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Assistant Director of Nursing

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Nursing
REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Responsible for the direction of the clinical patient care within the hospital. Assures competency of all nursing personnel through ongoing education Maintains efficient and effective unit operation while requiring compliance with all state, federal and local regulatory laws, and protocols. Ensures Excellent customer service is provided to all patients consistently.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
a. Implements all legal and regulatory agency requirements
b. Ensures staff compliance with the hospital’s mission/vision/value and code of conduct statements.
c. Ensures services are provided in a timely manner and meets patient needs.
d. Implements and assures orientation of contractual help.
e. Monitors the care of all patients in the hospital to ensure care is carried out as ordered.
f. Conducts Med- passes to ensure patients are receiving medications appropriately .
g. Monitoring CNA daily work schedule to ensure all assigned job duties are performed consistently.
h. Provide ongoing education to staff and design orientation for new staff members based on experience.
i. Ensure medical record documentation is correct on a daily basis.
j. Rounding on all patients during the shift to ensure care is being carried out as assigned.
k. Inspects patient rooms for cleanliness and comfort.
l. Accompany physicians on rounds and keeps informed of special orders concerning patients.
m. Assists in the coordinating and integration of all hospital services.
n. Ensures staff performance evaluations are given in a timely manner.
o. Maintains an “open door” policy with all employees.
p. Maintains ongoing communication to staff regarding job performance.
q. Provides in-service/continuing education as appropriate.
r. Prepares and maintains facility QI reports as required.
s. Implements new initiatives and processes and ensures staff compliance.
t. Collaborates with Medical Directors to ensure communication, coordination and input into medical decisions about the unit.
u. Ensures that staff participates in interdepartmental activities to improve hospital performance and clinical care.
v. Ensures return of rental equipment in a timely manner.
w. Participates in Quality Improvement activities to continuously and systematically assess and improve internal processes, activities and patient care as described in patient care plan for improving performance.
x. Facilitates the implementation and ongoing monitoring of hospital-based Quality Improvement contributions.
y. Communicates Q.I.’s effectiveness or lack of to Administration.
z. Identifies problematic situations and routes issues appropriately to achieve resolution.
aa. Coordinates the delivery of clinical care.
bb. Participates in weekly staffing.
cc. Investigate and assist with the resolution of patient’s complaints.
dd. Ensures Charge nurses utilize and upkeep of the Charge Nurse Binder.
ee. Ensure walking rounds are conducted on each shift.
ff. Ensure all equipment logs are completed as appropriate.
gg. Ensure that all medical supply PAR levels are maintained.
hh. Ensure all ordered equipment is received in a timely manner.
ii. Assist charge nurse with new admits as needed.
jj. Obtains a minimum of five (5) job related contact hours every year to meet Louisiana Board of Nursing requirements.
kk. Follows United Medical Hospitals’ Corporate Compliance Code of Conduct as evidenced through practice, performance, and attendance of annual review programs/in-services.
ll. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization.

Knowledge, Skills/Abilities and Education/Experience:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

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Registered Nurse (RN)

JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse (RN)
REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing/Nurse Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Provides direct and indirect care in the inpatient setting. Communicates with physicians, DON, Therapy Dept., and co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties with adequate supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
a. Knowledgeable of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
b. Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
c. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
d. Able to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes adult, geriatric and the general patient population.
e. Able to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
f. Consults with therapy staff daily to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs and documents patient’s status to include rehabilitation therapy progress.
g. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
h. Able to adequately assist and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
i. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
j. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate.
k. Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level of licensure.
l. Communicates appropriately and clearly to DON, coworkers, physicians and the Therapy Department staff.
m. Integrates the nursing plan of care with the Therapy Department treatment plan to attain the patient’s optimal level of functioning.
n. Participates in patient care conferences.
o. Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including adult, geriatric and general population.
p. Obtain intravenous access as needed and administer intravenous medications according to scope of practice.
q. Perform veinapuncture according to order to assist physicians with care and diagnosis.
r. Perform skin/wound assessment every shift. Provides wound care as ordered by physician or other licensed provider.
s. Demonstrates and ability to be effective, flexible, well organized and function well under stressful situations, to provide proper patient care.
t. UMRH Performance Evaluation
u. Job Title- Registered Nurse
v. Demonstrates competency in the following areas: Duties and Responsibilities.
w. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensures patient confidentiality.
x. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
y. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments
z. Maintains stock supply levels on unit. Notifies charge nurse or DON when supplies are low
aa. Ensures QC is completed: Check and record refrigerator temperature checks, CBG checks and eye wash station.
bb. Orders medication from the pharmacy ensuring that OTC medications are not ordered and an adequate amount of PRN medications are available.
cc. Verifies all pharmacy deliveries. Refuses delivery of medication for discharged patients or discontinued medication.
dd. Documentation meets current standards and policies.
ee. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Services/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
ff. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. gg. Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary. hh. Skills Checklists/Competencies submitted timely.
ii. Follows United Medical Hospitals’ Corporate Compliance Code of Conduct as evidenced through practice, performance, and attendance of annual review programs/in-services.
jj. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization.

