RNs NEEDED AT NHC PARKLANE –  NEW WAGE GUIDELINES!
All shifts available/8 hour and 12 hour

NHC HealthCare Parklane, a 180 bed skilled and long term care facility in north Columbia is in need of Registered Nurses to join their team of caring professionals. The qualified RN for this position must be a graduate from a nursing program accredited by the state of SC and maintain a current unencumbered license to practice in the state.

Responsibilities include working with the interdisciplinary care team to assure accurate patient assessment and development of individualized plans of care, maintaining open and ongoing communication with patients and families, assuring that appropriate nursing care is being provided, assisting with meds and treatments as needed and other patient care duties as assigned.

NHC offers an excellent compensation and benefit package for RNs including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a generous 401k match, continuing education assistance, paid time off and more.

NHC HealthCare Parklane is located at 7601 Parklane Rd, Columbia, SC  29223

If you are an RN interested in joining a leading senior care company and share our values of honesty, integrity and professionalism, apply on line at nhccare.com/careers

EOE

Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse


 LPNs NEEDED AT NHC PARKLANE – NEW WAGE GUIDELINES!
Day and Night 8 & 12 hour shifts available!

NHC HealthCare Parklane, a 180 bed skilled and long term care facility in north Columbia is in need of a Licensed Practical Nurse to join their team of caring professionals. The qualified LPN for this position must be a graduate from a nursing program accredited by the state of SC and maintain a current unencumbered license to practice in South Carolina.

Responsibilities include working with the interdisciplinary care team to assure accurate patient assessment and development of individualized plans of care, maintaining open and ongoing communication with patients and families, assuring that appropriate nursing care is being provided, assisting with meds and treatments as needed and other patient care duties as assigned.

NHC offers an excellent compensation and benefit package for LPNs including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a generous 401k match, continuing education assistance, paid time off and more.

NHC HealthCare Parklane is located at 7601 Parklane Rd, Columbia, SC  29223

If you are a LPN interested in joining a leading senior care company and share our values of honesty, integrity and professionalism, apply on line at nhccare.com/careers

EOE

Keywords: LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse


CNA POSITIONS – NEW WAGE GUIDELINES!
8 hour shifts/all shifts available
3-11 and 11-7

NHC Healthcare Parklane in Columbia, SC is in need of full and part time CNAs to provide compassionate care to our patients.  Duties include assisting patients with activities of daily living, providing for their personal care and comfort and assisting in the maintenence of a safe and clean environment.  The qualified candidate for this position must be able to follow oral and written instructions, be capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record and possess a pleasant and cheerful personality.

NHC offers a comprehensive benefit package for full time employment, including health, dental, vision, life and short term disability insurance, a generous 401k match and paid time off.  Part time employment includes optional dental and vision insurance, and 401k participation.

NHC HealthCare Parklane is located at 7601 Parklane Rd, Columbia, SC.

If you are interested in working for a leader in senior care since 1971, please apply online at NHCcare.com/careers

EOE


PURPOSE
This position is responsible for the cleanliness of the patient rooms, patient areas and hallways.
RESPONSIBLE TO:
Housekeeping Supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be able to read and understand Standard English.
Must be able to deal tactfully and effectively with patients, families, fellow employees and visitors.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Able to be on feet 7-8 hours a day
Able to stoop, kneel, bend, and climb, depending on job
Able to lift 20 to 25 pounds frequently
Able to lift 50 to 75 pounds occasionally
Able to move heavy (75 to 100 pound) furniture occasionally
Able to see, hear and communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibility
Able to work with standard cleaning chemicals
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:
Clean patient bathrooms including sinks, toilets, tubs and showers
Empty garbage cans in patient rooms, patient bathrooms, activity areas and other areas throughout the center
Clean patient rooms, including mopping and/or buffing floors, dusting furniture both on top and underneath
Clean hallways, sweeping up debris, mopping, stripping and buffing following company and center policies and procedures
Clean walls, furniture and equipment, as needed, to provide a clean pleasant environment for patients, staff and visitors
Work safely, following proper procedures when using chemical agents
Follow established cleaning schedules
Other duties which may be assigned from time to time
Accepting applications for a weekend PRN position.


POSITION:
Entry-Level Registered Dietitian

JOB SUMMARY:
To ensure that the nutritional status of all patients/residents is assessed accurately and to plan approaches to improve status if needed. The Registered Dietitian will provide guidance to the Director of Dietary, Dietary Manager, Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR), and/or the staff of Dietary Department. If not in-house, visits to the centers are at appropriate times and of sufficient duration and frequency to provide continuing liaison to the medical and nursing staff, advice to the Administrator, and guidance to the department. Although the emphasis of this position is in the clinical area, duties may include all aspects of food service and dietetics.

