Careers at Highland Farms

More Than A Job: A Calling

Givens Highland Farms offers a wide variety of professional and career opportunities. As a Givens Highland Farms employee, you will work in a retirement community setting where your work makes a difference to both staff and residents. You will be an integral part of the 200-plus personnel who provide skills, services and care to appreciative residents.

We accept applications or resumes by email for most positions. To inquire about applying for an open position, email or call our Human Resources Department at or call (828) 357-2005.

CNA/Medtech for Home Care

Posted on 1/10/2014

Givens Highland Farms Home Care is expanding!   We currently have one opening for a 3-11 Part-Time Med Tech. We are also accepting applications for PRN positions for CNAs and LPNs. Experience in senior care preferred. Givens Highland Farms is a non -profit continuing care retirement community in Black Mountain.Come be a part of a nurturing, positive environment and join a great team.Please visit our website at or apply in person at 200 Tabernacle RD, Black Mountain NC. 28711

Job Summary:  Assists professional nursing staff by performing routine duties in caring for residents in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility.

Encourages the performance of residents' activities of daily living to the extent each individual's condition permits and provide assistance with residents' activities of daily living as needed by performing duties including, but not limited to assisting residents to dining rooms; feeding or assisting residents with feeding at mealtimes; understanding and carrying out rehabilitative nursing assignments; assisting with or giving bed baths, tub baths, or showers and shampoos as needed; ensuring that mouth care is performed at least once per shift and that male residents are shaved as needed; assisting semi-ambulatory residents to bathrooms; waking residents and performing morning care or providing evening care and preparing residents for sleep, etc.

Supports the care plans established for each resident by remaining informed at all times of the condition and needs of residents assigned to his/her care; following care plans including, but not limited to, taking and recording vital signs as instructed, recording bowel movements, providing and distributing supplemental feedings, accurately recording food and fluid intake and outputs; performing catheter care per orders; transporting residents to and from clinics and between residences; observing, reporting and documenting status changes in an accurate and timely manner, etc.

Supports residents' socialization and orientation to time and place by assisting with admitting new residents to the unit, including orientation to environment; transporting residents to and from activities in which they can participate.     

Completion of Nursing Assistant Training Course from an approved program is required. A minimum of one year experience as a CNA is preferred.

CNS's needed on all shifts. Every other weekend is required.



Dining Services Jobs

Posted on 9/19/2014

Dietary Aide Positions:

Ensures that all residents, staff, and guests enjoy meals that have been prepared in clean cooking vessels on clean equipment, in a clean kitchen, and that are served on clean and sanitary trays and service ware.

Ensures that all small wares (plates, dishes, etc.) are clean, sanitized and ready for use by cleaning items in approved areas, following established dishwashing procedures, and using the appropriate equipment and chemicals safely.

Ensures that silverware and food preparation and serving utensils are clean, sanitized and ready for use by cleaning items in approved areas, following established dishwashing procedures, and using the appropriate equipment and chemicals safely.

Ensures that thickened liquid diets are served the correct amounts and consistancy at each meal, and that each patient is given the accurate food items ordered, based on the card request.

Maintains ready availability of all cleaned and sanitized items by restocking clean and dry items after washing; checking each item prior to restacking, storing, or resupplying.

Maintains cleanliness of dish room and kitchen areas by following cleaning schedules, manufacturer's recommendations for using chemicals properly and safely, observing precautions on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), etc.

Wait positions available:

Ensures that all residents, staff, and guests enjoy meals that have been prepared in clean cooking vessels on clean equipment, in a clean kitchen, and that are served on clean and sanitary trays and service ware.

Organize and set up dining room and beverage area for meal service.Prepare and assemble all salads, desserts, special food items and beverages as need for residents.Assists in helping residents select from menu as needed.Assist cooks in the overall appearance of plate (i.e., garnish correct food items, portion size, etc.).Use proper techniques in meal service in Dining Room (i.e., serve from right, remove from left, serve courses in proper order, etc.).Supply and re-stock beverage area and condiments on a daily basis as required to perform meal service.Perform clean-up of work areas including Dining Room beverage area and dish room to meet required sanitary standards. 

Environmental Services

Posted on 3/30/2015

Our Housekeeping Department has three available positions. All are full time, one is in the Health Care area and requires every other weekend. Two are in Independent living area, Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Job Summary:

Ensures cleanliness and appearance of residents' cottages, apartments, and rooms as well as common areas by performing various routine cleaning and light maintenance procedures, observing universal precautions, and maintaining a trustworthy relationship with residents and staff.

Essential Job Functions:

Maintains high levels of facility cleanliness and appearance by following assignments for cleaning the floors, furniture, draperies, blinds, window sills, trash cans, toilets, sinks, mirrors, etc. in residents' rooms, baths, public areas, offices, storage areas, etc. by performing tasks such as vacuuming, dusting, mopping, and complete bathroom sanitation.

Ensures responsiveness to residents' needs and efficiency of her/his activity by maintaining her/his housekeeping cart in a clean and orderly condition and restocking housekeeping cart at end of each shift. Protects residents and employees and limits the opportunity for exposure by adhering to Universal/Standard Precautions, infection control policies and OSHA requirements; following all guidelines for proper use of personal protective equipment; maintaining familiarity with the MSDS sheet; using proper techniques for applying chemicals and solvents, ensuring that potentially hazardous chemicals and solvents remain locked up at all times when not in use; following all established safety regulations; etc.