Knowledge, Skills/Abilities and Education/Experience:

  • Current Louisiana Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Certification in Rehabilitation Nursing preferred.
  • Current BLS certification

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

JOB TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing/Nurse Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Provides direct and indirect care in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. Communicates with physicians, DON, Therapy Dept., and co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties and functions while under the supervision of the RN and within the scope of the LPN practice acts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
a. Knowledgeable of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
b. Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
c. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
d. Demonstrates ability, under direct management of RN, to perform a head-to- toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes adult, geriatric and the general patient population.
e. Able to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
f. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
g. Able to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
h. Integrate the nursing plan of care with the Therapy Department treatment plan to attain the patient’s optimal level of functioning.
i. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate.
j. Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level of licensure.
k. Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-worker, physicians and the Therapy Department.
l. Consults with therapy staff daily to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs and documents patient’s status to include rehabilitation therapy progress.
m. Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including adult, geriatric and general population.
n. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills under the direction of an RN.
o. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
p. Obtain intravenous access as needed and administer intravenous medications according to scope of practice.
q. Perform veinapuncture according to order to assist physicians with care and diagnosis.
r. Perform skin/wound assessment every shift. Provides wound care as ordered by physician or other licensed provider.
s. UMRH Performance Evaluation
t. Job Title- Licensed Practicle Nurse
u. Demonstrates competency in the following areas: Duties and Responsibilities.
v. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensures patient confidentiality.
w. Demonstrates an ability to be effective, flexible, well organized and function well under stressful situations, to provide proper patient care.
x. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
y. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
z. Maintains stock supply levels on the unit. Notifies charge nurse or DON when supplies are low.
aa. Orders medication from the pharmacy ensuring that OTC medications are not ordered and an adequate supply of PRN medication are available.
bb. Documentation meets current standards and policies.
cc. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Services/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
dd. Coordinates and supervises patient care under the direct supervision of a RN.
ee. Medical and Surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.
ff. Respond to the patient as appropriate in emergency or physically distressful situations.
gg. Skills Checklists/Competencies submitted timely.
hh. Follows United Medical Hospitals’ Corporate Compliance Code of Conduct as evidenced through practice, performance, and attendance of annual review programs/in-services.
ii. Performs other duties as assigned within the LPN scope of practice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Education and Experience:

  • Current Louisiana LPN Licensure
  • Current BCLS certification.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)

