Memory Care Coordinator

$60,000 - $65,000 yearly
  • SacJobs
  • Grass Valley, CA, USA
  • Sep 16, 2020
Full time Health Care Management Nurse

Job Description

Benefits: Wellness program, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, PTO.

JOB SUMMARY The Memory Care Coordinator manages the Resident Care Associates and Resident Medication Assistants and supervises care provided to residents in Memory Care. This includes direct resident care, conferring with other disciplines, referring to community resources, and/or utilizing resource materials as needed. This position participates in care conferences and staff meetings complete paperwork in a timely manner and communicates with health care providers, support staff, and other community persons as needed or directed. The Memory Care Coordinator is also responsible for scheduling shifts, job assignments, accountability, and evaluations of Resident Care Associates and Resident Medication Assistants. Additionally, the Memory Care Coordinator is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating programs to meet the creative, social, and recreational needs of the residents in Memory Care.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS Responsible to Resident Care Coordinator Workers Supervised: Resident Care Associates, and Resident Medication Assistants in Memory Care, volunteer staff, and appropriate support staff III.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Comprehensive Nursing Care:

A. Demonstrates appropriate physical assessment skills for initial and follow-up appraisal of resident status. Possesses adequate knowledge of clinical disease entities.

B. Demonstrates the ability to perform nursing treatments and procedures as prescribed for assigned residents. Performs those treatments in an appropriate manner.

C. Demonstrates adequate knowledge of specialized diets and medications commonly prescribed to residents and assists with administration and management as needed.

D. Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of rehabilitative and preventative aspects of care and ensures resident safety, comfort, and protection.

E. Supervises and directs care given to residents by Resident Care Associates and Resident Medication Assistants in Memory Care in an appropriate manner. Ensures continuity of care by appropriately directing, coaching, and counseling the support staff.

F. Coordinates resident care by creating and managing monthly schedules for Resident Care Associates and Resident Medication Assistants in Memory Care.

G Responsible for training Memory Care staff.

H. Assists physicians or physician extenders in making rounds and assessments of residents (if applicable).

Creative, Social, and Recreational Functions

A. Plans direct and assures a social activity program is in place seven days per week.

B. Meets the residents' needs and interests, taking into account abilities and physical limitations. Assists the community activity staff to assess residents’ social and leisure activity preferences.

C. Participates in, or facilitates support group activities.

D. Participates in the residents' plan of care and team meetings related to resident issues.

E. Communicates the purpose, the goals, and the achievements of the activity program to residents, staff members, and the community.

F. Directs resident interaction.

G. Develops methods for effective utilization of community resources.

Documentation

A. Documents resident status changes, resident instruction, resident/family response, and specific plan for ongoing care.

B. Maintains accurate written care plans reflecting resident status in a timely manner.

C. Completes pre-placement and routine functional evaluations/ assessments per Eskaton policy.

D. Follows documentation procedures as required by RCFE and regulations. Uses accurate medical terminology.

Personal and Professional Development

A. Attends workshops, seminars, and classes to further develop professional knowledge/skills by seeking or accepting new and challenging assignments when requested.

B. Participates in orientation programs for new employees, students, or selected individuals designated by the community.

C. Participates in internal committees/projects when requested and participates in staff meetings on a regular basis.

Care Management

A. Communicates information regarding residents at team meetings and coordinates care provided to the residents.

B. Establishes short term and long term goals for total resident care and management.

HIPAA Compliance

A. As an employee fully complies with all provisions in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Full compliance with the policy is a condition of employment.

B. Promotes compliance with the HIPAA Policies among subordinates.

Leadership/Management Skills

A. Responsible for hiring, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, promoting, evaluating, and employment decisions for the department.

B. Responsible for the supervision and organizational structure within the department. Delegates and follows-up in an appropriate manner to ensure quality, equity, and consistency within the department.

C. Conducts employee performance appraisals in a timely and thorough manner.

D. Is accountable for the development and maintenance of the department's budget and is fiscally responsible in accordance with those budgets and policies.

E. Leads by example. Provides appropriate supervision in accordance with companies' prime values and the established mission.

F. Maintains constructive relationships with managers, peers, and employees. Works towards the benefit of the facility in establishing a positive work environment, demonstrating value to all staff and residents.

G. Attends participates and facilitates appropriate in-service and other educational or management meetings.

Interpersonal Relationships

A. Communicates unresolved work-related problems using a chain of command, consistently demonstrates effective problem-solving skills, and handles confidential information appropriately.

B. Demonstrates flexibility with a changing workload/caseload sets priorities accordingly and carries out job assignments in a self-directed manner.

C. Remains calm in an environment with many demands and frequent changes and interruptions.

Teamwork

A. Is friendly and courteous to residents and co-workers. Models a service attitude towards others, takes ownership in solving problems, and takes the initiative to improve situations.

B. Works as a team player within the department and with other departments in the facility.

C. Assists co-workers when their own work is thoroughly completed and/or is asked by the appropriate supervisor to do so.

QUALIFICATIONS:

● Valid California Licensed Vocational Nursing Certificate or Registered Nurse license. Current CPR certification. ● Minimum of two years of recent long term care experience working with older adults with cognitive deficits preferred. Prior supervisory experience. ● Possesses an in-depth knowledge of comprehensive nursing care which includes: clinical disease entities, the physical assessment skills required for initial and follow-up appraisal of all assigned residents, resident treatments, specialized diets, and medication regime for individuals. ● Must also be aware of the rehabilitative and preventative aspects concerning each resident, their safety, comfort, and protection, the usual performances indicated for disease prevention and restorative measures, the ability to document professional services provided with a realistic plan for reaching short and long term goals, and to be able to make decisions regarding safety needs of residents including adequate equipment. ● Is familiar with the psychological needs of the geriatric resident