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Food & Nutrition, Personal Care, Support
Vermont, Victoria
Posted 7 years ago
Vermont Aged Care is seeking an experienced Food & Domestic Services Assistant for a full-time position at our expanding aged care facility. In fact our busy, family owned aged care facility has been providing respite, permanent, dementia specific and palliative care to our residents for over 3 decades. So, you'll be joining an established team of committed professionals. Better still there's no "nursing home" attitude at Vermont Aged Care, and no "nursing home bland food" on offer! That's because we have a passion for the quality of life and happiness of each one of our elderly residents. Of course, food is a BIG part of that, so if you want to work with a dynamic, passionate team of dedicated carers then this job is for you! Best of all, you'll get to work closely with other staff, especially the Cook, and our family. This means that you can make a real difference in the lives of our residents everyday. Together, we can ensure our residents receive the best and most nutritional food possible. Furthermore, did you know that Vermont Aged Care is located in Vermont, near to Mitcham, Burwood, Ringwood, Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Wantirna, Blackburn and Box Hill? Better still, we are easily accessible by road and public transport. In fact, the 740 and 742 buses stop right out front of our door! What's more we are undergoing major additions and improvements to our facility in 2017, including modernising our food production facilities. Of course, this is set to the sides of the existing facility so no one is disrupted. Nonetheless, when completed in the coming weeks we will be able to provide the latest technologies and facilities to each of our residents. Please see the full job details below. Click here to go ahead and apply at the bottom of the page. [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]

Who will I be accountable to? Who will give me the support I need?

You will be accountable to the Director of Nursing, who is charged with ensuring you have everything you need to enjoy your work at Vermont Aged Care. Of course, you will work closely with the Cook. In fact, our family focussed community is just one of the things that sets us apart and makes working at Vermont Aged Care so special. That's why at Vermont Aged Care you're a key part of the health services we provide.

Who will I be cooking for and working with?

You will be providing nutritional meals for the Residents and staff of Vermont Aged Care. These residents may be here for respite care, dementia support, long-term aged care or palliative care. That means that their nutritional needs will vary, making your work more interesting. Also, we strongly support cultural choices so you'll be creating a diverse range of foods. Finally, you will be working in a friendly team, at a family operated facility where management support is always on hand.

What qualifications do I need?

You must have previous knowledge and experience in catering and/or cooking for large numbers of people. In fact, due to the nature of the role, you must have this qualification to be considered for this post.  Also, if you have previous experience cooking specifically for the aged, frail or those requiring special diets, that will be well regarded. Also, we are happy to discuss supporting your commitment to further education and training. That's because ongoing learning is highly valued at Vermont. Why not work at Vermont Aged Care and and learn new, valuable skills too?

What is the salary you offer?

We pay as per the award based on your experience and qualifications. We may also support your ongoing training. Better still, if you want to discuss a career plan so we can all keep improving together just let us know. Ongoing learning is supported at Vermont Aged Care.

What are the work hours like?

Your roster will be agreed upon together with the Director of Nursing. In fact, at Vermont we try hard to find the right work/life balance for all our team members. That's just one of the ways that we ensure a great working community at Vermont aged care. Read on to understand this role better. Once you have read through this, if you feel this is the right job for you, simply click here to go ahead and apply at the bottom of the page. [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]

What are the responsibilities & duties of my role?

The quality and nutritional value of our meals is paramount to our service. Further, it's important to provide a diverse diet to our residents. This is both to respect cultural preferences as well as ensuring residents maintain a healthy intake of nutrition. That's why, in this role, you will work closely with the Cook and Nursing staff. Meal Preparation Practices include:
  • Assisting in preparation of meals which cater for the personal preferences, cultural differences and changing health status of residents, consistent with current nutritional standards
  • Assisting in the preparation of meals according to the four week rotating menu with the cook as required
  • Assisting in the preparation of meals for birthdays, special events or functions as determined by management
  • Preparing drinks and special fluids as necessary for individual residents
  • Preparing meal trays/tables with consideration for the residents individual needs and dignity
  • Assisting with meal plating. This includes ensuring the presentation, quantity and temperature of food served is appropriate for the resident’s dietary requirements
  • Assisting with the delivery of meals and the collection of meal trays
Infection Control Practices include:
  • Dismantling meal trays, clearing and preparing dishes and cutlery ready for the dishwasher
  • Maintaining clean food preparation areas, cooking equipment, food storage areas, cupboards and utensils as detailed on the kitchen cleaning list
  • Practicing all food handling practices in accordance with all Food Handling Legislation/Regulations especially in relation to
    • personal hygiene
    • food preparation / handling
    • food storage
    • tray cleaning and washing
    • kitchen hygiene and waste disposal
Stock Control and Ordering Supplies Practices includes:
  • Rotating stock, using supplies according to date received, observing correct storage and preparation methods as instructed and eliminating unnecessary food waste
  • Receiving stock as ordered, checking as directed and storing according to type and without undue delay

What about ongoing learning and my education?

We will support you in the maintenance of knowledge and skills in food preparation and elder care. Further, on some of your shifts you will attend regular lecture sessions as provided by one of our staff or off-site specialists. Better still, off-site training and events may be provided to you as required. In fact, these are just some of the ways in which we ensure our continuing commitment to your further education is promoted. You will learn more if you are shortlisted for an interview.

What's it like being a team member at Vermont?

We provide a happy, collaborative work environment for all staff. It's part of the family operated community that makes us so special to work for. Further, as a community we can be very efficient in the allocation of work amongst staff to ensure a great work/life balance for you. Better yet, ongoing assistance in quality improvement exercises are provided by the Director of Nursing as required so you can focus on being a great nurse.

What about WH&S/OH&S & safe practices in the workplace?

