TABITHA’S MISSION AND VISION: Motivated by Christian compassion, Tabitha delivers a continuum of exceptional and innovative Elder Care services that promote the dignity, independence and well-being of older adults. Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest. Each Tabitha employee upholds the mission and standards of Tabitha.
Each CNA and Med Aide, regardless of title, enhances the living experience for Tabitha’s elders/residents/clients (hereinafter, “elders/clients”) by performing various care activities and related services as described and in compliance with the comprehensive care plan/service plan objectives. While doing so they will contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of elders/clients through respectful, professional, competent and personable interaction. This employee strives to uphold Tabitha’s LIVE Culture, Crew Code of Conduct and actively embraces Tabitha’s Core Values. By doing so, the employee supports Tabitha goals related to the dignity, respect, independence, competence, autonomy, personal comfort, safety and security of elders/clients. In addition, the employee contributes to the success of Tabitha through ongoing collaboration with family members, coworkers, management, volunteers and others in the organization.
Tabitha’s TEAM CONDUCT CODE
As a member of the Tabitha team…
I will always be in character while doing the work of Tabitha.
I will extend unwavering Christian compassion toward everyone.
I will build relationships rooted in love, because at Tabitha, love matters.
I will anticipate each customer’s needs, always looking for ways to exceed their expectations.
I will cooperate with others to create an atmosphere of teamwork.
I will accept responsibility for excellent communication and will be constantly aware that what I say and do is a reflection of Tabitha.
I will do what I say, when I say, because Tabitha’s success depends on my ability to make and keep commitments.
I will offer my time, talent, and treasure to Tabitha.
I will support Tabitha’s ongoing efforts to continually improve and am willing to offer ideas and be accepting of change.
I will understand who Tabitha is and what Tabitha does in order to support and promote One Tabitha.
COMMUNICATION: Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language including medical terminology related to the job. Sufficient fluency to be able to understand and follow written or verbal instructions, provide instruction to others, read and understand a care plan/service plan, policies, procedures or other similar documentation, interact successfully with elder/clients/caregivers, hold a conversation, conduct or participate in meetings, compose professional e-mails or other written communication, prepare legible, accurate and thorough documentation as required by the job and interact with coworkers, customers, vendors, volunteers, managers and family members effectively. Ability to recognize and interpret non-verbal cues. Ability to respond calmly and clearly to emergencies and emotional situations.
WORKSITE CONDITIONS: Works indoors in a facility or in vehicles (Transportation Aides) maintained by Tabitha that will typically be in good repair, clean, well ventilated and well lit. Frequent exposure to heat/steam (in bath facility), dust, disinfectants, infectious waste, communicable diseases, bodily fluids, blood borne pathogens, cleaning products, personal care products. Frequent exposure to noise from call lights, phones, walkie talkies. Frequent interruptions and changes in priorities based on needs of elder/clients. Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals. Occasional exposure to outdoors and the resulting extremes in temperature and exposure to sun, rain, heat, cold, wind, allergens. Frequent interaction with elders/clients, coworkers, visitors, representatives of government agencies, etc. under all conditions and circumstances. This will include exposure to elder/clients, family members and coworkers who may experience extremes in emotions. Elders/clients, in particular, may become agitated or combative. Works beyond normal scheduled hours and on weekends and holidays when assigned. Is subject to extended hours or callback during emergency conditions or based upon needs of the organization.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to gain access to the work area and then safely perform the duties of the job while utilizing standard and specialized equipment, including but not limited to the equipment described below. Physical stamina with the ability to perform duties while moving about the work area for the entire shift with few opportunities to sit down and with little or no break between tasks. Strength and agility sufficient to frequently and continuously lift, push, pull, reach, squat, kneel, bend, carry, twist, pinch, grasp, climb stairs while performing duties (such as bathing, toileting, transferring) and manipulating various supplies and equipment. Frequent periods of intense activity. Ability to safely perform unassisted transfers (from/to bed/chair/toilet/commode/bathtub/shower) and otherwise provide care to elders/clients who are weak, frail, obese, unable to assist due to limited mobility, quadriplegia, paraplegia, tremors, paralysis etc. Ability to remain calm and work effectively when others (such as elders/clients, coworkers or family members) experience emotional extremes, up to and including elders/clients who become combative. Vision and hearing within normal limits (with or without correction). Must have unrestricted lift/push/pull ability and pass a 50 - pound physical exam demonstrating strength and agility prior to employment and at Tabitha’s discretion.
EQUIPMENT USAGE: Standard and specialized equipment including but not limited to gait belts, bedpans, urinals, wheelchairs, geri - chairs, commodes, shower chairs, blood pressure apparatus, thermometers (glass, electronic and tympanic), ambulation equipment (canes, walkers, crutches, etc.), whirlpool, scales (electronic and regular), oximeter, oxygen concentrator, mechanical lift devices, Clinitron bed, Aqua-K pad, braces, splints, nebulizer, inhaler, tube feeding equipment, side rails, humidifier, fan, telephone, computer, walkie talkie, electronic devices, and photocopier. If a Care Partner additional equipment will include: oven, grill, fryer, microwave, food processor, mixer, blender, garbage disposal, and other equipment deemed necessary in providing food service. Vacuum, scrubber, mop and bucket, duster, sweeper, broom, and other equipment deemed necessary in providing housekeeping service. Washer, dryer, iron, and other equipment deemed necessary in providing laundry service. Equipment deemed necessary in providing home repair service. Security monitoring and notifying equipment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: At least age 16 for Tabitha Assisted Living Communities. At least age 18 for all other Tabitha Living Communities.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
EXPERIENCE: 6 month’s experience as an aide or caregiver preferred.
CREDENTIALS: CNA Certification in good standing as demonstrated by inclusion on the Nebraska State Registry, preferred in Assisted Living Facilities.
CNA Certification in good standing as demonstrated by inclusion on the Nebraska State Registry, required in all other Tabitha living communities.
If a Med Aide additional credentials:
Med Aide Certification in good standing as demonstrated by inclusion on the Nebraska State Registry required. CPR required.
If a Care Partner in the Martin, Martha, Elizabeth, or Good House additional credentials:
CPR required. First Aid required. Food Handler’s Permit required if in Lancaster county location.
If a Care Partner in TAW houses additional credentials:
Food Handler’s Permit required.
All certifications must be kept up to date at the expense of the employee.
STATEMENT OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Tabitha Health Care Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices and decisions including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, and the termination of employment.
Furthermore, Tabitha Health Care Services will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. Please contact Tabitha Health Care Services Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.
As a government contractor, the organization has adopted written Affirmative Action Plans for women and minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. These plans will be revised on an annual basis. Tabitha Health Care Services is committed to making a good-faith effort toward achieving the objectives of the Plans. Any employee who would like to review the Plans may do so by scheduling an appointment with the Human Resources Department during normal business hours.