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JOB TITLE:† Nurse (LVN or RN)
Starting Salary
: †$21.00/hour

General Description:
The nurse coordinates and participates in the delivery of health care services to AGE Adult Day Health Center members, administers physician-ordered treatments and medications to members, and maintains medical documentation in accordance with all regulatory bodies.† As the staff member with primary responsibility for the delivery of health care services, the nurse is also charged with establishing and maintaining close working relationships with attending physicians as well as members and their families.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct initial and supplemental health assessments, including physical, mental, and functional status (DADS form 3049), to evaluate need for AGE Adult Day Health Center services.
  • Complete, implement, and revise as necessary an Individual Service Plan (DADS form 3050) for each member.
  • Assess, observe, evaluate, and document member health status in accordance with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS) Provider Manual and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Licensure and Program Requirements for Adult Day Care and Day Activity and Health Services.
  • Communicate and consult with healthcare professionals involved in the memberís care, including requesting Physician Orders for medications and treatments (DADS form 3055) and communicating changes in health (physical, mental, and functional) status.
  • Communicate and consult with members, caregivers, and AGE Adult Day Health Center staff regarding member medical issues, health status changes, and provision of healthcare services.
  • Follow established medication procedures inclusive of proper storage and documentation (necessity, strength, and dosage), and ensure medication and treatments are administered according to State and Federal law.† Assist members with ordering, administering, and maintaining prescribed medications as needed.
  • Determine whether self-administered medications have been appropriately taken, applied, or used.
  • Assist with service coordination efforts that maintain and/or improve participant health, quality of life, and/or functioning, including assisting with activities of daily living (toileting, transferring, ambulating, eating, etc) and with daily activity programs as needed.
  • Conduct, supervise and/or monitor all health-related and personal care activities performed by AGE Adult Day Health Center staff during operating hours.
  • Ensure participant retention by maintaining high standards of customer service.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and/or appropriateness of AGE Adult Day Health Center services and make recommendations for change if needed.
  • Ensure that AGE Adult Day Health Center health services meet or exceed standards for licensing by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
  • Participate in scheduled staff meetings. Schedule and conduct supervisory meetings with staff as needed.
  • Maintain staff in-service records in accordance with DADS DAHS Provider Manual and TAC Licensure and Program Requirements (including TB tests and CPR licensure).
  • Conduct health education programs and training for AGE Adult Day Health Center staff as requested or required. Provide orientation and attend training classes when applicable.
  • Performs other duties pertinent to program as requested or required by supervisors.

Authority:
The Licensed Nurse is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities assigned as long as such action does not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship:

  • The Licensed Nurse is selected by the Program Director and/or the appropriate supervisor and is responsible to him/her.
  • Responsible for all personnel who are executing assigned tasks under his/her supervision.
  • Consult weekly with the consulting RN, if the nurse is licensed as an LVN.

Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • RNs must have a current license from the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
  • LVNs must have a current license from the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
  • Supervisory experience, leadership skills, and the ability to make sound decisions and work under pressure.
  • Experience in direct client care and/or total client care and an interest in geriatric nursing.
  • Ability to life 130 pounds safely with assistance.
  • Have commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.† The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement:†
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.† Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.††

To Apply:
All applicants must email a resume and cover letter to Heidi Fischer, Austin Adult Day Health Center Director, at†hfischer@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted, and position open until filled.††Updated 9/19/2016.

 


JOB TITLE:† Program Aide / Driver - Austin Adult Day Health Center
Starting Salary
: †$10.00/hour

General Description:
Assist day center clients so that they are able participate fully in each dayís programming.

Essential Functions:†

  • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency
  • Drive daily routes in van
  • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the center safely
  • Assist on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled
  • Assist with activities with clients
  • Perform other duties as directed

Authority:
The Program Aide / Driver is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship:
The Program Aide / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to him/her.† Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.†

Qualifications:

  • Possess a good driving record
  • Sensitive to the needs of disabled and/or older adults, using patience, tact, and respect
  • Be flexible and versatile
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.† The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement:
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.† Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.††

To Apply:
All applicants must email a resume and cover letter to Heidi Fischer, Austin Adult Day Health Center Director, at†hfischer@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted. Position open until filled.†Updated 6/22/2016.

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