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Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY

The Registered nurses (RNs) Supervisor position is to ensure that RNs, LPNs and CNAs are supervised in a manner that they will work to promote health, prevent disease, and help residents cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for residents, families, and communities. When providing direct resident care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatment and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation.  RNs also develop and manage nursing care plans; instruct residents and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve and maintain their health. Monitors resident care provided by LPNs, CNAs, and others.  This may include but is not limited to staffing of shifts, completing required forms, and paperwork for ensuring a positive work environment through the supervision and instruction of administrative personnel.

qualifications

(Educational)

  •  Graduation/Diploma from an accredited and recognized College, University or School of Nursing.
  • A current certificate of registration/license from the North Carolina State Board of Registration as a Registered Nurse.
  • Maintains yearly educational requirements as designated by the North Carolina State Board of Registration

 (Experience)

  • Must have 2 year current experience as a Registered Nurse in a long term nursing facility or hospital.

(Specific Requirements)

  • Must possess strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Must have caring attitude with ability to work harmoniously with physicians, nurses, attendants, residents, administration, and general public.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the nursing service department

(Specific Requirements Continued)

  • Maintaining the care and use of supplies, equipment, facility, etc., and maintaining the appearance of the nursing areas, residents rooms, regular inspection of nursing units for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
  • Must have patience, positive attitude tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever emotional, physical, social, spiritual, levels the resident is currently functioning on.
  • Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
  • Maintain updated/current CPR requirements
  • Be able to adapt to changing technologies within the healthcare field
  • Attend mandatory in-services and other meetings/in-services as indicated by The Administrator and/or The Director of Nursing
  • Maintain flexibility in accepting another nurse’s assignment if needed

(Working Conditions)

  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated work areas, as well as throughout the nursing service area to include resident’s rooms.
  • Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving intermittently during working hours.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Involved with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
  • Subjects to falls, burns from equipment, infectious diseases, substances, odors, etc., throughout the work day.

(Physical Demands)

  • Walks for long periods of time.
  • Requires standing in one place for long periods of time.
  • Pushing/pulling/lifting more than 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.

duties and RESPONSIBILITIES

Listed below is an outline of the major duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform. As a Registered Nurse and as a supervisor, you are delegated the authority, responsibility and accountability to carry out you assigned duties.

Even though your job description is broad, every effort has been made to make this outline as complete as possible. HOWEVER, we must emphasize that you will be required to perform other related duties and activities as determined by the Administration of the facility.