Minimizes risk to organization, resident, co-workers and self by following instructions for operating equipment, checking equipment for safety before using, performing light preventive maintenance as directed, reporting any unsafe or hazardous condition at once.Presents a positive image within Givens Highland Farms by maintaining a friendly and cooperative relationship with residents and staff; performing cleaning and laundry responsibilities in a respectful manner.Protects residents' rights by maintaining the confidentiality of all protected health information (PHI) at all times; following NC Bill of Residents' rights and facility policy for treating residents with kindness, dignity, and respect; reporting allegations of resident abuse/neglect or misappropriation of resident property; etc.

Grounds Tech.

Posted on 4/29/2015

Provide general grounds maintenance, repair, and landscape services for all Highland Farms property by following written and verbal request from the FS management team. Follow safety rules and OSHA regulations. Analyze and resolve work problems that arise while performing different assigned tasks and work as a team member to ensure quality of services. Respond to after hour emergencies as needed and participate in the "on call" process with other team members for after-hours maintenance needs. Assist with maintenance and renovation crews as needed. Assist in maintaining supplies and storerooms and with securing needed items. Care for all grounds equipment and inform the Grounds Supervisor of needed repairs.

Team member shall demonstrate the personal characteristics deemed essential for all personnel associated with a Nursing Home/Retirement Community and shall conduct all job related activities in such manner to remain compliant with federal, state and local statutes, regulatory standards, and Highland Farms policies. Team member will use his/her ability to forge mutually respectful partnerships with co-workers, supervisors, and members of the public.Each team member will demonstrate a conviction that all people have the capacity to grow and change and possess a sensitivity to and respect for the diverse cultural backgrounds and practices of supervisors, co-workers, residents, and members of the public. Team member will remain conscious of all safety rules and practices and endeavor to create a safe environment for staff and residents. Will perform other duties as may be required.

Required licenses: Class C, NC driver's license, with a minimum of one year driving experience.

Required education: High School or GED.


Posted on 3/5/2015

Job Summary:

Coordinates the provision of high quality nursing care according to care plans consistent with recognized nursing techniques, procedures and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing and under the supervision of (an) RN(s) and medical staff.

Coordinate the delivery of resident care according to individual plans by performing assessments and participating in the development of individual care plans; reviewing and implementing any changes in physicians' orders; keeping subordinate staff informed by receiving and giving complete and thorough shift reports; documents changes in resident status and reports changes to RN; etc.

Ensures compliance with resident treatment and medication regimens by (re-)ordering medication as prescribed by physicians; administering medications, treatments, or procedures and performing various tests as ordered by physicians and other health care providers; maintaining accurate, up-to-date records including, but not limited to medication administration records, nursing progress notes, treatment records, assessments, incident reports, records of access to and distribution of controlled substances; etc.

Maintenance Supervisor – Renovation Specialist

Posted on 3/2/2015

Job Description: A full time opportunity is available for a skilled and highly organized individual to supervise general maintenance and repair of all facility property. Duties also include managing facility renovations, remarketing renovations of residential units, and other special projects. The Maintenance Supervisor – Renovation Specialist will be responsible for responding to maintenance requests and resolving maintenance issues in a timely manner, performing routine maintenance as needed, and organizing and coordinating the activities of department personnel as well as outside contractors. The Maintenance Supervisor – Renovation Specialist will report to the Department Director.

Job Requirements:Qualified candidates will possessexcellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, experience with scheduling, purchasing and inventory controls in a maintenance setting, and ability to work with minimal supervision. Qualified candidates must possess the ability to handle multiple, concurrent ongoing projects, exhibit excellent interpersonal, computer/technology and customer service skills, as well as excellent computer software skills concentrating in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Required education: High School Diploma or GED minimum, Associate or Bachelor degree in a technical or business field is preferred.

Recreation Therapy Assistant

Posted on 5/12/2015

DESCRIPTION:A Recreational Therapy Assistant is needed at Givens Highland Farms supporting the needs of residents in a 60-Bed Long Term Care Skilled nursing and 30 bed assisted living facility.Position is part-time at 20 hours per week.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:Preferred candidate should be a LRT/CTRS or possess at least one year of experience in therapeutic recreation or leisure services in an older adult setting.Preferred candidate must be able to work independently and able to work within a strong team setting and with a variety of volunteers.Preferred candidate must be supportive of the philosophy of animals within the skilled nursing facility, have a valid driver's license for outings using passenger bus, and have good computer skills and documentation experience. Competitive entry pay and full benefit package available.

RN Nursing Supervisor

Posted on 3/5/2015

Job Summary: Ensures the delivery of high quality resident care according to individualized plans by supervising the work of subordinate nursing staff, performing assessments and providing general and specialized nursing care in compliance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations as well as Company policy.

Essential Job Functions: Establishes and maintains a competent and compassionate nursing environment by evaluating staffing needs; ensuring that qualified, trained staff, sufficient to meet staffing levels set by the State or company policy, are available for service at all times; supervising subordinate staff; etc.

Ensures documentation complies with standards established and monitored by the State at the end of each shift by completing new admission assessments, verifying the competency of new staff in documentation skills, charting resident progress in a timely manner, tracking and recording nursing care plans, completing documentation on acute episodes and employee incidents, etc.

Coordinates response to emergency needs for nursing intervention by evaluating the crisis; assigning appropriate staff; evaluating outcomes; collaborating in the preparation of disaster response plans.

Minimizes risk to organization, resident, co-workers and self by establishing and supporting infection control, employee health, and workplace safety programs (including the use of lifts and gait belts); enforcing federal, state and local regulations and facility policies and procedures regarding resident and employee health and safety; ensuring that medical equipment is checked for safety prior to use; conducting checks to ensure a clean, safe and sanitary living and work environment; helping the Safety Committee develop safety standards for the Nursing department, monitoring the processing and communication of confidential information. etc.