Job Opportunities

Executive Director - Bowman Place at Olde Bedford, Bedford, NH (Posted 4/20/22) 


An experienced, energetic, and dynamic individual is sought by Bowman Place at Olde Bedford as an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/Administrator. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead the community to programmatic success and achieve the vision of the Board of Trustees for exceptional care and service to seniors in the assisted living and memory care programs at Bowman Place.  

 

Salary:  Range begins at $105k.  Generous benefits and excellent vacation (PTO) 

 

Job Summary:

The Executive Director is responsible for providing the tone and the overall leadership in the operation of the community, supervises the entire staff, specifically the senior management team, and assures the compliance to applicable regulatory requirements and the standards of excellence established by the company.

 

Reports to:  The Board of Trustees 

 

Job Responsibilities:

·        Represents the company and the community in a professional, positive and personable manner, including in outreach to the greater community.

·        Maintains the records of the community in compliance with regulatory requirements including that of confidentiality.

·        Interviews, selects, and hires staff and assures adherence to the company’s hiring policies.

·        Plans, organizes and implements the policies and procedures of the company as it relates to the Bowman community.

·        Holds regularly scheduled staff meetings with all members.

·        Remains current in the areas of programs, regulations, and reporting requirements of all associated agencies.

·        Directly oversees and participates in the Sales process.

·        Participates in resident selection, move in/ out coordination, resident orientation and maintains liaison with residents and their respective families.

·        Walks and inspects the community on a daily basis.

·        Assists all other departments in the proper execution of their respective responsibilities.

·        Prepares the annual Budget and monthly reporting of Budget to Actual to be submitted to the Board of Trustees.

·        Such other duties as may be reasonably required or requested by the Board of Trustees.

 

Reply: please send a letter of interest in the position and a resume to:  executivedirector@bowmanplace.org

Director of Human Resources - Kendal at Hanover, Hanover, NH (Posted 1/5/2022)

Kendal at Hanover has a rare and exciting opening for a Director of Human Resources to provide leadership in employee relations, organizational development, performance management, risk management, workers’ compensation administration, benefits planning, and recruitment/retention with a strategic focus. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Administers, writes and ensures the implementation of policies, handbooks, programs and employment practices that facilitate high quality working conditions and assure compliance with labor laws.

  • Surveys other employers formally and informally to determine that policies and practices are current, fair and competitive.

  • Uses ongoing survey techniques effectively to measure understanding of policies and satisfaction with working conditions.

  • Provides benefit plan development and administration for health, vision and dental insurance, COBRA, TSAFSA/DCA, life insurance, STD, LTD, voluntary insurance offerings, pension, retirement and workers’ compensation.

  • Manages and advises managers in use of performance management system.

  • Oversees wage and benefit surveys for hourly and exempt positions and reports and makes recommendations to the Compensation Committee.

  • Oversees compensation program to ensure new and current staff are paid in a competitive and equitable manner.

  • Advises staff to understand and best utilize compensation and benefits programs.

  • Advises department directors and supervisors to ensure sound employment, supervisory and communication practices.

  • Maintains awareness of key staff issues in Kendal at Hanover departments.

  • Maintains compliance with all labor and personnel laws which pertain to the organization by assuring compliance with employment and payroll regulations and laws and Kendal at Hanover's policies, and consulting agencies and/or legal counsel as necessary.

  • Communicates accurate information regarding all aspects of human resources in the community to Executive Director and communicates as appropriate to the Corporate Director for Human Resources.

  • Serves as a Kendal at Hanover Risk Manager by directing, promoting and facilitating corporate and community risk management and staff safety initiatives.

  • Develops and continually monitors a three-to-five year plan for compensation and benefits that maintains fiscal responsibility and supports Kendal at Hanover as a competitive employer in conjunction with Kendal at Hanover’s strategic plan.

  • Develops operating and capital budgets for his/her area of responsibility, assuring that all expenditures conform to approved budget(s) and receiving approval prior to making expenditures which will exceed approved budget(s).

  • Oversees the Human Resource and Early Learning Center departments by fulfilling all requirements of the staff evaluation process, documenting work done exceedingly well or when tasks are accomplished beyond usual expectations, completing evaluations on time, working with staff to set appropriate goals, setting realistic follow-up dates to review goals, and meeting these dates with appropriate feedback on staff member’s progress.

  • Demonstrated ability to present orally to diverse groups of people, including staff, boards of directors, external organizations and the general public.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree with five years to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.

  • Experience and demonstrated ability understand and adhere to both federal and state labor laws including OSHA standards and regulations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate skills for communicating with all ages, especially the geriatric population.

