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Employment

Woodlands employees have the honor to work in a loving and caring environment while serving remarkable people who call Woodlands home. Helping our residents live an active and healthy life while giving their families peace of mind is fulfilling on many levels and is a big reason why working at Woodlands is so rewarding. From our beautiful facility and its spectacular views, to our lovely residents and employees, a career at Woodlands is one you will truly cherish.

Thank you for your interest in our career opportunities. Click below for a current list of available positions, then fill the employment application at the lower right of this page.

 

Cook

Department: Dietary
Reports To: Food Service Director
Supervises:Dietary Staff
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly Wages)

Basic Purpose: In keeping with Woodlands’ tradition, we seek to enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons by providing high quality service in a cheerful, timely manner and by communicating, coordinating, and cooperating with others to attain goals. Job Summary: The Cook ensures that the dietary staff performs their specific job duties. They may also assign additional duties as necessary to provide food that is nutritious, palatable and appealing in appearance to Woodlands’ residents, guests, employees, and others. Performs other appropriate related and unrelated assigned duties.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred but not required
Licensure/Certification: Food Handlers’ permit
Experience: Three to five years’ experience in dietary services/cooking preferred, prefer banquet experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have knowledge of elementary math (ex. counting trays)
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to use tools and equipment required
  • Must be able to prepare palatable foods that are appetizing in appearance.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information
  • Must have knowledge of methods and procedures for serving food, principles of sanitation, and principles of safe food handling.
  • Ability to interpret and explain menus, refer or answer questions
  • Interact effectively with residents, guests, supervisors and peers
  • Ability to work in a close cooperation with dietary aides and supervisors
  • Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress related to working with persons who are ill, disabled, elderly, and/or emotionally upset
  • Follow safety regulations, reporting injuries or unsafe conditions and work practices to Department Director.
  • Follow acceptable standards of personal hygiene and comply with department dress code
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of sanitation and cleanliness
  • Regular, punctual and dependable attendance
  • Provide assistance to and work directly with staff, residents, family of residents, visitors, government agencies and the general public

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparation of food served using established production procedures and systems
  • Determine amount and type of food and supplies required using production systems
  • Ensure availability of supplies and food or approved substitutions in adequate time for preparation
  • Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards. Observe proper food preparation and handling techniques
  • Store food properly and safely, marking date and item
  • Report necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor
  • Correctly prepare all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved
  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times; clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation
  • Greet residents with warmth and respect, using correct names
  • Be available when food is ready and serve meals in a timely manner
  • Obtain food supplies and needed equipment for the next meal
  • Prepare and serve food for special functions as assigned
  • Maintain assigned workstation in a safe and sanitary condition
  • Attend in-service training and education sessions as assigned
  • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Requires moderate physical effort; standing, grasping, balancing, carrying, bending, lifting, stretching, stooping, pulling and pushing
  • Lifting of weights up to 50 lbs
    • Trays 15 lbs
    • Glass racks 25 lbs
    • Cup racks 20 lbs
    • Bus pans (lifted with another aide) up to 50 lbs
    • Pushing carts weighing up to 80 lbs
    • Food supplies weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Standing frequently during the 8 hour shift
  • Frequent walking, stooping, bending
  • Occasional reaching above the head

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Work area is generally well lit and ventilated
  • Working conditions may involved noise, heat, changes in temperature, kitchen elements, odors, moisture, etc.
  • Slip –resistant shoes are mandatory as Kitchen Supervisor may be exposed to slippery floors while in the main kitchen
  • May be required to work additional hours as dictated by the workload and staffing; must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays
Certified Nursing Assistant/Health Care Aide

Department: Health Care
Reports To: Licensed Practical Nurse, RN, DON
Supervises: N/A
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly Wages)

Basic Purpose: In keeping with Woodlands’ tradition, we seek to enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons by providing high quality service in a cheerful, timely manner and by communicating, coordinating, and cooperating with others to attain goals. A Certified Nursing Assistant provides quality nursing care to residents in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice.
Job Summary: CNA’s/Aides provide quality nursing care to residents; implement specific procedures and programs; coordinate work within the department, as well as with other departments; report pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; respond to inquiries or requests for information; provide resident quality assurance, assist the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations.
Additionally: Performs other appropriate related and unrelated assigned duties.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent; prefer successful completion of a West Virginia state-approved Nursing Assistant Certification course

