Careers

Why Join Team Dobie?

We’re glad you’re here! By choosing to apply at Dobie, you’re choosing to work at Mid Michigan’s premier 5-star provider of choice for memory care, long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and wellness. Dobie has been a part of the Okemos community for 174 years, and we take pride in our reputation as the area’s leading team for delivering quality care and service to our greatest generations.

Here are some of the differences that make Dobie your employer of choice:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Paid Holidays
  • Defined contribution retirement through the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) with 3 year vesting
  • Optional 401K retirement and 457 deferred compensation plans through Nationwide
  • Voluntary benefit options including long term disability, short term disability, etc.
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Quarterly bonus opportunities for perfect attendance
  • Longevity recognition bonuses
  • Work/Life balance weekend only schedule options
  • On-site 24 hour fitness center – $10/month for staff members and family
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Set Schedules
  • Fresh market café and break room
  • New addition coming 2019 with bistro café and state of the art private room/bath short term rehabilitation center
  • 1/2 mile paved wellness trail
  • Employee discount program including: Gordon foods, AT&T, Avis, Hertz, Alamo, Choice Hotels, Ramada Hotels, Office Depot, Sherwin Williams, Sprint, UPS and uniforms.
  • Sparrow Hospital Preferred Provider
  • 5-star facility – 6 years running
  • Dobie is a not-for-profit community, meaning our focus stays on our patients and residents and NOT the bottom line

At Dobie, we value our team members and work to attract and retain the best talent available.   With us, you can build a career in a friendly environment that fully embraces its mission, vision and values.  If you are someone who is dedicated to improving lives, we’re ready to welcome you aboard our team!

Job Opportunities

Nursing

Your patients are waiting for you at Dobie – where our licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants improve lives with comfort, compassion, integrity, innovation, relationships and respect. Come join us where the wages are competitive, you have excellent nurse and CNA to patient ratios, and a set schedule.

Are you dissatisfied with having to adjust to excessive management turnover? At Dobie, our management staff is stable, including our Director of Nursing who started as a CNA back in 1988, and has been in her current position since 2003. Plus, there is a nurse manager on duty for EVERY shift, EVERY day of the year. Come join us where the staff operates together as a team to care our residents and patients, where you get discounts throughout the community for being a team member, where you and your family can exercise in a state of the art fitness center for just $10/month, and where we love to grow and promote our team from within.

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Certified Nurse Aides

Your patients are waiting for you at Dobie – where our certified nurse aides improve lives with comfort, compassion, integrity, innovation, relationships and respect. Come join us where the wages are the highest in the area, you’ll have excellent CNA to patient ratios, and a set schedule.  Dobie provides reimbursement for your CNA license; longevity bonuses; quarterly perfect attendance bonuses; and a dedicated CNA workforce specialist who will follow up with you after orientation to see how things are going and help answer any questions. Are you dissatisfied with having to adjust to excessive management turnover?  At Dobie our management staff is stable, including our Director of Nursing who started as a CNA here back in 1988 (and has been our DON since 2003), our Assistant Director of Nursing who also started as a CNA here in 2006 and our South Ridge neighborhood nurse manager who started here as a CNA in 1998. We have a premier, comprehensive orientation and training program, a nurse manager on duty for EVERY shift, EVERY day of the year and a corporate structure that encourages growth from within.

Come join us where the staff operates together as a team to care for our residents and patients, where you get discounts throughout the community just for being a team member and where you and your family can exercise in an on-site state-of-the-art fitness center for just $10/month.

Interested in our CNA Education to Employment Program? We offer $11.57/hour while in CNA class, cover 100% of your CNA class tuition, 100% of your CNA exam and certification and guaranteed employment at $15.52/hour upon completion – all for a 2-year employment agreement. Fill out an application here and in the “What prompted you to apply” field please put in CNA Education to Employment program.

**Now offering sign-on bonuses for Certified Nursing Assistants! Hire on with us at Dobie Road and receive $1000 at 9 months of employment and another $1000 at 18 months of employment – no other requirements! Offer available for full time and .7 positions only. Questions? Contact us at 517-381-6169 today!**

We look forward to meeting you!

