Job Descriptions

  

 

Cook


COOK


JOB SUMMARY
The Cook is responsible for the preparation and serving ofthe residents’ meals using proper food handling techniques. In the absence ofthe Food Service Manager, the cook on duty IS the person in charge of the department.

RESPONSIBILITIES
l. The Cook is responsible for the preparation of the meal according to the menu and census.
2. The Cook is responsible for the supervision of dietary aides in the absence of the Food Service Manager.
3. The Cook is responsible for the set-up of paper work for new residents in Manager's absence.

EDUCATION
Must be able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.

QUALIFICATIONS
1.Six months experience preferable in institutional food preparation or related field.
2.Physically able to carry out duties of the Cook (must be able to lift 25 pounds).
3 Knowledge of and ability to use Food Service equipment.
4.Knowledge of quality food preparation and food service.
5 Has appropriate health certificate as required by local, state and federal health departments.
6.Adheres to all company policies and performs tasks in a timely and efficient manner consistent with stated objectives.
7.Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Follows menus and recipes to prepare foods.
2. Maintains a serving time as established by Food Service Manager.
3. Maintains sanitary conditions in all food preparation and serving areas.
4. Cleans assigned Food Service equipment on a scheduled basis.
5. Prepares food in advance for the weeks’ menu as assigned by the Food Service Manager.
6. Maintains records of meals served; reports to Food Service Manager.
7. Reports any equipment problems to Food Service Manager.
8. Maintains records for food and supplies used; submits to Food Service Manger.
9. Supervises Food Service personnel in the absence ofthe Food Service Manager.
10. Communicates needs and recommended changes, which will better the department to the Food Service Manager.
11. Attends in-service programs as scheduled by Food Service Manager.
12. Communicates status of recipes and menus with Food Service peers for coordinated food preparation.
13. Keeps open lines of communication with other department members.
14. Performs other tasks as assigned.
15. Attends required staffin-services, meetings, orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
16. Is aware of and adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and con?dentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
I7. Interacts with patients and family members. co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental, supportive and calm manner.
18. Is aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
19.Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.

Cook's Helper

COOK'S HELPER

JOB SUMMARY
The Cook's Helper performs a variety of tasks including maintenance of kitchen sanitation. food preparation and other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION
Must be able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Previous experience preferable but not essential.
2. Physically able to carry out duties ofthe Co0k‘s Helper.
3. Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Has the ability to work well with co-workers.
2. Sanitizes kitchen equipment, utensils and work area as assigned.
3. Assists with food preparation as assigned.
4. Assists with tray assembly and service.
5. Assists in dishwashing operation as necessary.
6. Prepares food in advance for the week‘s menu as assigned.
7. Attends in-service and training programs as scheduled.
8. Assists the Cook in completion of food service tasks.
9. Performs other tasks as assigned.
10. Attends required staff in-services, meetings, orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
11. Is aware ofand adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
12. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental supportive and calm manner.
13.Is aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
14. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.

Ward Clerk

WARD CLERK

JOB SUMMARY

EDUCATION
Preferred high school or equivalent education.
EMPLOYMENT VARIABLES
Responsible to the Charge Nurse/Director of Nurses
QUALIFICATIONS
1. Must have a genuine interest in the elderly.
2. Must exercise patience and tactfulness in communicating with others.
3. Possess good listening skills.
4.Is able to recognize and identify situations in which problems are such that referral to
the Charge Nurse or other Dept Supervisor is indicated.
5. Has sufficient understanding and self-discipline to relate to the residents’ needs and feelings.
6. Has an interest in learning and advancement.
7. Possess the ability to work congenially with others.
8. Must be able to work hours as assigned by the Administrator.