A safe working environment is maintained for all staff at all times. We promote this through following the guidelines as set in the our policy manual. For example we teach correct lifting procedures, or how to handle faulty equipment and report it immediately for prompt repair. Some of our daily checks cover:
  • A safe environment is maintained by staff for residents and visitors at all times i.e. adequate levels of lighting are available and corridors remain uncluttered
  • Effective documentation of incidents as per accepted protocols occurs e.g. residents falling is completed when necessary
  • Promotion of staff attendance at Occupational Health and Safety Meetings or reading of minutes if staff are unable to attend
As a key part of your role as Food & Domestic Services Assistant, you will need to ensure you are:
  • Adhering to occupational health and safety requirements as per policy of the home
  • Familiar with the facility's emergency procedures as they pertain to her/his level of experience
  • Promoting safety awareness in the workplace
  • Reporting concerns and safety issues to your supervisor if you're unable to correct the problem safely
  • Reporting all incidents to the Director of Nursing (DON), or the Registered Nurse in charge if the DON not available

What should my communication skills be like?

As an important function in our daily routine, you will be working with general staff, highly trained medical staff, administrators, and of course residents with various medical conditions. For this reason we place a strong emphasis on your ability to communicate professionally and compassionately. We are looking for staff who:
  • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity in all communications with and about residents
  • Provide all relevant information to relieving registered nurses
  • Ensure that resident information remains confidential and is only made available to those directly involved in the resident’s care
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings that are organised for the ward, to discuss any issues related to the suitable management of resident care
  • Ensures medical staffs are liaised with as necessary, coordinating regular visits from all Allied Health Professionals as necessary
  • Ensures open channels of communication are maintained at all times between residents, relatives and staff regarding the care of residents
  • Ensures complaints by residents are dealt with immediately by the sister-in-charge until a satisfactory solution has been found (and where this has not been possible, would advise the Director of Nursing for further action and achievement of a satisfactory solution)
  • Ensures all legal documentation requirements are upheld at all times and promoted to all staff.

What about professionalism in the workplace?

As a Food & Domestic Services Assistant many of your work practices need to be performed without direction. You will be a member of our community and we empower you to get things done for the benefit of our residents, families and staff. Some of the ways you help us achieve this might include:
  • Promoting innovations in work practices where the need arises
  • Reporting on time and following the dress code guidelines as listed in the policy manual
  • Accepting positive criticism, acting as a resource person and cooperating with staff and community
  • Performing all work activities in accordance with award guidelines (especially with regard to the safety responsibilities inherent in the position of a Cook.)

Is there anything else I need to know before applying?

Of course, with palliative care, sensitivity and compassion are paramount. Overall, you are a very important part of our residents' care and happiness. Rest assured, we appreciate the importance of this role in providing good food for elderly people.

Apply Now

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Job CategoryFull Time, Part Time

Vermont Aged Care is seeking an experienced Food & Domestic Services Assistant for a full-time position at our expanding aged care facility. In fact our busy, family owned aged care facility has...

Food & Nutrition
Vermont, Victoria
Posted 7 years ago
Vermont Aged Care is seeking an experienced Cook for a full-time position at our expanding aged care facility. In fact our busy, family owned aged care facility has been providing respite, permanent, dementia specific and palliative care to our residents for over 3 decades. So, you'll be joining an established team of committed professionals. Better still there's no "nursing home" attitude at Vermont Aged Care, and no "nursing home bland food" on offer. That's because we have a passion for the quality of life and happiness of each one of our elderly residents. Of course, food is a BIG part of that, so if you want to work with a dynamic, passionate team of dedicated carers then this job is for you! Best of all, you'll get to work closely with other staff and our family. This means that you can make a real difference in the lives of our residents everyday. Plus, your input is valued and you have the power to make positive changes. Together, we can ensure our residents receive the best and most nutritional food possible. Furthermore, did you know that Vermont Aged Care is located in Vermont, near to Mitcham, Burwood, Ringwood, Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Wantirna, Blackburn and Box Hill? Better still, we are easily accessible by road and public transport. In fact, the 740 and 742 buses stop right out front of our door! What's more we are undergoing major additions and improvements to our facility in 2017, including modernising our food production facilities. Of course, this is set to the sides of the existing facility so no one is disrupted. Nonetheless, when completed in the coming weeks we will be able to provide the latest technologies and facilities to each of our residents. Please see the full job details below. Click here to go ahead and apply at the bottom of the page.   [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]  

Who will I be accountable to? Who will give me the support I need?

You will be accountable to the Director of Nursing, who is charged with ensuring you have everything you need to enjoy your work at Vermont Aged Care. Better still, as a family run facility, you'll have access to the decision makers on a daily basis. In fact, our family focussed community is just one of the things that sets us apart and makes working at Vermont Aged Care so special. What does that mean for you? Well, you'll have a direct input into our menus and nutritional direction every day. That's why at Vermont Aged Care you're not just "the cook"! In fact, you're a key part of the health services we provide.

Who will I be cooking for and working with?

You will be providing nutritional meals for the Residents of Vermont Aged Care. These residents may be here for respite care, dementia support, long-term aged care or palliative care. That means that their nutritional needs will vary, making your work more interesting. Also, we strongly support cultural choices so you'll be creating a diverse range of foods. Finally, you will be working in a friendly team, at a family operated facility where management support is always on hand.

What qualifications do I need?

You must have previous knowledge and experience in catering and/or cooking for large numbers of people. In fact, due to the nature of the role, you must have this qualification to be considered for this post.  Also, if you have previous experience cooking specifically for the aged, frail or those requiring special diets, that will be well regarded. Also, we are happy to discuss supporting your commitment to further education and training. That's because ongoing learning is highly valued at Vermont. Why not work at Vermont Aged Care and and learn new, valuable skills too?

What is the salary you offer?

We pay as per the award based on your experience and qualifications. We may also support your ongoing training. Better still, if you want to discuss a career plan so we can all keep improving together just let us know. Ongoing learning is supported at Vermont Aged Care.

What are the work hours like?

Your roster will be agreed upon together with the Director of Nursing. In fact, at Vermont we try hard to find the right work/life balance for all our team members. That's just one of the ways that we ensure a great working community at Vermont aged care. Read on to understand this role better. Once you have read through this, if you feel this is the right job for you, simply apply at the bottom of the page.   [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]  

What are the responsibilities & duties of my role?