  • Assist in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing your unit’s activities.
  • Supervise staff and CNAs
  • Make necessary changes in schedule to ensure adequate staffing
  • Assesses condition of residents experiencing acute episodes and assist nurse in implementing strategies to meet care for the condition
  • Report to Director of Nursing and/or designee
  • Conduct nursing rounds to evaluate resident care and services
  • Review 24 hour nurse report and ensure that areas requiring follow-up, telephone calls, physician notification, etc. have been completed
  • Ensure incidents/accidents of unknown origin are investigated and reported immediately to administrator and/or their designee
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to assure that the department services and activities can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining proper nursing objectives and standards.
  • Assure that department personnel, resident’s, visitors, etc., follow established policies and procedures, to include safety rules and regulations, at all times.
  • Assist in facility quality assurance and improvement processes as needed
  • Interpret department policies and procedures to personnel, resident’s, visitors, family members, etc., as necessary. Make independent decisions regarding nursing care.
  • Ensure that resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage a complaint, are followed by all department personnel.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and facility.
  • Meet with department personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services. Participate in staff meetings.
  • Review and evaluate your assigned personnel and make recommendations to the department/unit director.
  • Maintain CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected.
  • Coordinate Nursing Service with other departments.
  • Assure that stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., are maintained at adequate levels at all times and within their expiration date. If medications or supplies have expired then, dispose of expired medications or supplies properly. Requisition equipment and supply needs as required.
  • Notify the resident’s physician, as well as the resident’s legal guardian/representative, when the resident becomes critically ill, injured, etc., as outlined within our established policies.
  • Work with the facilities consultants as necessary and implement recommended changes as directed by the department director.
  • Assist in setting standards for department personnel. Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  • Review complaints and grievances and make necessary oral/written reports to the department director.
  • In cases of death, may call the funeral home as requested by the family, or as otherwise outlined in our established policies. Assure that the body is properly prepared/cleaned for pick up.
  • Evaluate emergencies and determine emergency measures to be used, including the use of chemical or mechanical restraints. Notify the physician and record and follow orders. If restraints are used then make sure the correct restraint is on the resident and is clean and is being used as designed by the manufacturer
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the department director concerning the operation of the nursing unit/shift
  • Assure that the unit area is maintained in clean and safe manner for resident comfort and convenience by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained to perform such duties/services.
  • Notify physician of resident accidents/incidents. Fill out and complete accident/incident report forms on all such occurrences and chart such information in the resident’s medical record as outlined in our established policies and procedures including appropriate interventions immediately.
  • Take temperatures, pulses, respirations (TPRs), blood pressures, etc., and chart as required and as a resident's conditions changes.
  • Attend and participate in your professional associations, activities, programs, etc. to assure that you keep abreast of current regulations and guidelines, as well as professional standards, and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the department director.
  • Assure that nursing personnel, including private duty nurses, follow our established nursing procedures.
  • Ensure physician(s) review treatment plans, record and signs physician’s orders, progress notes, etc.
  • Gives/receives nursing report upon reporting in and ending shift duty hours.
  • Checks resident’s daily to assure that prescribed treatment is being properly administered by nursing personnel/assistants and to evaluate their physical and emotional status. Record findings in the resident’s chart.
  • Prepare/administer medications as ordered by the physician. (NOTE: Medications set up by one nurse MAY NOT be administered by another nurse.)
  • Answer telephone inquiries as outlined in our established policies and procedures.
  • Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident’s response to the care.
  • Complete required recordkeeping forms/charts upon the resident’s admission, discharge, transfer, etc. File in the resident’s chart and/or forward to appropriate department.
  • Receive verbal orders from physicians and chart on the physician’s order sheet.
  • Assist in orientation of newly assigned personnel as well as supervise and instruct other nursing personnel.
  • Review resident care plans, treatment plan, etc., at least monthly, and make recommendations to the department director.
  • Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as established by our policies and procedures.
  • Write resident charge slips and submit to appropriate department as directed by established policy.
  • Review Physician’s orders, transfer/preadmission information, etc., for completeness.
  • Orient new residents/family members as necessary.
  • Forward new diet orders, and/or diet changes to the dietary department.
  • Transcribe physician’s orders to resident charts, medication cards, treatment plans, etc., to assure that they remain current. Perform routine charting as required and as a resident condition changes.
  • Verify the identification of the resident before administering medication, treatment, etc.
  • Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by the physician, either within the facility or by outside arrangements, in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assure that nursing personnel/assistants are providing adequate nursing care in accordance with established nursing service procedures.
  • Assure that narcotic/medication records are current at all times.
  • Admit, transfer and discharge residents. Assist in arranging transportation, packing, etc., as necessary.
  • Check resident charts for specific treatment, medication orders, schedules, etc., daily.
  • Administer professional service such as; catheterization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, colostomy and drainage bags, taking blood, sputum, urine specimens, massage and exercises, care of the dead/dying, etc., as established by our policies and procedures. Administer parenteral, intramuscular, and sub-cutaneous injections.
  • Assure that established infection control and aseptic techniques are followed by all personnel when isolation procedures become necessary.
  • Make rounds with the physician and assist with examinations and treatment.
  • Notify physician of auto stop orders on specific medications as established by our policies and procedures.
  • Review medication cards for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of physician orders, and adherence to stop order polices.
  • Review resident care plans for appropriate resident goals, problems, approaches, etc., to assure appropriate nursing care is being rendered.
  • Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self help/care.
  • Perform minor housekeeping duties around the nursing unit. Keep nursing station clean and orderly.
  • Provide leadership to nursing personnel/assistants assigned to your unit.
  • Notify the attending physician and supervisor/department director when a resident is discharged without approval. Assure that appropriate documentation is made in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Report all discrepancies of physician’s orders, diet, charting, etc., to the department supervisor.
  • Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the department supervisor or maintenance department immediately.
  • Check food in residents rooms, that is brought in by the resident’s family, or visitors, in accordance with established polices and procedures.
  • Assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of directing your unit/shift.
  • Supervise nurse assistants/nurse aides in performing duties by checking their work to be sure assignments have been completed to facility standard.
  • Inventory Antibiotic/Emergency Drug boxes weekly.
  • Review Acute Episode Report daily.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Administration of the facility.
  • Prepares, administers and documents medications following accepted practices.
  • Consults with licensed or registered nurse, physician or licensed independent practitioner.
  • Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed practitioner.
  • Notifies the ordering practitioner when making a decision not to administer medication or treatment
  • Knows the rationale for the effect of medications and treatments and correctly administers them
  • Accurately reports and documents the resident’s symptoms, responses and conditions/status
  • Monitors residents who self -administer medications and report deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse
  • Administers medications within 60 minutes of scheduled time and /or as designated by The NC Board of Nursing
  • Identifies residents before administering medications
  • Secures medication carts
  • Lists all current medications and dosages schedules on the resident’s medication and administration card
  • Records the administration of medication on the residents medication sheet at the time the medication is given
  • Reports a drug administration error or drug reaction to the licensed or registered nurse and to the Director of Nursing
  • Completes a medication incident report when appropriate
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary

