Title: Resident Care Director
Location: San Rafael, California
The Resident Care Director is responsible for the management and supervision of care services to Assisted Living residents in the Community. This involves providing direct care, supervising and educating the caregivers and assisting with community marketing efforts. The Resident Care Director shall communicate professionally with the residents, families and peers and, as part of a team, help to create a positive, caring environment. The Resident Care Director reports to the Executive Director.
Supervises the caregiving operations of Assisted Living consistent with the community’s standards, mission, and goals. Provides and evaluates the provision of services to the residents with appropriate regard for the resident’s physical, mental and social well-being, including those with mild or moderate dementia.
Provides direct supervision to caregivers who maintain the daily environment of residential care. Provides orientation, training, supervision and evaluation of all Resident Care personnel. Makes daily rounds to monitor the care provided to residents in the. Community. Hires, disciplines, and schedules staff as appropriate.
Assesses current and prospective residents for their level of functioning and appropriateness for varying levels of care. Creates appropriate service plans for new and existing residents. Participates within an interdisciplinary team which monitors and reviews residents’ health and social needs on an ongoing basis
Maintains contact with residents’ health care providers, as needed, including reassessments prior to and coordination of services upon return from hospitalization. Assures that physician’s orders are clearly documented, clinical services provided, and health care issues are addressed. Communicates closely with the Health Care Coordinator who assists with clinical services.
Oversees the medication management program and assures that the appropriate medication and resident health records are maintained
Develops and monitors Assisted Living Program’s operating and capital budgets. Establishes and maintains a thorough knowledge of federal, state and local legislation and accrediting/contracting agency policy and procedures related to Residential Care.
- Four-year degree preferred.
- Three years supervisory and administrative experience, inclusive of budgeting and program development.
- Two years experience in working with older adults.
- Knowledge about dementia.
- Prefer valid unrestricted California nursing license.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
- Sensitivity and knowledge of working with older adults and the ageing process.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to identify a need, develop, and manage programs and systems simultaneously.
- Knowledge of ageing process and implications of ageing in a social setting.
- Must understand healthcare environment and the medical context for older adults.