Marquis Health Services

Alzheimer Care Director

US-MA-Needham
ID
2018-2163
# of Openings
1
Category
Management
Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

Overview

BRIARWOOD REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER - 

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARE DIRECTOR

 

Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is hiring Nurses! Marquis Health Services employs only the most highly qualified employees. We are seeking passionate and caring professionals to join our skilled nursing facility. Join our team!

 

Marquis Health Services is one of the Northeast's leading providers in Subacute Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facilities. As the healthcare subsidiary of the three-generation family-owned organization, Tryko Partners, Marquis Health Services has been helping patients live the best possible lives within their facilities through a wide-range of exceptional rehabilitative services.

 

We offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package and in-house advancement opportunities through our continuous education and training opportunities.

 

The Care Director will develop, coordinate and implement programs and services for the residents' highest level of physical, social and psychological well-being.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, gerontology, nursing or therapeuic recreatio or at least 5 years direct resident experience; Master's Degree, strongly preferred
  • At least three to five (3-5) years of healthcare experience
  • At least two (2) years of geriatric care experience
  • Expertise in Alzheimer's and related dementias to meet State license requirements
  • Certified in CPR and First aid
  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

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Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the development of the unit objectives, policies and procedures
  • Establish a staffing pattern to accomplish stated objectives in the standard of the special care unit.  Participates in the hiring, scheduling ad supervising of the primary care aides
  • Prepare and provide executive director with records andn reports regarding the unit's budget and progress toward stated goals
  • Complete related assessments and tools for admission and discharge
  • Provide in-service and all continuing education for employees, family members and volunteers regarding the resident's disease process, behaviors, techniques and approaches.  Pursues educational development in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
  • Interview and assesses all the residents and the families prior to admission.  Coordinates the pre-admission, screening and discharge process
  • Coordinates, with team members, the development of the 24-hours plan for the residens and quarterly updates in the progress notes.  Assures delivery of service for each resident according to his or her 24-hour plan.  Develops a resource file to assist in meeting the resident's families' needs
  • Becomes a community-recognized expert and resource related to dementia care and Alzheimer's disease
  • Acts as a liaison facilitating communication between the unit, facility, councils, family members and community
  • Provides for a therapeutic environment in the residents' personal and congregate areas, compensating for cogntive, sensory and physical impairments
  • Provides individual or group services for the resident and/or families at the time of adjustment or crisis.  Provides, as needed, resident and family services such as counseling, problem solving, referral and advocacy

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