 

LPN   

JOB SUMMARY

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for knowledge of resident’s condition at all times; providing nursing care according to physician’s orders and in conformance with recognized nursing technique and established standards; charting accurately on resident conditions, recognizing and interpreting symptoms, reporting resident’s condition and assisting with or instituting remedial measures for adverse developments; assists the physician in diagnostic and therapeutic measures and administers medications and treatments as prescribed; maintains accurate and complete records of nursing observations and care; assists in teaching residents good health habits; assists in training and supervision of nursing service personnel.

qualifications

(Educational)

  •  Graduation/Diploma from an accredited and recognized College, University or School of Nursing. A current certificate of registration/license from the North Carolina State Board of Registration as a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.
  • Maintains yearly educational requirements as designated by from the North Carolina State Board of Registration as a Licensed Practical/Vocational nurse

(Experience)

  • Must have 1 year current experience as a LPN in a long term nursing facility or hospital

(Specific Requirements)

  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess strong supervisory, management and leadership skills.
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and the general public.
  • Willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever physical, emotional, social, spiritual level the resident is able to understand and function.
  • Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing social services practices.

 (Working Conditions)

  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures and new programs of the
  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated work areas, as well as throughout the nursing service area to include resident’s rooms.
  • Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving intermittently during working hours.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Involved with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs as directed.
  • Subjects to falls, burns from equipment, infectious diseases, substances, odors, etc., throughout the work day.
  • Be economical and careful with supplies, equipment, etc.

(Physical Demands)

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • May be required to lift residents, medical equipment, supplies, etc.

duties and RESPONSIBILITIES

Listed below is an outline of the major duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform. As LPN, you are delegated the authority, responsibility and accountability to carry out your assigned duties.

Even though your job description is broad, every effort has been made to make this outline as complete as possible. HOWEVER, we must emphasize that you will be required to perform other related duties and activities as determined by the Administration of the facility.

  • Receives report of resident’s condition from off-going shift and gives report to on-coming shift. Prepares a written report of pertinent information concerning residents on unit every shift.
  • Monitors narcotics and keys at the beginning and end of each shift.
  • Checks time schedule and takes an account of all scheduled staff members present, absent or tardy; fills out appropriate slip and turns into the Nursing Office
  • Communicates verbally to the nursing assistant staff, resident assignments, giving such information as resident’s present condition or changes, daily regime of care to be delivered, special areas of concern for the individual resident and resident care goals.
  • Administers medications as prescribed, documenting them on medical care plans, medication and treatment records, and noting any reactions; returns medication to pharmacy when discontinued and disposes of expired medication properly.
  • Monitors use of the emergency drug kit to ensure replacement and proper charge is made
  • Makes rounds to observe and determine resident needs and assess adequacy of resident care. Observes and reports symptoms and condition of residents.
  • Administers to special needs of the resident, i.e. decubitus care, isolation, tract care, suctioning, inserts physician ordered tubes, changes dressings, checks blood pressure and pulse as indicated
  • Records physician’s orders on Doctor’s Order Sheet and completes telephone orders as necessary
  • Follows individualized care plans identified by the interdisciplinary team members
  • Administers medications and treatments prescribed by the physician, reports all changes to the appropriate personnel. Orders new medications from pharmacy when necessary.
  • After assessing the resident’s needs, in an emergency or immediate need, calls the physician to give reports and receives further orders. In all other situations, assessing the residents needs and notifies the DON or Charge Nurse for further instructions.
  • Makes rounds with physician.
  • Sets up treatment trays and keeps individual and hall trays neat and clean
  • Assists physician with treatments and physical exams as needed
  • Maintains neat and accurate records reflecting resident’s condition, medication and treatment. Writes monthly nursing summaries on Nurse’s Notes. Charts on residents when conditions change as needed
  • Demonstrates awareness that admissions, discharges and transfers are being properly carried out by the person assigned to that particular unit and all forms are completed correctly for each procedure. Concerning discharges, makes sure medical records are closed out properly, including the writing of a discharge summary.
  • Gives direct resident care when necessary, i.e. bathing, feeding
  • Maintains a good working relationship with personnel of unit, families, residents and other nursing home staff
  • Assists with research related to improvement in nursing care
  • Keeps medicine carts and medicine room neat and clean and secure
  • Counsels with nursing assistants concerning work performance, infractions of rules, give “Notice of Recognition” or “Correction or Counseling” forms when deserved or needed. Assists with work performance evaluations of nursing assistants.
  • Attends Interdisciplinary team conferences, staff and in-service meetings. Attends continuing education classes.
  • Monitors and charts blood pressures, pulses and weights every month or as ordered
  • Does EKG testing when indicated and AED when indicated
  • Should work in harmony with all nurses whether assigned to SNF or ICF
  • Receive assignments and check your resident schedule.
  • Report on and off duty.
  • Prepares, administers and documents medications following accepted practices.
  • Consults with licensed or registered nurse, physician or licensed independent practitioner.
  • Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed practitioner.
  • Notifies the ordering practitioner when making a decision not to administer medication or treatment
  • Knows the rationale for the effect of medications and treatments and correctly administers them
  • Accurately reports and documents the resident’s symptoms, responses and conditions/status
  • Monitors residents who self -administer medications and report deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse
  • Administers medications within 60 minutes of scheduled time and /or as designated by The Board of Nursing
  • Identifies residents before administering medications
  • Secures medication carts
  • Lists all current medications and dosages schedules on the resident’s medication and administration card
  • Records the administration of medication on the residents medication sheet at the time the medication is given
  • Reports a drug administration error or drug reaction to the licensed or registered nurse and to the Director of Nursing
  • Completes a medication incident report when appropriate
  • Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.
  • Removes discontinued, expired, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory
  • Provides report to others involved in same resident care to assist in care of that resident
  • Provides post mortem care if needed
  • Observes, follows, and correctly performs manufacturer’s recommendations including:
  • Shake well
  • Do not crush
  • Adequate fluids
  • Medication taken with foods or not with antacids
  • Medications administered with enteral nutritional formulas
  • Instillation of eye medication
  • Sublingual tablets
  • Medication via metered dose inhalers etc.
  •  Involved in quality assurance and improvement performances process
  • Follows all of the facility’s established polices, procedures, protocols; rules & regulations of governing bodies; and  The NC Board of  Nursling’s  rules & regulations
  • Other duties and activities assigned by the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator
  • Files resident information in their charts in a timely manner, i.e. copy of lab reports etc
  • Completes incident and accident report, and completes medication error forms and informs Nursing Administration and/or the Administrator
  • Check for accuracy and Complete the monthly medication(MARS) and treatment forms(TARS) on assigned residents
  • Help assist in preparing a list of residents that need to be seen by a dentist, podiatrist, physician or other medical personnel
  • Responsible for giving and recording residents’ immunizations, including PPD testing, flu and pneumonia vaccinations, tetanus, hepatitis vaccinations etc