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Dining Services

At Dobie, we make each meal the best meal of the day! Here, you can use your skills in our fast-paced environment in areas that range from hospitality service positions to cook to manager.  No matter your role, you’ll help improve the lives of our residents and patients at every dining occasion.  We have a friendly, fun staff that is open to change and flexible hours to compliment a variety of school schedules along with a competitive wage structure.  Hours for the Dobie Dining team vary from 4:30am to 8pm and everything in between.

Come join us where the dining team works together to serve residents and patients, where you get discounts throughout the community just for being a team member, where you and your family can exercise in a state of the art fitness center for just $10/month and where we love to grow and promote our team from within.

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Resident Assistant

At Dobie, we are dedicated to improving lives daily! Here, you can use your compassion/customer service skills in our fast-paced environment that can change our residents lives for the better. No matter your role, you’ll help improve the lives of our residents and patients daily. We have a friendly, fun staff that are open to change and flexible hours to compliment a variety of school schedules along with a competitive wage structure. Hours for the Dobie Resident Assistants team vary from 6:30am to 8:30pm and everything in between. The Resident Assistant position is often a stepping stone to the CNA position. Dedicated, hard-working, team players can be offered to take the CNA course at the expense of the facility and will be offered a CNA position at Dobie Road. Come join our team where we love to grow and promote from within.

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Environmental Services

Ready for a career that you can enjoy what you do and be proud of your work every day? We are currently seeking dedicated individuals to provide superior customer service with a high level of attention for detail. We offer competitive pay, great benefits and a culture where employees are truly valued! Hours for the Environmental Services team vary from 5:00am to 10:30pm and everything in between. Come join our team! We love to grow and promote from within.

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Therapy

ICMCF is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for several PRN Therapist positions including: PT , OTR , SLP, PTA, COTA. We offer competitive wages and flexible hours.

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Physical Therapist

We are seeking a full-time Physical Therapist with LTC experience to join our in-house therapy department. Competitive salary and benefit package. Under the direction of the Director of Rehabilitation and indirectly with the Outpatient Therapy and Wellness Administrator, the PT will aid in the restoration and enhancement of independent function or maximizes independence and function in those individuals whose living status has been compromised by illness and/or injury. Evaluates and treats patients, communicates with families, physicians and other interdisciplinary team members, and documents services in the medical record.

Education: Bachelors degree required.

Experience: Two years of experience in Skilled Nursing Facility preferred.

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Maintenance Worker

Under the supervision of the Building Services Director, maintains the Facility’s building, equipment, and grounds including routine plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, heating and cooling, and grounds work.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains safe pressure on boilers and cleans boilers regularly.
  • Maintains walls by painting and minor repairs.
  • Performs routine maintenance on Facility equipment by oiling, adjusting, and repairing.
  • Trims shrubs and trees, mow lawns.
  • Removes snow and salts parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and patios.
  • Repairs electrical equipment, replaces fuses, light bulbs and switches and does minor wiring.
  • Replaces, cleans, and installs plumbing.
  • Performs routine maintenance on heating and cooling equipment.
  • Provides general security for the building and grounds.
  • Performs routine maintenance on Generators.
  • Clean and maintain floors by scrubbing, stripping, sealing and refinishing.
  • Clean and maintain carpets by bonnetting, extracting and spot removing.
  • All other duties as assigned by Facility.

The primary purpose of the job description is to aid in establishing a pay grade for this job classification. Only those duties and responsibilities necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. This list is not all inclusive of the total scope of the job duties to be performed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

High school graduate.

Two years experience preferred in building maintenance including electrical, carpentry, plumbing and HVAC.

Excellent communication skills.

Must possess positive and caring attitude.

Must be able to multitask.

Must have excellent customer service.

Must maintain good public relations with residents, families and staff.

Physical ability to:

– Lift up to 75 pounds over head.

– Manipulate and use a variety of power and hand tools

– Transport carts and dollies, and move items weighing up to 100 pounds.

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are intended to represent the minimum levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in the job description. It is assumed the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform all the duties and responsibilities listed in the job description. The knowledge, skills and abilities should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection criteria.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in all areas of the Facility.

Works varied shifts as needed, schedule subject to change on short notice.

Works in confined spaces.

Works outside in varying weather conditions.

Works in cramped body positions to perform maintenance and repairs.

Exposure to equipment where risk exists of getting burned, bruised or scraped.

Exposure to environmental allergens such as grass, weeds and pollens.

