Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Therapy Services

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    Job ID
    2018-29196
    Type
    PRN
    Location Name
    Diversicare of Claiborne
    Address
    902 Buchanan Road
    Location
    US-TN-New Tazewell
  • Overview

    MAKE YOUR MARK, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

     

    Diversicare is a premier provider of post-acute healthcare services with a strong legacy of quality care. We strive to foster a culture of transparency, support, and innovation. Our Mission is to improve every life we touch by providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations . We are proud to provide work/life integration for our team members and offer a comprehensive benefits package.

     

    Diversicare operates 76 centers in ten states primarily in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. As direct caregivers, you will play an instrumental role in taking exceptional care of our patients and residents, our most important responsibility. We are seeking compassionate caregivers to assist our patients and residents with activities of daily living. We are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative work environment for our team members. A qualified candidate is responsible for all key accountabilities in a manner that is reflective of Diversicare’s Mission and Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork, and Stewardship. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients and residents you serve, Diversicare is the place for you.

    Responsibilities

    • To perform or assist the resident with completing Activities of Daily Living (ADL).
    • Responds to residents call lights to provide maximum comfort, safety and privacy.
    • Transports residents by ambulation or by wheelchair to areas of center (dining room, lobby and activities).
    • Reports any significant findings/observations to nurse immediately.
    • Assists residents on admissions, transfer and discharge to make a smooth transition.
    • Responsible for the safekeeping of residents’ personal possessions.
    • Keep resident rooms neat and safe.
    • Follow proper infection control techniques.
    • Respects the rights of each resident, particularly privacy and confidentiality.
    • Re-teaches resident to perform ADL skills.
    • Provides restorative care to prevent pressure sores, contractures, and complications.
    • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement and ensures follow-up occurs.
    • Converses with resident and family; assists them on adjustment to center; handles complaints effectively and develops relationships necessary for resident’s psychosocial needs to be met.
    • Ensures adequate hydration and nutrition of resident; reports deviations from norm to the Charge Nurse promptly.
    • Performs blood pressure, pulse, respirations, intake/output and weights accurately; records it.
    • Participates in care-planning conferences; follows through with nursing component.
    • Follows safe working practices and reports any incidents promptly to Charge Nurse.
    • Maintains effective communication with residents, families and center staff.
    • Other duties as assigned by Charge Nurse.
    • One on one or small-group activities for cognitively impaired, behavioral and/or isolated patients. Group activities for residents that are high risk for falls or elopement risks.
    • Monitor 10 am and 2pm snacks and pm hydration cart.
    • Manage and oversee walk to dine program.
    • Monitor compliance with thickened liquids.
    • Assist residents with meals at lunch and dinner.
    • Documentation of room visits.
    • Assist residents participating in activity programs.

    Qualifications

    • Certified in the state as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
    • Experience preferred.
    • Verbal ability is required to communicate with residents and to understand instructions received from nursing staff.
    • A preference for performing direct care services is a benefit.
    • Able to perform a variety of activities characterized by change and short duration in caring for residents.
    • Ability to read and write and accurately report.

     

    Diversicare is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. Diversicare does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, age, or disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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