Where you work is as important as the work you do!

When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Athena. Not only do we continually strive to provide the best care and services to our patients and their families, but we also aim to be the best employer of choice.

Full-Time
Hospice of Western & Central Massachusetts - Feeding Hills, MA
Posted 7 months ago
We are hiring Hospice Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in Worcester County, Massachusetts! Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Athena. Not only do we continually strive to be the best in the care and services we provide to our patients and their families, but we also aim to be the employer of choice.
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Career growth opportunities
Hospice of Western & Central Massachusetts provides special care for people who are terminally ill. This involves a team-oriented approach that addresses the medical, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient. Hospice also provides support to the patient’s family or caregiver. Services provided at Hospice of Western & Central Massachusetts mainly includes home health aide, counseling, spiritual services, medical social services, medical supply services, nursing services, and physician services. Athena Health Care Systems, based in Connecticut, has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With nursing homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest and most respected operators of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Must be a registered certified nurses’ aide in accordance with laws of this state.
  • CPR certification preferred, but not necessary. High School graduate or equivalent preferred.
EXPERIENCE: General work experience in long-term care preferred, but not necessary. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

Job Features

Job CategoryCertified Nursing Assistant - CNA, Hospice, Nursing

We are hiring Hospice Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in Worcester County, Massachusetts! Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does i...

Full-Time
Maefair Health Care Center - Trumbull, CT
Posted 7 months ago
We are hiring full-time Physical Therapists to join our team in Trumbull! Flexible schedule including Sundays through Wednesdays or Tuesdays through Saturdays Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Athena. Not only do we continually strive to be the best in the care and services we provide to our patients and their families, but we also aim to be the employer of choice.
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Career growth opportunities
Athena Health Care Systems, based in Connecticut, has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With nursing homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest and most respected operators of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to function effectively in multi-faceted systems and to interact effectively with all levels of staff and customers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Current licensure by the applicable state agency. Current membership in professional organizations preferred.
  • Two years of clinical experience preferred.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree, Master of Science or Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. And Continued Ed hours must be maintained throughout career. Appropriate licensing requirements by individual states must be maintained. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law. Location: 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull, Connecticut 06611

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35.00 - $50.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Healthcare setting:

  • Long term care
  • Nursing home
  • Rehabilitation center

Medical specialties:

  • Geriatrics

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Rotating shift
  • Rotating weekends
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

Job Features

Job CategoryPhysical, Therapy

We are hiring full-time Physical Therapists to join our team in Trumbull! Flexible schedule including Sundays through Wednesdays or Tuesdays through Saturdays Where you work is as important as the wor...

Full-Time
Berkshire Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center - Sandisfield, MA
Posted 7 months ago
We are hiring full-time Cooks at our nursing home in Sandisfield! Shift openings include 6a-2p and 11a-7p, must be open to working weekends Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Athena. Not only do we continually strive to be the best in the care and services we provide to our patients and their families, but we also aim to be the employer of choice.
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Career growth opportunities
Athena Health Care Systems, based in Connecticut, has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With nursing homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest and most respected operators of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • 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 and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of dining service procedures as well as related laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing home operations.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year dietary experience in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility or other related medical facility preferred, but not necessary. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law. Location: 7 Sandisfield Road, Sandisfield, Massachusetts 01255

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Shift:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Morning shift

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Rotating weekends
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

Job Features

Job CategoryDining Services

We are hiring full-time Cooks at our nursing home in Sandisfield! Shift openings include 6a-2p and 11a-7p, must be open to working weekends Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it c...