Contact with oil and petroleum products.

Exposure to solvents, pesticides and other chemicals.

AFFILIATION

AFSCME

Job Type: Full-time

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Therapeutic Activities Specialist

Under the direction of the Therapeutic Activities Director, assesses Residents and assists in completing the MDS; develops and implements care plans; assesses activity needs and plans activities to meet those needs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assesses individual Resident’s psycho-social and physical condition and evaluates for participation in activities.

Responsible for Resident interviews and assessments related to activities as part of the MDS completion.

Organizes, prepares for and conducts social and recreational programs for large and small groups as well as 1:1 activities that would support Resident’s activity goals and well-being.

Sets goals with each Resident/Resident Representative to meet activity preferences and leisure pursuits.

Charts attendance and progress of Residents involved in activities and maintains records for the department, including writing initial assessments and quarterly notes in medical records for Resident care plan meetings.

Attends Care Plan meetings.

Assists in transporting Residents to and from activities.

Drives or accompanies Residents on outings.

Assist in completing a monthly calendar of activities/groups offered to residents.

All other duties as assigned.

The primary purpose of the job description is to aid in establishing a pay grade for this job classification. Only those duties and responsibilities necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. This list is not all inclusive of the total scope of the job duties to be performed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Bachelor’s Degree in related field. May consider Associate’s Degree.

Prefer CTRS or COTA.

Must have writing skills adequate to document clearly, concisely and grammatically for the purposes of chart documentation.

Experience in geriatric activities programming required.

Physical ability to lift up to 75 lbs. and to transport wheelchairs and wheeled carts weighing up to 300 lbs.

Ability to obtain and maintain a chauffeur’s license.

Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and appropriately with residents, families and facility personnel.

Cheerful, positive and outgoing attitude.

Interact in a positive, tactful, diplomatic, and humanistic manner with residents, families, visitors, and co-workers to provide a safe and efficient therapeutic environment which ensures the self-respect, personal dignity, rights and physical safety of each patient and facility guest.

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are intended to represent the minimum levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in the job description. It is assumed the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform all the duties and

responsibilities listed in the job description. The knowledge, skills and abilities should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection criteria.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in Residents’ rooms, activity room and other areas of the Facility with exposure to abnormal

Resident behavior, noise and unpleasant odors.

Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens and other infectious diseases.

Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials.

Unpredictable mealtimes; breaks are scheduled around resident care needs.

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Clinical Reimbursement Director

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing (DON) supervises, manages and evaluates the activities and performance of the Assessment Nurses. Responsible for the coordination of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process to ensure accurate and timely completion of resident assessments in accordance with Medicare, Medicaid, OBRA and other payor program requirements. Ensures assessments accurately reflect the physical, mental and psycho-social status of each resident; ensures accuracy or RAI to reflect optimal reimbursement for services provided; ensures appropriate documentation to report and support services provided and assessment accuracy. Communicates effectively with other members of the interdisciplinary team.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervises and manages the activities of the Assessment Nurses.
  2. Performs yearly evaluations of the Assessment Nurses job performance.
  3. Works in collaborations with the Rehab Therapy Director to ensure the most appropriate assessment reference date (ARD) is utilized for Medicare Assessments.
  4. Initiates, directs and maintains the Medicare PPS/OBRA Assessment schedules to ensure timely completion of all assessments. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to set appropriate ARD for all assessments.
  5. Ensures assessments and submissions are complete and submitted to CMS accurately.
  6. Performs Modifications/Inactivations of assessment in accordance to CMS Correction Policy.
  7. Oversees that the Assessment Nurses are obtaining Medicare Part A and B certification/re-certification timely.
  8. Manages communications with Managed Care, VA and other payor sources.
  9. Performs ongoing evaluation from pre-admission through discharge to ensure an appropriate reimbursement level for each resident. Evaluates care to ensure that services and products provided match benefits available.
  10. Reviews medical records, care plans, charting to ensure documentation supports care provided and reimbursement level.
  11. Monitors Facility practice to ensure compliance with guidelines for participation in Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs. Initiates action needed to ensure compliance.
  12. Oversees other clinical billing (i.e. oxygen, DME equipment) to ensure proper documentation.
  13. Assist the Director of Nursing in developing, reviewing and updating policies and procedures.
  14. May perform the duties of an assessment nurse.
  15. All other duties as assigned.