RESPONSIBILITIES
I. Check appointment calendar and assure residents are ready for appointments. Make copy of resident's current physician‘s order, progress sheet, and Medicaid card, when appropriate. Place in facility envelope and have ready to send with resident.
2. Make sure charts are in order on racks. Update name tags on charts to reflect room change or doctor change. Prepare new charts. Update names on medicine bins in medicine room as
needed.
3. Stay at Nurses‘ Station to:
A. Answer call lights and summon help to room.
B. Turn off door buzzer and inform nursing assistant, if resident has wandered from building.
C. Monitor front door for confused resident elopement.
D. Answer resident phone.
E. Willing to answer business telephone.
4. Maintain pass book and inform respective nurses of times of departure and return for proper
documentation. Notify dietary of any resident who has gone out of the facility over mealtime.
Check book daily to ensure resident signed back in. "
5. Send telephone orders to physicians as required. Send physician order sheets.
6. File lab reports on chart after nurse has called physician.
7. File medication and nursing care sheets on chart monthly.
8. File the signed physician order sheets on chart. Verify that they are dated.
9. Maintain Inter-office Resident Status Communication Sheet.
I0. Complete laboratory requisition per nurse's request.
I I. Keep proper clerical supplies for Nurses‘ Station.
I2. Assemble charts for new residents.
13. Announce nourishments for nursing assistants to pick up at station in the morning and afternoon.
14. Keep daily census record. Fill in each section as needed.
15. Inform M.R. when progress notes are needed by physician.
16. Maintain orderly nursing station.
17. Monitor supplies for Nurse‘s Station. Make sure there are sufficient amounts in nurses’ storage.
18. Audit charts daily as assigned for quantity of progress notes, social, activity, dietary, nursing and quarterly summaries. Schedule is provided by Director of Nursing.
19. All information about a resident is confidential. No inquiries about resident's medical or
financial records are to be answered over the phone. All complaints from residents or visitors
must be referred to the Charge Nurse, D.O.N., A.D.O.N. or Administration. It is extremely
important that you conduct yourself in a professional, mature manner.
20. Ability to meet and deal with a variety of employees, residents and relatives. Sociability, courtesy and sympathy. Memory, for details. Considerable initiative and judgment needed in promoting favorable Public Relations.
21. Performs other tasks as assigned.
22. Attends required staff in-services, meetings, orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
23. Is aware of, and adheres to, Patient’s Bill of Rights and confidentiality of patient information
including HIPAA regulations.
24. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-
judgmental, supportive and calm manner.
25. Is aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
26. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.

                                                                                                                                   

DishWasher

DISHWASHER
JOB SUMMARY
The Dishwasher perfomrs a variety of tasks, including maintenance of kitchen sanitation and food preparation. Other duties as assigned.
The Dishwasher is responsible to the Food Service Manager and/or the Shift Cook.
EDUCATION
Must be able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
QUALIFICATIONS
I. Previous experience desirable but not essential.
2. Must be physically able to carry out the duties of a Dishwasher.
3. Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.
RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Has the ability to work well with co-workers.
2. Must sanitize kitchen equipment, utensils and work areas as assigned.
3. Assists with food preparation as assigned.
4. Assists with tray assembly and service.
5. Maintains the dishwashing operation.
6. Performs other tasks as assigned.
7. Attends required staff in-services, meetings, orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
8. ls aware of and adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
9. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental, supportive and calm manner.
10. Is aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
11. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.

Dietary Aide


DIETARY AIDE

JOB SUMMARY
The Dietary Aide performs a variety oftasks including maintenance of kitchen sanitation, food
preparation and other duties as assigned.
The Dietary Aide is responsible to the Food Service Manager and/or the Shift Cook.

EDUCATION
Must be able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.