 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)       

JOB SUMMARY

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) assist nurses in general care and well being of residents; positions, transfers, moves and lifts residents; will feed and bathe residents as well as respond to their general needs; takes and records temperatures, pulses and respirations; observes residents and reports unusual symptoms and/or behavior; ensures that restraints are correctly applied and clean; keeps beds, bedpans and related equipment clean; maintains unit environment for safety of resident; transports residents, specimens and other related resident items; may apply or remove braces and performs related duties as required.

qualifications

(Educational)

  •  Graduation from high school or GED equivalent as a minimum and completion of a certified nursing assistant course from an accredited college program and on North Carolina Registry.
  • Maintains yearly educational requirements to keep certification current

(Experience)

  • Desire 1 year current experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a long term nursing facility or hospital.

(Specific Requirements)

  • Must possess a sincere desire to serve the ill, aged and infirm.
  • Must have caring attitude with ability to work harmoniously with physicians, nurses, residents, administration, and general public.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

(Specific Requirements Continued)

  • Maintaining the care and use of supplies, equipment, facility, etc., and maintaining the appearance of the nursing areas, residents rooms, regular inspection of resident’s rooms for sanitation, order and safety.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever physical, social, emotional, spiritual level the resident is able to understand and function.
  • Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.

(Working Conditions)

  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated work areas, as well as throughout the nursing service area to include resident’s rooms.
  • Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving intermittently during working hours.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Involved with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs.
  • Subjects to falls, burns from equipment, infectious diseases, substances, odors, etc., throughout the work day.
  • Be economical and careful with supplies, equipment, etc.
  • Follow all of our established polices and procedures, to include nursing care procedures, safety regulations, personnel policies, etc., to assure that quality resident care can be maintained.

(Physical Demands)

  • Walks for long periods of time.
  • Requires standing in one place for long periods of time.
  • Pushing/pulling/lifting more than 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.

duties and RESPONSIBILITIES

Listed below is an outline of the major duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Even though your job description is broad, every effort has been made to make this outline as complete as possible. HOWEVER, we must emphasize that you will be required to perform other related duties and activities as determined by the Administration of The facility.

