AASC

Office: (276) 964-4915
Toll-Free: (800) 656-2272
Fax: (276) 963-0130

Employment

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check and must pass a drug screening.

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices.

Job vacancies with AASC and Four County Transit are listed on the Virginia Employment Commission's website.

Please bring the following items for interviews: Prospective drivers must provide the agency a certificate of auto insurability. Aides should bring certifications. All applicants should bring identification such as driver's license, social security card or birth certificate.

Call 276-964-4915 for an application or download the form here.

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Applications may be e-mailed to:
resumes@aasc.org

Applications may also be mailed to:

AASC
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 765
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609


Position: PACE - RN

Description: Responsible for assessment of health needs and contributing to the plan of care, initial implementation of nursing care plans and providing nursing care, as well as periodic evaluation of participant nursing needs.

  • Perform and document initial nursing assessments for prospective enrollees.
  • Provide treatments, medication administration, diagnostic and preventive measures and other services within the scope of a professional registered nurse.
  • Participate as a member of the Interdisciplinary team to develop and revise the participant plan of care.
  • Provide routine and episodic nursing care according to the plan of care.
  • Manage medication system at the Center by administering and supervising medication administration.
  • Complete immunization screening and ensure vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Teach participants and caregivers regarding self-help in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems.
  • Conduct periodic and unscheduled assessments of each participant according to the plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team.
  • Coordinate referrals to community-based physician offices.
  • Act as a coordinator of patient care with other health care providers.
  • Ensure timely, complete communication of referral services into the medical record.
  • Comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and maintains strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) participants and program operations.
  • Participate in on-call coverage to troubleshoot and coordinate the scheduling of participants’ care.
  • Comply with Mandated Reporter requirements reporting any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation to the appropriate authorities.
  • Assist with staff development and training.
  • Participates in the Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
  • Perform chart audits to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Utilize supplies and equipment economically.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director, PACE Clinical Administrator, or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed.
  • License and current registration to practice as a registered nurse in Virginia.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience working with a frail or elderly population.
  • Compliance with any federal or State requirements for direct patient care staff in their respective settings.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Medically cleared of communicable diseases and up-to-date with immunizations.

Position: Care Coordinator

Description: Will assess client needs and coordinate services among all providers. The care coordinator will also develop resources to meet the older adult’s needs. Prepares reports and other materials as required. Maintain caseload and documentation on client files; performs data entry. Routine travel in service area is required. Significant public contact is required and position requires some independent decision-making and action.

  • Assesses client needs through the use of the Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI), both short and long assessments.
  • Coordinates services for the elderly among human services agencies, including departments of social services, health, mental health, etc.
  • Determines client eligibility for participation in appropriate program, i.e., case management, information and assistance.
  • Develops a plan of care for each client.
  • Monitors progress of client's services and needs.
  • Develops new resources to assist in provision of services, i.e., churches, civic groups, private sector, etc.
  • Maintains accurate records.
  • Input progress notes into case management drive and all units of service into Peer Place.
  • Accurately completes reports in a timely manner.
  • Complies with HIPAA and maintains strict confidentiality concerning all information pertaining to clients and program operations.
  • Attends training as required.
  • Performs other agency-related duties as assigned.

Requirements: The Care Coordinator must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, or is a registered nurse. A bachelor’s degree in social work is preferred. It is preferable that the care coordinator have two years of satisfactory experience in the human services field working with the elderly. Must have computer knowledge and experience.


Position: Homemaker

Description: Provides services designed to assist eligible individuals with basic homemaking activities such as housework, laundry, purchasing and storing groceries, preparing meals, or writing letters. May also assist with health related services such as personal hygiene. The Homemaker may be required to provide necessary services as authorized by the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Use of therapeutic interpersonal skills in all contacts in the work setting is required. Problems encountered range from routine to complex in nature; significant public contact is required and position requires independent decision-making and action.

  • Performs housework such as cleaning, dusting, mopping, emptying trashcans, etc.
  • Washes laundry, dries, folds or hangs in correct location.
  • Assists with personal hygiene.
  • Purchases groceries and puts them away.
  • Prepares and serves meals, not to include menu planning for special diets.
  • Monitors and reports participant functional status to the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to client and program operations.
  • Must be physically able to perform duties.
  • Ability to follow exactly oral or written instructions.
  • Knowledge of sanitation principles is helpful.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral instructions without close or constant supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to safely lift 20 to 40 pounds practicing good lifting techniques.
  • Will demonstrate and maintain good work ethics.
  • Will adhere to all applicable agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Graduation from high school or equivalent is preferred. Training or experience in homemaking and concerns of senior citizens and one year of experience with the elderly. Prefer training in vocational or business education while in high school. Must provide good references from previous employment. Must be medically cleared of communicable disease. Must be able to pass drug test and criminal background check.


