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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESIDENT CARE - Night Shift (Nov. 1, 2017)

Location: Saginaw Township, MI

Department: New Hope Valley West

Type: Part Time to Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

New Hope Valley West offers an independent living and assisted living community unlike any other in MI, featuring an array of unique amenities and community events that promote a healthy and meaningful lifestyle as well as a care staff that is selected for their passion. Visit us to see why our communities are award winning! 

"We commit to building genuine relationships with our residents, provide emotional, spiritual and loving support as well as foster a community that promotes continuing a purposeful and meaningful life."

As part of our continued growth at New Hope Valley, several exciting new job opportunities are available within our Saginaw Township Community.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:                                                                                                                        

An employee in this position supports the Director and ensures proper resident care is provided by the direct care partners to residents in a Home for Aged (HFA) Independent and Assisted Living environment and is responsible for monitoring each resident’s individualized service care plan.  Employee of this job work under the supervision of the Director.  This employee is a working supervisor and responsible for his/her shift duties as well as specifically assigned duties as directed by Director.  Managing the care staff on duty during assigned shifts is a critical part of this position.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

1/ Monitor each resident’s service care plan to ensure the individuals physical, mental and social needs of the service care plan are being met, including reassessment of any resident who has experienced a change in their physical and/or mental condition.
2/ Direct and monitor resident care provided by the care staff to ensure each resident’s individual needs are consistently met and each resident’s service care plan is being followed to provide the best possible care and living environment for the resident.
3/ Communicating new programs, procedures, interventions and/or changes in a resident’s health/circumstance to the care staff, and resident’s physician when indicated which includes coordinating necessary resident physician appointments.  
4/ Assist direct care partners in completion of their job responsibilities if necessary; lead care staff in gaining exceptional skills in the care of residents; monitor resident care staff work performance; regular monitoring of daily communication log.
5/ Develop and maintain an open relationship with residents of the community through regular interaction, encourage and support residents with their involvement in the community.
6/ Responsible for coordination of residents’ medications including, medication documentation, controlled substance medication count and disposal according to state regulations; communicate with resident, resident’s family, physician and pharmacy regarding medication orders and/or changes in resident medications.
7/ Serve as the first line for mitigating concerns with the resident and/or resident’s family and provide support and information to each resident and their family; respond promptly to a resident’s need/concern.
8/ Meet with Director to determine needs and challenges of resident care, including possible discharge; coordinate with Director to confer with resident and/or resident’s family regarding changes in a resident’s status.
9/ Monitor documentation in and completion of resident records, medication administration record, and physician orders to ensure compliance; conduct resident chart audits to ensure accuracy and completeness of resident’s medical record.
10/ Responsible for the safety and well being of the residents including completion of resident incident reports in compliance with licensing regulations; responsible for safety of residents in case of emergencies; identify potential safety hazards, initiate corrective action to address potential hazard and inform Director. 
11/ Oversee completion of regularly scheduled events regarding resident safety/health, e.g. resident vital signs, fire drills, resident TB testing, flu/pneumonia vaccinations
12/ Maintain clean and organized Medication Rooms, including maintenance of equipment and inventory of resident care supplies including PPE and first aid supplies, etc; report to Director needed supplies, equipment repairs, etc.  
13/ Practice appropriate lifting and transfer techniques when assisting residents; awareness of general safety, environmental, and infection control procedures; familiar with (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment and universal precautions relating to OSHA-Blood-borne Pathogen Standard.
14/ Knowledge of location of community’s Disaster Manual and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and the reporting system specified in the Right to Know policy.
15/ Excellent attendance, timeliness in reporting to work, and discussion of all absences, injuries and illnesses with Director; attendance at professional seminars and community activities.
16/ Attend minimum of 10 in-service training programs per 12 month period.
17/ Perform and support Director in specifically assigned responsibilities such as Pharmacy processes, Medication management training and staff hiring and scheduling.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

