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Job Openings


We are always on the look out for talented and gifted individuals that would like to start a career path at Crescent Medical Center Lancaster. As a community hospital we strive to hire people that will not only help us to grow as a hospital, but also add to our medical family. Crescent offers competitive salaries as well as full benefits to all of their employees.

Below you will find a list of current open positions. Please click the link to the right labeled SEND US YOUR RESUME to apply, and we will get back get back to you at our earliest convenience. You can download Employment Application by Clicking Here.

Patient Care Technician- Med Surg Tele

Full time Day/Night Shift 7p-7a

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a registered nurse and/or physician. Provides for personal care, comfort and assists with safe, clean environment, maintains equipment and supplies. Meets the communication needs of the patient/family, departmental staff and medical staff. Prepares and compiles records on the patient care unit. Floats to different patient care units as necessary. Initiates directions from physician and nursing staff. Participates in performance improvement activities. Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies and procedures and standards.

Position Includes:-

  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, transferring patients and assisting patients with ambulation.
  • Notifies appropriate licensed staff when patient complains of pain.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight and intake-output, as well as other medical information.
  • Obtains patient specimens; delivers specimens to the laboratory; retrieves x-ray films, etc.
  • Performs dressing changes using aseptic technique.
  • Assists the registered nurse and/or physician with sterile procedures; ensures sterile supplies are available.
  • Prepares patients for tests and surgery according to policies and procedures.
  • Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
  • Distributes water pitchers and other nourishments to patients.
  • Assists visitors and family members with patient’s care needs.
  • Operates medical equipment.
  • Answers patient’s calls and determines how to assist them.
  • Demonstrates appropriate patient care centered courtesy and respect for others

Education and Experience:-

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification within three (3) months of hire date.
  • May require certification as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in the state of Texas.

 

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Utility Worker / Dietary

Part Time- Day, Nights, and Weekends

PT Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday (1-6:00 pm)

Thursday (7:30-3:00 pm)

Job Summary: 

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Food and Nutrition, the Utility Worker performs a variety of patient food service and dish duties.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

· Meets delivery trucks, unpacks boxes and places food components in designated locations.

· Prepares and delivers items as requested by patient care units or patients.

· Maintains trayline in a clean, neat and organized manner.

· Delivers food carts to patient care units. Returns carts to kitchen at designated times.

· Loads and oversees dishwasher.

· Washes specified items by hand, i.e., pots, pans, knives.

· Disposes of trash and garbage in appropriate manner and as needed.

· Puts clean dishes and utensils away.

· Mops floors as scheduled and as necessary.

· Cleans walk-in refrigerators and storage areas.

· Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by the Food and Nutrition Manager.

· Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

· Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.

· Observes infection prevention and control practices at all times.

· Participates in departmental performance improvement activities.

· Keeps dining room clean and stocked with napkins and condiments.

Regulatory Requirements:

-High school graduate or equivalent.

-Appropriate certification from the health department for food handling

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Respiratory Therapist

PRN Night Shift

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Respiratory Department Manager, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert to and assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.
  • Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.
  • Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation. Makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.
  • Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures.
  • Documents all pertinent data on the patient’s medical record following completion of any service.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.
  • Performs EKGs, sends copies to physicians who requested them and files reports in department, according to department procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, as well as the general patient population.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
  • Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of hazards of oxygen therapy.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning, Patient’s family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and that hospital policy is followed.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient, his/her need, and ability to tolerate treatment and reassessment for response to treatment.
  • Attends education inservice programs to maintain professional competency. Obtains appropriate hospital-specific education and training.
  • Performs all additional duties as assigned by the department manager.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Current State Respiratory Therapist Licensure.
  • Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS certification.
  • Two (2) or more years of previous experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services.

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Accountant

Full Time

Job Summary: 

Responsible for processing of the hospital's payroll, preparing and remitting payroll reports, reconciliations, taxes, and analyzes. Entering journal entries, maintenance of accounting and financial records, assist with month-end closing and reconciliation of balance sheet account. Performs support to accounts payable. Participates in the department's performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Responsible for the verification, preparation and processing of the hospital's payroll.
  • Ensure correct approvals on all payroll document presented for processing.
  • PAR Reviews. Ensure all payroll information is completed, coded correctly and entered accurately into the computer system, including payroll records changes by HR.
  • Maintain employee confidence by delivering instruction and training to employees regarding the function of payroll-related systems including time entry and online access to pay statements.
  • Provides staff with continuing education through in-services/ orientation. 
  • Coordinates and reviews the hospital's payroll system; makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Ensures the timely processing of payroll and tax reports to the federal, state and local governments.
  • Investigates problems and complaints about payroll issues; payments, wages, deductions, etc. Makes necessary corrections or changes.  Completes documentation.
  • Complies reports and statistics for Administration.
  • Works with external auditors when the hospital's payroll system is audited.
  • Performs accounting procedures for pension and retirement plans.
  • Issues W-2's, 1099’s and other forms for the IRS; makes corrections with the IRS when necessary.
  • Journal entries, month end close and financial reporting.
  • Maintenance of accounting and financial records.
  • Monitors the hospital's financial system; investigates any problems that arise and finds solutions.
  • Prepare, analyze and process bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly report, projections and ad-hoc request.
  • Manage and reconcile bank activities.
  • Balance petty cash drawer.
  • Tests all systems modifications and enhancements for the accounting department before implementation.  Documents all testing and re-testing.
  • Ensure that all work is completed in a timely manner and is accurate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Associates Degree in Accounting or Business, preferred.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) year’s experience in accounting, preferably in a hospital setting.

 

 

 

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OR Circulator $5000 SIGN ON BONUS

Full Time

Job Summary: 

Provides direct patient care to adolescent (≥16 years of age) through geriatric patient populations.  (Patients under the 16 years of age are evaluated by anesthesia for appropriateness.) Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment.  Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition.  Assists with the maintenance of surgical equipment and inventory.  Participates in performance improvement activities.  Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met.  Monitors, positions and assists patient during procedure.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Approaches patient in a kind, gentle and friendly manner.
  • Responds to patient’s inappropriate behavior in a therapeutic manner.
  • Takes appropriate actions and documents in response to manifested anxiety or distress.
  • Gives patient explanations and verbal reassurances consistently.
  • Adapts nursing procedures to meet the needs for age specific treatment of each individual.
  • Identifies physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate actions in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess cardiorespiratory systems for changes.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. 
  • Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Directs and assists in maintenance and handling of special equipment and instruments.
  • Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications, takes appropriate actions and documents.
  • Adjusts expectations of patient behavior and acts according to the effect medication has on patient.
  • Positions patients safely; pads and protects bony prominences.
  • Preps and drapes patients correctly for all procedures.
  • Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during all procedures.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy.
  • Demonstrates competence in preparing and cleaning of OR suites before and between cases and after terminal case, based on patient’s infection class.
  • Carries out established techniques for safe administration of medications and parenteral fluids, as per hospital policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care; provides patient and family with teaching/education, as necessary.
  • Supervises licensed practical nurses and surgical technologists in the operating room.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.
  • Follows the eight (8) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of arterial lines, central lines, spinal and epidural catheters and how to document appropriately.
  • Is able to open sterile supplies.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of location, care and operation of all surgical equipment.
  • Accurately records, handles and labels specimens; demonstrates care of specimens.
  • Ensures Pre-op Checklist is complete (H&P present, informed consent signed, test results present, surgical site identified, etc.) before patient is taken into surgical suite.
  • Is consistently ready and prepared for assigned cases and manages appropriate turnover time.
  • Appropriately responds to the patient in an emergency or physically distressful situation.
  • Assessment and reassessment of the patient is clearly and concisely communicated in charting.  Documentation meets current standards, policies and procedures and is completed within shift.
  • Effectively communicates with the physician in accounting for all sponges, needles and instruments during and after the procedure and documents in the appropriate area.
  • Communicates Clinical Laboratory/Imaging Services reports to the surgeon during the procedure.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Gives thorough report of patient’s intraoperative condition to PACU nurse.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationships with co?workers for the patient’s benefit.
  • Counts narcotics at beginning and end of all shifts with another RN, per hospital policy.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of instrument processing, sterilization and biological monitoring.  Actively participates in instrument processing, as schedule allows.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of dysrhythmias, followed by appropriate treatment.
  • Is able to perform all duties of circulating and scrub nurses.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated; manages activity and time; does not waste time.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Texas.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Current ACLS certification.
  • Basic EKG or Arrhythmia-identification certification preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience in the operating room. Novice RNs will be considered based on vacancy and availability of preceptor.

