Health Services Director

    JEA Senior Living
    8820 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $13.71 - $27.73

    Job Description

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
    • Registered Nurse preferred, Licensed Practical Nurse with strong background in long-term care will be considered.
    • A bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in human resources or service delivery, and one year of full-time experience in the provision of services to a dependent adult population; OR
    • An associate degree from an accredited college or university with major work in human resources or service delivery, and three years of full-time experience in the provision of services to a dependent adult population.
    • A case manager employed in a facility prior to September 1, 1984 may be exempt from the requirements if he/she has a minimum of one year of experience in the provision of services to a dependent adult population.
    • State license current and in good standing
    • Previous supervisory and/or management experience in a related healthcare setting
    • Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staff
    • Strong documentation skills
    • Ability to develop systems for monitoring resident health conditions and for ensuring efficient and safe delivery of resident care
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to re-prioritize daily tasks, in order to accommodate fluctuating needs of the residents and the facility
    • Ability to represent the facility in a positive and professional manner
    • Experience in training and staff development
    • Immediately accessible at all times while on duty.
    Responsibilities Include:
    • Initial and Periodic Evaluation ( at least once every 12 months) of the needs of a resident and the capability of the residence to meet those needs.
    • Orienting new resident and family to the daily routine.
    • Assisting each new resident to adjust to life in the residence.
    • Assisting each resident to maintain family and community ties and to develop new ones.
    • Encouraging resident participation in residence and community activities.
    • Establishing linkages with and arranging for services from public and private sources for income, health, mental health and social services.
    • Assisting the resident in making application for, and maintaining income entitlement and public benefits
    • Assisting the resident in obtaining and maintaining a primary physician or source of medical care of choice, who is responsible for the overall management of the individual's health and mental health needs.
    • Assisting the resident in making arrangements to obtain services, examinations and reports needed to maintain or document the maintenance of the resident's health or mental health, including healthy and mental health services, dental services, and medications.
    • Providing information and referral
    • Coordinating the work of other case management and service providers within the residence.
    • Assisting residents in need of alternative living arrangements to make and execute sound discharge or transfer plans.
    • Assisting the establishment and operation of a system to enable residents to participate in planning for change or improvement in facility operations and programs and to present grievances and recommendations.
    Essential Functions:
    • In conjunction with Administrator, is responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating, and providing progressive discipline for all care staff
    • Develops and monitors work schedules for all Caregivers and Nursing staff to ensure adequate staffing for quality resident care
    • Serves as member of facility management team and may act as Administrator in Administrator's absence
    • Assists Administrator with other management duties as needed
    • Operates department within established budgetary guidelines
    • Assists with marketing responsibilities and networks with referral sources within the healthcare community
    • Provides training to all staff members on health related topics, and assists in maintaining staff training records
    • Acts as role model to other staff members in terms of professional appearance, communication and conduct
    • Is responsible for oversight of the resident assessment process
    • Coordinates with team members to ensure that resident service plans accurately address resident needs and are updated as resident needs change
    • Participates in resident and family care conferences
    • Serves as liaison between resident, family and physician regarding resident health care issues
    • Ensures that changes in resident condition are evaluated, monitored, documented and effective interventions are implemented
    • Performs skilled nursing tasks as defined by JEA policy and procedure, and as allowed by state law
    • Provides oversight of medication management systems, and ensures that medications are dispensed in a safe and effective manner, that MARS are accurate and complete, and that medication cart is orderly, with all medications appropriately packaged and stored
    • Ensures that systems are in place to effectively monitor resident health concerns such as weight and nutrition, skin integrity, mobility, fall management, and challenging behaviors
    • Maintains an adequate inventory of healthcare supplies and equipment, and follows appropriate facility protocol for purchasing
    • Monitors Alert Charting system on a daily basis
    • Reviews Resident Health Record on a routine basis and ensures that documentation meets facility standards and adequately addresses the residents' healthcare issues, including identified concerns, interventions and outcomes
    • Serves as a role model to other staff in demonstration of courtesy, gentleness, effective approach and conversational techniques with residents
    • Ensures that all resident care is provided in a safe and effective manner, while consistently maintaining resident dignity, choice, and respect
    • Maintains knowledge of current OSHA and state regulations, and routinely monitors facility compliance with the regulations related to resident care and nursing functions
    Posting ID: 556638014Posted: 2020-05-21