Full-Time, Part-Time, Per Diem
Athena Hospice of Rhode Island - Warwick, RI
Posted 7 months ago
We are hiring Hospice Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to join our team in Rhode Island! Athena Health Care Systems has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest managers of skilled nursing facilities. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work. PURPOSE OF POSITION: Carries out duties assigned by RN Case Manager to increase the level of patient comfort, to maintain good personal hygiene and a safe environment for the patient. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Adheres to the written home health aide plan of care as prepared by the RN Case Manager.
  • Promptly reports changes in the patient’s condition to the RN Case Manager.
  • Assists the patient with all aspects of personal care, ambulation and positioning as required.
  • Prepares meals and assists with feeding as required.
  • Performs household services which are necessary for the health and safety of the patient and family.
  • Provides assistance with bedpans and urinals as needed.
  • Provides guidance to the caregiver regarding personal care of the patient.
  • Attends and participates in weekly team meetings, AM report, in-services, and agency meetings and other related activities when appropriate.
  • Understands and adheres to Athena Hospice of Rhode Island policies and procedures.
  • Follows the guidelines for universal precautions when providing patient care.
  • Maintains records of services performed and of apparent condition of patient, using documentation guidelines and standards set forth by Athena Hospice of Rhode Island.
  • Submits legible and accurate documentation of all services provided in a timely manner in accordance with home health aide documentation requirements.
  • Carries out duties and responsibilities of position in a manner that exemplifies excellent customer service.
  • Consistently represents Athena Hospice of Rhode Island to all internal and external customers with integrity and professionalism.
  • Encourages and maintains safety standards in the workplace and home.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must pass the Home Health Aide competency exam.
  • Must be proficient in English to the extent of being able to read and understand instructions and communicate effectively with clients.
  • Must understand and use universal precautions when dealing with clients.
  • Must have access to an automobile and must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to physically perform personal care on clients.
  • Must have a valid CNA license.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Works out of the Athena Hospice of Rhode Island office with extensive travel required to patient’s homes and/or nursing facilities. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law

Medical specialties:

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Physical setting:

  • Nursing home

Standard shift:

  • Day shift

Weekly schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • hospice: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • CNA (Required)

Work Location: In person

Job Features

Job CategoryCertified Nursing Assistant - CNA, Hospice, Nursing

We are hiring Hospice Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to join our team in Rhode Island! Athena Health Care Systems has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With home...

Full-Time, Part-Time, Per Diem
Athena Hospice of Rhode Island - Warwick, RI
Posted 7 months ago
We are currently searching for a compassionate LPNs to join our team in Rhode Island! Athena Health Care Systems has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest managers of skilled nursing facilities. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work. At Athena Hospice of Rhode Island, we deliver the personal care and quality service desired and deserved by every patient. What sets us apart from the other agencies is our commitment to perfection; our clinician's focus on the quality of the time and treatment spent with patients rather than the numbers of visits per day. We do not follow in the footsteps of other agencies, instead we choose to lead by understanding what is truly required for each patient's condition and set trends for the future. PURPOSE OF POSITION: Responsible as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team for the provision of nursing care for hospice patients to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families consistent with Athena Hospice of Rhode Island’s policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: · Maintain communication with other hospice staff members and other agencies as needed to provide optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family. · Maintain regular communication with the RN Case Manager or Team Leader to review caseload. · Implement the plan of care as specified by the Interdisciplinary Team. · Provide personal care as needed. · Perform nursing procedures as ordered. · Determine the patient's needs and report findings to the RN Case Manager. · Recommend changes to the plan of care as appropriate. · Complete accurate charting of findings, treatments, and patient responses. · Organize care to provide timely and efficient care to all patients. · Supervise nursing aids. · Provide emotional support to patients and their family and friends. · Follow strict infection control guidelines. · .Participate in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice care. · Demonstrate familiarity with policies of the agency and rules and regulations of State and Federal bodies which assist in determining policies. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Possession of current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the state of Rhode Island. Preferably a B.S. degree in nursing. Minimum two years of varied work experience as a professional nurse and preferably one of the two years in an acute or hospice setting. Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings. Demonstrated skill in nursing practice, ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerance of individual lifestyles. EXPERIENCE A minimum, one (1) year experience in a hospital, long-term care facility or other related health care facility is preferable. We are an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law. Location: Warwick, Rhode Island

Experience:

  • Hospice: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • LPN (Required)

Job Features

Job CategoryHospice, Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN, Nursing

We are currently searching for a compassionate LPNs to join our team in Rhode Island! Athena Health Care Systems has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With homes thro...