  • Receive assignments and check your resident schedule.
  • Report on and off duty.
  • Perform all assigned duties in accordance with our established policies and procedures, nursing care procedures, and our safety rules and regulations.
  • Verify the identification of the resident before administering treatment, serving food, etc., to assure that appropriate treatment, etc., is being provided to the correct resident.
  • Perform all duties as assigned.
  • Assist residents with dental and mouth care.
  • Assist residents with identifying food arrangements. (i.e., informing blind or visually impaired residents of where food is located on tray.)
  • Assist with trays and feeding of residents. Remove trays when finished.
  • Perform after meal care as required. (Cleaning residents hand, face, clothing, etc.)
  • Assist in preparing residents for meals. (Taking to/from dining room, serving trays, placing bibs, assisting in feeding or cutting foods, supervision in dining room etc.)
  • Assure that resident’s food is accessible and self-help devices are available as needed.
  • Record resident’s food intake as directed.
  • Feed resident’s who cannot feed themselves.
  • Serve extra nourishment in accordance with established nursing care procedures.
  • Serve drinking water as required. Assure that water pitchers are cleaned and filled with fresh drinking water regularly.
  • Bathe residents as assigned and in accordance with our established nursing care procedures. (Encourage showers and other self-help measures/activities.)
  • Dress residents neatly, and in their own clothing. Assist residents in dressing as necessary.
  • Comb and brush residents’ hair daily or as needed. Shampoo as instructed.
  • Clip and trim toenails, fingernails, eyebrows, etc., as directed.
  • Shave male residents daily, or as instructed.
  • Keep hair under arms, legs, and face on female residents clean shaven as necessary or instructed.
  • Give back care as instructed.
  • Observe and report the presence of pressure area to prevent bed-sores.
  • Assist residents to/from bathroom. Offer bed-fast residents bedpans, urinals, portable toilet, etc. Clean and store such equipment AFTER EACH USE. (Report intake/output as directed.)
  • Keep incontinent residents clean and dry as possible AT ALL TIMES. Change bed liens and clothing as often as necessary.
  • Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as directed.
  • Make beds, clean beside tables, clean bedrails, etc., as well as other housekeeping duties that relate to nursing care procedures.
  • Assist residents in preparing for test, x-rays, therapy, activities, physician visits, religious services, etc., to include transporting residents to/from such activities.
  • Assist in therapy treatment as instructed.
  • Place resident in correct and comfortable position and assure that side rails are up, if appropriate.
  • Move and turn bed-fast residents at least every two (2) hours and record such information as directed.
  • Use safety chair/bed restraints as directed. (Per physician orders)
  • Observe disoriented and comatose residents as directed. Record data as directed.
  • Assist residents into chairs, beds, bathroom, bathtubs, showers, etc.
  • Report all complaints to the charge nurse.
  • Check residents at least every 2 hours or as directed.
  • Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices as necessary.
  • Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as directed.
  • Report any resident leaving the premises, or who has left the premises, to the charge nurse immediately. (Ensure safety and security of resident at ALL Times, i.e., respond to ALL safety alarms attached to exit door.)
  • Keep floors dry and free of unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc., to prevent accidents.
  • Assure that established smoking regulations are followed by personnel, visitors, residents, and the general public. Report violations to the charge nurse immediately.
  • Assure that the nurses call system is attached to the bed when residents are bedfast and within easy reach at all times.
  • Assist others in heavy lifting. USE PROPER EQUIPMENT.
  • Answer resident calls promptly.
  • Report any resident abuse immediately. (i.e., harsh/abusive language, unnecessary roughness, etc.)
  • Keep blankets on bed to assure that residents are warm at all times.
  • Watch for and report any change in room temperature, ventilation, lighting, etc.
  • Keep residents personal articles off the floor and properly stored.
  • Report any medication found in the resident’s room. Take to charge nurse as directed.
  • Wash wheelchairs, walkers, etc., as directed.
  • Keep supply room and work area clean at all times.
  • Wash hands after caring for each resident.
  • Follow infection control procedures, as established by this facility.
  • Perform routine nursing care such as changing colostomy bags, etc., as directed by charge nurse.
  • Chart required information as instructed.
  • Ensure that resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage a complaint, are followed by all department personnel.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and facility.
  • Meet with department personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services. Participate in staff meetings.
  • Maintain CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected.
  • Report all accidents/incidents, regardless of how minor, to the charge nurse as soon as possible.
  • Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the charge nurse immediately.
  • Check for food in resident’s room. Discard as outlined within our nursing care procedure.
  • Attend and participate in in-service educational programs, on-the-job training programs, etc., as directed. (Must receive 12 hours of continuing education annually.)
  • Assure that work/assignment areas are clean and equipment, tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored before leaving such areas on breaks, end of work day, etc.
  • Must adhere to HIPPA regulations (Resident right to privacy).
  • Must complete all documentation required by the Administration of The facility (i.e., CNA Flow Record, Restorative Documentation, etc.).
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Administration of The facility.
  • Willingness to accept other assignments and work other shifts to help meet resident care needs

 

Cook

JOB SUMMARY

The Head Cook is responsible to prepare food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Dietary Manager or Kitchen Supervisor, to assure that quality food service is provided at all times.

qualifications

(Educational)

  •  Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma.