ACCOUNTABLE TO:
Administrator and/or Director of Dietary

CONFERS WITH:
Director of Dietary and/or Regional Dietitian

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have a sincere interest in geriatric nutrition and enjoy working with geriatric and other healthcare patients.
Must meet American Dietetic Association requirements for Registered Dietitians.
At least one year’s experience in clinical dietetics is very helpful, but not essential. Experience of the Dietetic Internship or similar type training is expected.
Must have a thorough knowledge of and be able to apply nutrition principles. Must be able to accurately use this knowledge to assess nutritional status and plan care for all patients.
Must possess and use excellent customer service and communication skills.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
Must be in good mental and physical condition.
Must possess leadership qualities and be able to secure the cooperation of the dietary partners.
Must work cooperatively and productively with all departments following established policies of the center.
Must have thorough knowledge of and be able to apply dietary management, safety/sanitation, food production, and nutrition principles.
Must be willing to fulfill 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.
May be required to be licensed and/or certified as a dietitian as required by specific state guidelines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to be on feet standing or walking during the working day and must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist as needed. Must be able to sit for extended hours in a vehicle or plane during travel as needed.
Must be able to lift 50-60 pounds on occasional basis, sweep and mop floors, and push/pull carts. Must be able to climb on safety ladders to perform cleaning, storage, and other duties.
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 communicate well verbally and in writing.
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.
Must have adequate transportation to commute to assigned center or functions.
Must be willing to schedule overnight travel when deemed appropriate and necessary to meet needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: May include, but are not limited to the following:
Completes clinical nutritional assessments on all patients as required, and within timeframes established by Federal regulations.
Evaluates the nutritional status of patients by evaluating nutritional histories and intakes, establishes long-term nutritional goals and objectives for individual patients, records findings, and attends patient care planning conferences. Completes necessary assessments and forms in the NHC CPCS system.
Teaches patients, and/or families, as well as Dietary staff, therapeutic diets when requested.
Visits patients routinely to assess and monitor nutritional status.
Completes progress notes on each high risk patient according to standards set by the company. Monitors patients with tube feeding, weight loss, pressure ulcers, dialysis, brittle diabetes, and other high risk patients and makes recommendations for care.
Reviews clinical information gathered and/or documentation and provides guidance and recommendations to the DTR or Dietary Manager to enhance patient care.
Observes tray line and meal service routinely to assist in identifying problem areas and provides guidance in finding solutions. Various meal times are observed for adequate overview of center system.
Reviews sanitation and safety of the Dietary department routinely and provides guidance in finding solutions to any problems noted.
Reviews menus and approves if needed. Accepts other tasks as assigned by the Administrator or Regional RD as needed, such as budgeting concerns, quality assessment monitors, regional pre-surveys, etc. Substitutes for the Dietary Manager or DTR if necessary as assigned by the Administrator and/or Regional RD.
Responsible for the maintenance of all prescribed diets for all patients by reviewing the medical record, monitoring of tray service, and education of Dietary staff.
Works with other departments in planning and coordinating activities/functions which involve dietary and other departments in the center.
Conducts or supervises Dietary QA monitors, documents, and reports on these studies at QA Committee meetings.
Has a thorough understanding and practice of all regulations (local, state, and federal) which affect dietary including, but not limited to, patient care, sanitation, labor, fire, safety, and disaster and ensures compliance to these regulations.
Evaluates trends and developments in dietary practices and techniques and investigates their adaptability to the dietary program.
As an educator, plans, presents, and/or participates in training and in-service education programs for the dietary department. Must be able to work with and train staff to improve patient care and Dietary services.
Presents professional appearance at all times. Adheres to the NHC dress code.
Assumes responsibility for his/her professional growth and development. Professional practice and performance is guided by the American Dietetic Association’s Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework (SODPF).
Performs other tasks as necessary and appropriate.