QUALIFICATIONS
1.Previous experience desirable but not essential.
2.Must be physically able to carry out the duties ofa Dietary Aide.
3.Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Has the ability to work well with co-workers.
2. Must sanitize kitchen equipment, utensils and work areas as assigned.
3. Assists with food preparation as assigned.
4. Assists with tray assembly and service.
5. Assists in the dishwashing operation.
6. Performs other tasks as assigned.
7. Attends required staff in-services, meetings, orientation. and continuing education activities as required.
8. ls aware of and adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and confidentiality of patient information including
HIPAA regulations.
9. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental
supportive and calm manner.
10.ls aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
11.Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and
enthusiastic attitude.

Driver/Transportation

DRIVER/TRANSPORTATION

JOB SUMMARY
Drivers are assigned to Management Seven facilities after a Motor Vehicle Check to ensure the
individual has a clear driving history report and completion of the Transportation Checklist.
Drivers are assigned by the Transportation Supervisor or Designee of the facility to transport
residents to and from appointments and other miscellaneous trips as instructed.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
QUALIFICATIONS
1. Must be experienced driver with an understanding of vehicle engines.
2. Violation flee driving record and be approved by the company insurance carrier
3. Must have knowledge of the local area and be able to follow directions and/or read a road
map
4. Some basic knowledge of the mechanical operation of a combustion engine

PHYSICAL/SPECIAL DEMANDS
1. Employee must be alert, able to drive under all highway conditions, at all hours, and with
residents under driver’s care and supervision
2. Employee must be able to assist residents in getting in/out of the van and destination
without hurting themselves or the resident
3. Employee must have capacity to respect human beings and treat residents with dignity
4. Employees should remember that their appearance is a reflection on the facility and
should be appropriately attired

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Verify all components of vans seat belts and tie downs are in good working order PRIOR
to transporting resident.
2.Vehicle is in a safe mechanically sound condition
3.Operate vehicle at a safe speed and with headlights on
4.Cleanliness of vehicle which may include washing and/or vacuuming of van
5.Obtain or perform scheduled oil changes, inspections, etc.
6.Appearance of the resident — remember that this reflects on the driver and the facility
7.Familiar with all pick-up and drop-off appointment locations
8.Getting residents to locations in a timely manner, via shortest route, while making safety
of the resident his/her first priority.
9.Any incidents must be reported to Administrator or DON while off premises immediately.
10. Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Food Service Manager


FOOD SERVICE MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY
The Food Service Manager is responsible for the overall management and operation of the department. This includes budget control, personnel management, food production, sanitation, equipment operation, and related clinical work.

The Food Service Manager participates in the performance evaluation of employees working under his/her supervision. Responsible for implementing and applying the progressive discipline policy where appropriate and is consulted on hiring and terminations in his/her area of supervision.
Food Service Manager is responsible for:
1. Hiring, training and supervising dietary staff.
2. Dietary food, supply and labor budgets.
3. Food purchases, production and service.

EDUCATION
High school diploma and Dietary Manager certification are required. Must be able to communicate well verbally and in writing.

QUALIFICATIONS
A. Must be either a Dietary Assistant, Certified Dietary Manager, or a Registered Dietitian.
B.Long term care or acute care nutritional assessment experience desirable.
C.Long term care or related food service experience desirable.
D.Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations desirable.
E. Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Administration:
A. Plans, directs, coordinates and controls resources of the Food Services Department to provide food service for guests. employees and residents.
B. Ensures compliance with corporate standards of operation, client and corporate policies and procedures.
C. Maintains an effective working relationship within the facility.
D. Adheres to the operating budget or can satisfactorily explain variances.
E. Administers personnel policies and procedures to ensure fair and equal treatment of all employees.
F. Procures, trains and directs employees within position allowance limitations.
G. Administers cost controls, records and clerical functions as required for the facility.
H. Maintains and adheres to the Food Service Policies and Procedures Manual and Managers Handbook.
I. Ensures accurate preparation and timely completion of all required reports (financial and other).
J. Assumes responsibilities as a department head within the facility. Attends appropriate meetings within and outside the institution.
K. Administers Management Programs and communicates these to the facility and company.
L. Delegates authority to supervisory staff for task details to facilitate smooth flow of materials and services as appropriate.