(Experience)

  • Must have, as a minimum, one (1) years dietary experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility, or other related long term nursing facility or health-care related area.

(Specific Requirements)

  • Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Must have patience, cheerful disposition, enthusiasm, and caring attitude, with ability to deal tactfully and work harmoniously with personnel, physicians, nurses, attendants, residents, administration, and general public.
  • Knowledgeable of dietary procedures, cooking characteristics of various cuts of meats, names and contents of dishes, etc.
  • Knowledgeable of dietary procedures, as well as related laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to long term care facilities.

(Specific Requirements Continued)

  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the Dietary Department.
  • Maintaining the care and use of supplies, equipment, and appearance of work areas, regular inspection of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever physical, social, emotional, spiritual level the resident is able to understand and function.
  • Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing training practices.

(Working Conditions)

  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated work areas, as well as throughout the nursing service area to include resident’s rooms.
  • Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving intermittently during working hours.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Involved with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs.
  • Subjects to falls, burns from equipment, infectious diseases, substances, odors, etc., throughout the work day.
  • May be exposed to heat/cold temperatures in kitchen/storage area.

(Physical Demands)

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, stir, and move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • May be required to lift equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Must be able to taste and smell food to determine quality and palatability.

 

duties and RESPONSIBILITIES

Listed below is an outline of the major duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform? As the Head Cook, you are delegated the authority, responsibility and accountability to carry out your assigned duties.

Even though your job description is broad, every effort has been made to make this outline as complete as possible. HOWEVER, we must emphasize that you will be required to perform other related duties and activities as determined by the Administration of The facility.

  • Prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations, as well as our established policies and procedures.
  •         Review menus prior to preparation of food.
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to assure that the department services and activities can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Assist in the developing, implementing, and coordinating department policies and procedures, dietary manuals, job descriptions, etc.
  • Assure that department personnel, residents, visitors, etc., follow established dietary policies and procedures at all times.
  • Interpret department policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, family members, etc., as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of and participate in programs designed for in-service education, on the job training and orientation classes for newly assigned department personnel. (Includes maintaining appropriate recordkeeping requirements of when classes were held, subject matter, attendance, etc.)
  • Assist in maintaining the dietary department in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
  • Assure that safety regulations are followed at all times by all personnel.
  • Meet with dietary personnel, as necessary, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
  • Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus.
  • Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
  • Assist in serving meals and ensure they are served in a timely manner.
  • Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
  • Prepare food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus.
  • Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes and special diet orders.
  • Inspect special diet trays to assure they are correct.
  • Perform administrative such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submitting to the Dietary Manager/Kitchen Supervisor as required.
  • Assist in planning normal and special diet menus as prescribed by the attending physician. Assure that food is available for preparation by cooks.
  • Maintain CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected.
  • Coordinate dietary service with other departments as necessary.
  • Assure that a stock level of staple/non-staple food, supplies, equipment, etc, are maintained at adequate levels at all times.
  • Work with the facility’s Dietician, Dietary Manager, and Kitchen Supervisor as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.
  • Assure that established Infection Control policies and procedures are followed by all department personnel as required.
  • Review complaints and grievances and make necessary oral/written reports to the Kitchen Supervisor.
  • Assure that food and supplies for next meal are readily available.
  • Make only authorized substitutions.
  • Assist in inventorying and storing in-coming food, supplies, etc., as necessary.
  • Assist and direct daily/scheduled cleaning duties, in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.
  • Assist in developing methods for determining quality and quantity of food served.
  • Delegate authority, responsibility, and accountability to other responsible department personnel.
  • Attend; participate in workshops, seminars, etc, as directed
  • Recommend to the Dietary Manager the equipment and supply needs of the department.
  • Assure that the department is maintained in a clean and safe manner by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained to perform such duties/services.
  • Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  • Verify invoices for the purchasing of food, supplies, equipment, etc., and submit to Bookkeeper.
  • Assist in scheduling department working hours, personnel, work assignments, etc.
  • Assume the authority, responsibility and accountability of Head Cook.
  • Report all hazardous conditions/equipment to the Dietary Manager.
  • Report all accident/incidents as established by department policies. Fill out and file reports as directed.
  • Report all hazardous conditions/equipment to the Dietary Manager immediately.
  • Assure that food storage areas are clean and properly arranged at all times.
  • Assure that menus are maintained and filled in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assist in establishing food service production line, etc., to assure that meals are prepared on time.
  • Process diet changes and new diets as received from nursing service.
  • Assist in food preparation of special meals for parties, etc.
  • Ensure that restorative equipment (i.e. spoons, plates, etc.) are properly sanitized prior to meals
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Administration of The facility
  • Ensures that the restorative program personnel has the necessary adaptive equipment clean, sanitized, available for all meals and other  nourishment times for each resident