The quality and nutritional value of our meals is paramount to our service. Further, it's important to provide a diverse diet to our residents. This is both to respect cultural preferences as well as ensuring residents maintain a healthy intake of nutrition. Meal Preparation Practices include:
  • Prepare meals which cater for the personal preferences, cultural differences and changing health status of residents and are consistent with current nutritional standards
  • Prepare meals according to the four week rotating menu and plan such seasonal menus with the DIRECTOR OF NURSING
  • Inform the DIRECTOR OF NURSING of the need to contact a dietician for details of resident’s special diets, dietary modifications
  • Consult with residents, Registered Nurse in charge re food preferences or dislikes of residents and take action Prepare food for birthdays, special events or functions as determined by management
Infection Control Practices include:
  • Practice all food handling practices in accordance with all Food Handling Legislation/Regulations especially in relation to:
    • personal hygiene
    • food preparation / handling
    • food storage
    • tray cleaning and washing
    • kitchen hygiene and waste disposal
  • Monitor and correct infection control practices of food services staff
  • Monitor operating temperatures of the fridge, coolroom, freezers and dishwasher and notify management of faults and place details in maintenance folder
  • Maintain clean food preparation areas, cooking equipment, food storage areas, cupboards and fittings as detailed on the kitchen cleaning list
  • Check and maintain the Catering Manual, informing management of any inclusions required
Distribution Control Practices include:
  • Deliver meals to the resident which are attractively presented, at the correct temperature and the correct amount and consistency for individual needs
  • Prepare meal trays/tables with consideration for the residents individual needs and dignity
  • Leave out sufficient appropriate supplies for resident’s suppers and snacks

Can you describe my position as a Cook?

As a Cook at Vermont Aged Care your role with include the following responsibilities: Stock control / ordering supplies
  • Maintain food supplies and stores of good quality, within budget limits and without over stocking
  • Rotate stock, use supplies according to date received and fresh before frozen or thinned
  • Order food/kitchen supplies on a weekly basis with consideration for seasonal price variations and with the DIRECTOR OF
Nursing Support
  • Monitor goods received and notify supplier/management of discrepancies’
  • Maintain accurate stock control records
Acting Professionally
  • Working without direction
  • Recommending and initiating innovations with work practices
  • Demonstrating concern for completing tasks by end of shift
  • Acting as a resource person, sharing current information
  • Co-operating with other staff
  • Compliant with rules and policies of the aged care, staff appraisal process
  • Demonstrating respect and sensitivity regarding wishes of residents
  • Demonstrating willingness to comply/resolve concerns, complaints or suggestions of residents, family / visitors
  • Accepting positive criticism
  • Being aware of the legal responsibilities of their work
  • Being responsible for reporting on time, notifying the ward of sick leave, wearing appropriate attire
Self Development and Ongoing Education
  • Maintaining knowledge and skills by attending regular in-service education relevant to work performed
  • Using the information provided by the home to improve their knowledge base
  • Attend the annual Fire Safety lectures etc.
General Work Practices
  • Implementing work with regard to all the Accreditation Standards
  • Demonstrating an ability to appropriately plan procedures and complete in an appropriate time frame
  • Focusing on the job while working
  • Assisting in maintaining a clean safe environment for residents, colleagues and visitors
  • Not wasting items ie. stores, linen, equipment, the use of energy (i.e. electricity)
  • Ensuring all accidents, incidents, difficulties, faults or breakdowns are reported immediately and documented accurately on the Hazard Alert forms
  • Working in collaboration with all staff as a team member
  • Assisting in quality improvement exercises as directed by the DIRECTOR OF NURSING as required

What about ongoing learning and my education?

We will support you in the maintenance of knowledge and skills in food preparation and elder care. Further, on some of your shifts you will attend regular lecture sessions as provided by one of our staff of off-site specialists. Better still, off-site training and events may be provided to you as required. In fact, these are just some of the ways in which we ensure our continuing commitment to your further education is promoted. You will learn more if you are shortlisted for an interview.

What's it like being a team member at Vermont?

We provide a happy, collaborative work environment for all staff. It's part of the family operated community that makes us so special to work for. Further, as a community we can be very efficient in the allocation of work amongst staff to ensure a great work/life balance for you. Better yet, ongoing assistance in quality improvement exercises are provided by the Director of Nursing as required so you can focus on being a great nurse.

What about WH&S/OH&S & safe practices in the workplace?

A safe working environment is maintained for all staff at all times. We promote this through following the guidelines as set in the our policy manual. For example we teach correct lifting procedures, or how to handle faulty equipment and report it immediately for prompt repair. Some of our daily checks cover:
  • A safe environment is maintained by staff for residents and visitors at all times i.e. adequate levels of lighting are available and corridors remain uncluttered
  • Effective documentation of incidents as per accepted protocols occurs e.g. residents falling is completed when necessary
  • Promotion of staff attendance at Occupational Health and Safety Meetings or reading of minutes if staff are unable to attend
As a key part of your role as Cook, you will need to ensure you are:
  • Adhering to occupational health and safety requirements as per policy of the home
  • Familiar with the home’s emergency procedures as they pertain to her/his level of experience
  • Promoting safety awareness in the workplace
  • Reporting concerns and safety issues to your supervisor if you're unable to correct the problem safely
  • Reporting all incidents to the Director of Nursing (DON), or the Registered Nurse in charge if the DON not available

What should my communication skills be like?