The primary purpose of the job description is to aid in establishing a pay grade for this job classification. Only those duties and responsibilities necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. This list is not inclusive of the total scope of the job duties to be performed.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Current license in the State of Michigan as a Registered Nurse.

Five years long term care experience.

Working knowledge of the current MDS version, reimbursement systems, and full understanding of State and Federal Survey processes.

Operations experience – well versed in skilled nursing facility regulations, nursing department operations, clinical systems, non-nursing departmental operations, and current standards of practice.

Technologically savvy including proven experience in software such as: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Clinical implementation experience with Electronic Medical Records preferred (i.e. EMR, Point of care devices, etc….)

Ability to work effectively with all facility Departments and clinical disciplines.

Must have solid presentation skills for diverse audiences.

Candidates must be customer and quality driven and have excellent communication skills (speaking, listening, and written form).

Flexibility to travel for training seminars.

Must possess leadership and communication skills; creativity, problem solving abilities, integrity and initiative.

Ability to:

– read, write, speak and understand the English language

– lift up to 50 pounds

– transfer patients weighing up to 300 pounds

– push/pull wheeled carts and chairs weighing up to 300 pounds

– make independent decisions when circumstances demand

– communicate effectively and professionally with patients, employees, families and physicians

– seek out new methods and principles and incorporate them into existing practice

– plan and develop new program

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are intended to represent the minimum levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in the job description. It is assumed the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform all the duties and responsibilities listed in the job description. The knowledge, skills and abilities should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment standards but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection criteria.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Flexible 40-hour workweek as needed to meet requirements of position; including off shift, weekends, and working in other positions as needed.

Subject to frequent interruptions.

Works in patient rooms, classroom, office, and other areas throughout the facility with exposure to communicable disease, falls, burns, odors, etc.

Frequent communication with other management personnel and staff.

Unpredictable mealtimes; breaks are scheduled around patient care needs.

Annual performance evaluation conducted by the Director of Nursing.

AFFILIATION:

This is an exempt position as defined by the Federal Labor Standards Act.

Management Compensation Plan

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Investigative Nurse

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, is responsible for conducting root cause analysis, implementing independent and systematic interventions for resident incidents and unusual occurrences. Works closely with the Director of Operations, Grievance Officer, and Director of Quality to support facility investigations, find and report trends for resident incidents, and evaluate facility systems for improvement opportunities relating incidents.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Reviews all resident’s incident reports/unusual occurrences for completeness and accuracy. Updates care plans, and personal profile/data sheets, obtains witness statements and follows up with any family concerns regarding incident reports.
  2. Initiates and chairs weekly IDT falls reviews meetings, writes follow up notes in resident charts.
  3. Prepares incident trending for reporting at QAPI and Health and Safety meetings.
  4. Draws conclusions from individual incidents and data trends to implement systemic interventions for ongoing improvement.
  5. Is experienced with excel or other software to generate report monitoring and trending.
  6. Ensures all appropriate documentation is on Care Plans and Data Sheets/Personal Profiles and update these as needed.
  7. Support the Facility’s internal investigations and Grievance Officer as directed by the Director of Operations.
  8. May perform any duties of a staff nurse.
  9. Conducts monthly ‘Resident Rounding’ rounds.
  10. All other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing.

The primary purpose of the job description is to aid in establishing a pay grade for this job classification. Only those duties and responsibilities necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. This list is not all inclusive of the total scope of the job duties to be performed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Current licensure in the state of Michigan as a Nurse.

Supervisory experience and basic computer knowledge.

Physical ability to:

  • Lift up to 75 pounds
  • Transfer residents weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Push/pull wheeled carts and chairs weighing up to 300 pounds

Ability to:

  • Discern subtle changes in resident condition
  • Communicate effectively with residents, employees, families, and physicians

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are intended to represent the minimum levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in the job description. It is assumed the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform all the duties and responsibilities listed in the job description. The knowledge, skills and abilities should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection criteria.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Works in office, resident rooms, nursing stations, and other locations throughout the facility, with exposure to noise and unpleasant odors.

Potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious diseases.

Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials.

Unpredictable mealtimes; breaks are scheduled around resident care needs.