JOB TITLE: Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
REPORTS TO: Direct of Nursing/Nurse Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or LPN. Maintains regulatory requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care and comfort. Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient’s clinical condition. Additionally, is able to perform general CNA duties with adequate supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
a. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age, adult through geriatrics.
b. Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower or whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, changing bed linens, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.
c. Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
d. Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
e. Serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patient as is necessary.
f. Distributes drinking water and other nourishments to patients.
g. Updates dietary order and orders nourishments and diabetic snacks each morning. Faxes to dietary before 5 a.m.
h. Answers patient call lights, anticipates patient’s needs and makes rounds on assigned patients.
i. Assists patients with the handling of personal property: dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc. Completes patient inventory form.
j. Performs all aspects of patient care within boundaries of appropriate licensure in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
k. Transports patients to and from various departments in the hospital.
l. Reports and, when appropriate, records any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents.
m. Assists in the preparation of admissions, transfers and discharge of patients.
n. Assists RNs and LPNs with treatment procedures.
o. Participates in and contributes to Nursing Care Conferences.
p. Performs quality control activities, checks and records refrigerator temperatures and CBG monitor quality control every night.
q. Integrates the plan of care with Therapy Department treatment plan to attain patient’s optimal level of functioning.
r. Provides general nursing care within appropriate licensure: positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting patients with the bedpan, commode; assists ambulating patients. Uses correct body mechanics.
s. Certified Nursing Assistant – Part one
t. Checks patient for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to RN or LPN.
u. Obtains and records temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight, intake and output.
v. Files reports and forms to correct patient medical record, labels chart forms.
w. Makes rounds with oncoming shift to ensure the unit is left in good condition.
x. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
y. Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers, physicians and the Therapy Dept. staff.
z. Consults other departments, as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
aa. Demonstrates an ability to be effective, flexible, well organized and function well under stressful situations.
bb. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensures patient confidentiality.
cc. Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linens and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.
dd. Follows infection control procedures. Keeps the unit clean and organized. ee. Meets current documentation standards and policies.
ff. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
gg. Medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.
hh. Response to the patient is appropriate in emergency or physically distressful situation.
ii. Performs other duties as assigned within the CNA’s scope of practice.

Knowledge, Skills/Abilities, Education and Experience:
Regulatory Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent. Current Certification from Nurse Aide Board, BCLS, and Six months to one year rehab experience preferred.

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Therapy

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Occupational Therapist

JOB TITLE: Occupational Therapist
REPORTS TO: Lead Therapist
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Provides and directs Occupational Therapy Services to patients, including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation, and communication. Functions under physician’s orders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

a. Provides Occupational Therapy services to patients in accordance with Occupational Therapy Department procedures.
b. Evaluates patients to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and implementation. Conducts specialized evaluations as indicated.
c. Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to patients, family, and other team members.
d. Establishes individual patient schedules in conjunction with other team members
e. Develops treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including short- and long-term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
f. Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family and other team members.
g. Implements and conducts treatment as outlined in treatment plan.
h. Monitors patient’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician orders.
i. Develops appropriate home or community programming to maintain and enhance the performance of the client in their own environment.
j. Documents results of patient assessment, treatment, follow-up, and termination of services.
k. Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the patient.
l. Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices, orthotics or prosthetics. Trains patient, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
m. Participates in discharge planning.
n. Supervises and directs COTAs in the implementation of the treatment plan.
o. Supervises students and volunteers
p. Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and of individual occupational therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency, using predetermined criteria.
q. Participates in patient, family, and staff education.
r. Confers formally and informally with other team members, including nursing department team members, in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the patient
s. Adheres to Occupational Therapy Department procedures regarding documentation of Occupational Therapy services.
t. Attend in-service meetings and facility meetings as required.
u. Provides in-service education to the members of the patient’s care team and education to the community.
v. Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development.
w. Records billable treatment times according to Occupational Therapy Department procedures.
x. Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice and department procedures.
y. Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility/company safety standards.
z. Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
aa. Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation, planning, implementation and follow-up of patient therapy programs
bb. Maintains positive relationships and rapport with coworkers, patients, family members and facility personnel.
cc. Reports to work on time and coordinates schedule to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during assigned shift.
dd. Assists with and participates in Quality Assurance Program as required.
ee. Adheres to established confidentiality standards
ff. Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
gg. All other duties as assigned.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Meets academic requirements as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Successful completion of National Certification Examination for Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Current BCLS Certification
  • Current Louisiana licensure

Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

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Occupational Therapist Assistant

