LPN Director of Nursing
Company: Grace Management
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Pay up to $65,000/year Vintage Park at Paola seeks compassionate
and caring individuals who are dedicated to supporting exceptional
senior living experiences. Working at Vintage Park at Paola means
you are part of the family. Each day is an opportunity to make a
positive difference in the lives of those around you. Full-time
benefits include: PTO (Paid Time Off)
Short and long-term disability
Employee Assistance Program Summary of Duties of the Wellness
Director The primary responsibility of the Wellness Director is to
oversee all aspects of the Wellness Department so that residents
receive excellent physical and psychosocial care in a manner that
promotes dignity, choice, and individuality. The Wellness Director
position reports to the Executive Director. Essential Functions of
the Wellness Director Monitors and assures quality in all aspects
of wellness program including medication management, provision, and
documentation of services, followthrough of physician orders and
family/resident requests, assessments, and service plans.
Hires, supervises, motivates, and evaluates all wellness department
associates; Plans, schedules, and assigns work to wellness
department associates to ensure coverage on a 24/7 basis; Promotes
and facilitates interactive problem solving with associates. May
provide support to the wellness department by serving on-call for
staffing assignments and questions.
Serves as a liaison with the hospital personnel, physicians,
community organizations, and other health related service agencies
to provide care to the residents.
Maintains professional demeanor at all times when interacting with
residents and families; Uses tactful, diplomatic communication
techniques in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged
Conducts pre-occupancy level of care evaluations on all potential
residents and assures completion of on-going evaluations and
Directs and supervises medication program, including but not
limited to medication administration.
Ensures all medications have proper orders and labels.
Provides case management services to residents and coordinates
interdisciplinary service plan meetings with residents and families
as care needs change.
Coordinates move-ins and assures timely completion of all required
Investigates and documents resident and associate incidents,
identifies safety hazards, and institutes corrective action in a
timely manner; Shares in the responsibility for providing and
maintaining an environment that is conducive to the safety and
physical and emotional well-being of residents and associates.
Maintains and monitors resident charts to assure necessary care and
services are being given and to assure compliance with state
Assures follow-up with dietary and pharmacy consultant
Coordinates services with Home Health, Rehab, Lab, Podiatrist,
and/or Hospice services as needed.
Conducts new associate orientation; Coordinates and provides
initial and on-going in-service training.
Understands and uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Standard Precautions, OSHA's Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne
Pathogens standard, and follows established infection control
procedures, hazardous communication, and other safety rules.
Operates designated medical equipment, copy, scan, fax machines,
Monitors care staff proficiency in caregiving; Completes clinical
skills competency evaluations.
Submits information for the budget; Keeps department expenses
within approved budget guidelines. Non-Essential Functions of the
Wellness Director Holds periodic wellness department meetings.
Assists in developing and implementing residence's marketing plan;
Will support and aid the marketing efforts by giving tours and
conducting assessments on prospective residents in a timely
Maintains close communication with the Executive Director regarding
resident conditions, changes in condition, problems, potential
problems or concerns, incidents, and complaints by residents and/or
Acts as an ambassador and public relations representative to guests
and other visitors.
Participates in and supports the resident-centered activity
Functions as a team member in sharing responsibilities for the
provision of resident care and services.
Demonstrates an appreciation of the heritage, values and wisdom of
the residents, and an understanding of the aging process.
Collaborates with associates in other departments to assure
necessary care and services are provided.
Participates in projects or committees as assigned.
In the absence of the Executive Director, has overall
responsibility for the efficient operation of the residence.
Performs other duties as requested. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
and Experience Graduate of accredited school of nursing preferred.
Minimum certification to administer medications.
Must be a licensed nurse or certified to administer medications in
the state where you work.
Minimum of two years experience in senior housing.
Ability to read, write, and speak in English.
Experience in an Assisted Living setting preferred.
Dementia care experience preferred.
Must possess a high degree of interpersonal skills and capability
of relating to a variety of people and personalities; Considerable
initiative, judgment, and leadership skill are also required.
Must possess strong organizational and time-management skills.
Be in good physical health and free of communicable diseases;
Lifting, bending, and pushing medication cart about residence is
required; Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Completion of drug testing and criminal background check upon hire
and upon request of supervisor.
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