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RN - Med Surg $5000 SIGN ON BONUS

FT Days 7am-7pm & Nights 7pm - 7am

Job Summary: 

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the Medical Surgical and Telemetry care setting.  Coordinates patient care, educates patients and the public about various health conditions, and provides emotional support to patients. Communicates with physicians about changes in patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, as well as results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Initiates directions from physician and advanced practice practitioners appropriately. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.  Participates in performance improvement activities.  Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies and procedures and standards.

 

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.  This includes pediatric, adult, adolescent, geriatric, and the general patient population.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.  Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and intervenes appropriately.
  • Provides care to patients with compromised nutritional/metabolic status.
  • Provides care to patients requiring extensive fluid and electrolyte management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.  Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to the immediate supervisor, co-workers and physicians.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Provides care appropriate to disease condition and age of the patient.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures in the Medical Surgical / Telemetry Unit.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Stays current in critical care nursing through continuing education, conferences, professional journals and societies.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current state Registered Nurse Licensure in state of Texas.
  • Successful completion of a dysrhythmia recognition course or successful completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation test as per Nursing Education.
  • Current BLS certification.

 

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ICU RN $5000 SIGN ON BONUS

Full Time

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the critical care setting. Communicates with physicians about changes in patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, 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 in all departments with adequate supervision. Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

· Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.

· Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

· Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.

· Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.

· Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

· Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.

· Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

· Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

· Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.

· Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.

· Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.

· Provides care to patients with compromised nutritional/metabolic status.

· Provides care to patients requiring extensive fluid and electrolyte management.

· Communicates appropriately and clearly to charge nurse, co-workers and physicians.

· Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.

· Provides care appropriate to disease condition and age of the patient.

· Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.

Regulatory Requirements:

· Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

· Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Texas.

· Current BCLS certification.

· Current ACLS certification.

· Current PALS certification.

· Basic EKG or Arrhythmia-identification certification preferred.

· Minimum of one (1) year work experience in the Emergency Department/ICU.

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RN - PRE-OP/PACU

Full Time Days

Job Summary:

Provides direct patient care to neonate through geriatric patient populations. Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment. Assists with the maintenance of PACU equipment and inventory. Participates in performance improvement activities. Responsible for monitoring patient’s physiological status in the immediate postoperative environment. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously, and as needed, about patient conditions; receives direction for patient management. Intercedes to maintain optimum homeostasis.

Position includes:

  • Utilizes nursing procedures as a media for communication and interaction with patient.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of perioperative factors that alter immediate postoperative phase.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess cardio-respiratory systems for changes and provides appropriate treatment.
  • Carries out established techniques for safe administration of medications and parenteral fluids, according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Clearly documents in charting ideas, facts and concepts about the patient. Documentation is completed within shift; meets standards, policies and procedures.
  • Communicates effectively and thoroughly the patient’s condition upon transfer from PACU to the receiving patient care unit Registered Nurse.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Texas.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Current ACLS certification.
  • PALS certification preferred.
  • Basic EKG or Arrhythmia-identification certification preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience in the PACU/ICU.

 

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ED-RN (DAYS 7a-7p & NIGHTS 7p-7a)

Full Time

Job Summary: 

Provides professional nursing care within the Emergency Department; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.  Provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care.  Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs of patients, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system.  Communicates with ED physicians regarding changes in patient’s status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies.  Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

•     Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.

•     Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.  This includes neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population.

•    Uses triage process to ensure timely and appropriate care to patients.  Accurately assigns triage categories.

•      Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

•     Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.

•     Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately.

•    Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.

•      Ability to interpret the results of waived tests; takes appropriate action on waived test results.

•     Maintains current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition.

•    Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

•    Prepares, hangs, monitors and discontinues IV fluids.

•    Maintains accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses and assessment of changes.

•    Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

•    Orients new employees to the Emergency Department.

•    Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.  Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.

•     Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Texas.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Current ACLS certification.
  • Current PALS certification.
  • Basic EKG or Arrhythmia-identification certification preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience in the Emergency Department/ICU.

 

 

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Scrub Tech

Full Time Days

Fulltime Shift

Job Summary:

Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Ensures operating suite is adequately prepared for procedure. The scrub surgical technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. Participates in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement activities.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

•Interacts professionally with patient and family.

•Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance, as necessary.

•Notifies appropriate licensed staff when patient complains of pain.

•Adapts procedures to meet individual needs of neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients for treatment.

•Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.