LINE OF AUTHORITY:
Director of Social Services
Administrator
Consultation on a regularly scheduled basis with a regional social work consultant.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in dealing with people in crises is preferable.
Knowledge of the case management process, needs of geriatric patients, health care settings, working knowledge of funding resources such as Medicare Part A, B, C and D, Medicaid, Managed Care and other private insurances.
Imagination and creative ability, skill in working cooperatively with other professionals, ability to organize and carry out responsibility efficiently and effectively.
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately both verbally and in writing in a wide variety of circumstances.
Commitment to the mission and goals of the center.
Ability to exercise independent judgment where procedures cannot be standardized.
Ability to attend annual NHC sponsored social work conferences. These conferences may be out of town and require overnight stays.
Dedicated totally to the success of the center and The Better Way culture.
Degree Requirements:
Prefer Master’s degree in Social Work from school or university accredited by the council on Social Work education or
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from accredited college or university or
Other related human services field degree.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on occasional basis.
Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times daily.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
Able to speak in a clear concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
Able to manage own stress effectively.
Working Conditions:
Well lighted, well ventilated office space with privacy available for interviewing.
Interacts with general public under all conditions. Much of the work involves difficult circumstances, patient and families in emotional distress, severe illness, dying, death and grief, confusion, combativeness, ill-temper, etc.
Must be alert to possible injury, changing conditions in patients, and appropriate responses.
Constant pressure to respond maturely and effectively with patients, families, other staff and other professionals.
Must appropriately represent center in dress and demeanor per the partner handbook and any written regional policy.
DUTIES:
(Note: Specific duties are assigned at the discretion of the SWS Department Head and may be adjusted to meet the needs/expertise of personnel available.)
General Description:
In the absence of the Admissions Coordinator, this position will be able to coordinate admissions to the center, including handling inquiries either over the phone or in person; and conduct a needs assessment of the patient seeking admission and consideration of alternatives, if center is not capable of meeting these needs.
Share current information available about funding resources.
Work with individual patients and families toward adjustment to center life and to crises of illness, disability, and death.
Serve in an advocacy role for patients and their families in expressing, defining and resolving grievances.
Coordinate discharge planning functions.
Participate in developing patient care plans in cooperation with individuals from other disciplines.
Participate in in-service training programs.
Evaluate the quality of social services as part of the center’s overall quality improvement program.
Develop and maintain contacts with appropriate community agencies.
Handle some marketing activities/functions assigned by SWS Department Head.
Admission:
Interview and develop trusting relationship with applicants and their families.
Obtain accurate, relevant information to be used in determining appropriateness of placement.
Serve as liaison with hospital, family, and patient in effecting admission or in assisting in arranging alternative placement.
Provide family and patient with accurate, up to date information regarding funding resources such as Medicare Part A, B, C and D, Medicaid, and Private insurances.
Understand closing techniques and procedures and when designated by the Director of Social Work Services, participate in closing a sale (admission).
Inquiry Management: (In the absence of the Admissions Coordinator)
Be available to take inquiries at all times.
Obtain sufficient information for compilation of official waiting list, following state regulations for maintenance of waiting list, if applicable.
Maintain appropriate documentation for waiting list, if applicable.
Maintain professional working relationship with area hospitals, keeping them currently apprised of services available and criteria for admission.
Stay in contact with families on inquiry list to assess current status or as required by State regulations.
Room Assignments:
Participate in room assignment decisions.
Notify patients and families of room change decisions.
Notify departments involved in room changes.
Document Room Changes.
Medical Records:
Document, clearly and legibly, 24 hour social work assessment for new admissions (see specific instructions and format in the Social Work Services Manual).
Prepare and document the Social Work Psychosocial Assessment/History within required time frames.
Document reports of progress at required intervals.
Participate in preparation of Admission Summary Sheet and Patient “MDS Form”.
Discharge Follow-up reporting as applicable.
Patient Care Planning Conference:
Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Prepare for PCP conference with evaluation complete, including problems identified, goals, and approaches
Participate in patient care planning conference.
Coordinate discharge planning as agreed upon by patient, family and care plan team.
Assume organizational or leadership roles for conferences as needed.
Appropriately advise families and patients of plan of care.
Ombudsman:
Inform patient and family of patient’s rights and advance directives.
Maintain relationship with patient and family in order to facilitate early identification of potential problems.
Maintain close working relationship with all other departments in appropriately resolving grievances.
Identify and report trends or patterns of complaints to the Director of Social Work Services.
Keep appropriate written records of grievances, to whom reported, and how resolved.
Establish, maintain, and record minutes of Family Council (as appropriate).
Manage difficult or emotional customer situations.
Case Management with patients and families:
Respond to immediate need of any patient or family referred by floor staff, DON, therapists, administrator, or physician.
Encourage maximum participation of family in meeting needs of patients.
Assist in arranging transportation when required.
May, with consent of administrator, establish group of clients with specific therapeutic goals.
Respond promptly to customer needs.
Proactively work to meet and/or exceed customer expectations.
Build a relationship of trust and respect with customers.
Develop knowledge of criteria utilized by Medicare and other third party payors for continued stay authorization in order to educate patient and families.
Transition/Discharge Planning:
Obtain information from family and patient on admission regarding expectations and resources available for discharge planning.
Collaborate with other care plan team members to develop individualized patient discharge plans through the patient care planning conference and through level of care meetings.
Coordinate in-house planning and assist patient and family in obtaining services needed to assure continuity of care.
Provide information to other centers with which there is a Transfer Agreement on discharge.
Participate in Utilization Review to advise committee on discharge planning.
Document discharge planning in patient’s medical record.
In-Service Education:
Participate in continuing education programs available, with consent of Social Work Services Director.
Participate in in-service education of staff in areas of expertise, especially emotional needs of elderly, patient’s rights, confidentiality and the Abuse Policy.
Quality Improvement:
Participate in quality improvement program of center.
Understand the QI process using Rapid Cycle techniques.
Participate in survey processes conducted by state regulatory agencies.
Other duties which may be assigned by Director of Social Work Services.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The social worker is responsible for the quality of social services rendered by the center.
Report to the Director of Social Work Services the current status of social services and present needs as perceived by the social worker.
Understand and abide by established policies of health care center and interpret them to concerned parties.
Participate in consultation with the Director of Social Work Services and the regional social work consultant, especially pointing out problems and trends that may require company policy attention.
Maintain confidentiality of professional information.
Abide by the Policies and Procedures in the NHC Social Work Services Manual.
Account for use of time, report sickness, and plan vacation time with the Director of Social Work Services.