Dir Alzheimer Care

Golden Living Centers 1001 W Hively Ave -  Elkhart, Indiana 46517
8/31/2018 12:00:52 PM
JOB ID: ACT-18-00044 Specialty: Activities and Wellness

   

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JOB ADVERTISEMENT

At Golden LivingCenters our commitment to Alzheimer's Care is second to none. That's why we're so committed to hiring the right Director of Alzheimer's Care. In this key position at Golden LivingCenters you will develop, coordinate and implement programs and services for residents with cognitive impairment. Your efforts as our Director of Alzheimer's Care will provide a therapeutic environment that maintains each resident's highest level of physical, social and psychological well-being. At Golden LivingCenters we know providing exceptional Alzheimer's care starts with an exceptional Director of Alzheimer's Care. Someone like you.

GENERAL PURPOSE

To develop, coordinate and implement programs and services for residents with cognitive impairment; to provide a therapeutic environment that maintains each resident's highest level of physical, social and psychological well-being.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Coordinates the development of the unit objectives, policies and procedures
  • Establishes a staffing pattern to accomplish stated objectives in standards of the special care unit. Participates in the hiring, scheduling and supervising of the primary care aides
  • Prepares and provides executive director with records and reports regarding the unit's budget and progress toward stated goals
  • Completes related assessments and tools for admission, and discharge
  • Provides in-services and all continuing education for employees, family members and volunteers regarding the residents' disease process, behaviors, techniques and approaches. Pursues educational development in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
  • Interviews and assesses all residents and families prior to admission. Coordinates the pre-admission, screening and discharge processes
  • Coordinates, with team members, the development of the 24-hour plan for the residents and quarterly updates in the progress notes. Assures delivery of service for each resident according to his or her 24-hour plan. Develops a resource file to assist in meeting the resident's families' needs
  • Becomes a community-recognized expert and resource related to dementia care and Alzheimer's disease
  • Acts as a liaison facilitating communication between the unit, facility, councils, family members and community
  • Provides for a therapeutic environment in the residents' personal and congregate areas, compensating for cognitive, sensory and physical impairments
  • Provides individual or group services for the residents and/or families at times of adjustment or crisis. Provides, as needed, resident and family services such as counseling, problem solving, referral and advocacy.

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities




QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, gerontology, nursing, or therapeutic recreation or at least 5 years direct resident experience; Masters Degree, strongly preferred
  • At least three to five (3-5) years of healthcare experience
  • At least two (2) years' geriatric care experience
  • Expertise in Alzheimer's and related dementias to meet State licensure requirements
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid.
  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS

  • Basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company software
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information
  • Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with residents, families, and other employees at all levels

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting, grasping, fingering, fine hand coordination, ability to talk and hear; ability to read and write; ability to communicate with personnel, ability to remain calm under stress. Ability to adequately lift, support and bodily manipulate the weight of a patient.


COMPANY PROFILE

Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice are committed to enhancing the lives of the patients we care for. Here, you'll find some of the best professionals in healthcare working together to provide the highest level of care to every patient and resident we serve. And, we're able to offer career opportunities that fit almost anyone's background or level of experience. From where you work to how you work to everything in between, we're confident that at Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in your career.



Position: Full-Time
Shift: Days

Elkhart, IN
Elkhart, Indiana


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