Per Diem
Laurel Ridge Health Care Center - Ridgefield, CT
Posted 9 months ago
We are hiring a per diem Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic care team at Laurel Ridge in Ridgefield! Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life. Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our residents and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company. As an Occupational Therapist, you provide patient/resident assessment, care planning, direct treatment and consultation to a general rehab caseload while also participating in the clinical team process. You also provide teaching and training to caregiver staff and supervise other therapists, assistants, aides, and students as required. Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • CEU’s per state licensure requirements.
  • Appropriate licensing requirements by individual states must be maintained.
  • New graduates welcome!
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Screens patients/residents
  • Evaluates patients/residents and develops appropriate care plans.
  • May perform additional assigned administrative duties such as:  assigning and overseeing resident care activities, medical record oversight, assuring execution of physician orders, ordering supplies, etc.
  • Under a physician’s order, provides direct resident treatments in accordance with an established plan of care.  Treatment venue includes individual, supervised and group.
  • Contributes to the team meeting and decision-making process as defined by the program.
  • Consults with and trains patients/residents and caregivers.
  • Monitors efficiencies on an ongoing basis in collaboration with supervisor.
  • Documents activities according to the company’s clinical documentation system on a timely basis.
  • Demonstrates consistent knowledge and application of Medicare and other reimbursement regulations.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, residents, team members, customers and supervisor.
  • Provides appropriate consultation to the facility.
  • Participates in clinical program development and implementation.
  • Participates in the training and orientation of other staff, students and volunteers.
  • Participates in the interviewing process for new staff.
  • Participates in census building and marketing activities.
  • Demonstrates ability for continuous new learning to remain current in the field.
  • Complies with facility Privacy Practices policies and procedures and protects residents’ individual health information.
  • May perform additional duties as requested by supervisor.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Responsible for service and operational excellence of all assigned activities to ensure the delivery of quality services and/or outcomes required to meet or exceed the expectations of those utilizing or impacted by the department.
Specific Requirements:
  • Ability to function effectively in multi-faceted systems and to interact effectively with all levels of staff and customers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Standing and walking for significant amounts of time is necessary.
  • Communication skills required for directing staff, customer relations, and marketing activities.
  • Ability to perform documentation needs, manipulations of equipment and direct patient care.
  • Requires intense attention and concentration.
  • Ability to cope with periodic stress associated with changing census and staffing demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time effectively for self and others.
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of personality types, ages, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to articulate and comprehend the English language.
About Athena Health Care Systems: Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment. Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve. Athena’s Benefits:
  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program
Available for Eligible Team Members:
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

Job Features

Job CategoryOccupational, Therapy

We are hiring a per diem Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic care team at Laurel Ridge in Ridgefield! Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal...

Part-Time
Highview of Northampton - Leeds, MA
Posted 9 months ago
We are hiring a part-time Physical Therapist to join our team in Leeds! Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Athena. Not only do we continually strive to be the best in the care and services we provide to our patients and their families, but we also aim to be the employer of choice.
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Career growth opportunities
Athena Health Care Systems, based in Connecticut, has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With nursing homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest and most respected operators of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to function effectively in multi-faceted systems and to interact effectively with all levels of staff and customers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Current licensure by the applicable state agency. Current membership in professional organizations preferred.
  • Two years of clinical experience preferred.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree, Master of Science or Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. And Continued Ed hours must be maintained throughout career. Appropriate licensing requirements by individual states must be maintained. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law. Location: 222 River Road, Northampton, Massachusetts 01053

Job Type: Part-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off

Healthcare setting:

  • Long term care
  • Nursing home
  • Rehabilitation center

Medical specialties:

  • Geriatrics

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

Job Features

Job CategoryPhysical, Therapy

We are hiring a part-time Physical Therapist to join our team in Leeds! Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Athena....

