Director of Memory Care – RN Registered Nurse – HRA Senior Living – Huntsville, AL

Has oversight for non-licensed operations in Memory Care. Has the responsibility of the safety and well-being of all MC residents. Actively manages resident safety, life enrichment programs, non-licensed care, social settings in dining, and appropriate dementia environment. Has the ability as an Alzheimer’s trainer, support group facilitator and family advocate. Is overall responsible for providing a pleasant living environment for residents under his/her charge and creates a positive workplace for associates.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise and direct Memory Care associates.
  • Maintain stimulating life enrichment activity programs thatempower, maintain and support individual preferences andcapabilities.
  • Maintain environments that promote feelings of safety andsecurity, overall well-being and happiness in personal andcongregate areas of the community.
  • Maintain a positive social model (non-clinical) resulting in ahomelike environment.
  • Interview residents and families prior to admission and partner inreview with the Director of Resident Care. Completion of PersonCentered Care (PCC) reviews on all new residents admitted.
  • Ensure residents non licensed Activities of Daily Living (ADL)such as bathing, dressing, grooming, dining, continence care,mobility and other functions are being met through partnershipwith Director of Resident Care.
  • Train associates and model expectation for resident’s successful dining experience.
  • Responds to resident, family and associate concerns in an appropriate, timely and courteous manner.
  • Develop and execute calendar of Life Enrichment programs. Ensure proper documentation of Life Enrichment programs on a daily basis.
  • Oversight of Family Partnership volunteer program for memory care.
  • Ensure that associates makes resident rounds every two hours or asrequired to ensure safety.
  • Assist in the admission, transfer and discharge of residents.
  • Accept any other tasks, assignments or requests as deemednecessary by the Executive Director.
  • Recognizing changes in residents’ conditions and reporting suchchanges to the Director of resident care.
  • Reporting immediately all accidents involving residents to theDirector of Resident Care.
  • Understanding and communicating fire and emergency procedures,hazardous materials, MSDS, and Community safety precautions.
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with UniversalPrecautions including but not limited to infection controlstandards, hazardous waste policies, blood borne pathogens and allsafety rules.
  • Pursuing education development in Alzheimer’s disease andrelated disorders.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Leads by example exhibiting the CORE Values through servantleadership
  • Encourages teamwork and promotes company philosophy
  • Attends required community meetings and participates LifeEnrichment activities when able
  • Completes all required courses in adherence with HRA Universityif applicable
  • Is prompt and able to perform the required duties of the position ona regular, predictable basis
  • Becomes familiar and understands how to report a missing personusing the Safe Return program or equivalent
  • Becomes familiar and understands the steps for fire evacuation

Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent education and experience;subject to State requirements.
  • Training in dementia care or Alzheimer’s is strongly preferred.
  • Able to effectively supervise a diverse employee work group
  • One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalentcombination of education, experience and staff management
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and Outlook software. Basictyping skills required
  • Previous experience in caring for seniors in an assisted living ornursing home environment.
  • Supervision and management experience to supervise staff.

Source: Indeed.com
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