Dementia Care Program Director

FUNCTION: The Bridge to Rediscovery Program Director is responsible for the day-to­ day operations and management of the Bridge to Rediscovery Unit.

 

The Bridge to Rediscovery Program Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a coordinated interdisciplinary program that meets the needs of the residents on the Unit. This will be established through the creation of a Montessori Based Dementia Program consistent with the individual resident needs

 

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

The following specifications may differ depending upon the number of available employees among whom the performance of a particular job function can be distributed and the size and type of community.

  • Employees will be required to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, incumbent will possess the mental abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty
  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Freedom from illegal use of
  • Freedom from use and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the
  • Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law or regulatory body of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in the

 

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  • Demonstrates effective time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer and software application used in job functions .
  • Basic knowledge of the clinical/social attributes of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Good organizational skills--ability to review workflow and set priorities to meet competing agendas.
  • Ability to design Montessori Based Dementia Programming programs to effectively address resident needs.
  • Ability to review the individual program needs of residents with Alzheimer's and other dementias needs.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Licensed Nurse, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Bachelor's in Social Work or equivalent
  • Must have experience with program development and design for residents with Alzheimers and Related
  • Must have experience in providing staff with leadership and guidance.
  • Must have minimum of one year's current experience working with individuals with Alzheimer's or other related disease residing in a secure standard environment.
  • Current experience must include the understanding and ability to implement the appropriate standards and safety measures for a
  • Must be able to successfully teach and mentor others on the techniques, standards and requirements for the care of residents with Alzheimers and Related Disorders
  • Must have completed training in Alzheimer's, Dementia and Related Disorders as required by state/federal regulations, and successfully complete the Bridge to Rediscovery Train the Trainer Program after employment occurs and actively apply the principles.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

 

  • As per state/federal requirements,

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary care setting with

 

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residents, families, staff members, representatives of community and government agencies.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and

 

REASONING  ABILITY:

 

  • Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram
  • Ability to make independent decisions when
  • Ability to solve problems related to resident and staff
  • Ability to analyze data, reports, business documentation and problems and develop workable solutions and goals.
  • Be able to interpret and implement written or oral programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department and the organization.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Works with the Executive Director/Healthcare Administrator to build relationships and strong communication lines with residents and families to aid in their adjustment to the community,
  • Ensures needs and problem are identified, addressed and resolved
  • Implements and coordinates the Bridge to Rediscovery
  • Develops and maintains a program which is therapeutic and age appropriate for the residents on the Bridge to Rediscovery Unit based on Montessori Based Dementia Programming principles
  • Follows instructions and timelines for all Bridge to Rediscovery required documentation and specific form(s) complet
  • Develops Montessori Based Dementia Programs for various levels of resident ability
  • Assists in determining appropriate staffing

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Establishes Bridge to Rediscovery Program planning meetings with Unit staff to develop, review and/or update individualized resident program
  • Provides staff training for the Bridge to Rediscovery
  • Implements Bridge to Rediscovery policies and
  • Makes suggestions for revisions, to the Bridge to Rediscovery Program as needed.
  • Makes recommendations to the Executive Director/Healthcare Administrator for the following employee-related responsibilities: hiring, counseling, evaluations and other matters related to the supeNision of employees.
  • Recognizes signs of staff stress and Provides options for stress management and coping skills.
  • Assists with monthly in-services. Schedules Bridge to Rediscovery staff meeting for programming, care, changes in policy,
  • Assists with new employee orientation and ensures each staff member has been properly trained in Montessori Based Dementia
  • Assists family members in dealing with personal issues and provide suggestions for coping
  • Provides assistance to the staff in defusing difficult behaviors.
  • Reviews monthly staffing schedules. Communicates special situations where additional staffing is needed to meet the resident's specific needs to nursing administration, Executive Director/Healthcare Administrator
  • Creates and maintains a family resource library.

 

Operational  Management

 

  • Ensures the resident participates in specific Montessori Based Dementia Programming during his/her stay in the Bridge to Rediscovery Unit
  • Ensures pre-admission/move-in seNice reviews and or home visits to ensure appropriate admission/move-in criteria is Demonstrates constant familiarity with the resident service/care plans.
  • Ensures staff members are as familiar and are able to discuss any changes in the seNice/care plans with the resident/families.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Supervises/completes resident profile, comprehensive life review , interest survey and all other required admission/move-in and routine paperwork as
  • Provides education, techniques and guidance to family members on Montessori Based Dementia Programming for their
  • Facilitates the Bridge to Rediscovery Program planning meetings to include activities, nutritional staff, families, and other disciplines as appropriate.

 

Quality of Service Management

  • Observes and assists staff in the administration of the individualized daily Montessori Based Dementia program plan.
  • Develops family and customer satisfaction tools (when requested) so that findings are integrated into the overall facility's quality management program.
  • Integrates the social, physical, intellectual, emotional aspects of Montessori Based Dementia Programming into the resident's daily plan.
  • Oversees the management of personal care delivery for the residents, assisting as
  • Ensures that the nutritional program within the Bridge to Rediscovery dining program is developed in accordance to individual resident reviews and integrated into each resident's program
  • Ensures the resident's rights and dignity are maintained at all times.

 

Bridge to Rediscovery Program Oversight

  • Ensures Bridge to Rediscovery Montessori Based Dementia program planned for each resident is developed consistent with the resident 's individualized needs and
  • Follows Bridge to Rediscovery Administrative
  • Reviews each resident's program plan before implementation.
  • Ensures that the Montessori Based Dementia program is revised according to changes in resident's needs and behaviors.
  • Assists residents in working toward appropriate individual goals
  • Monitors the safe use of all program supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ensures the Bridge to Rediscovery dining program is implemented and remains established.
  • Ensures that there is a continuation of previous life tasks for each resident where appropriate through Montessori Based Dementia Programming techniques.

 

INTERPERSONAL  SKILLS:

Demonstrates active listening techniques, gains support through effective relationships, treats others with dignity and respect and seeks feedback.

  • Develops and maintains a good working relationship and cooperative attitude with intra-departmental personnel, as well as, other departments within the community. Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and
  • Possesses the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents , family members, visitors, and the general public.
  • Possesses leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel. Encourages professional growth of
  • Works with the regional / corporate staff and implements recommended changes as required.

CONTINUING  EDUCATION:

 

  • Attends continuing education programs required for maintenance of professional certifications and licensure.
  • Incorporates new methods, principles, and trends learned from continuing education programs into existing

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, stir, walk, and stand for extended periods throughout the workday. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.

2017-10-30T16:12:59+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Job Post, News|