•Demonstrates competence in care of specimens and accurately handles specimens at all times.

•Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for surgical procedures.

•Accurately completes operating room counts (instruments, sponges, needles); follows proper procedure in the event of incorrect count; reports all discrepancies to Circulating RN and surgeon and/or corrects immediately.

•Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments/procedures.

•Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.

•Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.

•Follows aseptic technique, when opening sterile supplies and setting up procedures.

•Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

•Sets up, scrubs and prepares for procedures at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled time, unless otherwise directed by Circulating RN or Nurse Manager.

•Performs services requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of Circulating RN.

•Always maintains an orderly and sterile instrument table for the purpose of efficiency; follows department standard set up.

•Passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon during the procedure.

•Anticipates needs of surgeon during intraoperative phase.

•Holds retractors or instruments as directed by the surgeon.

•Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case; restocks supplies, when necessary and organizes effectively for end-of-case clean up.

•Is fully responsible for care of instruments/equipment during intra/postoperative phase, including cleaning and processing of instruments.

•Follows written procedures for steam sterilization; knows responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring.

•Consults with other staff members, when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or procedure.

•Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.

•Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationship with co workers for the patient’s benefit

•Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the Certified Surgical Technologist’s scope of practice.

•Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited surgical technology program
  • Certified surgical technologist (CST) (unless grandfathered in –Training before September 1, 2009)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

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Medical Tech/Medical Lab Tech

FT Days 6-2:30 pm & Weekends Days

Job Summary: 

Responsible for the processing of laboratory specimens and reporting of results in all areas of the clinical laboratory.  Responsible for the collecting, testing and storing of blood.  Maintains Blood Bank records.  Supervises or performs Blood Bank procedures. Maintains laboratory records.  Follows laboratory policies and procedures; maintains quality control practices in the Laboratory.  Participates in performance improvement activities.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Ability to function in all areas of the clinical laboratory: transfusion services, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, urinalysis.
  • Responsible for performing high-complexity testing.
  • Maintains the inventory of the Blood Bank.
  • Performs all antibody screening and identification and cross-matching procedures required in the administration of blood/blood components.
  • Responsible for typing blood.
  • Verifies blood group of donor or patient following policy and procedure.
  • Is knowledgeable about the centrifuge for separating blood plasma from red blood cells.
  • Responsible for inspecting stored blood for signs of spoilage, discards expired/spoiled blood.
  • Crossmatches blood to determine compatibility.
  • Responsible for identifying the antibodies in donors or patient’s blood that could react adversely during transfusion.
  • Always verifies that the proper specimen is being analyzed for the proper patient and for the indicated test procedure.
  • Interacts professionally with all department members, physicians, staff, administration and the Director of Pathology.
  • Initiates the meeting of responsibilities without prompting.
  • Demonstrates ability to review test results to ensure quality control.
  • Alters or adjusts methods and procedures for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Performs quality control procedures and instrument checks.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of expected lab values for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Notifies patient care unit and/or physician of critical lab values.
  • Maintains accurate laboratory records on procedures performed for statistics and billing.
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies.
  • Interacts professionally with the Manager of Clinical Laboratory, Pathologist and clinical laboratory staff.
  • Consults with other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Follows standard precautions at all times.
  • Manages and operates laboratory equipment safely and correctly.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of new testing methods, products, instrumentation; remains informed on all current technologies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of hospital policy, accrediting organization, state and other regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates the value of team concept on a consistent basis.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Associate of Science degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry or Biology, preferred
  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician in the following specialties; blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology/immunology.

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Echo Sonographer

PRN

Job Summary:

Performs diagnostic procedures to assess cardiac structures and hemodynamics in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
  • Perform invasive ultrasound procedures, Doppler vascular examinations, deep abdominal studies and color-flow ultrasound as required.
  • Selects appropriate equipment for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications.
  • Explains the test to the patient.  Instructs and assists the patient in assuming the physical position for examination.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test.
  • Enters test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.
  • Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of the body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.
  • Produces images of internal organs and records diagnostic data on magnetic tape, computer disk, strip printout or film.
  • Obtains permanent record of internal examination by photographing images of organs shown on the display module or removing the strip printout.
  • Evaluates technical quality of images.
  • Discusses test results with supervisor or attending physician.
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.
  • Calibrates, cleans and performs routine maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning; cleans and sterilizes instruments, supplies and equipment; stocks and replenish supplies as needed.
  • Documentation meets current standards and hospital policy
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.