  • Demonstrated ability to present orally to diverse groups of people, including staff, boards of directors, external organizations and the general public.

Interested candidates can learn more and express their interest at https://kah.kendal.org/about/careers/ or hr@kah.kendal.org.

 

MDS Coordinator - Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence, Portland, ME (Posted 10/26/2021)

St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation & Residence is seeking a full-time MDS Coordinator / RN RAC-CT to join our team!

This position coordinates the development, timely and accurate completion and submission of the resident MDS assessment in accordance with the requirements of this state, RAI manual, and the policies and goals of this facility. This includes assessing residents utilizing the MDS form to provide both quality and payment information. Work must be in accordance with the current established Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern our facility, contribute to the philosophy and goals of the organization (i.e., positive and respectful attitude) and attend committees and meetings as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct and coordinate the development and completion of the resident assessment (MDS) in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the resident assessment according to the RAI manual.

  • Schedule and complete assessments in accordance to the OBRA, PPS, and PDPM per regulations and the RAI manual.

  • Review supporting documentation including but not limited to wound care, falls, weight loss, dialysis, significant changes in status, etc.

  • Conduct or coordinate the interviewing of each resident for the resident’s assessment.

  • Develop preliminary, interim and comprehensive care plans of the nursing needs of each resident, utilizing the RAI Manual, regulations, and facility policies.

  • Coordinate the development of the plan of care for each resident that identifies the needs of the resident, the resident’s personal preferences, indicates the level of care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.

  • Coordinate the review and revision of the resident’s care plan by the interdisciplinary team after each quarterly review or other assessment, assuring that the care plan is evaluated and revised each time an assessment is done or when there is a change in the resident’s status.

  • Develop, coordinate, and review, along with input from the unit RN Managers, all Restorative Nursing Programs.   Assist with care planning, education, and ensure appropriate documentation for MDS coding.

  • Communicate MDS due dates in a timely fashion so the interdisciplinary team members can complete their portion of the MDS.

  • Ensure all members of the assessment team are aware of the importance of completeness and accuracy in their assessment functions and that they are aware of penalties, including civil money penalties, for false certification.  Instruct all disciplines in proper procedures, completion of the MDS items and CAAs, payment and Quality Indicators.

  • Ensure that each portion of the assessment is signed and dated by the person completing that portion of the MDS.

  • Ensure that all assessments are completed and transmitted in a timely manner.  Report problem areas to the MDS Director. Director of Nursing or designee.

  • Conduct training programs for appropriate staff on the supportive documentation needs, completion, and use of the MDS.

  • Assist the RN Educator & Quality Specialist in developing any training activities needed concerning resident assessment/care plan skills (including, but not limited to initial or refresher courses relative to techniques for interviewing residents, rehabilitation principles, commonly used psychotropic drugs, care plan functions, etc.)

  • Ensure that a current copy of the RAI Manual is available to persons completing portions of the MDS.

  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary or as may be directed.

  • Audit and review resident chart for documentation, discrepancies, quality, reimbursement requirements, and risk for liabilities.

  • Notifies MDS Director, Director of Nursing, or designee, takes accountability, implements plan of correction, and provides education to resolve audit findings.

  • Functions as integral part of quality improvement.  Assist the QAPI committee in developing and implementing appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.

  • Process QM and regular MDS audits for State and MDS survey.

  • Participates in weekly Medicare Utilization Review and facilitate completion of after-action items which may arise from the Utilization Review process.

  • Serve on, participate in, and attend various other committees of the facility (e.g. Quality Assurance) as required and as appointed by the Director of Nursing or designee Administrator and/or MDS Director.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information.  Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Registered Nurse in the State of Maine or compact licensure

  • ADN required, BSN preferred.

  • Must be knowledgeable of medical terminology and procedure.

  • Has working knowledge of RUG IV, Case Mix & PDPM reimbursement, and the impacts to care and other services with minimum of one year of MDS experience.

  • Familiarity of the RAI manual and ICD 10 coding.

  • Knowledge of MDS submission process and interpretation of validation reports.

  • MDS certification (AANAC) required within 6 months.

  • Must possess strong organizational skills and have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced ever evolving environment.

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks competently. 

  • Must be able to exhibit excellent customer service at all times.

  • Must be able to independently initiate and complete job tasks that are routine in nature.

  •  Must possess a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Work, Outlook) and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.

  • Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of teamwork and team concept.

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

  • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and other personnel.

Saint Joseph’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

COVID-19 Considerations:

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. Screening is done daily upon entry to the building. Masks are required at all times and are provided by the employer.