1/ Provide supervision, orientation and training to direct care partners, direct, monitor and motivate staff and staff performance, assess workload, assign work responsibilities, review and monitor care staff time cards.
2/ Encourage and provide opportunities for resident care staff to provide input into policies and procedures to ensure quality resident services; meet with staff to determine needs and challenges of job responsibilities.
3/ Assist Director in the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures and operations; accountable, dependable and assertive in identifying departmental and staffing needs.
4/ Assess problem situations to identify causes, process relevant information, generate possible solutions and make recommendations to resolve problem.
5/ Provide leadership and encourage a professional, positive attitude among community staff by being a role model in conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect and ethical behavior and decision making. 
6/ Present an open, positive, and professional image to all residents, visitors, co-workers and general public by displaying general warmth and kindness in a friendly, courteous, respectful manner at all time and under all circumstances.
7/ Regular communication with Director (including a daily report identifying staff performance and resident health condition/issues) and provide input into community’s resident care program.
8/ Assist Director with selection of direct care partners and make recommendations regarding disciplinary action, work performance, salary adjustments, promotions and terminations or direct care partners. 
9/ Participate in planning and implementation of on-going quality assurance process and improvement efforts consistent with community’s philosophy and mission statement.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS - KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

1/ Ability to perform necessary job responsibilities of a Direct Care Partner and Medication Passer.
2/ Ability to manage care staff assigned to shift to insure all resident care needs are performed as well as resident calls to be answered in a timely manner. 
3/ Friendly, courteous manner; highly motivated, patient; excellent communication skills to direct resident care to range of residents with varying degrees of abilities.
4/ Knowledge of assisted living and memory care principles, techniques, methods and current trends/developments regarding resident care including knowledge of Resident’s Rights, federal/state licensing and regulations for Home for Aged community.
5/ Knowledge of computer PC operations and software e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.; good organizational and prioritization skills.
6/ Ability to be flexible, solve problems/conflicts effectively in a sensitive and calm manner, act independently and carry out oral and/or written instructions; ability to react quickly and decisively in the event of an emergency. 
7/ Affinity for seniors and genuine care regarding their well-being with an ability to maintain appropriate attitude and conduct for the welfare of residents; compassionate; demonstrate an appreciation of the heritage, values, and wisdom of the resident and an understanding of their rights, the aging process and diseases of the elderly.
8/ Display honesty, integrity, dependability and ability to work as a team member, possess good leadership and interpersonal skills and maintain a positive attitude toward employment; able to communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality of resident and employee information in compliance with HIPPA regulations.
9/ Reliable transportation to work with flexibility to work on any day of the week, any designated shift.
10/ Ability to identify own personal strengths and weaknesses and discuss with supervision.
11/ Satisfactory references, background check, drug screen, pre-employment physical and current PPD(or chest x-ray) for tuberculosis.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Associates degree in Business Management, Health Care or Medical Records
CNA Certification or minimum 2 years experience in health related and/or elder care environment
Previous work experience as a Resident Care Assistant and Medication Passer

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

1/ Work is performed in a residential community setting; possible exposure to unpleasant conditions such as cleaning of human waste and bodily fluids to maintain a sanitary environment for residents, visitors and staff of the community.
2/ Speaking and hearing required to perform job responsibilities; reading/writing; understand directions and communicate verbally. 
3/ Specific vision abilities required include color, close and far vision acuity, depth perception and ability to adjust vision focus.
4/ Employee must be in good physical health and have the ability to climb, balance, kneel, crouch, reach, walk-at least 3 miles/day, sit, lift, grasp, perform repetitive motions involving extensive bending/twisting-at least 25 times/day, stooping, pushing, pulling, fingering, wrist motions and foot operations; ability to stand for an extended period of time without significant rest period; possess the strength/stamina to lift more than 50lbs. with assist.

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS

  • Full time employee benefits include health care, paid time off, Simple IRA and professional development.
  • Part time employee benefits include Simple IRA and professional development
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