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RN Assisted Living Director

Location: Hamden
Posted on: March 28, 2024

Job Description:

RN Assisted Living Director Masonicare Assisted Living Services - Seymour, CT **SMITHFIELD GARDENS** Full Time / 40hrs/wk The ALSA Director is designated as the Supervisor of Assisted Living Services Agency (SALSA) for the CT AL licensure and is responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of nursing and personal care services provided by ALSA staff to residents of the Managed Residential Community. Works closely with staff of the Managed Residential community and other Masonicare affiliates to ensure delivery of core services and coordination of care through the entire Masonicare continuum and other external services as needed. Is responsible for providing health related services designed to anticipate and enhance the safety needs and well-being of Independent residents. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Coordinating and managing all nursing and assisted living aide services rendered to the clients by direct service staff under his/her supervision. 2. Supervise assigned nursing personnel and assisted living aides in delivery of nursing services and assistance with provision of activities of daily living. Ensure the evaluation of the clinical competence of assigned nursing personnel and assisted living aides. 3. Ensure thorough communication among ALSA Department staff through stand-up shift meeting, communication logs, documentation and other means. 4. Participating in the development of all agency objectives, standards of care, policies and procedures concerning nursing services and the provision of assistance with activities of daily living. 5. Participating in interviewing of potential staff, selection, orientation and inservice education. 6. Participate, document and track orientation, education, annual physicals and PPD and certification of all ALSA aides and staff. 7. Participate in program planning, financial planning and budget process, and evaluation of clinical services. 8. Provide direct nursing services to clients as needed. 9. Provide medication administration services to residents and supervise licensed nursing personnel in medication administration. 10. Develop resident education, wellness counseling, health promotion and disease prevention program for residents. 11. Provide documentation for complaint log for any issues with regard to ALSA services. 12. Conduct initial resident health, psycho-social and functional assessments. Collaborate with clinical staff, MRC personnel and families to develop a care plan for resident and recommend level of care required by resident. 13. Review of care plans with each significant change in condition or at least every 120 days and continually monitor care plans for appropriate leveling. Responsible for verification of written or verbal orders from the physician or health care practitioner as needed or at least every 120 days. 14. Provide weekly report to the Resident Service Coordinator regarding statistical data including the number of clients served and services provided and include any issues associated with provision of core service or concerns with the MRC or ALSA. 15. Provide quarterly and annual reports to Quality Assurance Committee and coordinate chart audits with QA committee members which will be reviewed by the governing body. 16. Responsible for the coordination of services with resident, family and other appropriate individuals. 17. Refer clients to appropriate professionals or agencies whenever the resident's condition dictates. 18. Provides nursing support to other ALSA sites as needed/requested. May require travel. 19. Identifies residents who have chronic or acute illness that require immediate or on-going care. 20. Responds to resident when a resident activates the call for aid system. 21. Conducts daily office hours for nurse consultation, which may include blood pressure/vital sign checks, and weight checks, structured to maintain resident's independence in their apartment, and continued evaluation of residents needs for higher levels of care. 22. Maintains baseline and updated documentation of residents physical, emotional and functional status 23. Clearly and actively communicates with other health care professionals regarding changes in resident's conditions 24. Assists in the coordination of resident assessment, moves to higher levels of care, and collaborates with the Resident Services Coordinator, Masonicare at Home and Masonicare Home, Health & Hospice to implement effective homecare or transfer. 25. Plans and coordinates monthly health and wellness presentations for residents in cooperation with Resident Care Assistant. Qualifications: Education: A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing with two years full time experience (one year in home health care or community health required) OR A diploma or Associate's Degree in nursing with four years of full time experience over the past 10 years (one year of home health care or community health required) Licensure: Registered Nurse with valid Connecticut license

Keywords: MASONICARE, Hamden , RN Assisted Living Director, Executive , Hamden, Connecticut

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