Title Memory Care Manager
DepartmentHealth Services
Job TypeFull Time – 40hrs week
LocationHealth Services
ShiftDay shift
Post Date2019-11-14
Job Description

Position Overview: The Wellness Manager will oversee Clinical Management and Performance of Assisted Living. Ensures the highest quality of resident services and care, within budgetary guidelines, while meeting or exceeding the community’s quality and service standards. Responsible for compliance with Federal, State, Local and company policies, procedures, and regulations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Documents as needed and as appropriate, in compliance with regulations.
  2. Practices all safety and loss prevention procedures, adheres to universal precautions and all infection control guidelines.
  3. Attends required in-service, department and community meetings.
  4. Maintains working knowledge and ensures compliance of Federal, State and local regulations regarding long term care/assisted living, as well as professional standards and practice.
  5. Participates in the program development and strategic planning for the Assisted Living.
  6. Provides leadership for the Quality Improvement initiatives in Assisted Living, and participates in the monthly committee meetings.
  7. Provide leadership in developing behavior monitoring plan, quality indicators, and addressing resident to resident abuse.
  8. Responsible for maintaining and monitoring Concern Log for Assisted Living.
  9. Attends clinical, programming, and administrative meetings.
  10. Develops and maintains positive relationship with Ombudsman.
  11. Attends supervisory meetings, transition team meetings, staff meetings, and other management meetings as appropriate.
  12. Maintains positive relationship with outside vendors- including but not limited to: Hospice agencies, Physicians, Therapists, Home Care groups.
  13. Other Duties as assigned

 Operations

  1. Assists in managing the Clinical operations of Assisted Living while meeting, or exceeding, Federal, State, and Local regulations and the community’s quality and service standard.
  2. Ensures continued licensure and certification of the Assisted Living staff, including attending trainings and conferences to ensure constant education.
  3. Ensures compliance with Federal, State, Local, and community regulations and policies.
  4. Oversees and audits nursing services to ensure high quality nursing delivery systems.
  5. Monitors resident care on a daily basis; conducts regular rounds.
  6. Fosters effective communication and team work among the management group and the community management teams at large.
  7. Establishes positive rapport with regulatory agencies; keeps current on changes in federal, state, and local regulations; ensures compliance with all licensing agencies including overseeing license renewals.
  8. Directs the safety and loss prevention program; monitors adherence to safety rules and regulations and takes remedial action when necessary.

 Human Resources

  1. Assists in adequate and effective orientation and training of all employees in their job specific duties, in quality and service standards, and in understanding the resident population.
  2. Ensures that all employees meet, or exceed, the standards of appearance; monitors hygiene and health standards of personnel.
  3. Assists in positive employee relations programs and practices; responsible for creating a motivational work environment which encourages positive problem solving and overall job satisfaction for employees.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Possess broad knowledge of the theory and practice of management, preferably in the health care setting. Willingness and desire to work with the elderly; knowledge in the aging process and the physical, psychological and social needs of the elderly and those diagnosed with dementia.

Education and/or Experience:   Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) required, Registered Nurse (RN) preferred.  One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Computer skills required including experience with Microsoft Office, the internet and web applications.

Expertise in wound care, quality improvement, falls, hydration, infection control, care planning, is a plus.

  1. Ability to direct resident care and services to the elderly which meet or exceed community quality and service standards.
  2. Ability to effectively manage and supervise a diverse employee work group.
  3. Ability to effectively represent Assisted Living to the community at large.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

Assisted Living staff

Language Skills:

Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of mediums: including strong verbal, written and computer skills.

License, Certificates, Registration:

Must be licensed as a nurse in the state of Michigan. Requires current valid National certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner, or will obtain within six months.

 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OSHA OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CATEGORY:  After careful analysis, it has been determined that this position falls into OSHA, Occupational Exposure Category X and requires the following protective equipment be worn by anyone filling this position: gloves, gowns, masks, and/or goggles.  Training will be provided in how to properly and effectively use any necessary equipment, in addition to education regarding precautionary measures, epidemiology, modes of transmission and prevention of HIV/HBV.

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