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Memory Care Director - Senior Living

Location:
Houston, MO
Company:
Tradition Mgt

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The Memory Care Director is responsible for coordination of all resident care, activity programming, and staffing of Memory Care services. The Memory Care 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 residents. The position will liaison with hospital personnel, physicians, community organizations and other health related service agencies to provide services to the residents, support to families and training to staff on an ongoing basis.

RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Coordinate care and engagement (activities) for all residents by creating an environment and flow to the day that matches each resident's physical and cognitive needs.
  • Develop and facilitate monthly programming/activities calendar to meet the need of residents with dementia in the memory care community. Train all memory care staff to provide programming and activities to ensure proper engagement (activities) at all times.
  • Communicate with community healthcare professionals, including physicians, discharge planners, nurses, and state agencies on the care needs of residents as needed.
  • Assist the Healthcare Director in coordinating incidental medical, dental, vision, hearing, and podiatry care for residents and arrange resident escorts as needed.
  • Participate in community's resident assessment program in accordance with company policy and state regulations. Provide input to Healthcare Director regarding Memory Care resident pre-admission assessments and reassessments.
  • Provide care staff with copies of the most current resident service plans and staff tasks sheets and monitor to ensure services are provided and documented according to company policy.
  • Update electronic systems as directed by the Healthcare Director.
  • Interview, hire, monitor, motivate, reward, train, retain, and counsel department staff in accordance with company policy.
  • Observe, address and document any performance related concerns or issues for individual employees in the department on an ongoing basis.
  • Prepare and deliver performance evaluations with recommendations to the Healthcare Director .
  • Coordinate 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited program for licensed vocational/practical nurses or BSN program
  • At least one (1) year experience working with persons with dementia
  • Is a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist, therapeutic recreation assistant, or an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body, such as the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, or the Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification, Inc
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia; able to provide documentation of certification or continuing education
  • Able to effectively teach/train staff
  • Able to work with seniors and patiently interact with cognitively impaired individuals
  • Able to be flexible, adapt and respond to change, make decisions in stressful situations and prioritize tasks and projects

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Job Type: Full-time

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