ASSISTANT HEALTH SERVICE DIRECTOR
Prestige Care, Inc. - Enumclaw, WA

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Assistant Health Services Director

SUMMARY

Responsible for the coordination and supportive services provided to residents at the Assisted Living Residence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Fosters a non-clinical, resident-centered approach to the planning and delivery of services to residents, supporting residents’ rights to participate in decision-making and treating residents with dignity and respect.

2. Under the direction of the HSD assesses health, functional and psychosocial status of residents, initiating individualized service plans, proactively managing care and services for each resident, and maximizing the resident’s opportunity to remain in the assisted living environment.

3. Ensures that residents’ care needs are met by coordinating with other community professionals, including physicians, discharge planners, nurses, home health agency staff, case managers, and state agency personnel. Arranges ancillary services, such as pharmacy, podiatry, lab, and x-ray as needed as directed by the HSD.

4. Delegates nursing tasks as allowed under applicable nursing laws and practice acts, communicating regularly with residents, their families, and their health care practitioners.

5. Provides training, supervision, monitoring of staff as they provide personal care, medication management, and other health related services, assuring that ALS’ philosophy of care is practiced.

6. Communicates regularly with residents’ families regarding health care needs. Provides instruction and reassurance for residents and families in maintaining health and managing medical conditions.

7. Problem-solves with HSD to manage residents with challenging needs.
8. Assists in assessing urgent problems and advises, supports and problem-solves with HSD in actions to take when health concerns arise.

9. Sees that all resident care is properly documented, that resident records are completed in a timely manner and maintained according to company policies.

10. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all rules and regulations pertaining to resident care. Takes responsibility for keeping informed of industry and health care trends and standards, applying new knowledge to meet the changing needs of residents.

11. Seeks out additional expertise and advice when needed to assure residents’ needs are met and proper practices followed.

12. Participates in the marketing efforts of the management team as designated by the HSD.

COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES

Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents’ families, visitors and staff. Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to residents, employees, the residence, and company information and records.

Maintains a safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits.

Complies with the attendance policy.

Maintains neat appearance, good personal hygiene, and appropriate attire.

Assists with special projects as assigned and performs other related duties.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists the HSD in the supervisory duties of the care staff which may include the Expressions Director if assigned by the HSD. At Prestige Care, people are the number one priority, and there's never been a better time to join. We're growing, we're fun, and we will appreciate you!

QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent written and oral communication and motivational skills are essential to success. Ability to creatively problem-solve in both resident care and employee management situations. Must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 1 year working in geriatric nursing, including experience with medication

administration, delivery systems and pharmacies. One year in supervisory/management position, and experience with budgets, staff development, training and scheduling. Additional course work in management an asset .

EEO/AA Employer
*Prestige offers competitive salary, benefits, including medical, dental and 401(k).


Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent written and oral communication and motivational skills are essential to success. Ability to creatively problem-solve in both resident care and employee management situations. Must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 1 year working in geriatric nursing, including experience with medication

administration, delivery systems and pharmacies. One year in supervisory/management position, and experience with budgets, staff development, training and scheduling. Additional course work in management an asset.

EEO/AA Employer

Prestige Care, Inc. - 20 months ago - save job
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Prestige Care operates Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Independent Living and Memory Care communities in eight US states. Although...