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Memory Care Manager RN

Company: ERA Living - Ida Culver House Broadview
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

$95,000 - $105,000 annually - $7,500 New Hire Bonus! - Great--benefits! Memory Care Leadership Opportunity for Experienced Nurse--
Era Living is seeking an RN or LPN experienced in dementia care to oversee our care team inside of our memory care unit (The Terrace) at Ida Culver House Broadview, an assisted living community in North Seattle, WA. The Terrace Manager oversees the care of more than 40 residents living with dementia and is an integral member of the retirement community's leadership team.
The Terrace is newly renovated, at full occupancy, and has no outstanding investigations or deficiencies. We use the Best Friends Approach to dementia care and provide extensive training in this methodology.
Competitive Compensation/Benefits Package Includes:
Medical/vision/prescription drug plan
Dental plan
Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance
Long-Term Disability insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care
401(k) retirement plan with generous company match (eligibility contingent on age requirement)
Progressive vacation package starting at 15 days per year
8 paid holidays per year
1 hour paid sick time for every 40 hours worked
Employee Assistance Program
Leadership bonuses
Longevity bonuses
Employee discount programs
Pre-tax election commuter benefits
Primary Responsibilities:
The Terrace Manager is responsible for all of the activity in the memory care unit, including staff scheduling and supervision, health and personal care service provision, evaluation of residents, and interaction with families. They will be the community's primary expert in dementia care and able to provide ongoing training and coaching to staff, as well as educate families as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess residents with cognitive impairment accurately, identifying the level of their impairment
  • Working with the Community Health Director, will determine the appropriateness of a resident moving into the Terrace environment.--This includes participating in the Move-in assessment and reviewing Physician Statement and Physician Orders for service.
  • Plan services based on the residents' needs, abilities and preferences
  • Able to design individualized behavior plans for residents and can share these with staff and families. Revise these plans to meet client needs.
  • Work collegially with Life Enrichment staff to ensure that resident programming occurs throughout the day, addressing the residents' preferences and cognitive abilities
  • Role model excellent dementia communication skills with all residents and teach these skills to staff and families.
  • Provide skilled nursing service for residents, as needed and as qualified
  • Document all plans, all service provision and changes in resident condition
  • Maintain organized and confidential health record for residents according to standard
  • Ensure a safe environment for all residents
  • Work with broader community team to ensure residents living with dementia get appropriate services
  • Responsible for purchasing items needed for the unit, and managing budget related to these items
  • Review residents billing statements to ensure accuracy, as needed

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Share the hiring responsibilities for new care staff with the Community Health Director to include interviewing, obtaining references and establishing standards and structured orientation and required training for all staff working on the Terrace
    • Establish staffing schedules to ensure staff coverage. Able to flex staffing based on resident census and acuity.
    • Deal with work performance issues with staff. Ensure staff is providing excellent service to customer as designed in service plan. Provide performance evaluations. Coach and mentor staff.

      Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      • Knowledge of nursing assessment for older adults and persons with dementia
      • Expertise in dementia care and can describe Terrace services to staff, families and the public
      • Able to assess residents with dementia accurately for their needs
      • Skilled in supervising paraprofessional staff
      • Able to use computers, word, excel, email, and internet
      • Ability to flex schedule
      • Able to follow up all incident reports and strategize for residents with dementia
      • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
      • Ability to perform duties in compliance with established Universal Precautions, fire safety, infection control and sanitation procedures, and Era Living policies and procedures
      • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
      • Ability to pass DSHS background check, required

        Education and Experience:

        • Graduate of approved School of Nursing and licensed as a RN able to practice nursing in the state of WA, required

          About Era Living:
          At Era Living and our eight retirement communities, our mission is to honor older adults by enhancing the quality of their lives.-- We are a diverse team of people from varied backgrounds, united by a passion for this mission. Every person in every job has the opportunity to make a positive impact on our residents' lives.JB.0.00.LN

Keywords: ERA Living - Ida Culver House Broadview, Seattle , Memory Care Manager RN, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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