Operations:
A. Ensures that approved menus are utilized according to corporate standards and agreement specifications.
B. Ensures that all food is prepared, tested and served according to corporate standards.
C. Ensures that food production records are accurately prepared and standard recipes are used.
D. Performs and directs purchasing, receiving, storage. food production planning, sanitation, corporate standards of operation, according to Policy and Procedures.
E. Supervises and/or directs resident services.
F. Ensures that resident records are complete and accurate at all times.
G. Ensures that an active and effective resident visitation and instruction program is conducted on a continuing basis.
H. Maintains high quality food and food presentation programs.
I. Supervises and/or directs special event, and other special promotions as planned.
J. Maintains equipment to prevent losses to client or company.
K. Supervises and directs orientation, on-the-job training, in-service training, and continuing education programs.
L. Acts on recommendations and instructions of Administrator, Corporate Manager, Corporate Nurse, and/or Corporate Consultant Dietitian.
M. Recommends to the Administrator programs, equipment, procedures, and personnel to improve service.
N. Assumes complete responsibility for the security of the kitchen (equipment and inventory) and exercises control of a planned security program.
O. Administers or recommends a preventive maintenance program.
P. Administers safety program and documented safety review program within the Dietary Department.
Q. Complies with all applicable regulatory agency codes.

Policies, Procedures and Programs:
A. Administers policies, procedures and programs within the established framework of corporate operational guidelines.
B. Administers approved plans and procedures according to standards established.
C. Reviews and audits the programs conducted within the Food Service Department and develops a plan of action to correct deficiencies and improve effectiveness.
D. Conducts corporate Quality Assurance audits.

Personnel and Training:
A. Motivates, develops and directs employees in an assigned unit.
B. Administers Food Services salary reviews and performance appraisals in accordance with corporate policies for all Food Service Employees.
C. Directs the scheduling of all Food Service staff and employees.
D. Documents all training programs.
E. Provides information about new systems, methods, products and procedures.
F. Performs other tasks as assigned.
G. Attends required staff in-services, meetings. orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
H. Is aware ofand adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
l. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental, supportive and calm manner.
J. ls aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
K. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.

Resident, Employee and Public Relations:
A. Promotes good public relations between the facility, corporate, and the community, including areas of special functions and community relations.
B. Reports all resident complaints to the Administrator immediately.
C. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the facility department heads, residents, employees and suppliers.
D. Keeps the Administrator informed of progress on projects and any other information that might affect services to the residents and employees of the facility.
E. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Clinical and Related:
A. Review and assess all residents for nutritional status.
B. Develop specific and appropriate nutritional interventions and implement.
C. Document nutritional interventions in designated clinical records.
D. Participate in Interdisciplinary Care Planning.

Housekeeper

HOUSEKEEPER

JOB SUMMARY
Cleans and services rooms, baths, lavatories, if any, and other resident areas. Dusts furniture and equipment. Cleans windowsills, baseboards, empties trash baskets, and arranges furniture in an orderly fashion. Performs a variety of related duties in resident areas. Cleans and services assigned areas and
equipment; efficient expenditures of soap, polishes and similar supplies; and keeps nursing facility in clean and orderly manner. Services are performed within every department ofthe facility and are planned with all departments.

