OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – PRN

NHC HealthCare Anderson is a beautiful 292-bed skilled nursing facility in upstate South Carolina, conveniently located off of Interstate 85 close to Greenville, Great Smoky Mountains, and Atlanta, GA. Situated adjacent to beautiful Lake Hartwell, this state of the art facility has a 1500 square foot gym with a team of experienced therapists who treat sub-acute short and long term patients requiring intensive occupational, physical, and speech therapy.  A preferred provider for area families and physicians, NHC Anderson treats patients who have neurological, orthopedic, and medically complex conditions using evidence based treatment in an interdisciplinary environment.

NHC Anderson is currently accepting resumes for the position of PRN occupational therapist to join the team of rehab professionals.  Applicants must be eligible or hold a current professional license to practice as an OT in South Carolina.
The successful candidate should have experience in providing treatment in the SNF setting, have a positive attitude and be a team player.

NHC offers a competitive pay rate for PRN employment.

If you are ready to work for a leader in senior care since 1971, and share our values of integrity, honesty and professionalism apply now at nhccare.com/careers

EOE


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT – ANDERSON, SC

NHC Healthcare Anderson located conveniently off I-85 south, not far from Greenville, SC has a full time opportunity for a COTA whose passion is in senior care.  This 24 hour, post-acute is 292-bed health care center is a preferred inpatient rehabilitation setting for patients who require extended intensive therapy following hospitalization for medically complex, neurological, and/or orthopedic conditions. In a large 1500 square foot gym and with experienced rehabilitation specialists, a team approach is used to maximize patient outcome using an individualized therapy plan of care.

NHC Anderson offers a competitive rate of pay for PRN.

If you are share our values of integrity, honesty and professionalism and are ready to work for a leader in senior care since 1971, apply now at nhccare.com/careers.

EOE


Registered Nurse (RN) – NHC Anderson, SC

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:

  1. Health – Ability to meet performance requirements
  2. 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.
  1. Job Knowledge and Capabilities:
  1. Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidences 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 workflow, 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:

  1. Physical Demands:
  1. Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
  2. Able to life 60-70 pounds 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
  1. Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
  1. Working with the interdisciplinary care team to assure accurate patient assessments 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(s) 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 an 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 and 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 leave.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.
  16. Relieve other shifts if needed.

keywords: RN, Registered Nurse


Dietary Aide
Performs various duties associated with the production and service of patient meals.
Responsible to: Director of Dietary, Dietary Manager, Assistant Dietary Manager, Cook
Qualifications:
Must have a sincere interest in food service 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 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, and other duties.
Must be able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
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 services 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 freezers, etc. In dish room, must be able to work in 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 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 and 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.
Responsible for testing and tasting foods for proper appearance, flavor, aroma, and temperature and adjusting 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.
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 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.


Dietary Cook/Assistant Cook
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 Managers, Assistant Dietary Manager
Qualifications:
Must have a sincere interest in food service 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, or be willing to learn, correct sanitation procedures and use these daily.
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, and other duties.
Must be able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
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 services 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 freezers, etc. In dish room, must be able to work in 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 and 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 adjusting 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 food 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.
Process 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.


Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)  – NHC HealthCare Anderson

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:

  1. Health – Ability to meet performance requirements.
  2. Education and Training:
  1. Must be certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in nurse aide training program.
  2. Attends in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.
  1. Personal Qualifications:
  1. Sensitive to our patients’ physical and psychological 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.

  1. Physical Demands:
  1. Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
  2. Able to lift 60-70 pounds 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.
  1. 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 accompanies 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 of 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 always clean and dry.
  15. Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
  16. Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
  17. Provides reality orientation in daily care.
  18. Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
  19. Distributes drinking water and other nourishment to patients.
  20. Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the center’s Infection Control Policies.
  21. Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
  22. Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, and prosthetic devices).
  23. Collects and transports specimens as directed.
  24. Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
  25. Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information is available.
  26. 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.
  27. Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
  28. Attends in-service education programs, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  29. Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.
  1. 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. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
  4. Subject to night, weekend, and holiday duty.
  5. 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 CONSIDERD AS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE WORK REQUIREMENTS THAT MAY BE INHERENT IN THE POSITION.

Keywords: CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant


Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – NHC Anderson, SC

Department: Nursing

Shift: All shifts

Immediate Supervisors: Director of Nursing, Assistant Directors 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:

  1. Health – Ability to meet performance requirements.
  2. 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.
  1. 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 workflow, 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:

  1. Physical Demands:
  1. Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
  2. Able to life 60-70 pounds 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
  1. Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
  1. Working with the interdisciplinary care team to assure accurate patient assessments 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(s) 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 an 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 and 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 leave.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.
  16. Relieve other shifts if needed.

Keywords: LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse