JOB TITLE: Nurse, LVN or RN

Starting Salary: $24/hour

Job Type: Full Time, Monday through Friday, 8 hour shifts (no evenings or weekends)
Department: Programs
Reports to: Program Director

Summary:
The nurse coordinates and participates in the delivery of health care services to AGE Thrive Social & Wellness Center adult day health center members, administers physician-ordered treatments and medications to members, and maintains medical documentation in accordance with all regulatory bodies. As the staff member with primary responsibility for the delivery of health care services, the nurse is also charged with establishing and maintaining close working relationships with attending physicians as well as members and their families.

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

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Degree from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • RNs must have a current license from the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
  • LVNs must have a current license from the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • Supervisory experience, leadership skills, and the ability to make sound decisions and work under pressure.
  • Experience in direct client care and/or total client care and an interest in geriatric nursing.
  • Ability to life 130 pounds saf ely with assistance.
  • Have commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.
  • Education and/or Experience Requirements:
    Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university. One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in working with non-profit organization and volunteers is strongly preferred.

    Language Skills:
    Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, volunteers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Mathematical Skills:
    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

    Reasoning Ability:
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, he employee is regularly required to sit and walk ; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Skills and Abilities:
    Excellent management skills are essential. Must have demonstrated ability to plan, organize, staff, delegate, motivate, monitor and achieve results. Communication skills, especially in public speaking and writing, are necessary. Working knowledge of personal computers. The ability to positively handle a multitude of tasks and challenges is a must. The ability to work n a flexible schedule that involves evening and weekend hours is necessary. Knowledge of accounting and budget preparation is required.

    Evaluations:
    Job performance in relation to the terms of the contract will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of the contract and at least once a year thereafter. Evaluations will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

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

    To Apply:
    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lauren Duerksen, Program Director (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org) or fax to 512-853-6086.  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 8/25/2021.

     


    JOB TITLE: CNA / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

    Starting Salary: $14.00/hour

    General Description:
    Assist Thrive Social & Wellness Center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

    Essential Functions:

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

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

    Working Relationship:
    The CNA / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to the Program Director at the site in which they are working.  Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.  

    Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

    To Apply:
    Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Duerksen (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 4/01/2021.


    JOB TITLE: CNA / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Round Rock

    Starting Salary: $14.00/hour

    General Description:
    Assist Thrive Social & Wellness Center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

    Essential Functions:

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

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

    Working Relationship:
    The CNA / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to the Program Director at the site in which they are working.  Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.  

    Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

    To Apply:
    Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Greenwade (lgreenwade@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 4/01/2021.


    JOB TITLE: Program Aide / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Round Rock

    Starting Salary: $13.50/hour

    Job Type: Full time

    Schedule:
    Full time; 8 hour shift Monday to Friday Day (no weekends)

    General Description:
    Assist the AGE Thrive Social & Wellness Center members (clients) so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

    COVID-19 Precautions:

    • Remote interview process.
    • Personal protective equipment provided.
    • Plastic shield at work stations.
    • Temperature screenings.
    • Social distancing guidelines in place.
    • Virtual meetings.
    • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place.
    • We are following all CDC guidelines for safety in regard to COVID-19 procedures.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency.
    • Drive daily routes in van, as necessary.
    • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the center safely.
    • Maintain a driving record that indicates a pattern of responsible driving.
    • Perform and document daily safety check on the vehicle you are driving.
    • Assist on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled.
    • Assist with activities with clients.
    • Become familiar with and responsive to members and their individual needs.
    • Assist members with personal needs so that they can fully participate in and enjoy activities at the day center (including personal hygiene, toileting, incontinent care, walking and transferring, eating, and participating in activities).
    • Assist with cleanliness of the Thrive Center by performing such duties as taking out the trash, cleaning table tops, etc.
    • Perform other duties as directed.

    Characteristics Helpful to the Job:
    Spanish language skills preferred.

    Working Relationship:
    The Program Aide / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to the Program Director at the site in which they are working.  Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.

    Required Qualifications:
    To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Be on the State of Texas Nurse Aide Registry.
  • Be flexible, versatile, and able to work as an effective team member.
  • Possess a good driving record and a current Texas Driver’s License.
  • Be sensitive to the needs of older adults and those with cognitive impairment, using patience, tact, and respect.
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable.
  • Able to accomplish multiple tasks during shif t duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.
  • Able to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance.
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency
  • Education and/or Experience Requirements:
    Bachelor’s Degree, Associates Degree, and/or High School Diploma. One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working in a non-prof it organization and with older adults is strongly preferred.

    Language Skills:
    Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, volunteers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to effectively communicate with Thrive Center members and their care partners.

    Mathematical Skills:
    Ability to calculate figures and amounts for grant reporting and record keeping purposes.

    Reasoning Ability:
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to lift and/or move up to 130 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Skills & Abilities:
    Communication skills, especially in public speaking and writing, are necessary. Working knowledge of personal computers. The ability to positively handle a multitude of tasks and challenges is a must.

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

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

    To Apply:
    Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Greenwade (lgreenwade@ageofcentraltx.org).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 4/01/2021.

     


    JOB TITLE: Program Aide / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

    Starting Salary: $13.50/hour

    General Description:
    Assist Thrive Social & Wellness Center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

    Essential Functions:

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

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

    Working Relationship:
    The Program Aide / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to the Program Director at the site in which they are working.  Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.  

    Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

    To Apply:
    Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Duerksen (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 4/01/2020.