Employment

It takes many hands to keep Marycrest Manor running smoothly, day in and day out. With a capacity for 57 residents, we have almost 100 staff members who work together to make sure our residents are well fed physically, tended to emotionally and enriched spiritually. There are many ways our staff serve: whether tending our beautiful gardens and caring for our facilities, providing bedside service to our residents, playing games and visiting with them, keeping our facility clean, preparing healthy food, keeping our supplies stocked and organized, training and supporting our nursing staff, or making sure we are implementing the best practices for care in the current healthcare environment… no matter what the day to day role of our staff, it takes each person’s unique contribution to fulfill our mission to be at the Service of the Family for Life.

Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence: these are the core values that provide a foundation for our work together as we provide high-quality care for our residents, respecting the dignity of each person. As Carmelite Sisters, we continually work to instill our values and our mission in our staff and are blessed to have dedicated lay staff who share our dedication. Together, we are always growing, integrating our values more and more into our interactions with our residents and with one another. We are truly grateful for the staff members who embody the vision of Marycrest and live out our core values, putting their hearts into the work they do each day.

We value our employees. They are the men and women who enable us to provide quality care and services to our elders. We hold the dignity of our employees in the highest regard and fully recognize their merits and the value of their contributions. It is our mission to ensure that they succeed by providing the resources they need to uphold their commitment to excellence. If you are looking to serve in a place where our residents are genuinely loved and respected, we hope you will consider applying for a position in our organization.

Our staff at Marycrest Manor comprises licensed professionals, para-professionals, dietary, activity, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, and office personnel.

For questions regarding open positions, please contact our Human Resources Coordinator:
Angeli Deras – 310-838-2778 x 200

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

The primary purpose of your job position is to provide each of your residents with daily nursing care and restorative services in accordance with the physician’s order, resident’s assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your Resident Care Coordinator and Resident Care Supervisors.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • GED certification or high school diploma.
  • Must be currently certified by the State of California for Long-Term Care Facilities as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Restorative Nursing Assistant (RNA)
  • Current state certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently. Computer literacy in Windows and Web based
    programs including, but not limited to, all Microsoft Office programs. Working knowledge in the use of the Electronic Charting system.

Dietary Aide (Part Time)

Job Title: Dietary Aide
Employer: Marycrest Manor
Position Type: Part Time

Purpose:
The general purpose of this job is to prepare food items for resident meals and other activities that are not the direct responsibility of the cook.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years food preparation experience in a healthcare facility
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Read, write, speak and understand English at a high school level.
  • Active Serve Safe Certification.
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays.
  • Interpret menu and perform basic math.

Job Functions:
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and service of cold food items for the Skilled Nursing tray line and SNF / RCFE dining rooms in accord with the posted menu. Perform tray line assembly as assigned in schedule.
  • Contribute to efficiency of tray line assembly which is to be completed within one hour from start time.
  • Prepare various salad, dessert and beverage items for tray line and special events according to menu, specified serving size and
  • Supervisor’s directions.
  • Making of sandwiches as needed and fulfilling other resident requests in compliance with their documented diet.
  • Rotating all stored food items according to FIFO method.
  • Read and interpret tray tickets accurately for food service line.
  • Serving both hot and cold food items for tray line according to ticket and diet specifications with less than 5% error.
  • Record all refrigeration temperatures at start of a.m. shift and close of p.m. shift and food temperatures at beginning of each tray line assembly.
  • Cleaning of all equipment and storage areas related to food preparation area according to established procedures and Serve Safe guidelines.
  • Other responsibilities in keeping with the training of individual staff members may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor or Manager.
  • Garnish all prepared food items.
  • Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas.
  • Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Marycrest Manor with excellent grooming and appearance.
  • Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita
    Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position

Skills and Job Requirements:

  • Use of knives and other kitchen equipment for quantity food production.
  • Accuracy in measurement for ingredients used in recipes and other food combination methods.
  • Read and interpret recipes for outcomes of high quality food production according to industry standards.
  • Knowledge of proper inventory rotation in First In First Out method.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks within time limit restrictions; ability to handle stress associated with time pressures and frequent evaluation of food product.
  • Ability to respond to frequent interruptions without getting distracted from priorities.
  • Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.
  • Respond to residents, families and co-workers in a polite and friendly manner.

Working Conditions:

  • Unless otherwise agreed upon hire, staff members must generally be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • Subject to extreme temperatures ranging from 0°F – 200°F.
  • Subject to strong odors/smells.
  • Exposure to chemicals that can be skin or eye irritants.
  • Subject to hostile behavior from residents and families

Physical and Sensory Requirements

  • Must be able to stand in one place for extended period of time.
  • Must be able to be on feet, either standing or moving about, for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to safely lift at least 25 lbs. individually and 50 lbs. in partnered lifting.
  • Must be able to safely push at least 150 lbs. on industry approved moving apparatus.
  • Comfortably use repetitive movements of fingers, hands and arms.

Application Link: Click here to apply

Licensed Nurse

Job Title: Licensed Nurse
Employer: Marycrest Manor
Position Type: Full Time

Purpose:
The primary purpose of your job is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by resident care assistants. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services or Resident Care Supervisor to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

    Qualifications and Education Requirements:

    • Must possess current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support.
    • Must have current IV certification.
    • Able to read, write and speak English fluently in a manner that can be clearly understood by others.
    • Must have Computer literacy in Windows and Web based programs including, but not limited to, all Microsoft Office programs. Working knowledge in the use of the Electronic Charting system
    • Must be proficient in IV therapy, e.g. initial venipuncture, maintenance and discontinuance.
    • Must possess a genuine interest and concern for geriatrics and disabled persons.
    • Must have the ability to acquire knowledge of and develop skills in basic nursing procedures and documentation.
    • Must be able to follow directions, both oral and written, and to work cooperatively with other staff members.
    • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
    • Must be a supportive team-member, contribute to and be an example of team-work and team-concept.
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, general public and, at times, challenging people within the facility.
    • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
    • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
    • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition to the appropriate person.
    • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.
    • Must be knowledgeable in restorative nursing care as related to the elderly resident.
    • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
    • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc. that are necessary for providing quality care.
    • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
    • Able to handle emergencies calmly and professionally.
    • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
    • Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the work place.