 

Regulatory Requirements: 

  • Graduation from an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology.

  • CCI credentialed

  • Certification in area of specialty.

  • Current BCLS certification.

  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is desirable.

  • Successful completion of an approved one (1) year program in ultrasound technology.

  • Must be eligible for registry by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

  • One (1) year of radiologic/imaging experience.

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Cook

Full Time & Part Time

FT  Days Monday-Friday with rotating weekends (5:30-2 pm)

PT Wednesday-Sunday (2-6:00 pm)

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Nutritional Services Supervisor, the cook will prepare, season and cook food for hospital patients, staff, and visitors.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

· Determines types and quantities of meats, vegetables, and soups to be prepared by reviewing planned menus.

· Determines amount of foods needed to meet weekly menus and submits an order to Nutritional Services Supervisor.

· Ensures meals are ready at specified times.

· Consults with Manager of Food and Nutrition regarding the use of left-overs.

· Knowledgeable of different patient diets

· Consults Registered Dietitian on modified diets, as necessary.

· Measures and mixes ingredients according to approved recipes, using blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, etc.

· Makes sauces, soups, stews, casseroles, and desserts meeting established dietary guidelines.

· Cooks meat, fish, and fowl in a variety of ways such as baking, roasting, broiling, and steaming.

· Carves meat, fish, and fowl into individual servings according to menu combinations and patient diet orders.

· Test foods being cooked to ensure doneness. Adjusts heat controls as necessary.

· Improves the flavor and texture of food by adding ingredients or seasonings.

· Observes infection prevention and control practices at all times.

· Maintains kitchen in a clean, neat, and organized manner.

· Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

Regulatory Requirements:

· High school graduate or equivalent.

· Previous experience in hospital food preparation.

· Appropriate certification from the health department for handling food.

 

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House Supervisor

Full Time- 6a-6p

Job Summary: 

 The Nursing House Supervisor is responsible for promoting and maintaining quality patient care through effective management of the activities of the total patient care services during his/her assigned shift.  In addition, provides direct supervision and serves as a clinical resource for acute care, ambulatory, inpatient, emergency, and intensive care nursing services. In the absence of the Administrator and/or designee, the Nursing House Supervisor has the authority and responsibility for administrative decisions and appropriate notification of the Administrator-on-Call.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Carries out hospital/nursing policies, procedures and standards.
  • Visits all patient care units to ascertain condition of patients, evaluate staffing needs and provide support to caregivers.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Administers the effective distribution and utilization of staff employed during the respective shift, to include agency and contracted staff.
  • Coordinates and evaluates services rendered by and to all departments during the respective shift on an ongoing basis.
  • Keeps the Nursing Administrator, his/her representative and/or the Administrator informed regarding circumstances or situations which have or may have serious impact.
  • Uses good judgment in ensuring adherence to established hospital procedures and policies.
  • Informs staff on ensuing shift regarding condition of patients, follow-up actions required and any special conditions.
  • Audits charts routinely. Provides clinical expertise in documentation.
  • Participates and assists in the planning and providing of in-service education programs within the hospital or other meetings, seminars or institutes conducted outside the hospital.
  • Participates in patient care meetings and in-service education functions.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Evaluates and documents performance of employees as indicated and communicates this information to the Patient Care Manager.
  • Assumes the duties as outlined in the Emergency Management Manual.
  • Follows Pharmacy protocols for obtaining drugs when the Pharmacist is unavailable.
  • Completes staffing assignments and maintains / evaluates accuracy of staffing systems.
  • Completes supervisory activity reports as well as quality item reports.
  • Assists in survey compliance, employee evaluations, learning opportunities, and identifies supply and equipment needs.
  • Performs rounds on patients twice per shift to monitor the conditions and care of acutely ill patients.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and holds current licensure in the state as a registered professional nurse.
  • An associate’s degree in nursing is required. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is preferred.
  • Experience as a staff nurse and experience in leadership role.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification.
  • PALS within 30 days of hire.

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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Full Time

Job Responsibilities

Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Ensures operating suite is adequately prepared for procedure. The scrub surgical technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. Participates in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement activities.