As an important function in our daily routine, you will be working with general staff, highly trained medical staff, administrators, and of course residents with various medical conditions. For this reason we place a strong emphasis on your ability to communicate professionally and compassionately. We are looking for staff who:
  • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity in all communications with and about residents
  • Provide all relevant information to relieving registered nurses
  • Ensure that resident information remains confidential and is only made available to those directly involved in the resident’s care
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings that are organised for the ward, to discuss any issues related to the suitable management of resident care
  • Ensures medical staffs are liaised with as necessary, coordinating regular visits from all Allied Health Professionals as necessary
  • Ensures open channels of communication are maintained at all times between residents, relatives and staff regarding the care of residents
  • Ensures complaints by residents are dealt with immediately by the sister-in-charge until a satisfactory solution has been found (and where this has not been possible, would advise the Director of Nursing for further action and achievement of a satisfactory solution)
  • Ensures all legal documentation requirements are upheld at all times and promoted to all staff.

What about professionalism in the workplace?

As a Cook, many of your work practices need to be performed without direction. You will be a senior member of our community and we empower you to get things done for the benefit of our residents, families and staff. Some of the ways you help us achieve this might include:
  • Promoting innovations in work practices where the need arises
  • Reporting on time and following the dress code guidelines as listed in the policy manual
  • Accepting positive criticism, acting as a resource person and cooperating with staff and community
  • Ensuring suitable replacement staff are organised in the event that permanent staff are sick
  • Performing all work activities in accordance with award guidelines (especially with regard to the safety responsibilities inherent in the position of a Cook.)

Is there anything else I need to know before applying?

Of course, with palliative care sensitivity and compassion are paramount. An important part of your role will be to ensure that you will provide appropriate meals to residents, their families and visitors to ensure a peaceful and dignified death. Overall, you are a very important part of our residents' care and happiness. Rest assured, we appreciate the importance of this role in providing good food for elderly people.

Apply Now

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Vermont Aged Care is seeking an experienced Cook for a full-time position at our expanding aged care facility. In fact our busy, family owned aged care facility has been providing respite, perman...

Vermont Aged Care is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse Division 2 - Medication Endorsed, for a full-time position at our expanding aged care facility. In fact our busy, family owned aged care facility has been providing respite, permanent, dementia specific and palliative care to our residents for over 3 decades. So you'll be joining an established team of committed professionals. Better still there's no "nursing home" attitude at Vermont Aged Care. That's because we believe in the quality of life and happiness of each one of our elderly residents. So if you want to work with a dynamic, passionate team of dedicated carers then this job is for you! Best of all, you'll get to work closely with other medical staff and our family. This means that you can make a real difference in the lives of our residents everyday. Plus, your input is valued and you have the power to make positive changes. Together, we can ensure our residents receive the safest and best care available. Furthermore, did you know that Vermont Aged Care is located in Vermont, near to Mitcham, Burwood, Ringwood, Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Wantirna, Blackburn and Box Hill? Better still, we are easily accessible by road and public transport. In fact, the 740 and 742 buses stop right out front of our door! What's more we are undergoing major additions and improvements to our facility in 2017. Of course, this is set to the sides of the existing facility so no one is disrupted. Nonetheless, when completed in the coming weeks we will be able to provide the latest technologies and facilities to each of our residents. Please see the full job details below. Click here to go ahead and apply at the bottom of the page. [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]

Who will I be accountable to? Who will give me the support I need?

You will be accountable to the Director of Nursing and the Registered Nurse in charge of the shift worked. They are charged with ensuring you have everything you need to enjoy your work at Vermont Aged Care. Better still, as a family run facility, you'll have access to the decision makers on a daily basis. In fact, our family focussed community is just one of the things that sets us apart and makes working at Vermont Aged Care so special.

Who will I be caring for and working with?

You will be providing care for the Residents of Vermont Aged Care. These residents may be here for respite care, dementia support, long-term aged care or palliative care. Also, you will be working in a team with all the nursing staff present on the shifts worked. Plus, as a family operated facility, management support is always on hand.

What qualifications do I need?

You must be a Victorian Registered Nurse Division 2 - Medication endorsed to apply for this role. In fact, due to the nature of the role, you must have this qualification to be considered for this post.  Also, if you have previous experience in Gerontic Nursing that would be well regarded. Finally, whilst it is not required, we would prefer it if you hold a Postgraduate Gerontic Nursing qualification or are working towards one. In fact, we are happy to discuss supporting your commitment to further education as ongoing learning is highly valued at Vermont. Why not work at Vermont Aged Care and undertake ongoing study?

What is the salary you offer?

We pay as per the award based on your experience and educational qualifications. We may also support your ongoing education. Further, if you would like to discuss a career plan based on your experience, education and skills just let us know.

What are the work hours like?

Your roster will be agreed upon between you and the Director of Nursing. Further, your hours will be limited to 38 hours maximum per week. Better still, at Vermont we try hard to find the right work/life balance for all our team members. That's just one of the ways that we ensure a great working community at Vermont aged care. Read on to understand this role better. Once you have read through this, if you feel this is the right job for you, simply apply at the bottom of the page. [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]

What are the responsibilities & duties of my role?

The primary responsibility of this role revolves around the medication administration issues for older people. Therefore, you will provide the delivery of skilled, individualised nursing care of the highest possible standard for all our residents. Further, you will ensure our care philosophy, objectives and policies are upheld at all times with due regard to our residents' and organisational needs. Overall, we adhere strictly to the standards set down by the Department of Health and Ageing at all times. Some key duties of this role include:
  • The nutrition and hydration maintenance of every resident and reporting any changes in a residents appetite to the sister in charge
  • Ensuring individual continence management programs are attended to at all times. In fact, they must be assessed, evaluated and changed as necessary
  • Ensuring pressure area care is provided according to our residents' individual routines
  • Ensuring mobility and dexterity is maintained for every resident by implementing physiotherapy plans when the physiotherapist is not available
  • Respecting cultural instructions and ensuring they are continued for residents
  • Ensuring residents are prepared in time for their individual activities and therapy plans. These are stated on the allied health and diversional therapy program and listed at each nurse's station
  • Ensuring residents are prepared in time for outings as may be organised by us or their relatives & friends
  • Ensuring complete and satisfactory care of a dying resident is attended to when necessary. This is done by following policy guidelines as outlined in the aged care palliative care seminar
  • Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to the staff members level of expertise, or ensuring capable staff are immediately alerted if the situation occurs where it is required
  • Observing and reporting to the Unit Manager or sister-in-charge any important changes in a resident's behaviour or condition
  • Documenting any changes in a residents' behaviour or condition for future reference
  • Assessing residents for care problems to be included on the nursing care plan
  • Implementing all care as listed on the nursing care plan, and including on the care plan any changes in residents' problems requiring further interventions
  • Documenting on going evaluations of nursing care plans and all other relevant resident documentation, as listed in the documentation policy

What about ongoing learning and my education?

