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Director of Resident Care

Company: Harbor Retirement Associates
Location: Jasper
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Ensures delivery of nursing services to residents according to

professionally recognized using practices.

Monitors nursing care for compliance with federal, state, and local

regulations and company care performance standards

Ensures that all associate hours on time cards and weekly hours


Completes nursing schedules for proper coverage to meet resident

needs and according to budget guidelines

Assigns weekly blood pressure and weights to rotating shifts

Monitors staff in administration of medication, to include frequent

audits of medication sheets

Assists the Medication Technicians in medication management,

including administration of medications to residents, ordering

medication from pharmacy and maintaining records as dictated in

policies and procedures manual

Ensures that medications are properly stored, medication carts /

cupboards are cleaned and medication room is organized according

to standards

Observes residents health status. Takes actions to address concerns

within scope of practice and reports all significant changes,

reactions to medications and treatment or significant incidents to

nurse and/or attending physician immediately


Regularly reviews capabilities or resident who self-administers


Conducts pre-admission screening of prospective new residents

when assigned by supervisor and updates ever six (6) months or as

needed. Ensures that all required documentation, including service

plans and nursing assessments is completed

Performs ongoing assessments of resident physical and psychosocial needs and coordinates with nurse to assure quality proactive


Communicates to families regarding resident's personal needs and

achievements. Reminds families or need for scheduled physician,

dental, or eye care appointments

Assists in organizing and developing service plan reviews as

required, with appropriate resident care team members and resident


Explains procedures and treatments to residents to gain

cooperation and understanding

Observes residents, records significant reactions, and notifies

resident director, physician, and pharmacist of resident's condition

and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents

Responds promptly to all emergency calls from residents,

including residents residing in independent section of residence

Performs daily and monthly safety and infection control checks of

the home and grounds, assisting the resident director for resident

health and safety purposes

Coordinates monthly staff schedules, arranges replacement staffing

when necessary and maintains clear records of all changes,

requests and irregularities

Ensures that in-house ancillary medical services such as podiatrist,

doctor visits, psych visits, labs, x-ray, ambulance, etc. are

scheduled and followed through.

Participates in the maintenance of resident records including

review of documentation performed by resident assistants, monthly

MAR reviews, setting up new resident and thinning records


Participates in department quality improvement activities, to

include completion of quality assurance surveys as assigned by

residence director

Shares on-call duties as required

Participates in community functions including family socials and

open houses


Communicates with community professionals

Ensure appropriate handling of on-the-job injuries as reported by


Attends required community meetings and completes required

reports in a neat and timely manner.

The ability to work in a safe and alert manner

The ability to take ownership for associate's safety and the safety

of the residents

Must disclose any medication that might impair associate's ability

to perform the job safely or competentl

Keywords: Harbor Retirement Associates, Birmingham , Director of Resident Care, Other , Jasper, Alabama

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