Resident Care Director- LVN/RN

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As a Resident Care Director with Carefield Living communities, you lead the way in in resident care to ensure that our residents are kept healthy and happy.   

Job Summary:

This position oversees all aspects of resident care, supervises assisted living and memory care services, maintains medical supplies inventory, and implements health, orientation, and training programs for associates and residents. 

Job Duties:

Essential Functions

  • Support the mission, vision, and culture of the organization through positive communication and leadership.
  • Contribute to Community relationships by demonstrating cooperation and professional conduct with residents, families, fellow associates, physicians, pharmacies and other vendors or persons. 
  • Contribute to team effort by being flexible in work assignments; by furnishing support; by taking initiative; and by understanding how this position affects and compliments all other Community positions. 
  • Able to maintain work pace appropriate to given work load. Perform activities on schedule while maintaining regular attendance and punctuality within specified tolerance. 
  • Supervise resident care associates, provide training, set and adjust rates of pay and hours of work, provide formal and informal performance feedback, recognize both appropriate and inappropriate behaviors/performances through rewards and discipline, and apportion work among subordinates.
  • Interview residents and families prior to admission and coordinate pre-admission screening and assessment. 
  • Evaluate resident care needs and determine required level of care upon admission and changes in condition.
  • Maintain clear records of all resident changes, requests, and irregularities.
  • Update medical charts and care plan.
  • Observe residents’ health status and take actions to address concerns within scope of practice.
  • Record and notify Executive Director, physician, pharmacist, and family of any significant changes to resident’s health status and/or reactions to drugs, treatments, or significant incidents. 
  • Order medications from pharmacy, maintain records, and ensure that medications are properly stored and cared for.
  • Maintain all health equipment for safety and proper function.
  • Review and implement incident reports; evaluate for need of intervention to minimize risk of further occurrences.
  • Read and understand medications and charts.
  • Maintain records and files for residents, inventory, and supplies.
  • Maintain appropriate supplies at all time.
  • Provide quality assisted living program.
  • Implement orientation and education programs that explain the philosophy of service in accordance with Northstar Senior Living’ Policies and Procedures.
  • Schedule Personal Care Assistants, develop daily tasks, and make assignments.
  • Verify employee hours on time cards and payroll reports and arrange replacement staffing when necessary.
  • Monitor associates in administration of mediation, including frequent audits of medication records.
  • Interview and test job applicants.
  • Continually assess resident needs in relation to associate training needs to determine priorities in designing an ongoing orientation program.
  • Ensure that all new associates receive general and specific job training.
  • Incorporate State Department of Social/Facility Services/ Public Welfare/Licensure requirements during in-service training and orientation.
  • Participate in New Hire Orientation program and other regular associate meetings or functions.
  • Monitor and maintain records of immunizations requirements for associates and residents. 
  • Track and ensure regulatory training requirements are met for associates annually.
  • Maintain professional accountability for personal nursing practice and care delegated to non-licensed associates. 

Added Responsibilities 

  • Respond appropriately to changes in the work setting. 
  • Be familiar with Carefield Living/ Northstar Senior Living Policies & Procedures Manual and Associate Handbook and Nurse Practice Act in the state of licensure and practice.
  • Perform other related assignments as required.
  • Attend required in-service training.
  • Be willing and able to work in any resident care position. 
  • Conduct tours.

Accountabilities:

  • Act on constructive feedback by listening to supervisor(s), customers and peers and use it to improve performance.
  • Maintain resident, employee, and community confidentiality; abide HIPAA laws. 
  • Respect Resident’s Rights. 
  • Demonstrate positive attitude and ability to work well with all people, particularly the elderly.
  • Promote positive work environment that emphasizes teamwork.
  • Demonstrate willingness to help other staff whenever needed. 
  • Observe standard precaution procedures and all safe workplace measures.
  • Report any suspected or observed abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property or funds of a resident to the appropriate licensing agencies.
  • Operate department within budget.

Job Specifications:

Skill

  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Vocation Nurse (LVN), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with an unencumbered license to practice nursing within the state of practice.  
  • This position also requires 2-3 years of supervisory experience, prior care experience in an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility, and valid First Aid and CPR Certification.  
  • Able to speak, read, write and understand the English language fluently.
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel for assessments and other outreach, automobile insurance as required by law and a valid drivers license. 

Effort

  • Maintain mental alertness, attention, and concentration for necessary periods.
  • Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic). 
  • Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards. 
  • Regularly required to sit and talk or listen.
  • Able to stand, stoop and bend frequently, lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 40 pounds.  Also must have the ability to talk, hear, sit, use hands and fingers, handle/feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.  
  • Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust the focus of the eyes.
  • Possess adequate physical stamina to move freely about the Community and assist residents where needed, including in emergency situations.

The physical demands described must be met by every associate.  Reasonable accommodations may be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Working Conditions

  • Must be willing and able to work required and scheduled shifts, including evenings, weekends, overtime and holidays.  
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.  
Location: Park Visalia, CA
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