RESPONSIBLE TO:

Administrator and Maintenance Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school graduate or graduate of a technical school.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals. Knowledge of local codes and ordinances. Knowledge of safety regulations.
  • Ability to plan and carry out programs in repair or new construction and/or installation. Ability to direct others.
  • Knowledge of record keeping and cost estimating.
  • Knowledge of supplies and equipment used by department and the care of this equipment.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with patients.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Able to stand, walk inside and outside in all weather.
  • Able to stoop, kneel, bend, and climb depending on job.
  • Able to work in awkward positions.
  • Able to do heavy lifting and moving. Be able to lift over 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Subject to emergency call.
  • Able to see, hear and communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Heavy duty cleaning, grounds care, maintenance of institutional equipment and vehicles; Cutting grass, fertilizing and planting flowers, spraying for insects and disease on flowers and shrubs, weeding, watering, spreading mulch.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment for use in department activities.
  • Keeps records of work performed and costs involved.
  • Coordinates work of maintenance department with other department functions so as not to interrupt patient care or normal business functions.
  • Advises and consults with administrator on maintenance and repair needs concerning structure, equipment and grounds.
  • Inspects all equipment and systems regularly for proper functioning and safety. Prepares and submits reports as directed by the administrator.
  • Able to be on call for emergencies.
  • Directs or performs duties concerned with maintenance of grounds, parking lots, driveways, etc. May include gardening, landscaping, clean-up, snow removal, etc (except that performed under service contract).
  • Perform or direct heavy custodial duties such as scrubbing and buffing, cleaning of basement, storage, utility areas, washing walls, ceilings, outside windows, changing screens and storm windows, changing light bulbs in ceiling fixtures and housekeeping duties in very high places, removing and disposing of garbage and trash.
  • Runs errands, handles incoming and outgoing freight, lifts and moves heavy furniture and equipment, and other miscellaneous duties as directed by the administrator.
  • Responsible for the care, maintenance and repairs of institutional property, equipment and grounds as directed by the administrator.
  • Responsible for the care and use of supplies and maintenance equipment used in performance of duties.
  • Regular inspection of property and equipment for compliance with safety regulations.
  • Able to cooperate with other partners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned from time to time.

General Purpose

Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists patient with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comforts and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group of residents.

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

RN or LPN

QUALIFICATIONS:

Health – Ability to meet performance requirements.

Education and Training:

  1. Must be certified nursing assistant or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program.
  2. Attend in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.

Personal Qualifications:

  1. Sensitive to our patients’ physical and psychosocial needs.
  2. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  3. Capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record or other similar form.
  4. Pleasant and cheerful personality.
  5. Tactful and courteous approach with patients and visitors.
  6. Treat all patient information as confidential material.
  7. Adhere to dress code as directed by center policy (see Personnel Manual.)

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Responsible for handling and caring for patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort under the direction of licensed nurses and patients’ physicians.

Physical Demands:

  1. Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
  2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on frequent basis.
  3. Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist frequently in a day.
  4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
  5. Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
  6. Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
  7. Able to read and write so that center charting requirements can be met.
  8. Report any medical conditions, such as communicable disease, that might interfere with providing direct patient care.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  1. Understands and practices universal precautions with all patient.
  2. Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to charge nurse any tasks not completed.
  3. Assists in the preparation for admission of patients.
  4. Assists in and accompany patients in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
  5. Provides post-mortem care.
  6. Provides morning care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
  7. Provides evening care, which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, special skin care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room, and other general care as needed.
  8. Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients; lifting and turning patients; applying/utilizing special equipment; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; and ambulating the patient using a gait belt.
  9. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
  10. Adheres to policies and procedures of the center the Department of Nursing.
  11. Participates in socialization activities on the unit and assists patients to activities.
  12. Turns and positions as ordered and/or as needed, making sure no rough surfaces are in direct contact with the body. Lifts and turns with proper and safe mechanics and with available resources.
  13. Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to an RN or LPN.
  14. Ensures that patients are dressed properly and assists as necessary. Ensures that clothing is properly stored in dressers or on hangers. Ensures that all patients are clean and dry at all times.
  15. Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
  16. Restrains patients properly when ordered. Understands reason for restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
  17. Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
  18. Provides reality orientation in daily care.
  19. Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
  20. Distributes drinking water, ice and other nourishments to patients.
  21. Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the center’s Infection Control Policies.
  22. Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
  23. Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
  24. Collects and transports specimens as directed.
  25. Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
  26. Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information available.
  27. Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment, reports equipment that is out of order, reports other problems to the charge nurse, maintains appropriate handling of clean and soiled linen and stores supplies on the unit.
  28. Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
  29. Attends in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  30. Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.

Other Demands:

  1. Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
  2. Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
  3. Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
  4. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
  5. Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
  6. Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS REFLECT THE GENERAL DUTIES CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO DESCRIBE THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB AS IDENTIFIED, AND SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE WORK REQUIREMENTS THAT MAY BE INHERENT IN THE POSITION.