For more information and to apply, please submit an online application form: https://mainehealth2.formstack.com/forms/saint_josephs_application_for_employment

 

Questions may be directed to employment@sjrme.org

Nurse Educator & Quality Specialist/Infection Control Preventionist - Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence, Portland, ME (Posted 10/18/2021)

St. Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence is seeking to hire a qualified RN Nurse Educator & Quality Specialist / Infection Preventionist to join our team. $15k Sign-on Bonus!


The RN Educator & Quality Specialist promotes best clinical practices through staff development and by ensuring optimal facility and resident outcomes by monitoring and addressing quality and safety indicators. Responsibilities include the development, implementation, and oversight of continuing education and training programs for clinical and ancillary staff. This includes analyzing needs, designing, and developing internal staff development programs, and provision of externally provided training resources. Must be flexible to work evenings or weekend hours as needed.


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, develop, and organize the facility's staff development & education programs, including assessment and resolution of departmental training needs.

  • Develop and maintain tracking tools and audits for infection control.

  • Responsible for infection prevention, control, and reporting. Coordinates educational programs related to infection control and implements performance measures.

  • Develops the annual education calendar and assists with preparing the budget for planned activities and programs.

  • Monitors and evaluates staff development efforts in collaboration with department directors. Ensures that all staff complete mandatory trainings, education, and licensure, and certifications.

  • Provides assessment of competency for clinical staff upon hire and on an annual basis, working with the Director of Nursing and Human Resources as needed. Assists annual performance evaluations for clinical staff.

  • Trains all new team members in error prevention techniques and provides opportunities for resident safety education.

  • Provides leadership for the QAPI team and for implementation of clinical quality improvement initiatives.

  • Responsible for risk identification, investigation, and mitigation, providing intervention and education as needed to promote a safe environment for all residents, staff, and visitors. Create Root Cause Analysis (RCAs) using best practices.

  • The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices, laws, and regulations pertaining to nursing care facilities; must have knowledge of infection control practices including standard / universal precautions; and must have patience, tact, and a cheerful disposition for working with residents, personnel, family, and other visitors.

Required qualifications include:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, BSN from an accredited school of nursing. Master’s degree preferred

  • Licensure as an RN in the state of Maine

  • Must possess, as a minimum, three (3) years of clinical experience as well as educational experience in conducting in-service and clinical education programs, process improvement, resident safety and root cause analysis

  • Must possess, as a minimum, three (3) years of long-term care experience

  • Must possess skills in leadership and communication

  • Must possess creativity, integrity, and initiative

  • Must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include standard/universal precautions.

Saint Joseph’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


For more information and to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: employment@sjrme.org.

Director of Nursing - Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence, Portland, ME (Posted 10/18/2021)

St. Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence seeks to hire a qualified Director of Nursing (DON) to join our team. $15k sign-on bonus!


The Director of Nursing organizes, develops, and directs the overall operation of our Nursing Department in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and standards. This position works closely with the Administrator and Medical Director to provide and maintain the highest quality of resident centered care. Must be available evenings and weekends, as needed.


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and direct the nursing services programs and activities including updating policies and procedures, evaluating nursing services, and providing reports and recommendations to the Administrator.

  • Develop and implement methods to ensure ongoing coordination of nursing services and other resident services to ensure continuity of residents' care.

  • Provide direct supervision for RN Managers, Direct Care Staff, and RN Educator & Quality Specialist.

  • Participate in facility surveys and evaluate and implement recommendations from internal committees including QAPI, Infection Control, and Safety.

  • Monitor the facility’s QI, QM, and survey reports.  Assist in developing plans of action to correct potential or identified problem areas.

  • Participate in the selection of residents for admissions to the facility.

  • Review nurses’ notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the resident’s response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the resident’s wishes.

  • Determine nursing staffing needs necessary to meet the total nursing care needs of the residents.

  • Assist the Human Resources Director in the recruitment and selection of nursing service personnel.

  • Provide leadership training that includes the administrative and supervisory principles essential for Nurse Managers, Nurse Supervisors and Charge Nurses.

  • Support the MDS department in planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS.

  • Coordinate with the Administrator in preparing and planning the nursing department budget. Monitor expenditures and make departmental adjustments as needed.
     

The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices, laws, and regulations pertaining to nursing care facilities; possess strong leadership qualities; and must have patience, tact, and a cheerful disposition for working with residents, personnel, family, and other visitors.


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing degree from an accredited college or university. BSN preferred.

  • Current unencumbered licensure as an RN in the state of Maine or compact license.

  • Must have, as a minimum, five (5) years of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related healthcare facility.

  • Must have, as a minimum, six (6) months of experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.

  • Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of teamwork and team concept.

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

Saint Joseph’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


For more information and to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: employment@sjrme.org.