We will support you in the maintenance of clinical knowledge and skills in Gerontic Nursing care. For example, you will be attending regular in-services and information sessions. Further, on some of your shifts you will attend regular lecture sessions as provided by one of our staff of off-site specialists. Better still, off-site training and events may be provided to you as required. In fact, these are just some of the ways in which we ensure our continuing commitment to your further education is promoted. You will learn more about this if you are shortlisted for an interview.

What's it like being a team member at Vermont?

We provide a happy, collaborative work environment for all staff. It's part of the family operated community that makes us so special to work for. Further, as a community we can be very efficient in the allocation of work amongst staff to ensure a great work/life balance for you. Better yet, ongoing assistance in quality improvement exercises are provided by the Director of Nursing as required so you can focus on being a great nurse.

What about WH&S/OH&S & safe practices in the workplace?

A safe working environment is maintained for nursing staff at all times. We promote this through following the guidelines as set in the our policy manual. For example we teach correct lifting procedures, or how to handle faulty equipment and reported it immediately for prompt repair. Some of our daily checks cover:
  • A safe environment is maintained by staff for residents and visitors at all times i.e. adequate levels of lighting are available and corridors remain uncluttered
  • Effective documentation of incidents as per accepted protocols occurs e.g. residents falling is completed when necessary
  • Promotion of staff attendance at Occupational Health and Safety Meetings or reading of minutes if staff are unable to attend

What should my communication skills be like?

As a Division I nurse you will be working with General staff, highly trained medical staff, administrators, and of course residents with various medical conditions. For this reason we place a strong emphasis on your ability to communicate professionally and compassionately. We are looking for staff who:
  • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity in all communications with and about residents
  • Provides all relevant information to relieving registered nurses
  • Ensures that resident information remains confidential and is only made available to those directly involved in the resident’s care
  • Attends and actively participates in meetings that are organised for the ward, to discuss any issues related to the suitable management of resident care
  • Ensures medical staffs are liaised with as necessary, coordinating regular visits from all Allied Health Professionals as necessary
  • Ensures open channels of communication are maintained at all times between residents, relatives and staff regarding the care of residents
  • Ensures complaints by residents are dealt with immediately by the sister-in-charge until a satisfactory solution has been found (and where this has not been possible, would advise the Director of Nursing for further action and achievement of a satisfactory solution)
  • Ensures all legal documentation requirements are upheld at all times and promoted to all staff.

What about professionalism in the workplace?

As a registered Nurse, many of your work practices need to be performed without direction. You will be a senior member of our community and we empower you to get things done for the benefit of our residents, families and staff. Some of the ways you help us achieve this might include:
  • Promoting innovations in work practices where the need arises
  • Reporting on time and following the dress code guidelines as listed in the policy manual
  • Accepting positive criticism, acting as a resource person and cooperating with staff and community
  • Ensuring suitable replacement staff are organised in the event that permanent staff are sick
  • Performing all work activities in accordance with award guidelines (especially with regard to the legal responsibilities inherent in the position of RN Div 1.)

Is there anything else I need to know before applying?

Of course, with palliative care sensitivity and compassion are paramount. An important part of your role will be to ensure that the Director of Nursing is informed of the serious deterioration in any resident’s health. Then, you will provide the appropriate level of professional care and comfort to the residents, their family and visitors to ensure a peaceful and dignified death. Overall, you will assist our other nursing staff in the interpretation of the ethical and legal aspects of our nursing practices & resident care.

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Job CategoryFull Time

Vermont Aged Care is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse Division 2 – Medication Endorsed, for a full-time position at our expanding aged care facility. In fact our busy, family owned aged ...

Nursing
Vermont, Victoria
Posted 7 years ago
Vermont Aged Care is seeking an experienced registered nurse division 1 for a full-time position at our expanding aged care facility. In fact our busy, family owned aged care facility has been providing respite, permanent, dementia specific and palliative care to our residents for over 3 decades. So you'll be joining an established team of committed professionals. Better still there's no "nursing home" attitude at Vermont Aged Care. That's because we believe in the quality of life and happiness of each one of our elderly residents. So if you want to work with a dynamic, passionate team of dedicated carers then this job is for you! Best of all, you'll get to work closely with other medical staff and our family. This means that you can make a real difference in the lives of our residents everyday. Plus, your input is valued and you have the power to make positive changes. Together, we can ensure our residents receive the safest and best care available. Furthermore, did you know that Vermont Aged Care is located in Vermont, near to Mitcham, Burwood, Ringwood, Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Wantirna, Blackburn and Box Hill? Better still, we are easily accessible by road and public transport. In fact, the 740 and 742 buses stop right out front of our door! What's more we are undergoing major additions and improvements to our facility in 2017. Of course, this is set to the sides of the existing facility so no one is disrupted. Nonetheless, when completed in the coming weeks we will be able to provide the latest technologies and facilities to each of our residents. Please see the full job details below. Click here to go ahead and apply at the bottom of the page. [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]  

Who will I be accountable to? Who will give me the support I need?

You will be accountable to the Director of Nursing, who is charged with ensuring you have everything you need to enjoy your work at Vermont Aged Care. Better still, as a family run facility, you'll have access to the decision makers on a daily basis. In fact, our family focussed community is just one of the things that sets us apart and makes working at Vermont Aged Care so special.

Who will I be caring for and working with?