EDUCATION
Must be able to read. write and follow oral and written instructions.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Previous experience preferable but not essential.
2. Worker receives on-the-job training with supervision.
3. Must have some knowledge in the use of cleaning devices such as brooms, mops, buffers and other cleaning equipment.
4. Has an interest in learning, ability to cooperate, and is willing to work under supervision.
5. Must work scheduled hours each week, which may include working weekends and holidays.
6. Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. To execute duties under the direction and supervision ofthe Director of Nurses and/or Administrator, Charge Nurse and Housekeeping Supervisor according to assignment.
2. To keep the nursing facility in a clean and sanitary condition in order to provide for the welfare and care ofthe residents in a healthful environment.
3. Must have a genuine interest in working with geriatrics.
4. Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks on a continuous basis, and perform tasks despite frequent interruptions.
5. Ability to perform tasks with due consideration for residents in area.
6. Initiative and judgment involved in maintaining assigned area in clean and orderly condition.
7. Works under close supervision performing simple, standardized tasks.
8. Performs other tasks as assigned.
9. Attends required staff in-services, meetings, orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
10. Is aware of and adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and con?dentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
11. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental, supportive and calm manner.
12. ls aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
13. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.

FUNCTIONS RELATED TO CLEANING
l. Dust furniture with damp cloth or polishing cloth daily; straighten furniture.
2. Dust light fixtures outside and inside, dust windowsills, baseboards and beds, clean all door vents.
3. Empty and wash ashtrays and wastebaskets.
4. Dry mop floors in residents‘ rooms then wet mop rooms, if assigned.
5. Clean wash basins, commodes, polish chrome fixtures in bathrooms, wash all mirrors, and spot clean walls.
6. Clean window blinds. Clean beds thoroughly. Clean bedside tables in resident's rooms, dust all shelves, removing ail articles making sure thorough cleaning is done.
7. Clean housecleaning cart. Clean any equipment used daily.
8. Clean all rooms each week.
9. Assist with emergency cleaning during the day as required.
10. Mop, wax and buff hallways, living areas, and dining areas as assigned.

FUNCTIONS RELATED TO SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT
1.Practice economy in using supplies and equipment.
2. Dispense supplies according to need.
3. Maintain safeguards for the care, storage, and use of supplies and equipment.
4. Report to Administrator or Charge Nurse any supplies or equipment needed, or any broken or defective equipment.
5.See that resident rooms are prepared for new admissions.
6. Assist in moving resident within facility.

FUNCTIONS RELATED TO FACILITY SUPERVISION
l. Make frequent rounds of total facility to inspect for cleanliness and order.
2. lnspect for maintenance and refer needs to maintenance department or Administrator and/or Charge Nurse.

Housekeeping Supervisor

HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR

JOB SUMMARY
Supervises the cleaning ofthe entire facility.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Employee must have a high school diploma.

QUALIFICATIONS
Some departmental experience preferred. Employee must be able to supervise, organize, communicate and perform essential tasks and duties. Make decisions, deal with families, residents and staff, follow requests, be able to use cleaning supplies and equipment and be aware of housekeeping policies and procedures. Employee must also adhere to all health and safety standards and possess a caring attitude with sincere concern for the elderly.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise, hire, train, schedule and evaluate departmental employees, purchase stock and distribute supplies and equipment; perfom duties of personnel in the department to ensure the facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner. Must also carry out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established policies and procedures.
l) Supervise day-to-day housekeeping functions of assigned personnel
2) Assign personnel to speci?c tasks in accordance with daily work assignments and ensure that schedules are followed
3) Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or common areas
4) Assure that personnel are performing assigned tasks in accordance with established housekeeping procedures
5) Assure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable, and attractive manner
6) Assure that housekeeping personnel follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and using equipment and supplies
7) Assure that established infection control practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures
8) Coordinate routine/tenninal isolation procedures with nursing services
9) Assist in developing procedures for performing daily housekeeping tasks
10) Interpret departmental policies and procedures to new housekeeping personnel
11) Assist in the orientation and training of housekeeping personnel including proper techniques of mixing chemicals, cleaning disinfectants, solutions. cleaning methods, use of equipment, etc., as directed
12) Report all hazardous conditions and/or equipment to the Administrator
13) Assure that fire protection and prevention programs are maintained by
department personnel in accordance with the fire safety policies and procedures
14) Assure that equipment is cleaned, properly stored, and all equipment and supply needs are recommended to the Administrator
15) Conduct daily inspections of assigned work areas to assure cleanliness and santary conditions are maintained.
16) Assure that refuse is disposed of daily and in accordance with the established sanitation procedures
17) Assure that an adequate supply of housekeeping supplies are maintained.
18) Maintain MSDS documents as it pertains to the supplies purchased/maintained
l9) Review and evaluate the work performance of assigned personnel
20) Maintain confidentiality of resident care information
21) Assure that the residents' personal and property rights are maintained by assigned personnel.
22) Perform administrative requirements
23) Provide leadership
24) Attend departmental and staff meetings
25) Submit accident/incident reports to Administrator and Corporate Office