JOB TITLE: Occupational Therapist Assistant
REPORTS TO: Lead Therapist/ Occupational Therapist
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Provides Occupational Therapy services to patients by assisting in the assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation related to documentation and communication. Functions under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

a. Under the direct supervision of an Occupational Therapist, provides therapy services for 5-7 patients each day, accurately documenting treatment codes and filing treatment notes in medical records by the next day.
b. Assists the Occupational Therapist in the evaluation process in the areas of self-care, homemaking, function mobility and coordination. Assists in the evaluation of other areas as directed.
c. Identifies indications for and assists in evaluations as appropriate intervals under the direction of the Occupational Therapist.
d. Assists the Occupational Therapist in identifying a problem list, short-term goals and treatment plan.
e. Conducts both individual and group treatment as assigned by the Occupational Therapist outlined in treatment plan in the areas of ADL, functional mobility, ROM, strength, coordination, cognitive/perceptual remediation and functional maintenance.
f. Assists in the selection of Occupational Therapy techniques/media and the sequence of activities, adapts techniques/media as indicated by patient performance and following consultation with the Occupational Therapist. No major modification to the treatment plan is made without prior consultation with the Occupational Therapist.
g. In collaboration with other therapists, ensures each patient receives at least 15 hours of therapy in a 7 day period. Documents reasons for missed time and files as a treatment note.
h. Adheres to department and patient schedule and modifies as appropriate for treatment regimen.
i. Provides, recommends, fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment, trains patient, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
j. Participates in patient, family and staff education.
k. Confers formally and informally with other team members in coordination with the total rehabilitation program of the patient.
l. Adheres to Occupational Therapy Department procedures regarding documentation of Occupational Therapy services.
m. Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of the departmental procedures and productivity standards.
n. Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility and company safety standards.
o. Consistently demonstrates sound judgment of the evaluation, planning, implementation and follow-up of patient therapy programs.
p. Maintains positive relationships and rapport with co-workers, patients, family members and facility personnel.
q. Misses no more than one scheduled shift per month, is late for a shift no more than once per month, and finishes assigned duties within designated shift times.
r. Assists with and participates in Performance Improvement Program as required.
s. Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development
t. Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
u. All other duties as assigned.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program. Successful completion of National Certification for O.T.A.
  • Current Louisiana Occupational Therapy Assistant Licensure.

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Speech Language Pathologist

JOB TITLE: Speech Language Pathologist
REPORTS TO: Lead Therapist
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: A qualified professional person who provides and directs Speech Therapy services to patients, including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation, communication and provides Speech Therapy services to patients as prescribed by the attending physician.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

a. Provides Speech Therapy services to patients and initiates referrals when appropriate in accordance with Speech Therapy Department procedures.
b. Conducts screening of patients at regular intervals to determine need for intervention/treatment.
c. Evaluates patients to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and implementation. Conducts specialized evaluations as indicated.
d. Interprets and communicates evaluation finding to patients, family and other team members.
e. Establishes individual patient schedules in conjunction with other team members.
f. Develops treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including short- and long-term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
g. Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family and other team members.
h. Implements and conducts treatment as outlined in treatment plan.
i. Monitors patient’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician orders.
j. Develops appropriate home or community programming to maintain and enhance the performance of the patient in their own environment.
k. Documents the results of patient’s assessment, treatment, follow-up and termination of services.
l. Recommends and obtains appropriate equipment to improve patient’s communication.
m. Instructs patient, family and staff in use of augmentative communication devices.
n. Instructs patient, family and staff in appropriate speech-language procedures or home program to allow carry over of therapeutic remediation and goals in daily activities.
o. Participates in discharge planning.
p. Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and of individual speech therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency, using predetermined criteria.
q. Participates in patient, family and staff education.
r. Confers formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the patient.
s. Adheres to Speech Therapy Department procedures regarding documentation of Speech Therapy services.
t. Provides in-service education to the members of the patient care team and education to the community.
u. Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development.
v. Records billable treatment times according to Speech Therapy Department procedures and productivity standards.
w. Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice, department procedures and productivity standards.
x. Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility/company safety standards.
y. Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
z. Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation, planning, implementation and follow-up of patient therapy programs.
aa. Maintains positive relationships and rapport with co-workers, patients, family members and facility personnel.
bb. Assists with and participates in Performance Improvement Program as required.
cc. Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
dd. Follows United Medical Hospitals’ Corporate Compliance Code of Conduct as evidenced through practice, performance, and attendance of annual review programs/in-services.
ee. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization.
ff. All other duties as assigned.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Meets academic requirements as a Speech-Language Pathologist from an accredited program. Certificate of Clinical Competency or eligibility for Clinical Fellowship Year. Current Louisiana Speech-Language Pathologist Licensure. Current BCLS certification
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience preferred.

