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Director of Memory Care

Vero Beach, FL, USA | Harbor Retirement Associates

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
Job Description:
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Has oversight for non-licensed operations in Memory Care. Has the responsibility of the safety and well-being of all MC residents. Actively manages resident safety, life enrichment programs, non-licensed care, social settings in dining, and appropriate dementia environment. Has the ability as an Alzheimer’s trainer, support group facilitator and family advocate. Is overall responsible for providing a pleasant living environment for residents under his/her charge and creates a positive workplace for associates.

Essential Functions

Supervise and direct Memory Care associates.

Maintain stimulating life enrichment activity programs thatempower, maintain and support individual preferences andcapabilities.

Maintain environments that promote feelings of safety andsecurity, overall well-being and happiness in personal andcongregate areas of the community.

Maintain a positive social Organizationel (non-clinical) resulting in ahomelike environment.

Interview residents and families prior to admission and partner inreview with the Director of Resident Care. Completion of PersonCentered Care (PCC) reviews on all new residents admitted.

Ensure residents non licensed Activities of Daily Living (ADL)such as bathing, dressing, grooming, dining, continence care,mobility and other functions are being met through partnershipwith Director of Resident Care.

Train associates and Organizationel expectation for resident’s successful dining experience.

Responds to resident, family and associate concerns in an appropriate, timely and courteous manner.

Develop and execute calendar of Life Enrichment programs. Ensure proper documentation of Life Enrichment programs on a daily basis.

Oversight of Family Partnership volunteer program for memory care.

Ensure that associates makes resident rounds every two hours or asrequired to ensure safety.

Assist in the admission, transfer and discharge of residents.

Accept any other tasks, assignments or requests as deemednecessary by the Executive Director.

Recognizing changes in residents’ conditions and reporting suchchanges to the Director of resident care.

Reporting immediately all accidents involving residents to theDirector of Resident Care.

Understanding and communicating fire and emergency procedures,hazardous materials, MSDS, and Community safety precautions.

Understanding and ensuring compliance with UniversalPrecautions including but not limited to infection controlstandards, hazardous waste policies, blood borne pathogens and allsafety rules.

Pursuing education development in Alzheimer’s disease andrelated disorders.

Non-Essential Functions

Leads by example exhibiting the CORE Values through servantleadership

Encourages teamwork and promotes company philosophy

Attends required community meetings and participates LifeEnrichment activities when able

Completes all required courses in adherence with HRA Universityif applicable

Is prompt and able to perform the required duties of the position ona regular, predictable basis

Becomes familiar and understands how to report a missing personusing the Safe Return program or equivalent

Becomes familiar and understands the steps for fire evacuation

Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent education and experience;subject to State requirements.

Training in dementia care or Alzheimer’s is strongly preferred.

Able to effectively supervise a diverse employee work group

One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalentcombination of education, experience and staff management

Experience using Microsoft Office and Outlook software. Basictyping skills required

Previous experience in caring for seniors in an assisted living ornursing home environment.

Supervision and management experience to supervise staff.


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