Job Description

Jackson Creek, 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Monument, Colorado, United States of America Req #3201
Thursday, July 22, 2021
WellAge is an established and recognized leader driving high-quality service innovation for seniors and value for our investors. "WellAge" means "aging well," inspiring our focus to create innovative and customer-driven models filled with personalized and meaningful living experiences.

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The Director of Memory Care is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and coordinating of the Assisted Living Apartments to ensure quality care for residents; be knowledgeable of and implement federal, state and local regulations for a safe and engaging experience for the residents, personnel, and physical environment. 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position reports to the Executive Director

  • Oversees the Memory Care Unit and directs the day-to-day functions of staff

  • Ensures that emotional, physical, psychological, and safety needs are met through all program services and activities 

  • Manages labor costs, supplies and other line items in department budget

  • Meets with staff and support personnel to plan and schedule shifts, services, programs and activities 

  • Supervise and develop the performance of all Memory Care department team members

  • Directly supervises up to 40 employees.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

  • Provide care to residents, including but not limited to: Completion of care assessments and resident care plans, discussing changes in resident condition with physicians, introduce interventions to reduce falls based on individual resident needs, etc. Also provide medication administration and help with resident care, as needed

  • Implement, coordinate and manage person-centered care based on company's philosophy, mission and core values

  • Direct resident well-being according to State regulations to ensure appropriate and acceptable standards of care and adequate staffing

  • In collaboration with Director of Wellness, coordinate, complete, and/or review data reports and queries in compliance with Company's Resident Care Quality & Analytics program and protocols

  • Accountable for timely assessments and accurate care plans in the electronic health record, plus communication with Business Office Manager any additional care given for accurate resident billing

  • Maintain a working knowledge of state regulations, policies and procedures, dictated for compliance

  • Facilitate initial and on-going training for caregiving team members as well as other community team members as necessary and as applicable based on State-specific regulations as well as Company's policies and procedures

  • In conjunction with the community’s multidisciplinary team, coordinate the resident admission process including screening, assessment, care planning and team assignments

  • Ensure appropriate delivery of services as identified in resident care plans by delegating and communicating verbal and written expectations to caregiving team members

  • Participate in on-going resident assessment and determination of care needs as required by State-specific regulations and Company's policies and procedures

  • Collaborate with external services providers to ensure the most appropriate and highest level of service is provided to each resident

  • Ensure compliance with OSHA, FDA and Fire safety standards relative to wellness systems and resident care

  •  Other duties as assigned

TALENT:

Execution

Multi-tasks and easily prioritizes 

Takes ownership and responsibility

Executes with diligence

Hard work ethic


Influencing
Strong communication and sets clear expectations

Influences others to take action

Is in tune with how to manage individuals

Leads with Integrity and excellence

Natural leadership and management


Strategic Planning

Able to see multiple solutions to a problem

Ability to anticipate and resolve problems

Critical thinking


Relationship Building

Ability to build relationships with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, community and the general public

Quickly builds trust with individuals and teams

Ability to deal with conflict and have difficult conversations

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served

  • The changes associated with dementia illnesses, how they affect the individual’s ability to function, and the adaptive strategies that help maintain a resident’s remaining abilities


EXPERIENCE:

  • At least three years of management experience in an assisted living, long term care or hospital setting; 

  • Candidates will be considered with caregiver certifications beneficial to the community and management experience

  • Prefer two (2) years’ experience working with persons with dementia


CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Adult First Aid and CPR certification


EDUCATION:

  • Associate's degree in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, or Gerontology is preferred

  • Colorado Qualified Medication Administration Person (QMAP) qualification (for individuals that are not licensed in nursing)


WORK AREA AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in all areas of the community

  • Moves intermittently during working hours

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances

  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc

  • Works collaboratively with the on-site Executive Director who has ultimate operational control over the campus

  • Communicates with the maintenance personnel, nursing staff, and other department supervisors

  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants

  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the community

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this community, which include a mental and physical examination

  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations

OTHER:

  • Reports to: Executive Director of Community

  • Travel (minimal)

  • Flexibility with schedule

  • Must maintain valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license

 


WellAge is  an Equal Opportunity Employer


Wellage is an equal opportunity employer.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Hiring Rate $55,000.00

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