Wellness Director/ Director of Nursing
The Wellness Director plays an integral role in upholding American House’s mission to enrich the lives of those we serve. Our Wellness Directors supervise, educate, direct and support all Wellness team members. This is a leadership position within the community and serves as manager on duty in the absence of the Executive Director.
Overall implementation, delivery, and coordination of resident services at the community.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities of all wellness team members in accordance with American House's policies and procedures. These responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Coordinate, along with the Executive Director, family/resident care conferences and serve as a direct liaison between residents, families, and staff.
Assess/evaluate potential residents for Assisted Living/Memory Care level of care utilizing assessment tool. This may involve assessing/evaluating potential residents in their home or another healthcare setting.
Ensure compliance with all state regulatory requirements including mandatory reporting to State Regulatory Body.
Ensure that all incident reports are completed, filed, and that follow-up is conducted appropriately. Completing investigations as needed for all complaints, grievances, and incidents, and working with the Executive Director concerning appropriate responses and corrective actions.
Ensure that all staff follows established safety regulations, including fire protection, infection control, blood borne pathogens, hazardous waste, and quality assurance programs.
Maintain compliance with state regulations and policies for medication administration including oversite of medication management, validation of timeliness and completeness of medication records, completing required responsibilities for Medication Aide programs via supervision, delegation, training, and ongoing competency checks, where applicable.
Provide marketing support within the community by participating in tours and discussions with potential residents and their families about wellness offerings and clinical needs of the prospect.
Maintain high level confidentiality of all information related to the role
Create positive employee relations through staff appreciation programs, recognition of excellent performance, and retention through regular feedback systems and promotional incentive programs.
Monitor licensure and certification compliance for all Wellness staff.
Provide written and oral reports to the Executive Director and Regional Wellness Director concerning the operation of the Wellness Department.
Lead coordination of health care services with other third-party providers to ensure continuity of care.
Collaborate with the Executive Director for budget, equipment, and supplies needs.
3 years of management experience in healthcare or service-related setting
Physiological and psychological knowledge related to gerontology
Ability to have reliable transportation to perform offsite assessments and evaluations for prospective residents
Experience working with older adults and individual with memory loss
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree preferred
Education and Requirements:
Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse
Must pass a pre-employment background check, drug screen, TB test and physical
Physical and Mental Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Provide 24/7 on-call clinical support
Ability to regularly stand, talk, bend, stretch, pull or push and lift items
Ability to help others with daily activities including but not limited to; bathing, dressing/undressing, dining, exercising, etc.
Ability to frequently communicate with residents, families, co-workers, etc. Must be able to exchange accurate information in given situations.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.