Hcr Manorcare Alzheimerdementia Unit Director - HCR ManorCareDescriptionHCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy.
The Alzheimer Unit Director is responsible to plan,organize, and implement the dementia program for the facility. In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow.
Master's degree preferred; Experience in dementia care and services; Positions Licensed as required by law.Position RequirementsOne year of experience in health care in an Alzheimer's / Dementia setting required.
Job Specific Details : Participates in the initial pre-admission evaluation of potential patients.? Plans and coordinates the unit?
s therapeutic program schedule which meets the spiritual, social, emotional,physical, and intellectual needs of the patients.
In conjunction with other departments, plans and organizesprogram content.? Informs and consults with staff regarding the unit?
s program and integrates the program with other services asappropriate. Works collaboratively with the Administrator and Director of Nursing.
Provides in-service training relevant to the needs of center personnel, as directed by theAdministrator, regarding social / emotional needs of Alzheimer?
s residents.? Conducts appropriate reviews of unit services to ensure compliance with program standards.? Treats patients with respect and dignity at all times.
Serves as a role model for staff regarding care of dementiapatient.Communicates immediately to the Administrator information concerning suspected, alleged, or actual patientabuse of a physical, verbal, mental or sexual nature committed by employees, visitors, or patients.
s Association.? Provides family members with information about the unit, for example, through the center?s newsletter or othercenter communication.
Contacts the new patientand / or family weekly for the first month after admission to ensure that needs are being met and that difficulties arebeing resolved.
s discharge;? Keeps abreast of current research, new programs, and community resources which may benefit patients andfamilies, and makes appropriate referrals to other consultants, community agencies, or center departments inorder to facilitate a patient?
s maximum use of resources, and to promote a patient?s appropriate level offunctioning.? Assists patients in the maintenance and adequate supply of personal clothing and other personal items.
Education? Licensed registered nurse, social worker or certified recreation therapist required.Experience? One year of experience in health care in an Alzheimer?
s / Dementia setting required. Supervisory experiencepreferred.