    Job Functions:
    Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate, supervise and direct the activities and care of the resident care assistants, in collaboration with the Rehab Director.
    • Identify hazards of immobility, and direct the care given by the resident care assistants.
    • Continually assess residents for changes-of-conditions. Report these to the physician and Resident Care Supervisor immediately within 15 minutes.
    • Pass correct medications to the correct resident at the correct time in the correct dose, as ordered by physicians.
    • Coordinate and ensure that the correct diet is given to the correct resident according to physician’s orders.
    • Monitor the bowel and bladder program. Ensure that residents are toileted every 2 hours.
    • Receive and give change-of-shift report. Give clear, accurate and concise information. Observe HIPPA regulations.
    • Assess all residents on first rounds within 1 hour of start of shift. Continue rounds every 2 hours thereafter.
    • Greet within 15 minutes, assess and admit new residents within 1 hour of arrival to unit.
    • Coordinate and ensure resident’s prosthetic devices are placed within 1 hour of start of shift. Ensure that hearing aids are removed at bedtime and locked in medication cart for safe-keeping.
    • Organize, coordinate and prioritize workload.
    • Complete documentation timely, thoroughly and within 5 minutes of shift end. Proficient Electronic Charting
    • Coordinate compliance with State and Federal regulations with regard to long-term care.
    • Participate in the development of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident in assigned group as requested.
    • Implement plan of care for the resident based on assessments, written care plan and goals established by the Inter-disciplinary Care Team.
    • Keep Nurse’s Station, Medication and Treatment carts, and Medication Room neat, organized and tidy.
    • Check for medication outdates daily.
    • In collaboration with the Rehab Director, must be able to supervise and direct the activities of the restorative nursing assistants.
    • Must consistently participate in on-going training and inservice programs.
    • Follow all safety procedures and regulations established in the employee handbook.
    • Must communicate effectively with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department directors.
    • Coordinate and maintain as liaison with residents, families, support departments, etc. to adequately plan for the residents’ needs; educate residents and families as needed and include them in planning.
    • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
    • Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Marycrest Manor with excellent grooming and appearance.

      Application Link: Click here to apply

        Registered Nurse

        Job Title: Registered Nurse
        Employer: Marycrest Manor
        Position Type: Full Time

        Purpose:
        Responsible for the delivery of resident care through the nursing process of assessment, plans, implementation and evaluation. Directs nursing care in accordance with the policies and procedures of our organization. Ensures continuity of care by providing direct care and in supervising LVNs and CNAs.

        Qualifications and Education Requirements:

        • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
        • Current CPR Certificate and Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate
        • Minimum one year clinical experience
        • Able to read, write and speak English fluently in a manner that can be clearly understood by others
        • Complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years (minimum of 10 units in any given year)

        Job Functions:
        Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

        Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Orient and mentor new staff
        • Educate residents and their support group in a manner that respects their dignity and includes them in care decisions
        • Assess residents’ condition and provide necessary intervention upon admission, quarterly and when a change in condition occurs
        • Document all pertinent resident information and changes in communication logs, medical record, care plan, and MDS on a daily basis
        • Initiate and lead resident care conferences updating plan of care if needed
        • Participate in nursing meetings and Performance Improvement plan
        • Other duties requested by Director Of Nursing
        • Perform technical and manual procedures including the administration of medication and clinical treatments according to physician orders and established standards set by Santa Teresita policy and quality practices within RN scope of practice
        • Serve as resource for LVNs and CNAs; assist LVNs and CNAs with medication and procedures per RN scope of practice
        • Respond to emergency situations according to policy and procedure, assuming a leadership role in these situations
        • May be designated to make rounds on all nursing units to assess for changes of condition, care planning, and document problems identified with appropriate follow-up for their shift
        • Review resident medical records in conjunction with Director of Nursing to assure that all psychotropic medications have appropriate informed consents and informed choice forms completed and the behaviors and medications are clearly documented in the care plan
        • Review monthly pharmacy consultant reports and assists the nursing staff to assure that all areas of concern are addressed and completed as indicated
        • May be asked to take a nursing station assignment if needed
        • May be designated to assist if needed with staff schedule in order to find replacement coverage including staff skill assessment and placement of staff on daily assignment sheet
        • Promote staff performance through education, acknowledgement, and recognizing effective performance; document counseling when needed for adverse performance

        Skills and Job Requirements:

        • Treat and converse with residents, visitors and staff in a manner that exhibits respect, professionalism and tact
        • Self-motivated in time management and prioritization of multiple residents needs and/or tasks in order to organize workload so that all functions are completed appropriately
        • In-depth understanding of the aging process, its physical, psycho-social and spiritual consequences and the ability to apply that understanding in practical support of each individual resident
        • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment
        • The ability to work with minimal or no direct supervision in a fast-paced environment
        • Able to remain calm in an emergency and / or stressful situation and gives confidence that the situation is under control to others
        • Ability to provide IV therapy, treatments and procedures according to RN scope
        • Attends all in-services and other training sessions required by this position

        Application Link: Click here to apply

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