HealthCare Ft. Oglethorpe is looking for caring Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), &  Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to join our team to provide compassionate care to our patients.   We are conveniently located off I-75 S in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, not far from downtown Chattanooga.

NHC HealthCare Ft. Oglethorpe offers a competitive compensation package for full tme employment, including:

  • SIGN ON BONUS!
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid time off and sick leave
  • 401k with generous company match
  • uniforms provided

The NHC environment is one of encouragement and challenge … innovation and improvement … teamwork and collaboration … and honesty and integrity. All NHC employees are committed as partners, not only to the health of our patients, but to the well-being of the communities we serve.

If you are interested in working for a leader in senior care, share NHC’s values of honesty and integrity, and have a heart for the geriatric patient,  please  apply online and find out more about us at https://nhccare.comCheck us out on Facebook!

We look forward to talking with you!!

EOE


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.


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:
Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State.
Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision
Job Knowledge and Capabilities:
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.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands:
Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revisions of individualized plans of care.
Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed.
Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.
Assist with hiring and supervision and participates in the orientation of new nursing partners
Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
Assist physician during rounds
Supervise nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
Relieve other shifts if needed.
Participate in ON-CALL Program
Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
Perform other duties as assigned
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.


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:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision
Job Knowledge and Capabilities:
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.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands:
Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revision of individualized plans of care.
Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV meds).
Assist with admitting patients as required.
Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners
Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
Assist physician during rounds
Supervise LPNs and other nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
Participate in ON-CALL Program
Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
Relieve other shifts if needed
Perform other duties as assigned
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.


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:
Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State.
Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision
Job Knowledge and Capabilities:
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.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands:
Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revisions of individualized plans of care.
Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed.
Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.
Assist with hiring and supervision and participates in the orientation of new nursing partners
Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
Assist physician during rounds
Supervise nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
Relieve other shifts if needed.
Participate in ON-CALL Program
Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
Perform other duties as assigned
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.


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:
Must be certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program.
Attend in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.
Personal Qualifications:
Sensitive to our patients’ physical and psychosocial needs.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record or other similar form.
Pleasant and cheerful personality.
Tactful and courteous approach with patients and visitors.
Treat all patient information as confidential material.
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:
Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on frequent basis.
Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist frequently in a day.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
Able to read and write so that center charting requirements can be met.
Report any medical conditions, such as communicable disease, that might interfere with providing direct patient care.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Understands and practices universal precautions with all patient.
Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to charge nurse any tasks not completed.
Assists in the preparation for admission of patients.
Assists in and accompany patients in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
Provides post-mortem care.
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.
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.
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.
Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
Adheres to policies and procedures of the center the Department of Nursing.
Participates in socialization activities on the unit and assists patients to activities.
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.
Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to an RN or LPN.
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.
Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
Restrains patients properly when ordered. Understands reason for restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
Provides reality orientation in daily care.
Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
Distributes drinking water, ice and other nourishments to patients.
Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the center’s Infection Control Policies.
Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
Collects and transports specimens as directed.
Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information available.
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.
Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
Attends in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
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.


$3500 sign-on Bonus!!!
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:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision
Job Knowledge and Capabilities:
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.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands:
Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revision of individualized plans of care.
Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV meds).
Assist with admitting patients as required.
Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners
Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
Assist physician during rounds
Supervise LPNs and other nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
Participate in ON-CALL Program
Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
Relieve other shifts if needed
Perform other duties as assigned
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.


GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs specified duties in order to maintain high standards of quality food preparation, production, service, and portion control, using standardized recipes, for all customers.
RESPONSIBLE TO:
Director of Dietary / Dietary Manager / Assistant Dietary Manager
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 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 be able to read and interpret standardized recipes for quantity and quality food production.
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 written instructions.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
Must be able to read and 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 possess leadership qualities and be able to supervise and secure the cooperation of the dietary partners.
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 in demonstrating proper use in food preparation, service, and cleanliness or in actual use of equipment.
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 dish room, 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.
Must be able to manage the dietary department in the absence of the dietary manager when necessary and act as the supervisor when the manager or assistant manager is not available.
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.
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.
Reviews menus, therapeutic menus, recipes, and production sheets before preparing meals and prepares and serves all diets properly, accurately, and attractively as planned using proper portions and special diet items.
Follows standardized recipes and special diet orders, preparing sufficient quantities to meet all service requirements.
Responsible for testing and tasting foods for proper appearance, flavor, aroma, and temperature and making adjustments if needed.
Responsible for timing of preparation of meals/snacks to meet time schedule for service for all customers and ensures that all meals/snacks are served as scheduled.
Portions foods on plate during tray service according to standards. Checks trays for accuracy of diets, preferences, and quality before they are delivered. Serves on tray line and delivers carts to floors as needed.
Follows menus provided; if menu substitutions are necessary, records these substitutions in designated place.
Must show initiative in choosing garnishes, seasonings according to patient/resident preferences, the use of leftovers, and in food presentation and service.
Attends in-service and other necessary training.
Keeps work area clean and uncluttered, and completes assigned cleaning duties. Responsible for the proper use, care, cleanliness, and sanitation of kitchen and equipment.
Communicates and cooperates with the staff, patients, and their families.
Processes new diet orders and diet changes when received from nursing service, and keeps tray cards updated in absence of Dietary Manager.
Adheres to the dress code for the department.
Performs other tasks as necessary and appropriate.


$1,000 Sign-On Bonus!!!
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:
Must be certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program.
Attend in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.
Personal Qualifications:
Sensitive to our patients’ physical and psychosocial needs.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record or other similar form.
Pleasant and cheerful personality.
Tactful and courteous approach with patients and visitors.
Treat all patient information as confidential material.
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:
Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on frequent basis.
Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist frequently in a day.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
Able to read and write so that center charting requirements can be met.
Report any medical conditions, such as communicable disease, that might interfere with providing direct patient care.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Understands and practices universal precautions with all patient.
Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to charge nurse any tasks not completed.
Assists in the preparation for admission of patients.
Assists in and accompany patients in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
Provides post-mortem care.
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.
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.
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.
Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
Adheres to policies and procedures of the center the Department of Nursing.
Participates in socialization activities on the unit and assists patients to activities.
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.
Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to an RN or LPN.
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.
Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
Restrains patients properly when ordered. Understands reason for restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
Provides reality orientation in daily care.
Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
Distributes drinking water, ice and other nourishments to patients.
Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the center’s Infection Control Policies.
Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
Collects and transports specimens as directed.
Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information available.
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.
Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
Attends in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.
Other Demands:
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
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.


