Resident Care Coordinator (LPN or RN) for Assisted Living

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing



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Essential Duties

Provides direct supervision of care giving within the community. Responsible for organizing, directing and implementing care associates. Ensures residents are treated with respect and dignity, recognizing individual needs, and encouraging independence. Fosters a homelike atmosphere throughout the community in accordance with the Company standards and as required by State and Federal regulations

  • Provides direct supervision of resident care staff, which includes monitoring job performance, conducting associate performance evaluations, coaching and counseling associates and conducting and documenting corrective action as needed.
  • Coordinates training and education of resident care staff on an ongoing basis.
  • May verify all associate hours and weekly hour’s report. Completes associates schedules to assure proper coverage to meet resident needs and according to budget.
  • Monitors weekly/monthly blood pressures and weights to rotating shifts, or applicable vital signs.
  • Monitors staff in administration of medication, to include frequents audits of medication sheets.
  • Assists the Assisted Living Director (ALD)/Health and Wellness Director (HWD) in medication management, including administration of medications to residents, ordering medication from pharmacy and maintaining records as dictated by the Community. Assures that medications are properly stored, medication carts/cupboards are cleaned and medication room is organized according to standards.
  • Observes residents health status, takes actions to address concerns within scope of practice, and reports all significant changes, reactions to medications and treatment or significant incidences to ALD/HWD in a timely manner.
  • Reviews capabilities of resident who self- administer medications on a regular basis (refer to state regulations regarding medication assistance and documentation).
  • Conducts pre-admission screening of prospective new residents when assigned by supervisor and updates every six months or as needed. Assures that all required documentation, including notes, service plans and nursing assessments, is completed.
  • Performs ongoing assessments of resident physical and psycho-social needs and coordinates with nurse to assure quality proactive care as allowed by state regulation.
  • Communicates to families regarding resident's personal needs and achievements. Reminds families of need for scheduled physician, dental, or eye appointments.
  • Assists in organizing and developing service plan reviews as required, with appropriate resident care team members and resident families.
  • Observes residents, records significant reactions, and notifies Executive Director, Assisted Living Director/Health and Wellness Director, physician, and pharmacist (as applicable) of resident's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Responds promptly to all emergency calls from residents, including residents residing in independent section of community.
  • Performs daily, weekly and monthly safety and infection control checks of the home and grounds, assisting the Executive Director and the Assisted Living Director/Health and Wellness Director for resident health and safety purposes.
  • Coordinates monthly staff schedules, arranges replacement staffing when necessary and maintains clear records of all changes, requests and irregularities.
  • Assures in-house ancillary medical services such as podiatrist, doctor visits, psych visits, labs, x- ray, ambulance, etc. are scheduled and followed through.
  • Participates in the maintenance of resident records including review of documentation performed by resident assistants, monthly MAR reviews, setting up new resident and thinning records appropriately.
  • Participates in department quality improvement activities, to include completion of quality assurance surveys as assigned by Executive Director and/or the Health and Wellness Director/Assisted Living Director.
  • Participates in community functions including family socials and open houses. Communicates with community professionals.
  • Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally
  • Shares on call duties as required.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications & Experience

  • LPN or RN degree
  • One or Two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Refer to state specific regulations for qualifications required to assist with medications.
  • QMAP certified if applicable per state requirements
  • 1-year experience in a community or relevant experience preferred.
  • 1-year experience in overseeing and monitoring other staff preferred.
  • Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines.
  • Must have computer word processing and database experience.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements

    In accordance with state law, may need to possess current state certification and follow regulations to maintain certification currency.
  • Moderate physical activity required by handling objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or 20 pounds frequently.
  • Possible exposure to chemicals, blood borne pathogens and other infectious diseases.
  • Sits, stands, bends and moves frequently during working hours.
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Interacts with residents, family members, visitors frequently.
  • NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities. Or qualifications associated with the job.

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