Position: PERSONAL CARE AIDES (PCA) & CERTIFIED NURSING AIDES (CNA)

Description: Medicaid Personal Care Services are long-term maintenance or support services which enable individuals to remain in the home with independence and quality of life advantages that may be lost with institutionalization. Provides health-related services designed to prevent or reduce inappropriate institutional care, such as assisting with ambulating/exercise, assisting with normally self-administered medications, reporting changes in client's conditions and needs and/or providing household services essential to good health in the home.

Use of therapeutic interpersonal skills in all contacts in the work setting is required. Duties may include, but are not limited to: providing nursing care for, and assistance to patients while meeting their personal hygiene needs such as bathing, feeding, lifting, turning, and positioning; assisting the physician and professional nurse in patient examinations; assisting with provisions for emotional and physical comfort and direction according to individual patient care plans, including patient teaching and encompassing cultural and emotional needs; and, other personal care duties as assigned. Specifically, personal care services means providing assistance with personal hygiene, nutritional support and environmental maintenance necessary for clients to remain in their home. At times, may involve lifting greater than 20 to 40 pounds at a time. Problems encountered range from routine to complex in nature; significant public contact is required and position requires independent decision-making and action.

Requirements: PCAs must have successfully completed an approved PCA program, such as AASC’s program, which costs $70 (reimbursed upon completion of six months of employment after graduating our 40-hour PCA course and if in good standing). CNAs must possess a Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) certificate from an approved program, licensed with the Virginia Board of Nursing and be in good standing. Prefer experience in providing personal care assistance to patients. Must provide good references from previous employment. Must be medically cleared of communicable disease. Must be able to pass drug test and criminal background check.


Position: TRANSIT DRIVER (CDL with Passenger Endorsement and Non-CDL)

Description: Will provide needed passengers assistance on and off vehicles. The drivers will at all times be alert to passenger needs and operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Transportation will be provided to all age riders and to various destinations. Transit drivers may be required to provide necessary services as authorized by the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Accurate recordkeeping is mandatory for this position. Significant public contact is required and position requires some independent decision-making and action.

  • Must have valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
  • Transport riders/passengers to and from approved destinations.
  • When needed will assist riders boarding and unloading.
  • Will use proper techniques in assisting passengers, including those in wheelchairs.
  • Will assure proper vehicle maintenance is provided, keep vehicle clean and in good operative condition.
  • Observe safe-driving practices including those outlined in Four County Transit's Safe Driving Policies.
  • Pick up and return participants according to a predetermined schedule developed by the PACE Transportation Supervisor.
  • Provide updates on participant problems or concerns to the PACE Transportation Coordinator.
  • Collect fees/contributions with proper reporting.
  • Report any unacceptable behavior or the use of profanity on the vehicle.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to riders or the agency.
  • Refrain from the use of the vehicle for any personal reason.
  • Maintain accurate transportation records as identified by the supervisor.
  • Complete and submit accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in all required training.
  • Will perform other agency-related tasks as warranted.
  • Will demonstrate and maintain good work ethics.
  • Will adhere to all applicable agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Minimum - Must give a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. High school diploma or GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively. Previous experience preferred. Training required, including but not limited to passenger assistance, First Aid, CPR, wheelchair lift operations, etc. Job requires some lifting up to 75 lbs. Must be able to pass DOT physical, drug and alcohol test and criminal background check.


Position: PACE TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS

Description: Will transport ambulatory and non-ambulatory participants (in wheelchairs or on stretchers) to various destinations by agency vehicle. Will provide needed participants assistance on and off vehicles. The driver will at all times be alert to participants needs and operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Must have skills to deal professionally with health care personnel and participants with chronic illnesses who may be disabled physically and/or cognitively. Transportation drivers may be required to provide necessary services as authorized by the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Accurate recordkeeping is mandatory for this position. Significant public contact is required and position requires some independent decision-making and action.

Requirements: Minimum - Must give a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. High school diploma or GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively. Previous experience preferred. Training required, including but not limited to passenger assistance, Personal Care Assistant (PCA) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), First Aid, CPR, wheelchair lift operations, etc. Job requires moderate to heavy lifting. Must be able to pass DOT physical, drug and alcohol test, criminal background check and agency driving test. Transportation drivers will be required to have one (1) year experience with the elderly. CDL license not required but preferred with passenger endorsement. Use of radio communication equipment is preferred.