You will be providing care for the Residents of Vermont Aged Care. These residents may be here for respite care, dementia support, long-term aged care or palliative care. Also, you will be working in a team with all the nursing staff present on the shifts worked. Plus, as a family operated facility, management support is always on hand.

What qualifications do I need?

You must be a Victorian Registered Nurse, Division 1. In fact, due to the nature of the role, you must have this qualification to be considered for this post.  Also, if you have previous experience in Gerontic Nursing that would be well regarded. Finally, whilst it is not required, we would prefer it if you hold a Postgraduate Gerontic Nursing qualification or are working towards one. In fact, we are happy to discuss supporting your commitment to further education as ongoing learning is highly valued at Vermont. Why not work at Vermont Aged Care and undertake ongoing study?

What is the salary you offer?

We pay as per the award based on your experience and educational qualifications. We may also support your ongoing education. Further, if you would like to discuss a career plan based on your experience, education and skills just let us know.

What are the work hours like?

Your roster will be agreed upon together with the Director of Nursing. In fact, at Vermont we try hard to find the right work/life balance for all our team members. That's just one of the ways that we ensure a great working community at Vermont aged care. Read on to understand this role better. Once you have read through this, if you feel this is the right job for you, simply apply at the bottom of the page.   [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]  

What are the responsibilities & duties of my role?

  • You will provide residents with skilled, individualized nursing care of the highest possible professional standard based upon currently researched and accepted gerontological nursing practices, including areas of:
    • Wound Management
    • Pain Management
    • Continence Management
    • Medication administration issues for older people
    • Restraint Management
  • You will help make sure that the philosophy, objectives and policies of Vermont Aged Care are upheld at all times, with due regard to resident and organisation needs
  • You will help make sure that the Aged Care Accreditation Standards as set down by the Department of Health and Ageing are met at all times
  • You will help make sure that all relevant resident documentation is completed by nursing staff on their shift
  • You will help make accurate evaluations of care activities are attended to and that appropriate further care is implemented where needed
  • You will help with the prioritising and appropriate sequencing of care activities is undertaken by you and other staff
  • You will help make sure that the staff know and implement Universal Precautions and infection control principles
  • You will help with the correct dispensing of medications to residents either by themselves or another Registered Nurse, Division 1 or higher
  • You will help make sure that pharmaceutical items are ordered for residents as prescribed by medical practitioners, medication charts are current, legible and accurately completed by medical practitioners at all times
  • You will help make sure that residents’ medical practitioners and family are informed immediately of any change in a resident's condition
  • You will help make sure that the amenities are organised and coordinated for all residents (i.e. hairdressing, podiatry, physiotherapy) as necessary
  • You will help with the assessment of the performance of staff under your supervision is undertaken each shift. Further, you will ensure professional standards of care are maintained at all times. Also, you will ensures adequate ward stock is available at all times to enable the delivery of optimum care in a cost effective manner

What about ongoing learning and my education?

We will support you in the maintenance of clinical knowledge and skills in Gerontic Nursing care. For example, you will be attending regular in-services and information sessions. Further, on some of your shifts you will attend regular lecture sessions as provided by one of our staff of off-site specialists. Better still, off-site training and events may be provided to you as required. In fact, these are just some of the ways in which we ensure our continuing commitment to your further education is promoted. You will learn more if you are shortlisted for an interview.

What's it like being a team member at Vermont?

We provide a happy, collaborative work environment for all staff. It's part of the family operated community that makes us so special to work for. Further, as a community we can be very efficient in the allocation of work amongst staff to ensure a great work/life balance for you. Better yet, ongoing assistance in quality improvement exercises are provided by the Director of Nursing as required so you can focus on being a great nurse.

What about WH&S/OH&S & safe practices in the workplace?

A safe working environment is maintained for nursing staff at all times. We promote this through following the guidelines as set in the our policy manual. For example we teach correct lifting procedures, or how to handle faulty equipment and reported it immediately for prompt repair. Some of our daily checks cover:
  • A safe environment is maintained by staff for residents and visitors at all times i.e. adequate levels of lighting are available and corridors remain uncluttered
  • Effective documentation of incidents as per accepted protocols occurs e.g. residents falling is completed when necessary
  • Promotion of staff attendance at Occupational Health and Safety Meetings or reading of minutes if staff are unable to attend

What should my communication skills be like?

As a Division I nurse you will be working with General staff, highly trained medical staff, administrators, and of course residents with various medical conditions. For this reason we place a strong emphasis on your ability to communicate professionally and compassionately. We are looking for staff who:
  • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity in all communications with and about residents
  • Provides all relevant information to relieving registered nurses
  • Ensures that resident information remains confidential and is only made available to those directly involved in the resident’s care
  • Attends and actively participates in meetings that are organised for the ward, to discuss any issues related to the suitable management of resident care
  • Ensures medical staffs are liaised with as necessary, coordinating regular visits from all Allied Health Professionals as necessary
  • Ensures open channels of communication are maintained at all times between residents, relatives and staff regarding the care of residents
  • Ensures complaints by residents are dealt with immediately by the sister-in-charge until a satisfactory solution has been found (and where this has not been possible, would advise the Director of Nursing for further action and achievement of a satisfactory solution)
  • Ensures all legal documentation requirements are upheld at all times and promoted to all staff.

What about professionalism in the workplace?

As a registered Nurse, many of your work practices need to be performed without direction. You will be a senior member of our community and we empower you to get things done for the benefit of our residents, families and staff. Some of the ways you help us achieve this might include:
  • Promoting innovations in work practices where the need arises
  • Reporting on time and following the dress code guidelines as listed in the policy manual
  • Accepting positive criticism, acting as a resource person and cooperating with staff and community
  • Ensuring suitable replacement staff are organised in the event that permanent staff are sick
  • Performing all work activities in accordance with award guidelines (especially with regard to the legal responsibilities inherent in the position of RN Div 1.)

Is there anything else I need to know before applying?