Laundry Worker

LAUNDRY WORKER

JOB SUMMARY
The laundry worker will wash and dry linen and residents’ clothes. He/She will see that all clean linen is returned to the linen storage area as quickly as possible. He/She will see that residents' clothes are promptly returned to the owners, are properly identified and report losses and damages of residents' laundry. It is his/her duty to remove lint from tumblers and clean laundry. He/She maintains an inventory of linens and laundry supplies.

The laundry worker is responsible to the Administrator and the facility.

EDUCATION
Must be able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Previous experience preferable but not essential.
2. Worker receives on-the-job training with supervision.
3. Must have an understanding of standard procedures used in laundry services for residents and in caring for clothes, linens, equipment and supplies.
4. Has an interest in learning, ability to cooperate, and is willing to work under supervision.
5. Must work scheduled hours and may work weekends and holidays.
6. Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. To execute duties under the direction and supervision ofthe Laundry Department supervisor, the Director of Nursing and/or the Administrator, according to assignment.
2. Must have a genuine interest in working with geriatrics.
3. Must be willing to handle soiled, dirty laundry.
4. Must perform repetitive tasks on a continuous basis.
5. Has the ability to work well with co-workers.
6. Must maintain laundry area in a clean and orderly condition.
7. Works under close supervision, performing routine, standardized tasks.
8. Performs other tasks as assigned.
9. Attends required staff in—services, meetings, orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
10. Is aware of and adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
11. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental, supportive and calm manner.
12. Is aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
13. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.
14. Keep laundry off floor.
15. Functions related to the equipment and supplies:
a. Practice economy in use of supplies and equipment. Use only the amount of detergent as recommended by the manufacturer.
b.Clean filters and replace in washing machines after each load.
c. Remove lint from dryer filter after each load is dried.
d.Routine cleaning of all equipment. Keep laundry clean.
e. Maintain inventory of laundry supplies, detergent, bleach, starch, etc., reporting to Administrator any items needed.
f.Report to Administrator any broken or defective equipment promptly.
g.Do not overload the equipment, due to impairing efficiency.
h.Check linen storage to be sure adequate amount, of linen is available for resident care.
i.Fold any clean laundry that might have been left by another shift and return linen to proper
j. Continuously wash soiled linens and dry laundry and return to proper location to complete all laundry and have available for use.

Maintenance Mechanic

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC


JOB SUMMARY
The Maintenance Mechanic under close supervision ofthe Administrator performs general building maintenance such as areas of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, etc. May prepare and monitor heating, air conditioning/ventilation equipment for operation. Performs other duties as directed.

EDUCATION
Preferred high school or equivalent education.
Preferred 2 - S years building maintenance or related experience or special training in the skilled trades from an accredited trade or vocational school.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
l. Knowledge of general building maintenance practices and procedures.
2. Knowledge of local and state building codes as it pertains to the repair and/or replacement of physical plant systems/equipment.
3. Knowledge of safety requirements and regulations.
4. Knowledge of heating/air conditioning/ventilation systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems.
5. Knowledge of proper painting skills, carpentry skills, flooring skills.
6. Ability to operate various types of mechanical equipment.
7. Ability to repair minor mechanical equipment.
8. Ability to work with and around others.

