Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
Bowie, MD, United States
May 26, 2020
Sep 08, 2020
Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you\u2019ll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you\u2019ll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
Manages the day-to-day healthcare operations of the community to ensure resident\u2019s healthcare needs are met. Ensures residents are treated with respect and dignity and ensures quality care as resident\u2019s healthcare needs change.
Ensures consistent quality resident care and service delivery throughout all shifts; this may require assuming the role and responsibilities of a Resident Care Associate in order to meet the residents\u2019 needs and staffing requirements.
Assists in the supervision of community-based licensed nursing staff, medication technicians/CMA's, and Resident Care Associates.
Provides training and education to Resident Care Associates on an ongoing basis to include classroom in-services and situation-specific training.
Assists in the maintenance of resident charts and review of documentation performed by care giving staff.
As allowed by the Nurse Practice Act, assists in assessing the health, functional, and psycho social status of residents. Initiates individualized Personal Service Plans and proactively manages care and services for each resident. Evaluates the effectiveness and maximizes the resident's opportunity to remain in their environment.
Ensures and conducts Personal Service Plan reviews and updates, according to Brookdale and state requirements, to ensure residents\u2019 service needs are met.
Assists in the achievement of occupancy goals by monitoring the health, safety and well-being of residents, proactively identifying those at risk for move out. Implements timely problem solving.
Oversees and manages the continuity and consistency of medication training, pharmacy management and medication supervision and/or administration in the community. Conducts periodic Care Associate medication skills inventory checks, and periodic medication audits per Brookdale Guidelines.
Implements and maintains Brookdale operating standards, systems and processes. Monitors and participates in Quality Improvement and Risk Management programs at Safety Committee Meetings, Collaborative Care Meetings and Family Care Conferences.
Assists in the scheduling and follow through of physician visits including, but not limited to, dental appointments, eye appointments, therapy, and hospice both in house and scheduled visits out of the community. Ensures communication, as appropriate, on the results of these visits.
Completes documentation as required by Brookdale or state regulatory agencies.
Communicates information in a timely manner to the appropriate person or agency regarding changes in residents\u2019 health/well-being, personal needs, risk management issues, customer service issues, family or outside health care provider concerns.
Assists in keeping the environment safe for associates to reduce the occurrence of Worker\u2019s Compensation claims.
Participates in community events, including family and social functions.
Shares on-call and Manager on Duty responsibilities/shifts as required.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and ExperienceEducation as required to obtain state nursing license (LPN/LVN or RN) and a minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsLPN/LVN or RN license.
Management/Decision MakingUses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and SkillsHas a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Basic typing skills along with a working knowledge of personal computing and word processing software are required, preferably in a Microsoft Windows environment.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.
Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
On-Call on an as needed basis
Reach with hands and arms
Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
Exposure to latex
Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
Website : https://www.brookdale.com/