 

Dietary Aide

JOB SUMMARY

A Dietary Aide is to provide assistance in all dietary functions as directed/instructed, in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Dietary Manager or Kitchen Supervisor, to assure that quality food service is provided at all times. qualifications

(Educational)

  •  Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma.

(Experience)

  • On-the-job training is provided.

(Specific Requirements)

  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, etc.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must have patience, cheerful disposition, enthusiasm, and caring attitude, with ability to deal tactfully and work harmoniously with personnel, physicians, nurses, attendants, residents, administration, and general public.
  • Maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, and appearance of work areas, regular inspection of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
  • Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing training practices.
  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated work areas, as well as throughout the nursing service area to include resident’s rooms.
  • Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving intermittently during working hours.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Involved with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.

(Working Conditions)

  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs.
  • Subjects to falls, burns from equipment, infectious diseases, substances, odors, etc., throughout the work day.
  • May be exposed to heat/cold temperatures in kitchen/storage area.

(Physical Demands)

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, stir, and move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • May be required to lift equipment, supplies, etc.

duties and RESPONSIBILITIES

Listed below is an outline of the major duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform. As the Dietary Aide, you are delegated the authority, responsibility and accountability to carry out your assigned duties.

Even though your job description is broad, every effort has been made to make this outline as complete as possible. HOWEVER, we must emphasize that you will be required to perform other related duties and activities as determined by the Administration of The facility.

  • Prepare food, etc., in accordance with sanitary regulations, as well as our established policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with department personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to assure that food service can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
  • Assure that safety regulations are followed at all times by all personnel.
  • Serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
  • Assist in serving meals and ensure they are served in a timely manner.
  • Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
  • Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary.
  • Maintain CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected.
  • Work with the facility’s Dietician, Dietary Manager, Head Cook, and Kitchen Supervisor as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.
  • Assure that established Infection Control policies and procedures are followed by all department personnel as required.
  • Review complaints and grievances and make necessary oral/written reports to the Kitchen Supervisor.
  • Assure that food and supplies for next meal are readily available.
  • Make only authorized substitutions.
  •                        Assist in inventorying and storing in-coming food, supplies, etc., as necessary.
  • Assist in daily/scheduled cleaning duties, in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.
  • Attend; participate in workshops, seminars, etc, as directed
  • Assure that the department is maintained in a clean and safe manner by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained to perform such duties/services.
  • Report all hazardous conditions/equipment to the Kitchen Supervisor immediately.
  • Report all accident/incidents as established by department policies.
  • Assist in maintaining the dietary department in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Assist in maintaining food storage areas in a clean and properly arranged manner at all times.
  • Assist in food preparation of special meals for parties, etc.
  • Clean work tables, meat blocks, refrigerator/freezers, stove, deep fryer, chopper/slicer, etc.
  • Sweep and mop floors as directed.
  • Carry soiled utensils, etc., to wash area.
  • Return clean utensils to proper storage area.
  • Wash and clean utensils, dishes as directed.
  • Carry out garbage and keep work area clean, dry and free of hazardous equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Set up meal trays, food carts, dining room, etc., as instructed.
  • Assist cook in preparing meals, as directed.
  • Distribute and collect menus as necessary.
  • Obtain food and supplies for next meal.
  • Assist in checking diet trays before distribution.
  • Deliver food carts, trays, etc., to designated areas.
  • Serve food in dining room as instructed.
  • Perform dishwashing/cleaning procedures. Assure that utensils, etc., are readily available for next meal.
  • Remove food trays from carts, dining rooms, etc., and take to dish washing area.
  • Prepare and deliver snacks, etc., as instructed and return unused items to kitchen and store properly
  • Assist in establishing food service production line, etc., to assure that meals are prepared on time.
  • Process diet changes and new diets as received from nursing service.
  • Ensure that all necessary dietary restorative equipment is cleaned and prepared prior to meals
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Administration of The facility.
  • Ensures that the restorative program personnel has the necessary adaptive equipment clean, sanitized, available for all meals and other  nourishment times for each resident

 

Housekeeper

JOB SUMMARY

A Housekeeper is to maintain assigned areas in a clean, sanitary, safe, orderly, attractive manner in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Environmental Services Supervisor and/or the Administration, to assure that the highest degree of cleanliness, safety and sanitation is maintained at all times.

qualifications

(Educational)

  •  Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma.