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Physical Therapist

JOB TITLE: Physical Therapist
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Provides and directs Physical Therapy Services to patients, including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation, and communication in accordance with Physical Therapy procedures. Functions under physician’s orders.

Demonstrates competency in the following areas: Duties and Responsibilities:

a. Evaluates patients in a timely manner to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and implementation.
b. Conducts specialized evaluations as indicated
c. Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to patients, family, and other team members.
d. Establishes individual patient schedules in conjunction with other team members
e. Develops treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including short- and long-term goals and methods to achieve identified goals
f. Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family and other team members.
g. Monitors patient’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician orders.
h. Documents results of patient assessment, treatment, follow-up, and termination of services in a timely manner.
i. Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the patient.
j. Participates in discharge planning
k. Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices, orthotics or prosthetics. Trains patient, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
l. Supervises and directs LPTAs in the implementation of the treatment plan
m. Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and of individual Physical therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency, using predetermined criteria
n. Confers formally and informally with other team members, including nursing department team members, in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the patient
o. Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development
p. Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice and department procedures
q. Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional
r. Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation, planning, implementation, and follow-up of patient therapy programs
s. Adheres to established confidentiality standards
t. Projects a positive and professional image at all times.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

a. ADL/Functional Activities
b. Assist Patients to DON/DOFF
c. Body Mechanics
d. Cognitive/Perceptual/Motor
e. Electrical Stimulation
f. Gym Ball
g. Hot/Cold Packs
h. Home Assessment
i. Jobst/Isotoner Glove
j. Paraffin Bath
k. Dynamometer
l. Removes/Adjusts/Replaces Braces, Splints and Slings
m. Stabilization Training/Soft Tissue Mobilization
n. Joint Protection
o. Energy Conservation
p. TENS
q. Transfer Training
r. Ultrasound
s. Manual Muscle Testing/Hand Evaluation
t. Gait Training
u. Stationary Bike
v. Wound Care/Debridement
w. Training Stairs
x. All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Education and Experience:

  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
  • Successful completion of National Certification Examination for Registered Physical Therapist
  • Current BCLS certification
  • Current Louisiana licensure

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Physical Therapist Assistant

JOB TITLE: Physical Therapist Assistant
REPORTS TO: Physical Therapist
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Provides Physical Therapy services to patients under the supervision of a Physical Therapist in accordance with state regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Provides Physical Therapy Services to patients by assisting in the assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation and communication.

Demonstrates competency in the following areas: Duties and Responsibilities.

a. Assists the Physical Therapist by obtaining objective data as regulated by LPTA.
b. Identifies indications for and assists in evaluations at appropriate intervals under the direction of the Physical Therapist.
c. Conducts both individual and group treatment as assigned by the Physical Therapist and outlined in the treatment plan that includes but is not limited to areas of muscle strength, coordination, mobility, sensory awareness, sitting and standing, transfer training, balance activities, gait training, range of motion activities and modalities.
d. Assists in the selection of Physical Therapy techniques/media and in the sequence of activities, adapts techniques/media as indicated by patient performance and following consultation with the Physical Therapist. No major modification to the treatment plan is made without prior consultation with the Physical Therapist.
e. Monitors patients’ response to intervention and consults with Physical Therapist if medication is indicated.
f. Monitors patients’ response to intervention and consults with Physical Therapist if medication is indicated.
g. Adheres to department and patient schedule and modifies as appropriate for treatment regimen.
h. Maintains acceptable patient care ratios as determined by the Physical Therapist.
i. Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment; trains patient, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
j. Participates in patient, family, and staff education.
k. Confers formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the patient.
l. Adheres to Physical Therapy Department procedures regarding documentation of Physical Therapy services.
m. Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice, department procedures and productivity standards.
n. Records billable treatment times according to Physical Therapy Department
o. Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation, planning, implementation and follow-up of patient therapy programs.
p. Maintains positive relationships and rapport with co-workers, patients, family members and facility personnel.
q. Reports to work on time and coordinates schedule to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during assigned shift.
r. Assists with and participates in Performance Improvement Program as required.
s. Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development.
t. Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
u. Adheres to established confidentiality standard
v. Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
w. Follows United Medical Hospitals’ Corporate Compliance Code of Conduct as evidenced through practice, performance, and attendance of annual review programs/in-services.
x. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from an accredited program or grandfathered clause PTA. Current Louisiana Physical Therapy Assistant licensure.
  • Current BCLS Certification

Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

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Rehab Therapy Technician

JOB TITLE: Rehab Therapy Technician
REPORTS TO: Rehab Program Manager
FLSA STATUS: NON Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Provide therapy services to patients as assigned by Physical and Occupational Therapy. Assist with maintenance of gym and equipment. Provide administrative support for Rehabilitation Therapy Department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

a. Complete therapist scheduling for each patient.
b. Update therapy communication board.
c. Assists in preparing patients for treatment according to schedule.
d. Assists in bringing the patients to/from gym for their scheduled treatment time, including Physical and Occupational Therapy group.
e. Assists therapists with getting patients out of bed, as needed.
f. Assists therapists with patient treatment sessions.
g. Adheres to supervision requirements during patient care/treatment.
h. Assists Physical Therapy in patient care as assigned by Physical Therapist, i.e. ambulation, transfers, or functional activities, as determined.
i. Assists Occupational Therapy in patient care as assigned by Occupational Therapist, i.e. ADL’s, therapeutic exercises, or functional activities, as determined.
j. Provides new patients with wheelchair upon therapist’s instructions, as needed.
k. Inventory of all daily supplies and submit request to order according to the PAR levels of each item.
l. File therapist documentation in patient chart.
m. Cleans all weights, dumbbells and any other exercise equipment used daily.
n. Prepares weights for individual patients for Physical and Occupational Therapy group according to the list posted.
o. Assists with keeping linen stocked in supply room with towels, face cloths, sheets, gowns and linen bags.
p. Removes all dirty linen from the treatment mat and/or gym after each patient use and place into laundry cart immediately.
q. Maintains the laundry room cleanliness and supplies.
r. Places clean linen on the mat for patient use/prepares treatment area.
s. Keeps wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches cleaned and organized in designated storage closet.
t. Keeps supply room clean and organized.
u. Checks hydrocollator temperatures daily and record on maintenance log. Initial log daily and notify Program Manager of temperatures above 170°F and/or below 150°F.
v. Drains and sanitizes hydrocollator unit monthly and document on maintenance log. Add water to unit as needed to cover all hot packs.
w. Drains and cleans paraffin unit at least quarterly and document on maintenance log. Add wax to unit as needed.
x. Cleans all Durable Medical Equipment (DME) immediately after patient use and store in the proper place.
y. Retrieves all United Medical Healthwest Durable Medical Equipment (DME) from patients upon day of discharge.
z. Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility/company safety standards.
aa. Maintains positive relationships and rapport with coworkers, patients, family members and facility personnel.
bb. Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
cc. Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
dd. Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
ee. All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.
  • Able to carry out duties effectively as they are assigned by the therapist.

Education and Experience:

  • High school Diploma or General Degree (GED)
  • At least one year experience in Rehabilitation preferred

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Administrator

JOB TITLE: Administrator
REPORTS TO: President
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Responsible for the general overall supervision of all the business and affairs of the hospital. Directs Administration of hospital within authority of Governing Board by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