Of course, with palliative care sensitivity and compassion are paramount. An important part of your role will be to ensure that the Director of Nursing is informed of the serious deterioration in any resident’s health. Then, you will provide the appropriate level of professional care and comfort to the residents, their family and visitors to ensure a peaceful and dignified death. Overall, you will assist our other nursing staff in the interpretation of the ethical and legal aspects of our nursing practices & resident care.  

Apply Now

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time, Part Time

Vermont Aged Care is seeking an experienced registered nurse division 1 for a full-time position at our expanding aged care facility. In fact our busy, family owned aged care facility has been prov...

Nursing, Personal Care, Support
Vermont, Victoria
Posted 8 years ago
Vermont Aged Care is seeking experienced Nursing Assistants (NA) &  Personal Care Assistants(PCA) for positions at our expanding aged care facility in Vermont. That's because our busy, family owned aged care facility has been providing respite, permanent, dementia specific and palliative care to our residents for over 3 decades. But now, we are expanding, so you'll be joining an established team of committed professionals in a dynamically growing environment! Better still there's no "nursing home" attitude at Vermont Aged Care, and no "nursing home bland food" on offer. That's because we have a passion for the quality of life and happiness of each one of our elderly residents. Of course, NA/PCA staff are key to providing the best services possible so if you want to work with a dynamic, passionate team of dedicated carers then this job is for you! Best of all, you'll get to work closely with other great staff and our family. This means that you can make a real difference in the lives of our residents everyday. Plus, your input is valued and you have the power to make positive changes. Together, we can ensure our residents receive the best care possible. Furthermore, did you know that Vermont Aged Care is located in Vermont, near to Mitcham, Burwood, Ringwood, Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Wantirna, Blackburn and Box Hill? Better still, we are easily accessible by road and public transport. In fact, the 740 and 742 buses stop right out front of our door! What's more, those major additions and improvements to our facility in 2017 includes modernising all our facilities. Of course, this is set to the sides of the existing facility so no one is disrupted. Nonetheless, when completed in the coming weeks we will be able to provide the latest technologies and facilities to each of our residents and staff. Please see the full job details below. Click here to go ahead and apply at the bottom of the page.   [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]  

Who will I be accountable to? Who will give me the support I need?

You will be accountable to the Director of Nursing, who is charged with ensuring you have everything you need to enjoy your work at Vermont Aged Care. Better still, as a family run facility, you'll have access to the decision makers on a daily basis. In fact, our family focussed community is just one of the things that sets us apart and makes working at Vermont Aged Care so special. What does that mean for you? Well, you'll have a direct input into the company's direction every day. That's why at Vermont Aged Care you're a key part of the health services we provide.

Who will I be looking after and working with?

You will be providing care support to the Residents of Vermont Aged Care. These residents may be here for respite care, dementia support, long-term aged care or palliative care. That means that their needs will vary, making your work more interesting. Also, we strongly support cultural choices so you'll be catering to a diverse range of residents. Finally, you will be working in a friendly team, at a family operated facility where management support is always on hand.

What qualifications do I need?

You must have Certificate II or III – Aged Care. In fact, due to the nature of the role, you must have this qualification to be considered for this post.  Also, if you have previous experience specifically working with the aged, frail or those requiring special care that will be well regarded. Also, we are happy to discuss supporting your commitment to further education and training. That's because ongoing learning is highly valued at Vermont. Why not work at Vermont Aged Care and and learn new, valuable skills too?

What is the salary you offer?

We pay as per the award based on your experience and qualifications. We may also support your ongoing training. Better still, if you want to discuss a career plan so we can all keep improving together just let us know. Ongoing learning is supported at Vermont Aged Care.

What are the work hours like?

Your roster will be agreed upon together with the Director of Nursing. In fact, at Vermont we try hard to find the right work/life balance for all our team members. That's just one of the ways that we ensure a great working community at Vermont aged care. Read on to understand this role better. Once you have read through this, if you feel this is the right job for you, simply apply at the bottom of the page.   [fusion_section_separator divider_type="triangle" divider_position="center" divider_candy="bottom" icon="" icon_color="" bordersize="1" bordercolor="" backgroundcolor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""][/fusion_section_separator]  

What are the responsibilities & duties of my role?

Nursing assistants & Personal Care Assistants are responsible for helping to ensure the quality care our residents deserve. Further, it's important to support the diverse cultural background of our residents. This is both to respect cultural preferences as well as ensuring residents maintain a mental state. You will help with:
  • The delivery of skilled, individualised care of the highest possible standard, for all residents of Vermont Aged Care
  • making sure our philosophy, objectives and policies are upheld at all times with due regard to resident and organisation needs
  • Ensuring standards, as set down by the Department of Health and Ageing, are met at all times
Your duties include:
  • The nutrition and hydration maintenance of every resident. This includes reporting any changes in a resident's appetite to the Registered Nurse (RN) in charge
  • Ensuring individual continence management programs are attended to at all times, assessed, evaluated and changed as necessary
  • Ensuring pressure area care is provided according to a residents individual routine
  • Ensuring mobility and dexterity is maintained for every resident by implementing physiotherapy plans when the physiotherapist is not available.
  • Respecting any cultural instructions and ensuring they are continued for residents
  • Ensuring residents are prepared in time for their individual activities and therapy plans stated on the allied health and diversional therapy program. You will find these listed at each nurses station
  • Ensuring residents are prepared in time for outings as may be organised by the aged care or relatives and friends
  • Ensuring complete and satisfactory care of a dying resident is attended to when necessary as per policy guidelines
  • Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to the staff members level of expertise or ensuring capable staff are immediately alerted if the situation occurs
  • Observing and reporting to the Unit Manager or RN-in-charge of any changes in a resident's behaviour or condition
  • Documenting any changes in a resident's behaviour or condition as directed
  • Assessing residents for care problem, to be included on the nursing care plan, and reporting these
  • Implementing all care as listed on the nursing care plan
  • Documenting on-going evaluations of nursing care plans and other relevant resident documentation as listed in the documentation policy, or as directed by the RN in charge or Director of Nursing (DON)