(Experience)

  • One (1) year experience preferred, but not required. On-the-job training provided.

(Specific Requirements)

  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must have patience, cheerful disposition, enthusiasm, and caring attitude, with ability to deal tactfully and work harmoniously with personnel, physicians, nurses, attendants, residents, administration, and general public.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and good moral character.
  • Knowledgeable of housekeeping/laundry practices, procedures, as well as related laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to long term care facilities.
  • Ability to minimize waste of supplies, misuse of equipment, etc.
  • Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing housekeeping practices.
  • Be able to follow written and oral instructions concerning the mixture of cleaning compounds, liquids, cleaning instructions, etc., as directed.

(Working Conditions)

  • Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving intermittently during working hours.
  • Works in all areas of the facility.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Involved with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs.
  • Subjects to reactions from dust, housekeeping and disinfecting solutions, falls, burns from equipment, infectious diseases, substances, odors, etc., throughout the work day.

(Physical Demands)

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility (reaching up and behind items such as furniture), personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to lift, push, and move equipment and supplies throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.

duties and RESPONSIBILITIES

Listed below is an outline of the major duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform as a Housekeeper.

Even though your job description is broad, every effort has been made to make this outline as complete as possible. HOWEVER, we must emphasize that you will be required to perform other related duties and activities as determined by the Administration of the facility.

  • Receive and follow cleaning schedule/instructions from your supervisor and/or as outlined in our established housekeeping policies and procedures.
  • Clean/polish furnishing, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units, etc., in resident’s rooms, living /recreational areas, etc., as instructed.
  • Clean, wash, sanitize and/or polish bathroom fixtures. (Assure water marks are removed from fixtures).
  • Assure shower area is cleaned, ensuring that shower curtain is dry and free from any mold or soap build-up.
  • Clean windows/mirrors in resident’s rooms, living/recreational areas, and entrance/exit areas as instructed.
  • Clean floors, to include, sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, waxing, buffing, disinfecting, in resident rooms, hallways, common areas as instructed. (Ensure that CAUTION/SAFETY signs are properly setup PRIOR to performing such duties.)
  • Clean carpets, to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing, and disinfecting as instructed.
  • Clean walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, etc., as instructed.
  • Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., form surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.
  • Clean hallways, nurse station/office, public bathrooms, utility closets, clean/soiled linen, nourishment, shower and activity rooms, as necessary/instructed.
  •                        Dispose of waste/trash into proper containers and reline trash receptacle with plastic liners.
  • Assist in implementing and coordinating departmental policies and procedures, to assure that the premises, equipment, and facility is clean, orderly, and attractive at all times.
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to assure that housekeeping programs can properly planned and maintained to meet the needs of the facility.
  • Interpret department policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, family members, etc., as necessary.
  • Serve on various committees of the facility as directed.
  • Review department policies, procedures, manuals, job descriptions, etc., at least annually, and participate in making recommended changes.
  • Ensure that resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints, are well established and followed by all department personnel.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection and training of competent department personnel.
  • Ensure that the housekeeping department’s procedures are followed.
  • Adhere to written policies that will effectively maintain clean and sanitary conditions for the facility.
  • Responsible for working scheduled hours and work assignments, etc., to maintain quality resident care.
  • Inspect the facility, on a daily basis, to ensure that cleanliness and sanitary standards are maintained at all times.
  • Assist and participate in programs designed for in-service education, on the job training and orientation classes for newly assigned department personnel.
  • Assist in the development of the department budget.
  • Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary.
  • Maintain CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected.
  • Be economical and use housekeeping supplies in accordance with use and safety requirements and understand chemicals that are used in the workplace
  • Ensure that you utilize facility PPE (personal protective equipment) to create a safe working environment
  • Evaluate and implement recommendations from the facilities committees, e.g., Infection Control.
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the administrator concerning the operation of the department.
  • Attend; participate in workshops, seminars, etc., to keep abreast of current changes in the health care field, as well as to maintain a professional status.
  • Recommend your supervisor the equipment and supply needs of the department.
  • Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
  • Represent the facility at and participate in meetings as required.
  • Maintain an adequate liaison with families and residents as required.
  • Report all hazardous conditions/equipment to the administrator immediately.
  • Report all accident/incidents as established by department policies. Fill out and file reports as directed.
  • Promote the morale of all personnel and maintain a spirit of cooperation.
  • Follow all universal precautions for infection control including isolation cleaning procedures
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Administration of The facility.