1. Responsible for the day to day operations of the hospital. Is ultimately responsible for the quality of care and safety of the staff and patients.
2. Directs and supervises staff in partnership with the President, CFO and CCO.
3. Represents the hospital in its relationships with other healthcare facilities.
4. Promotes a service oriented attitude when dealing with employees; is able to balance employee needs/desires with the hospital’s objectives in mind.
5. Able to operate the hospital within confines of the budget that was developed and implemented.
6. Provides timely financial analysis and quality reports to the CFO and explains all variances.
7. Implements cost reduction strategies while balancing quality of care and safety.
8. Participates in planning activities with the Governing Board as directed.
9. Assists with the development of the hospital’s strategic plan with the participation of the Governing Board and Medical Staff.
10. Develops and drives the facilities marketing and referral plan.
11. Attends meetings for the Governing Board as directed, and serves on committees, as appointed.
12. Carries out all policies established by Administration and the Governing Board. Ensures that all policies are current and that staff are knowledgeable.
13. Takes all reasonable steps to provide for hospital compliance with all the laws and regulations that govern its operation to include CMS and DHH regulations.
14. Assures customer service by providing service assistance and open communication.
15. Assures compliance with various laws, regulations and other established guidelines, specifically employment law.
16. Actively participates in the development of policy and procedures and provides and promotes clarity throughout the organization.
17. Follows UMRH’s Corporate Compliance Code of Conduct as evidenced through practice, performance and attendance of annual review programs/in-services.
18. Assist with UR committee.
19. All other duties to ensure smooth operation of the organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Experience:
Degree and/or experience in a Hospital/Nursing Home/Assisted Living setting. Minimum of four years related experience as an Administrator or Director of Rehab.

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Housekeeper

JOB TITLE: Housekeeper
REPORTS TO: Administrator
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Responsible for cleaning cart and keeping it suitably stocked. Cleaning all units, bathrooms, and rooms assigned are clean. Clean assigned post- discharge rooms. make sure that equipment is clean after use, attend the in-services that he/she is required to attend, be dependable, and be able to do the job to the best of his/her ability

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Assemble all necessary equipment and supplies on the housekeeping cart. Keep housekeeping cart clean and neat at all times.
  2. Clean all rooms in the assigned area daily. Clean physician rooms on both floors.
  3. Vacuum all carpet on a daily basis.
  4. Empty all trash containers daily.
  5. Using germicidal detergent, wipe over bed table, and back, desk tables, cabinets on wall being sure to dust on top of tables and sides. Dust lamps with dry cloth.
  6. Spot clean walls and doors, light fixtures, windows sills and curtains.
  7. Clean mirrors, sinks, faucet showers, toilet, seat lid and base.
  8. Replace toilet tissue, paper towels and soap.
  9. Mop bathroom floors.
  10. Change mop water every three rooms.
  11. Strip bed of all soiled linens, wash mattress on both sides.
  12. Inspect all work when finished for quality.
  13. Keep clean and soiled utility rooms clean at all times.
  14. Never leave cart unattended or open when not in use.
  15. Carry all chemicals in small caddy to room when cleaning.
  16. Never use a chemical that is not labeled.
  17. Always pour liquids away from label.
  18. Keep caps on containers after using.
  19. Personal cleanliness and hand washing are particularly important.
  20. All other duties assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Experience:
Minimum of one year experience required. Ability to follow oral and written instructions Knowledge of proper cleaning techniques and skills in cleaning.

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Maintenance Tech

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Tech
REPORTS TO: Administrator
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Maintains and repairs physical structures of buildings and maintains grounds.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

a. Ensures that all repairs are completed in a timely manner.
b. Works closely with bio-medical company ensuring the proper maintenance and documentation of equipment and repairs.
c. Works closely with bio-medical company in the inspection and installation of all new equipment.
d. Inspects and maintains tools used to ensure that proper safe guards are intact.
e. Responsible for grounds upkeep, in conjunction with Landscape Company, to include trash removal, exterior finishes, fences and signage.
f. Responsible for plumbing upkeep, in conjunction with Maintenance of Host Facility, to include toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, etc…
g. Responsible for the Hospital oxygen system to include replacing and ordering of new tanks. (If applicable)
h. Understands the relationship between lessor and lessee and seeks proper authorization before any work is performed.
i. Responsible for the Hospital environmental rounds, checking and documenting water temp as well as completing maintenance repairs in timely manner.
j. All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle and understand the use of maintenance equipment as required.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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