The Memory Care Director is responsible for coordination of all resident care and staffing of Memory Care services. This Director will provide input related to pre-admission assessments and decision-making, reassessments and care plans. The Memory Care Director will offer dementia-related expertise to assist the resident and his or her responsible party in maintaining the physical and emotional health of the resident. The Memory Care Director will liaison with hospital personnel, physicians, community organizations (to include the local Alzheimer's Association Chapter) and other health-related agencies to provide services to the residents, support to families and staff training on an ongoing basis. Additionally, the Memory Care Director will be responsible for the interviewing, hiring, evaluating, coordinating, motivating, monitoring performance, scheduling and supervising the memory care department staff. He or she will also make recommendations to the Healthcare Director with respect to staff evaluations, merit pay increases, reprimands, and disciplinary actions.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
□ Coordinate care for all residents by creating an environment and flow of each day that matches each resident's physical and cognitive needs.
□ With support from social programming, ensure all memory care staff are trained to provide programming and activities that will ensure proper engagement (activities) at all times.
□ Communicate with community healthcare professionals, including physicians, discharge planners, nurses, and state agencies regarding the care needs of residents as needed.
□ Participate in the community's resident assessment program in accordance with company policy and state regulations. Provide input to the Healthcare Director regarding Memory Care resident pre-admission assessments and reassessments.
□ Coordinate the departmental schedule and ensure adequate staffing in accordance with company standards, policies, procedures, budgets and state law.
□ Arrange for coverage of job duties within the department during employee absences through either delegation or personal completion of duties.
- Graduate of an accredited program for licensed vocational/practical nurses
□ Knowledge of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Must provide documentation regarding certifications and related continuing education
□ At least two years of management experience working with residents with dementia
□ Be passionate about providing a high quality of customer service and resident satisfaction
□ Be organized with excellent communication skills, follow-through, and the ability to work as a part of a team and be solution-oriented
□ Be able to obtain and maintain valid first aid/AED/CPR certification
□ Must pass criminal background check
Full-time salaried position involving evenings, week-ends and overtime
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