What other tasks are NA/PCA responsible for ensuring:

In the area of Teaching and Education, as well as Quality Systems involvement:
  • Maintenance of aged care knowledge and skills in aged care by attending regular inservices and information sessions
  • Information, journal articles etc. provided by the aged care are read and the information is incorporated in to work practices as required
  • A continuing commitment to further education is promoted and followed
  • Harmony and a team approach exists as a culture between staff
  • Assistance in quality improvement exercises is provided to the Director of Nursing and Registered Nurses as required performing other such duties as they are capable of as requested by the Director of Nursing or Registered Nurse in charge
In the area of Safety:
  • A safe working environment is maintained for staff at all times. This is promoted following the guidelines as set in the aged care’s policy manual (ie. correct minimal-no lifting procedures, faulty equipment is reported immediately...)
  • A safe environment is maintained by staff for residents and visitors at all times (ie. adequate levels of lighting are available and corridors remain uncluttered...)
  • Effective documentation of incidents as per accepted protocols occurs (eg. residents falling is completed when necessary...)
  • Attendance at Occupational Health and Safety Meetings, or reading of minutes if unable to attend
  • Remaining conversant with all emergency procedures, including Fire and Evacuation procedures
In the area of Communication:
  • Effective communication between members of the interdisciplinary health team, residents and significant others of residents occurs
  • Effective and professional participation in handovers of residents in their care for their particular shift to staff present for the next shift as required
  • Effective documentation of incidents as per accepted protocols are performed eg. residents falling, accidents, skin tears, bruising
In the area of Professionalism:
  • You will be confident in performing daily work practices without ongoing direction
  • Innovations in work practices are recommended where the need arises
  • Reporting to work on time, following the dress code guidelines as listed in the policy manual, accepting positive criticism, acting as a resource person and cooperating with other staff are important capabilities for this job
  • Performing all work activities in accordance with award guidelines with regard to the legal responsibilities inherent in the position.

Tell me more about ongoing learning and my education?

We will support you in the maintenance of knowledge and skills in elder care. Further, on some of your shifts you will attend regular lecture sessions as provided by one of our staff of off-site specialists. Better still, off-site training and events may be provided to you as required. In fact, these are just some of the ways in which we ensure our continuing commitment to your further education is promoted. You will learn more if you are shortlisted for an interview.

What's it like being a team member at Vermont?

We provide a happy, collaborative work environment for all staff. It's part of the family operated community that makes us so special to work for. Further, as a community we can be very efficient in the allocation of work amongst staff to ensure a great work/life balance for you. Better yet, ongoing assistance in quality improvement exercises are provided by the Director of Nursing as required so you can focus on being a great nurse.

What about WH&S/OH&S & safe practices in the workplace?

A safe working environment is maintained for all staff at all times. We promote this through following the guidelines as set in the our policy manual. For example we teach correct lifting procedures, or how to handle faulty equipment and report it immediately for prompt repair. Some of our daily checks cover:
  • A safe environment is maintained by staff for residents and visitors at all times i.e. adequate levels of lighting are available and corridors remain uncluttered
  • Effective documentation of incidents as per accepted protocols occurs e.g. residents falling is completed when necessary
  • Promotion of staff attendance at Occupational Health and Safety Meetings or reading of minutes if staff are unable to attend
As a key part of your role you will need to ensure you are:
  • Adhering to occupational health and safety requirements as per policy of the home
  • Familiar with the home’s emergency procedures as they pertain to her/his level of experience
  • Promoting safety awareness in the workplace
  • Reporting concerns and safety issues to your supervisor if you're unable to correct the problem safely
  • Reporting all incidents to the Director of Nursing (DON), or the Registered Nurse in charge if the DON not available

What should my communication skills be like?

As an important function in our daily routine, you will be working with general staff, highly trained medical staff, administrators, and of course residents with various medical conditions. For this reason we place a strong emphasis on your ability to communicate professionally and compassionately. We are looking for staff who:
  • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity in all communications with and about residents
  • Provide all relevant information to relieving registered nurses
  • Ensure that resident information remains confidential and is only made available to those directly involved in the resident’s care
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings that are organised for the ward, to discuss any issues related to the suitable management of resident care
  • Ensures medical staffs are liaised with as necessary, coordinating regular visits from all Allied Health Professionals as necessary
  • Ensures open channels of communication are maintained at all times between residents, relatives and staff regarding the care of residents
  • Ensures complaints by residents are dealt with immediately by the sister-in-charge until a satisfactory solution has been found (and where this has not been possible, would advise the Director of Nursing for further action and achievement of a satisfactory solution)
  • Ensures all legal documentation requirements are upheld at all times and promoted to all staff.

What about professionalism in the workplace?

As an NA/PCA, many of your work practices need to be performed without direction. You will be a key member of our community and we empower you to get things done for the benefit of our residents, families and staff. Some of the ways you help us achieve this might include:
  • Promoting innovations in work practices where the need arises
  • Reporting on time and following the dress code guidelines as listed in the policy manual
  • Accepting positive criticism, acting as a resource person and cooperating with staff and community
  • Ensuring suitable replacement staff are organised in the event that permanent staff are sick
  • Performing all work activities in accordance with award guidelines (especially with regard to the resident care responsibilities inherent in the position of a NA/PCA.)

Is there anything else I need to know before applying?

Of course, with palliative care sensitivity and compassion are paramount. An important part of your role will be to ensure that the Director of Nursing is informed of the serious deterioration in any resident’s health. Then, you will provide the appropriate level of professional care and comfort to the residents, their family and visitors to ensure a peaceful and dignified death. Overall, you will assist our other nursing staff in the interpretation of the ethical and legal aspects of our nursing practices & resident care.

Apply Now

Job Features

Job CategoryCasual, Full Time, Part Time

Vermont Aged Care is seeking experienced Nursing Assistants (NA) &  Personal Care Assistants(PCA) for positions at our expanding aged care facility in Vermont. That’s because our busy, fa...