$3500 Sign-On Bonus!!!
Job Summary
Have good working knowledge of all residents under direct care.
Participate in identifying patient and family needs or problems.
Monitor and document physiologic condition of the residents
Ensure complete admission assessments, interim care plans. Coordinate and communicate the care of the resident to staff taking care of the patient and ensure all new residents have complete and accurate orders transcribed.
Audit new admit charts within 24 hours of admission.
Repeat body audit within 24 hours of admission.
Attend meetings with families; review the plan of care and concerns as requested.
Communicate conditions of patient with other departments. Ensure that any recommendations made during these risk assessments are carried through to actual care of patient.
Ensure that care plans are updated continually.
Communicate and ensure patient care all staff follow plan.
Solicit family input to the care plan of the patient
Attend interdisciplinary care plan meetings for each patient, as requested.
Coordinate problem solving sessions with staff based on these care plan meetings i.e. help to resolve complaints made by residents and/or family members.
Attend morning report daily to discuss the residents on respective unit.
Attend weekly Medicare/Utilization Review Committees. Responsible to update this committee on the progress of the resident medically. Communicate results of meeting to unit staff (i.e. RN, LPN, CNAs, etc.).
Attend monthly QA Meeting and complete reports related to quality assurance.
Attend weekly 5 Star Meetings and ensure that recommendations are carried out to the actual care of the patient.
Assign duties to LPNs and CNAs.
Ensue duties assigned are completed using appropriate standards of care
Monitor call lights to ensure they are answered timely
Monitor and maintain cleanliness of Med Room, Med cars, Supply rooms and Biohazard rooms.
Ensure monthly, weekly and daily weights, as appropriate, are recorded accurately in the record of each resident.
Ensure monitoring is being done for each patient, including accurate meal intake, elimination, fluid intake and that supplemental feedings are being given as ordered.
Update and maintain accurate CNA Assignment Sheets daily.
Ensure accurate communication of resident care needs to staff, including ancillary departments.
Assume responsibility for safe administration of medications and treatments.
Ensure that MARs and treatment sheets are completed accurately without blanks.
Supervise and evaluate work performance of staff that are responsible for the care of the residents. Complete Performance Evaluations as assigned.
Coordinate nursing activities with the activities of other departments and agencies.
Supervise the maintenance of patient records, keeping them complete and accurate, according to NHC policies, HCFA regulations and Medicare/Medicaid time frames.
Make frequent rounds to ensure that nursing care is provided according to established standards, NHC policies and state law; personally check residents in whom a change in condition has been reported; and report any changes in a patient’s conditions to supervisor, physician and responsible party and document.
Participate in orientation and assist with training of all nursing staff.
Educate LPNs and CNAs on proper documentation principles, according to NHC standards
Educate LPNs and CNAs on proper Policy and Procedures.
Assist physician during rounds:
Work with a physician as a problem solver/seeker.
Prepare MD list and check for accuracy
Prepare charts and attach needed additional information (eg FSBS, labs, etc.)
Ensure accurate transcription of all MD orders
Ensure timely RP notifications of all MD visits, new orders, accidents or injuries.
Serve as a positive management role model in providing guidance to nursing staff. Serve as management coach and resource.
Expected to be a problem solver/seeker.
Positive attitude is expected at all times.
Thorough understanding and compliance with the Patient’s Rights for assigned residents to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
Model, train, coach and insist upon positive employee relations practices to be used by supervisor??, in accordance with personnel policy, amendments and supervisory training handbooks.
Review and confer with supervisors on recommendations concerning hiring, retention, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recalls to work, pay increases and termination.
Monitor and address absenteeism and tardiness with staff. Issue supervisory action as indicated.
Assume on call status to ensure appropriate staffing of the facility on a schedule worked out with Directory of Nursing.
Relieve other shifts, if needed.
Manage and monitor staff behaviors to ensure employees are treated with dignity and respect in the course of receiving firm. fair and consistent leadership. Ensure Stand-ups/Better Way conducted on all shifts.
Deal effectively with families and community in order to provide positive image to the public.
Display a warm and friendly attitude toward visitors, making them feel welcome and comfortable (readily greeting and directing them as needed).
Thorough knowledge of the center’s fire, safety and disaster procedures.
Thorough knowledge of the center’s Medicare and Medicaid guidelines
Thorough knowledge of client and corporate policies and procedures.
Working knowledge of CPCS system (Admission Assessments, Incident Reporting)
Knowledge of the center’s infection control policies and procedures.
Monthly surveillance of residents with infections and precautions taken to prevent the spread of the infection to other residents.
Recommend and educate staff on appropriate procedures to use when a patient has an infection.
Monitor staff to ensure they use standard precautions during care of all residents on the unit
Ensure that Stat Box is accurately maintained. (e.g. medications listed on pharmacy list match what is in the box.)
Manage Skin Care Management per NHC Standards.
Ensure communication with the physician and other departments once a week regarding progress of wounds.
Recommend changes in treatments if no progress noted in 2 weeks and obtain appropriate orders.
Ensure general skin audits are completed weekly with appropriate care changes made based on these assessments.
Ensure completeness of report to the Director of Nursing by the end of each week
Monitor completion of Monthly Summaries.
Ensure medications are reordered in a timely manner to provide timely availability to residents
Maintain a thorough knowledge of all pharmacy regulations, especially as relates to controlled substance acquisition and refills.
Monitor the timely performance of all diagnostic studies, including labs (PT /IN R), CBC, U/ A, etc.)
Log all resulted labs into the lab book. Investigate and obtain any missing lab results. Report any lab problems to ADON or DON promptly. Be knowledgeable and competent to retrieve labs from the lab computer site.
Requirements
RN License in good standing in this state