Job Duties

  • Interacts professionally with patient and family.
  • Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance, as necessary.
  • Notifies appropriate licensed staff when patient complains of pain.
  • Adapts procedures to meet individual needs of neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients for treatment.
  • Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.
  • Demonstrates competence in care of specimens and accurately handles specimens at all times.
  • Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for surgical procedures.
  • Accurately completes operating room counts (instruments, sponges, needles); follows proper procedure in the event of incorrect count; reports all discrepancies to Circulating RN and surgeon and/or corrects immediately.
  • Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments/procedures.
  • Maintains safe environment for patient, co-workers and self, per hospital policies and procedures.
  • Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.
  • Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy; closely observes patient with minimal disturbance.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Follows aseptic technique, when opening sterile supplies and setting up procedures.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Sets up, scrubs and prepares for procedures at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled time, unless otherwise directed by Circulating RN or Nurse Manager.
  • Performs services requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of Circulating RN.
  • Always maintains an orderly and sterile instrument table for the purpose of efficiency; follows department standard set up.
  • Passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon during the procedure.
  • Anticipates needs of surgeon during intraoperative phase.
  • Holds retractors or instruments as directed by the surgeon.
  • Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case; restocks supplies, when necessary and organizes effectively for end-of-case clean up.
  • Is fully responsible for care of instruments/equipment during intra/postoperative phase, including cleaning and processing of instruments.
  • Follows written procedures for steam sterilization; knows responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring.
  • Consults with other staff members, when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or procedure.
  • Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.
  • Completes documentation within shift and meets current standards, policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationship with co?workers for the patient’s benefit
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the Certified Surgical Technologist’s scope of practice.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduate of a Surgical Technology program.
  • Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
  • Current BLS Certification.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in the operating room preferred.

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Cashier/Server

Full Time (Temporary Position)

(Temporary Position)

FT Days Monday-Friday (6:45-3:15 pm)
 

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Food and Nutritional Services, the Cashier/Server performs a variety of duties related to the serving line and functions in the cashier role as well as other related tasks.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

· Sets up the hot and cold cafeteria serving line.

· Maintains serving line in a clean, neat and organized manner.

· Stocks utensils, plates, to-go containers, bowls, cups with lids, etc., and condiments.

· Washes specified items by hand, i.e., pots, pans, knives.

· Disposes of trash and garbage in appropriate manner and as needed.

· Puts clean dishes and utensils away.

· Mops floors as scheduled and as necessary.

· Assists in preparing salads, desserts and nourishments.

· Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by the Manager of Food and Nutritional Services.

· Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

· Treats patients, family members, physicians, visitors and staff with respect and dignity.

· Observes infection prevention and control practices at all times.

· Participates in departmental performance improvement activities.

· Assists in orienting new employees to department.

· Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

Regulatory Requirements:

· High school graduate or equivalent.

· Previous hospital and food service experience.

· Appropriate certification from health department for food handling.

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Housekeeping Tech - Surgical Services (OR)

Full Time

Job Summary:

Cleans all areas of the hospital according to policies and procedures. Participates in performance improvement activities.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

•Performs all assigned tasks in a professional manner in order to reflect the highest integrity of the Housekeeping Department.

•Performs routine cleaning of patient rooms, nursing units, offices, clinical areas, waiting areas, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators and stairways in a clean, neat, and sanitary manner.

•Completes work assignments in a timely manner.

•Utilizes the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedure.

•Uses and maintains equipment properly.

•Assists visitors with directions whenever requested.

•Always introduces self to patients, families, and visitors.

•Reports safety hazards as appropriate.

•Transports trash and hazardous waste to an appropriate disposal area.

•Replenishes supplies.

•Follows all infection prevention and control practices, including Standard Precautions, Transmission-Based Precautions and hand hygiene.

•Maintains set quality standards when performing job duties.

•Works day, evening or night shift as assigned.

•Ability to do work on his/her own with normal supervision.

•Observes safety precautions at all times.

•Maintains and ensures age-specific precautions.

•Performs all aspects of assigned tasks in a manner that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

•Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

•Able to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

•Able to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Regulatory Requirements:

•High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).

• One to three (1-3) months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Patient Service Representative

Full Time

Job Summary:

Responsible for assisting patients and attorneys with questions regarding medical records, bills and current balances. This position will also be responsible for other clerical duties in the Business Office as assigned.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

· Ability to work effectively with a wide range of customers in a diverse environment.

· Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial and HMO payers.

· Ability to perform analytical problem solving.

· Ability to operate concurrently within a variety of hospital systems.