Full-Time, Part-Time, Per Diem
Bayview Health Care - Waterford, CT
Posted 10 months ago
We are hiring Charge Nurses to join our dynamic care team at Bayview Health Care in Waterford! Openings include:
  • 16 hour every weekend (7p-3p)
  • 16 hour every other weekend (3p-11p)
  • 24 hour every other weekend (11p-7p)
  • 32 hour every other weekend (11p-7p)
Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life. Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company. As a Charge Nurse, you provide direct nursing care to residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by the nursing assistant to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. You are responsible and accountable for carrying out your assigned duties and reporting directly to the Nursing Supervisor. Experience & Education:
  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited school of nursing or college.
  • A minimum, one (1) year experience in a hospital, long-term care facility or other health care facility is preferable.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Must be CPR certified.
  • Participate in mandatory in-service training as requested.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Ensures that all residents receive the highest quality of care in a caring and compassionate atmosphere, while promoting positive resident, family and employee relations.
  • Provides oversight of CNA performance; ensures that CNA’s are performing their assignments/duties in accordance with policies and procedures and standards of practice.
  • Reviews resident records daily to assure accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintains accurate awareness of residents on alert list.
  • Documents comprehensive and complete nursing notes.
  • Visits each resident daily to evaluate resident needs.
  • Transcribes and follows physician’s orders promptly and accurately.   Renders and/or assists with completing nursing care, treatments and medication administration, dressings, and other physician orders as applicable.
  • Communicates relevant clinical information to CNA’s, Nursing Supervisor & oncoming shift.
  • Maintains and oversees current Resident Care Plans and CNA Care Cards on all residents under his/her care. Participates in resident care plan meetings.
  • Maintains an accurate and safe control of all drugs for which he/she is responsible.
  • Participates in the on-call program for the nursing department as directed by the DNS.
  • Ensures that CNA’s follow established Infection Control Procedures to prevent the spreading of infection.
  • Completes Accidents and Incidents reports (Reportable events), ensuring that all appropriate notifications, documentation, investigation, reporting, and interventions are complete.
  • Completes yearly performance evaluations of CNA’s as directed by the DNS.
  • Participates in surveys and inspections by government agencies and implements plans of correction for deficiencies as directed by the DNS.
  • Monitors and reviews all at risk residents (I+O’s, weights, restraints, falls, wounds, etc.).  Oversees CWC program and ambulation programs as directed. Participates in committees and meetings. Provides input for Quality Improvement in the Nursing department.
  • Assists Director of Nurses with disciplinary process when assigned.
  • Other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by your supervisor.
Specific Requirements:
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long term care.
  • Must possess accurate and comprehensive assessment skills.
  • Must have knowledge of restorative nursing rehabilitation policies and utilize appropriately.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively to appropriate personnel regarding emergency situations.
About Athena Health Care Systems: Bayview is managed by Athena Health Care Systems. Headquartered in Connecticut, Athena has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment. Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve. Athena’s Benefits:
  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program
Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

Job Features

Job CategoryLicensed Practical Nurse - LPN, Nursing, Registered Nurse - RN

We are hiring Charge Nurses to join our dynamic care team at Bayview Health Care in Waterford! Openings include: 16 hour every weekend (7p-3p) 16 hour every other weekend (3p-11p) 24 hour every other ...

Part-Time, Per Diem
Laurel Ridge Health Care Center - Ridgefield, CT
Posted 1 year ago
We are hiring Cooks to join our dynamic care team at Laurel Ridge in Ridgefield! Pay rate starts at $18.50/hour. Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life. Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company. As a Cook, the primary purpose of your position is to prepare food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, with our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Chef Manager and/or Director of Dining Services, to assure that quality food service is provided at all times. One (1) year dietary experience in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility or other related medical facility preferred, but not necessary. Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Follow therapeutic diets ordered by the physician.
  • Ensure the proper serving temperature of food.
  • Maintain visual appeal of the food.
  • Monitor daily nourishments, follow standardized recipes.
  • Assure proper portion control.
  • Adhere to sanitation and storage policy and procedure.
  • Demonstrate correct safety techniques and follow safety guidelines as established and trained.
  • Is knowledgeable in and ensures staff comply with privacy practices to protect residents’ health information.
  • Represents Dining Services at Interdisciplinary Care Conference.
  • Other duties assigned by the dining director.
Specific Requirements:
  • Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • 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 and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of dining service procedures as well as related laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing home operations.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
About Athena Health Care Systems: Laurel Ridge is managed by Athena Health Care Systems. Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment. Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve. Athena’s Benefits:
  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program
Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