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

This position performs as liaison in the initial contact of office personnel with the public in an effective, courteous and confidential manner. Performs secretarial functions as designated.

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Administrator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to type at least 45 words per minute with accuracy.
  • Pleasant and helpful personality both in person and via the telephone.
  • Proficiency in standard English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Have the ability to speak, read, write, hear/comprehend in order to communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibilities.
  • Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to sit for 7 hours a day.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Greet and assist visitors.
  • Answer telephone in a pleasant clear voice, using proper English. Screen or transfer calls, taking and delivering messages when appropriate.
  • Type correspondence as approved by Administrator, to include but not limited to, minutes of meetings and center newsletter.
  • Complete and assemble admission package.
  • Receipt all monies for the General Account and the Patient Trust Fund Account in their respective receipt books.
  • Sell meal tickets to employees and visitors, keeping control and account of all monies.
  • Make petty cash disbursements from Patient Trust Fund, keeping accurate records of each transaction.
  • File various documents.
  • Sort, open and date mail at Administrator’s discretion.
  • Make disbursement from the general petty cash fund.
  • Dispense paychecks in sealed envelopes.
  • Handle employee insurance claim forms, workers’ compensation forms, and incident reports under the direction of the Administrator.
  • Understand and follow Company and Center policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time.

PRN (as needed) position to cover various shifts


DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

SHIFT:

All Shifts

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

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

RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING:

Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Health – Ability to meet performance requirements

Education and Training:

  1. Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State.
  2. Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
  3. Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

  1. Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
  2. Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
  3. Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
  4. Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
  5. Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demands:

  1. Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
  2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
  3. Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
  4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
  5. Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
  6. Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  1. Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revisions of individualized plans of care.
  2. Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
  3. Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
  4. Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
  5. Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
  6. Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed.
  7. Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.
  8. Assist with hiring and supervision and participates in the orientation of new nursing partners
  9. Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
  10. Assist physician during rounds
  11. Supervise nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
  12. Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
  13. Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
  14. Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
  15. Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
  16. Relieve other shifts if needed.
  17. Participate in ON-CALL Program
  18. Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  19. Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned

Other Demands:

  1. Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
  2. Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
  3. Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
  4. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
  5. Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
  6. Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
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$3.00/hr shift differential for night shift

PURPOSE
The position is responsible for sorting out dirty laundry, loading and unloading washing machine and dryer and folding center linens.
RESPONSIBLE TO:
Laundry Supervisor, Housekeeping Supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be able to read Standard English.
Must be able to operate standard and commercial laundry machinery.
Must be able to understand and follow instructions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Able to pull and push wet laundry (50 – 75 pounds) from washing machine.
Able to be on feet 7 – 8 hours per day.
Able to stoop, kneel, and bend.
Able to see, hear and communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibilities.
Able to lift 30 – 40 pounds frequently.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:
Report to laundry at the assigned time and gather dirty laundry as instructed.
Load washers with dirty linens and prepare linen for morning change.
Keep dirty linen separate from clean linen at all times.
Check water temperature of each washing machine to be sure it is at least 150°.
Clean all lint traps in accordance with center policy or at least once per shift.
Check levels of laundry detergents, softeners and bleach according to center policy.
Keep floors, walls and equipment are kept clean.
Remove clean laundry from washer and load dryer, making sure that clean laundry does not touch the floor.
Operate washing machines and dryers are operated in accordance with manufacturer’s and center’s policy and procedures.
Removed dry clothes from dryer, fold and store in accordance with center policy.
Inform supervisor of any problems with equipment so that repairs can be made.
Shut down all equipment in laundry in accordance with center policy when fire alarm sounds.
Other duties which may be assigned from time to time.
Be familiar with and follow all federal, state and center policies and procedures.
Work safely, following proper procedures when using chemical agents.


GENERAL PURPOSE

Assists the Director of Nursing through providing continuity in administrative and managerial functions (including care delivery activities and training) of the Nursing Department.

The Assistant Director of Nursing 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.

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Administrator and Director of Nursing

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • RN – graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed to practice nursing in this state (Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in nursing is preferred).
  • Professional experience in the practice of geriatrics, nursing administration, and other related areas.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills in the areas of nursing administration, nursing practice, rehabilitation and partner relations management.
  • Ability to perform physical and mental requirements of the job.
  • CPR certified (desired).