RESPONSIBILITIES
l. Performs general skilled building maintenance tasks. Receives work orders and performs tasks required to complete duties assigned.
2. Monitors and records water temperatures throughout the facility. Such as resident use areas, laundry and dietary areas.
3. Monitors and maintains heating/air conditioning/ ventilation equipment. Such as changing/cleaning filters, lubricating motors, tightening/changing belts, changing fan motors, compressors, changing out wall units and components etc.
4. Monitor and maintain electrical systems. Such as changing and/or replacing fuses, breakers, light bulbs, light switches, outlets, fan motors, light fixture globes/diffuse/lenses, elements etc.
5. Monitor/maintain /exercise and keep records of the emergency generator set and transfer switch. Such as keeping primary and secondary fuel sources at full capacity. Checking and changing, as needed the fluid levels, belts, hoses and batteries etc.
6. Monitor/maintain/test and keep records of the fire alarm/smoke detection system, fire sprinkler system, dietary vent-hood fire suppression system, hand held fire extinguishers etc. Know how to operate all systems, testing all systems per the current codes and regulations, and having a written list of the contracts and phone numbers of the licensed professionals who are contracted to repair/maintain and test the various systems. Keep all required inspections on this equipment current.
7. Monitor/maintain the nurse call system and related components. Such as changing call cords, call cord outlets, call light bulbs etc.
8.Maintain refrigeration systems as allowed by law, such as ice machines, walk-in coolers/freezers, free standing coolers/freezers, water fountains. Water fountains function properly, clean refrigerator coils, etc.
9.Maintain dietary equipment such as steam tables, dish machine, steamers, toaster, mixer etc. Such as minor repairs etc.
10.Maintain door hardware and general building hardware. Such as repairing/replacing door lock sets.
closers, doorstops, kick plates, thresholds. Repairing/replacing towel dispensers, soap dispensers, towel bars, grab bars, wall signs, etc.
11.Maintain equipment/furniture. Such as repairing wheel chairs, shower chairs, resident-bed/hand rails/crank system as well as general wood furniture repair etc.
12.Maintain plumbing systems. Such as repairing/replacing lavatory/sink faucets, toilet components and relieving routine drain clogs etc.
13.Maintain interior and exterior finishes. Such as repairing dry wall, plaster. brick, ceramic tile, vinyl tile, sheet flooring, cover base, ceiling tile, painting and minor carpentry repairs etc.
14.Maintain the roof systems. Such as cleaning any and all debris offthe roof, out of gutters and drains etc. Preserving the roof system warranty, if applicable.
15.Receiving, unloading, unboxing and placement of heavy furniture and/or equipment as well as moving/relocation of existing furniture and/or equipment.
16.Performs other tasks as assigned.
17.Attends required staff in-services, meetings, orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
18.ls aware of and adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
19.lnteracts with patients and family members. co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a nonvjudgmental, supportive and calm manner.
20.ls aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
21.Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.

Rehabilitation Aide


REHABILITATION AIDE

JOB SUMMARY
The Rehabilitation Aide works in conjunction with the Nursing Assistants to provide rehabilitation and restorative services to prevent decline in and increase skills in Activities of Daily Living (A.D.L.) for the residents in the facility. I-le/She is knowledgeable of restorative and rehabilitation processes and programs as well as the residents’ needs for each program. He/She will assist the other
team members throughout their tour of duty to assure residents A.D.L. programs are carried out to the resident’s maximum capabilities and as outlined on the lnterdisciplinary Care Plan. He/She works
in conjunction with the Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapist to assure A.D.L. potential is assessed appropriately and needs are met on a daily basis. He/She will assist the other team members to assure the residents are well groomed and clean, well nourished and assists to meet their psychosocial
needs. He/She assists to keep the resident care areas clean, in good working order, and a home-like atmosphere for the resident. He/She communicates with the Licensed Staff and Director of Nursing/Assistant Director of Nursing of resident's needs. He/She reports all relevant observation in a timely manner. He/She documents information timely on all pertinent records. He/She attends
in-services and staff meetings as required.

