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JOB TITLE:  Consulting RN - Adult Day Health Centers
Starting Salary
:  $40.00/hour 

General Description:
This position ensures that nursing functions of the AGE of Central Texas Adult Day Health Centers are carried out in compliance with Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS) requirements prescribed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS).

Essential Functions

  • On-site consultation with LVN at each day center location at least four hours per week providing the following types of assistance:
  • Reviewing plans of care and suggesting changes, if appropriate;
  • Assessing clients’ health conditions;
  • Consulting with the LVN in solving problems involving client care and service planning;
  • Counseling clients and/or their caregivers on client health needs; and
  • Training, consulting, and assisting the LVN in maintaining proper medical records.
  • Provide relief duties of LVNs as needed and as available.
  • Plan, coordinate, and/or provide in-service training for adult day center staff in accordance with state regulations.

Authority:
The Consulting RN is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities as long as such action does not deviate from established agency policies or Texas DADS DAHS regulations, and is consistent with sound professional judgement.

Qualifications:

  • Current RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing, with no stipulations
  • Must practice in compliance with the Nurse Practice Act and rules and regulations of the Texas Board of Nursing
  • 3-5 years of experience in nursing with supervisory functions
  • Ability to exert average physical effort.

Abilities:

  • Work independently, exercise initiative, and accomplish tasks without continuous supervision.
  • Work closely and cooperatively with other members of the team and agency.
  • Communicate with clients, co-workers, volunteers, and the general public clearly, courteously, and effectively.
  • Pay careful attention to detail, work with accuracy, and maintain neat, well-organized records.
  • Computer skills and ability to operate related computer software and standard business equipment.
  • Maintain flexibility, working with frequent interruptions and multiple and changing priorities.
  • Respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the organization’s service population and staff.
  • Demonstrate emphasis on improving quality of staff, systems, and environment.
  • Set measurable goals and evaluate achievement of goals.
  • Give and receive feedback and evaluation as an improvement tool.

Hours of Work:
This is a contract position of 16 hours per week, with occasional opportunities for more hours to provide relief duties for LVNs.  Local travel to program sites in Austin and Round Rock is required.

Evaluations:
Job performance in relation to the terms of the contract will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of the contract and at least once a year thereafter.  Evaluations will be conducted by the Deputy 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 Annette Juba, Deputy Director, at ajuba@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted.  Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, July 6, 2016Updated 6/27/2016.


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 day’s 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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