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Social Worker – LTC

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Social Services Director, writes and updates social service care plans using the Minimum Data Set assessment system, assists patients and family in the Facility adjustment process, provides counseling and problem solving services and performs discharge planning. Participates in interdisciplinary care planning and medical team meetings.

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Welcomes new patients and acclimates the patient and family to the rehab unit. Completes all necessary paperwork for admissions.
  2. Completes social services assessments and develops care plans as needed.
  3. Maintains records, writes progress notes and updates care plans in accordance with applicable State and Federal Regulations.
  4. Participates in interdisciplinary meetings such as patient care conferences and discharge planning meetings.
  5. Conducts discharge planning including, evaluating level of outside support, needed supplies/services, placement, home health care and preparing a discharge summary.
  6. Works with assigned caseload of patients to assist in adjustment, resolving problems and providing other forms of support. Identifies the social, emotional and financial needs of the patients and arranges appropriate services to meet these needs. Provides direct services to patients and families through counseling and solving problems. Works with other departments to help resolve patient problems.

The primary purpose of this job description is to aid in establishing a pay grade for this job classification. Only those duties and responsibilities necessary for proper job evaluation and/or market analysis have been included. This list is not all inclusive of the total scope of the job duties to be performed.

Social Worker – Rehab Unit

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge and skills typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s program in Social Work or closely related field.

Knowledge and skills typically acquired through experience as a Social Worker, preferably working with the elderly.

Able to meet licensure requirements of the State of Michigan for a Social Worker.

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are intended to represent the minimum levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in the job description. It is assumed the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform all the duties and responsibilities listed in the job description. The knowledge, skills and abilities should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection criteria.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Works in the office, patient rooms and other locations throughout the Facility.

AFFILIATION:

Unit III

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Social Worker – Compliance Investigator

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Social Services Director, obtains psychosocial history from resident and/or family, writes and updates social services care plans using the Minimum Data Set assessment system, assists resident and family in the Facility adjustment process, provides counseling and problem solving services and performs discharge planning as needed. Participates in interdisciplinary care planning and medical team meetings. In coordination with the Director of Operations, conducts investigations involving potential abuse or neglect. Investigates broken/missing item reports for the facility, with aim of improving systems related to resident/patient personal belongings.

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Welcomes new residents and families, and completes all necessary paperwork for admissions. Obtains psychosocial history, assesses resident and develops care plan.
  2. Identifies the social, emotional and financial needs of the residents and arranges appropriate services to meet these needs. Provides direct services to residents and families through counseling and solving problems.
  3. Participates in various interdisciplinary meetings such as resident care conferences, behavior management and clinical team meetings.
  4. Maintains records, writes progress notes and updates care plans in accordance with applicable State and Federal Regulations.
  5. Works with assigned caseload of residents to assist in adjustment, resolve problems, and provide other forms of support. Works with other departments to resolve resident problems.
  6. Conducts discharge planning as needed including, evaluating level of outside support, needed supplies/services, placement, home health care and preparing a discharge summary.
  7. Complies Facility data on surveillance and customer service rounds, provides reminders to staff as needed and reports on tallied information.
  8. Investigates all suspicions or allegations of abuse in conjunction with the Director of Operations. Ensures resident safety, psychosocial support, proper intervention implemented to prevent reoccurrence, reporting requirements are fulfilled and that documentation is appropriately maintained.
  9. Focuses on improving systems involving care of resident belongings, including completing all investigations for broken/missing items.

The primary purpose of this job description is to aid in establishing a pay grade for this job classification. Only those duties and responsibilities necessary for proper job evaluation and/or market analysis have been included. This list is not all inclusive of the total scope of the job duties to be performed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge and skills typically acquired through completion of a Bachelors program in Social Work or closely related field.

Knowledge and skills typically acquired through experience as a Social Worker, preferably working with the elderly.

Able to meet licensure requirements of the State of Michigan for a Social Worker.

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are intended to represent the minimum levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in the job description. It is assumed the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform all the duties and responsibilities listed in the job description. The knowledge, skills and abilities should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection criteria.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Works in the office, resident rooms and other locations throughout the Facility.

This is a non-exempt position as defined by the Federal Labor Standards Act.

AFFILIATION:

Unit III Non-Bargaining Confidential Compensation Plan

This is a non-exempt position as defined by the Federal Labor Standards Act.

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