The Rehabilitation/Restorative Aide is responsible to the Assessment Nurse or other Nurse in charge of the Restorative Program & the Director of Nursing and/or Assistant Director of Nursing.

EDUCATION
Must be able to read, write, and follow oral instructions. High school education or equivalent is preferred. Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant and have completed requirements for becoming a Rehabilitation Aide in the desired State of practice.

QUALIFICATIONS
l. Has the ability to work with the Nursing Assistants and Licensed staff of the facility to provide a team work atmosphere. The Rehabilitation/Restorative Aide must be willing and able to help the Nursing Assistants while having other direct responsibilities.
2. Has the ability to organize and provide specialty restorative care with assistance of the Director and Assistant Director of Nursing and the Therapists. Has the ability to assist the Nursing Assistants, Licensed Staff and Therapist with the day to day reinforcement of restorative concepts as A.D.L. tasks are actually being done providing a functional meaning to rehabilitation programs.
3. Maintains effective interpersonal relationships.
4. ls of good emotional, mental and physical health having sound judgment and high standards.
5. ls willing and capable of providing emergency care as needed for any resident in the facility.
6. ls courteous in working with resident, families, and employees.
7. Maintains a neat, well groomed appearance at all times. Keeps personal appearance appropriate for resident care.
8. Has a desire to work with the geriatric resident and their current and prospective needs.
9. Must be in the facility ready to begin assigned duties on time and as scheduled.
10. Must have the ability to function productively without direct supervision at times.
11. Must be willing to work preferred shifts as scheduled and assist on other shifts as needed to assure
adequate staffing to meet the needs of each resident.
12. Must have the ability to provide the care as outlined on the lnterdisciplinary Care Plan and other assigned duties.
13. Must demonstrate ability to function as a cooperative team member with each member of the Nursing Department and other departments.
14. Must have ability to provide related bedside resident care services as per facility policy and procedures.
15. Must display ability to adapt to on-the-job training and adhere to standards of the facility providing personal care services, assisting residents, caring for equipment and supplies and developing good understanding of basis of aseptic and sterile techniques.
16. Must be able and willing to function appropriately in a disaster or evacuation of the facility.
17. Must demonstrate ability to follow direction of supervising staff.
18. Must have the ability to communicate, stimulate and provide restorative concepts of geriatric care to/with other team members.
19. Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Signs in on Unit Assignment Sheet or other as per facility protocol.
2. Receives report from the Licensed Staff noting changes in resident status, etc.
3. Prepares specialty area for resident services.
4. Works with residents in the specialty area as outlined on Interdisciplinary Care Plan and Therapy orders and as per schedule outlined by the Director/Assistant Director of Nursing.
5. Assists with meal services each day to assure restorative processes are reinforced.
6. Assists with care on the units each day to assure restorative programs are understood and followed as care is provided.
7. Assists with rounds to assure restorative processes are reinforced.
8. Assists with the assessments of residents as indicated by the Director/Assistant Director of Nursing to determine restorative needs and progress/lack of progress ofresidents.
9. Assists with in-services as indicated by the Director/Assistant Director of Nursing.
10. Documents action throughout the shift.
11. Communicates pertinent findings to the Licensed Staff, Director/Assistant Director of Nursing.
12. Assists other staff members as needed throughout the shift.
13. Adds information to the "Working Copy" ofthe Interdisciplinary Care Plan as outlined by Director/Assistant Director of Nursing and following the Care Planning calendar.
14. Performs other tasks as assigned.
15. Attends required staffin-services, meetings, orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
16. ls aware of and adheres to Patienfs Bill of Rights and con?dentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
17. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a nonjudgmental, supportive and calm manner.
18. ls aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
19. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.

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