· Working knowledge of PC applications, Word, Excel, etc.

· Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.

· Strong oral and written communication skills.

· Organization and time management skills.

· Ability to follow directions and establish priorities effectively.

· Self-directed and capable of working without direct supervision.

· Dependable in both production and attendance.

· Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.

· Documentation meets current standards and policies.

· Submit weekly payment and placement report to early out and bad debt agencies.

· Submit close and return to agencies.

· Change collector code when accounts have been moved to and or from agencies.

· Assist with cash report to ensure patients are not billed for balance due to rejection, etc.

· Assist with account research on un-posted payment requests from patients and or other staff.

· Record processing and affidavit completion for LOP accounts.

· Review settlement requests.
Strong interpersonal/public relations skills.

Regulatory Requirements:

· High school graduate or equivalent required.

· Preferred post-secondary education, i.e., Associate Degree in healthcare or business-related field.

· Bilingual capability (English/Spanish) desired.

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Radiology Scheduler

Full Time

Job Summary:

Responsible for scheduling patient appointments for all surgical and procedural services for the facility. Records statistics as requested. Performs other secretarial/clerical duties as needed.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

· Responsible for patient scheduling for the following areas: Surgery, Endoscopy, Pain Management, Radiology, Pre-admit testing utilizing the CPSI program.

· Schedules patient appointments, handles cancellation, and adjusts schedule, as per patients, physicians and physicians' office staff and under the direction of facility leadership.

· Obtains patient demographic and insurance information and enters data into computer system when scheduling procedures.

· Obtains authorizations and enters data into computer system when scheduling radiology procedures.

· Assists Director/Manager in developing and monitor surgical block times allocated for individual surgeons and/or service.

· Alerts Surgical Services regarding special equipment/supplies per surgeon’s request.

· Prints surgery and procedural schedules for the staff members and anesthesia.

· Works with department director/managers regarding times of service, length of procedures, etc., for appropriate scheduling of patients.

· Notifies appropriate departments of any changes in schedules after the schedules have been finalized

· Provides patients with general information about the specific department, directions to the department, parking. Orders applicable services, i.e., wheel chairs, interpreters.

· Provides patient with any pre-appointment special instructions.

· Updates information in the computer system for return patients.

· Maintains regulatory requirements, policies and procedures and standards, safety regulations and guidelines.

· Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.

· Interacts professionally with physicians, patients/families and healthcare staff.

· Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.

· Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

· Orders office supplies as needed. Assists in cost containment.

· Answers the telephone in a professional and polite manner, communicates information to appropriate staff.

· Communicates clearly and appropriately.

· Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

· Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated. Organization and management of the Central Scheduler’s activities reflects due consideration for the needs of the Outpatient Department.

· Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within scope of practice for this position.

· Accurately enters charges.

· Trains relief staff.

· Prepares statistical reports.

· Accepts other responsibilities as directed.

Regulatory Requirements:

· High school graduate or equivalent.

· Completion of medical terminology course or medical secretary program.

· Minimum of one (1) year experience as a scheduler.

· Current BLS certification optional.

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Dietary Aide

Full Time & Part Time

FT  Days & Weekends  Saturday-Wednesday (6:00-2:30 pm)

PT Days Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday  (11-6:00 pm)

Monday, Thursday & Friday (1-6:00 pm)

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Food and Nutritional Services, the Dietary Aide performs a variety of patient food service and dish duties, as well as other related tasks.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

· Prepares food trays for general and therapeutic diets.

· Prepares and delivers items as requested by patients or departments.

· Maintains trayline in a clean, neat and organized manner.

· Prepares special diet foods as necessary.

· Delivers food carts to patient care units. Returns carts to kitchen at designated times.

· Load and watches dishwashers.

· Washes specified items by hand, i.e., pots, pans, knives.

· Disposes of trash and garbage in appropriate manner and as needed.

· Puts clean dishes and utensils away.

· Mops floors as scheduled and as necessary.

· Cleans walk-in refrigerators and storage areas.

· Assists in preparing salads, desserts and nourishments.

· Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by the Manager of Food and Nutritional Services.

· Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

· Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.

· Observes infection prevention and control practices at all times.

· Participates in departmental performance improvement activities.

· Assists in orienting new employees to department.

· Works hospital cafeteria food line and restocks salad bar as needed.

· Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Previous hospital and food service experience.
  • Appropriate certification from the health department for food handling.

 

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