Senior Living Residences

Resident Care Director / Nurse Manager

US-MA-Malden
4 weeks ago
ID
2017-1442
# of Openings
1

Overview

Senior Living Residences (“SLR”) is seeking a full timeResident Care Director to support Forestdale Park, a brand new assisted living and memory support community in Malden, Massachusetts. Forestdale Park is a Volunteers of America Massachusetts Senior Community expected to open in February of 2018. This position would be essential in preparing the community for a successful opening and will have an expected start date in November 2017. 

 

The primary functions of the Resident Care Director include managing, directing and developing a comprehensive care program for all residents of the community which may include traditional Assisted Living residents as well as those in our specialized Alzheimer’s and Dementia care neighborhood. The Resident Care Director serves as a liaison with family members, community agencies and care providers. The ideal candidate for the Resident Care Director position will have an acute sense of responsibility and moral integrity with a sincere desire to work with elders.

 

SLR is acclaimed for its forward-thinking, pacesetting innovations in the world of senior care that include the renowned Compass Memory Support Program, the award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking Program and the stigma-shattering Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative that is quickly spreading across our area. We are committed to working and partnering with like-minded people which has led to our long-standing affiliations with other ground-breaking organizations including the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Oldways, Health Through Heritage, creators of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.

 

Known amongst our peers as the Right Values Company, SLR communities are guided by our core beliefs in resident quality of life, integrity, innovation, discovery and valued associates. We are proud of the environment we have cultivated that encourages all associates' ideas and feedback in an effort to better our programming, operations and, of course, care for our residents.

 

We offer a culture of constant-learning and constant-improvement, always striving to set higher standards. In addition, our associates appreciate access to professional education as well as a competitive salary and benefits package that includes paid time off and holidays, retirement option with company match and various insurance benefits.

Responsibilities

Assessment, Service Plan Development and Oversight:

  • Provide comprehensive initial assessment of all residents prior to move in.
  • Develop initial service plan in coordination with family and other relevant care providers and provide regular reassessments.
  • Assure that resident’s service plan is properly implemented by community staff.

Management and Training Duties:

  • Recruit, interview, hire, train (new hire and ongoing), schedule and supervise all RCAs. Closely mentor, guide and direct the RCAs in all aspects of their job.
  • Assuring compliance with all resident care related regulations (e.g., medication management)

Budgeting, Quality Control and Compliance:

  • Responsible for management of wellness budget.
  • Understand and comply with EOEA Assisted Living regulations.
  • Monitor resident quality of care on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate ancillary health and therapeutic services for residents if needed and/or requested.
  • Arrange for emergency treatment when required.
  • On-call responsibilities as scheduled to assure that personal care staff have adequate backup.  
  • Assure that all appropriate communication regarding resident care issues is shared with other departments in a timely manner.
  • Maintain all accurate records of resident care files.

Other:

  • Conduct tours and community outreach, and conduct assessments of potential residents within 24 hours
  • Serve as “manager on duty” on a rotating weekend schedule with other managers
  • Participate in social activities with residents as scheduled.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse who is a graduate of an approved nursing program with valid Massachusetts nursing license or otherwise meets the requirements of EOEA Assisted Living regulations.
  • Bachelor’s degree required and at least two years experience with elderly or disabled individuals.
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong assessment and care planning skills.
  • Experience with residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Acute sense of responsibility and moral integrity.
  • Sincere desire to work with residents and ability to deal with residents under all conditions.
  • Compassion and patience essential; level-headed and calm in emergencies.
  • Ability to cooperate with other associates in a team environment.
  • Must be willing to perform non-essential duties as needed. Must possess a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm in order to create an atmosphere conducive to growth.
  • Must be able to handle the physical requirements of the job including standing, sitting, bending and moving residents (one person assist).
  • Must have means of transportation to complete assessments for new and returning residents.

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