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Athena Health Care Systems C.N.A. Class Waitlist

Interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant? Athena Health Care Systems invites you to join our waitlist for upcoming sponsored classes. A member of our team will reach out when the skilled nursing home closest to you opens course registration! We have locations throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island offering weekly pay and great benefits. Common shift options include 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., 3 p.m. - 11 p.m., and 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. Note: Form submission does not guarantee entry into the course. Employment conditions apply if sponsored to attend the course.

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  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Vacation & Personal Time
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salary Employees
  • Exclusive Employer Discounts Program
  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
    • Direct Deposit for Payroll
  • Two-Way Employee Communication/Staff Meetings
  • Staff Appreciation Events & Employee of the Month Program
  • Casual Fridays

Employees choose Athena Health Care Systems because they share our common goal of providing the best care to our residents. We, in turn, strive to provide the best care and work environment to our employees.

We create a welcoming work environment that allows you to grow your passion in healthcare. Whether a member of our nursing staff, therapy team, or any other crucial department, you matter to the residents, their families, and the Athena family.

Through staff appreciation events, Employee of the Month programs, and a positive company culture, we hope you find a lifelong career with Athena. Just ask our many employees with decades-long careers with us! While we work to provide the highest-quality care to hundreds of residents in our communities, we know that can’t be done without the passionate folks we employ across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

We also enjoy highlighting our team members and the work they do in our blog called Inside Athena!

Another important initiative at Athena is the Taking Care of Our Own Fund, which provides financial assistance to our employees who are undergoing active cancer treatments. Our managed centers and services host fundraisers throughout the year, like bake sales, raffles, and more efforts to support the fund and its important mission. Athena’s biggest yearly fundraiser is a family-friendly softball tournament held every August to bring our network together for a weekend of softball and fun.

We welcome you to join our family and see what’s awaiting you with Athena!

We know you are always looking ahead and so are we! Athena offers various opportunities for career advancement. For example, many of our Certified Nursing Assistants will pursue nursing degrees and continue their careers where they started it. It’s not uncommon to find someone in a supervisor or director role grown from within. You are also able to transfer within the Athena family and maintain your seniority. We like to give everyone the space to grow on a personal and professional level and reach their full potential.

Athena Health Care Systems’ centers provide a comprehensive orientation program for all new employees; both general orientation to their center and job-specific orientation. Our orientation programs are provided both virtually and in person and are designed to provide the new employee with the training and education needed to deliver the best in resident care and customer service to our residents and their families.

All mandatory state and federal requirements are met during initial employee orientation. These topics are presented to ensure employees provide quality care and understand the expectations of their role. Following orientation, a comprehensive review of needed skills/competencies is provided to ensure each employee performs their tasks at the highest level.

Since our founding in 1984, Athena Health Care Systems has encouraged and promoted a culture focused on developing and preserving diversity, equity, and inclusion for our residents and their families, and our team of caregivers. Athena believes that the diversity of our team allows for better care of all residents. Throughout our daily work, our patients, residents, and their families put their trust in our hands. By doing so, they deserve to always be treated with the utmost respect and compassion.

We embrace our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

The collective sum of the individual differences such as life experiences, knowledge, beliefs, unique abilities, and talent that our employees invest in our centers and affiliates represents a significant part of our culture, reputation, and accomplishments.

All employees within the Athena network have a responsibility to always treat co-workers and their patients, residents, and families with dignity and respect. Employees who believe they have been subjected to or witnessed any kind of discrimination that conflicts with our mission should seek assistance from a supervisor, human resources, or their administrator.

Athena Health Care Systems complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
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