JOB KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITIES:

  • Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
  • Utilized the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
  • Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet patient care needs.
  • Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Special Demands:

  • Available “on-call” 24 hours, 7 days a week (or delegates to a qualified RN).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the medical/health care community, patients and families.
  • Ability to interpret and implement regulations (state and federal).
  • Ability to organize and implement systems to manage and enhance patient services.
  • Ability to manage through delegation, goal setting, and building respect from all nursing staff through use of positive leadership principles.
  • Ability to plan and direct nursing service in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Must be able to make administrative decisions as required during the DON’s and administrator’s absence.
  • Working knowledge of center’s fire, safety and disaster procedures.
  • Implements federal, state and local regulations pertaining to nursing service

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 daily.
  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests form patients.
  • 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.
  • Able to manage own stress effectively.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT:

  • Maintains a system to insure knowledge of patient status (such as: makes daily rounds of all patients.
  • Coordinates and implements Patient Care Plan conferences (or have working knowledge of process if delegated)
  • Assists in the development and implementation a rehabilitative nursing program to assist patients to reach maximum level of functioning.
  • Monitors to see that treatments and medications are administered as ordered
  • Participates in conferences with patients and families
  • Monitors to see that there is accurate and adequate documentation within the medical records
  • Accurate, timely completion of Patient Assessment (MDS) forms
  • Reviews and takes action when indicated by Patient Assessment (MDS) reports
  • Plans and encourages participation in in-service and continuing education for all levels of nursing personnel (including CNA training program)
  • Is an active member of the center’s Quality Improvement Committee
  • Coordinates Level of Care meeting on a weekly basis.
  • Reviews and reports finding of level of care meetings to attending physicians.

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

General Description:

  • Serves as a member of management team and develops effective working relationships with the director of nursing, administrator and the medical director.
  • Participates in the development of center goals
  • Assists in the development and implements procedures to meet the goals of the center.
  • Develops positive partner relations policies and environment to achieve firm, fair, consistent supervision and a department team
  • Administers policies and formulates procedures for the nursing department
  • Support and administers a departmental budget based on the nursing department’s goals and projected revenues
  • Participates in establishing a competitive wage, salary, and benefit plan for nursing service staff.
  • Supports the operation of the nursing department in a cost-effective manner
  • Involved in the recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and retention for all nursing staff
  • Assists in the development and implementation of center’s master staffing plan based on patient’s needs, nursing service goals and standards, department budget and state law.
  • Promotes consistent assignment scheduling to meet patient care needs.
  • Formulates, implements and evaluates a department plan for orientation and partner development
  • Promotes and delegates accountability for maintaining an effective performance appraisal system for nursing
  • Promotes resolution of conflicts through delegation and accountability for positive supervision
  • Promotes and delegates personnel policy compliance with supervisors
  • Creates a work climate that promotes a positive quality of work and minimizes institution’s legal risk
  • Establishes linkage with existing community resources
  • Assesses supplies and equates needs for Nursing Department and sees that units are adequately stocked and maintained.

Specific Items: (Performed by DON or delegated to qualified staff).

  • Participates in development and maintenance of nursing services’ philosophy and objectives, standards of practice, policy and procedure manuals and job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel
  • Assists in the development of 3 year capital expenditure budget for Nursing Department
    •Assists in the development of at least biweekly (every two weeks) work schedules for Nursing Department – post and maintains copy as worked
  • Acts upon recommendations from the DON, RN Supervisors and/or supervisory LPNs regarding hiring and firing of nursing personnel; assist with recruiting as needed.
  • Delegates and monitors orientation and initial training for nursing personnel
  • Coordinates with other department heads on any patient care needs
  • Participates in all department head meetings
  • Cooperates with consultants and implements their recommendations, if determined appropriate to the nursing department

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

SHIFT:

All Shifts

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

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

RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING:

Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Health – Ability to meet performance requirements

Education and Training:

  1. Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State.
  2. Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
  3. Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

  1. Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
  2. Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
  3. Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
  4. Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
  5. Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demands:

  1. Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
  2. Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
  3. Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
  4. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
  5. Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
  6. Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  1. Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revisions of individualized plans of care.
  2. Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
  3. Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
  4. Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
  5. Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
  6. Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed.
  7. Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.
  8. Assist with hiring and supervision and participates in the orientation of new nursing partners
  9. Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
  10. Assist physician during rounds
  11. Supervise nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
  12. Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
  13. Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
  14. Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
  15. Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
  16. Relieve other shifts if needed.
  17. Participate in ON-CALL Program
  18. Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  19. Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned

Other Demands:

  1. Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
  2. Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
  3. Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
  4. Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
  5. Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
  6. Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
Night Shift Differential $3/hour

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.


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 15 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 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.
o, Since the class is only 15 days, no absences or tardies are permitted. You must maintain a grade average of an 80 to continue in the course. Class hours are from 8:00AM to 4:00PM, typically. The schedule changes periodically, so check with the instructor for the most current class schedule. Tuition is free for the class and there is NO payment to the student for taking the class, including time spent on the floor.
Solid blue scrubs are required by the first day of class. Please wear white socks, white shoes and modest undergarments, white or beige. No facial piercings are to be worn to class except for earrings by female students.
Bring black pens and paper or notebook. A watch with a second hand or “seconds counter” is required for class.
If you have been accepted into the class, you will receive be notified by phone. Please DO NOT call the facility to check on the status of your acceptance.
Employment with NHC is not guaranteed. 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.


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