Licensure/Certification: Prefer current Nursing Assistant Certification in West Virginia; a current CPR and First-Aid certification card

Experience: Six months’ prior nursing assistant/aide experience in long-term care preferred

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have knowledge of elementary math (ex. counting trays)
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment
  • Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information
  • Interact effectively with residents, guests, supervisors and peers
  • Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress related to working with persons who are ill, disabled, elderly, and/or emotionally upset
  • Is knowledgeable of resident rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all residents in a safe, secure environment
  • Follow safety regulations, reporting injuries or unsafe conditions and work practices to supervisor
  • Follows up as appropriate with supervisor, co-workers or residents regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns
  • Follow acceptable standards of personal hygiene and comply with department dress code
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of sanitation and cleanliness
  • Regular, punctual and dependable attendance
  • Provide assistance to and work directly with staff, residents, family of residents, visitors, government agencies and the general public

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide individualized attention, which encourages each resident’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical

physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. Provide resident quality assurance.

  • Knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for residents and provide support to the resident according to the care plan. Contribute to the care planning process by providing the charge nurse or other care planning staff with specific information and observations of the residents’ needs and preferences
  • Attend to the individual needs of residents which may include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individuals’ care requirements
  • Maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each resident in the delivery of services to them. Interact with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment
  • Fully understand all aspects of residents’ rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse. Responsible for promptly reporting to the charge nurse or administrative staff incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents’ rights
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment; report environmental deficiencies to the charge nurse such as lighting or equipment problems
  • Protect the personal belongings of each resident including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, memorabilia, etc. Promptly report missing items according to established policy and participate in efforts to locate missing items
  • Observe residents for changes in condition or behavior and promptly report these changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel
  • Provide care that maintains each resident’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears, and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents, and applying moisturizers to fragile skin, encouraging fluids, etc.
  • Answer residents’ call bells promptly and courteously
  • Perform various tasks assigned by the charge nurse including vital signs, residents’ weights, applying creams/ointments, collecting specimens, etc.
  • Assist with orienting residents and their families to the Woodlands’ Health Care Wing upon admission and to the unit when transfers occur
  • Lift, move, and transport residents, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention
  • Communicate and interact effectively and tactfully with the resident, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors
  • Assist and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, activities, meal times, church services, etc.
  • Practice careful, efficient, and no-wasteful use of supplies and linen and follow established charge procedures for resident charge items
  • Complete certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials
  • Walk extensively to and from various locations of the unit while making rounds and transport residents within the Woodlands’ Retirement Community
  • Support an atmosphere, which promotes a homelike environment
  • Respond to inquiries relating to his/her particular area or to requests from residents, visitors, other personnel, etc. within given time frames and within established policy
  • Assist the immediate supervisor with various administrative tasks to support department operations as directed; may also be assigned special projects
  • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances
  • Meet on-going requirements to maintain current certified nursing assistant certification
  • Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene, and other work duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Requires extensive physical effort; standing, grasping, balancing, carrying, bending, lifting, stretching, stooping, pulling and pushing
    • Trays 10 lbs.
    • Tools, Equipment, Supplies 20 lbs.
    • Transfer of Residents, ambulation of residents, and equipment 50 lbs.
  • Requires lifting of residents (sometimes alone and sometimes with a partner)
  • Standing frequently during the 8 hour shift
  • Frequent walking, stooping, bending
  • Occasional reaching above the head
  • Level II exposure to blood borne pathogens

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Level II Exposure to blood borne pathogens
  • Work area is generally well lit and ventilated
  • Work location as assigned (in Woodlands’ Health Care Wing)
  • May be required to work additional hours as dictated by the workload and staffing; must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays

How to Complete an Employment Application

To apply for a Woodlands job posting, send us (human resources at Woodlands) your contact information and resume.

  1. Fill in your name, email and phone information in the “Employment Application” form to the right.
  2. Click on the file “upload” button, navigate to your resume on your computer, then click OK.  The name of the file you uploaded will be shown as a verification.
  3. When ready, click “Send Application to Woodlands”.  You will then see a “thank you” page and receive an email response indicating that the application has been received.

If we determine that you may be a good candidate for an open position, we will contact you for an interview. At that time we will ask you to fill out our application form. For your convenience a blank copy can be downloaded here so that you can fill this out ahead of time.  Woodlands Retirement Community Application.

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