Director of Nursing at Brookdale Ithaca Memory Care
Relocation Assistance is Available.
Are you looking for an employer who you can grow your career with? Join Brookdale!
Brookdale Ithaca AL is in a great location and has supportive leadership and caring staff.
As DON you will inspire your team to build strong relationships with our residents and families.
Brookdale has a structured orientation and many resources to support our nurse managers.
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Registered Nurse ( RN ) required.
Your prior experience as unit manager, nurse supervisor or director in skilled nursing, LTC or as resident care director in senior living is a plus.
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If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us! You ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness.
Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:
Adoption Reimbursement Benefits
Variety of Associate Discounts
This is an incentive based position, which may include bonuses, incentive or commission plans.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.
Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.
Manages the day-to-day clinical services of a more complex community to ensure residents healthcare needs are met. Ensures residents are treated with respect and dignity and ensures quality care as residents healthcare needs change. Supervises and provides leadership, as well as coaching, to licensed nurses and other direct care staff within the community. May be responsible for leading additional clinical leadership team up to five members. The HWD level for each community is determined based on the total complexity of the role. Complexity criteria include, but are not limited to, factors such as size, type of product lines, medication management regulations, 90-day assessment requirements, multiple licensure requirements, state regulatory complexity, and skilled services requiring an RN.
Responsible for the direct supervision of community-based licensed, certified, and non-certified clinical associates.
Empowers clinical leaders to supervise, direct, and motivate staff within their oversight.
Assigns and directs work of clinical leaders and subordinates; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines associates; addresses complaints and resolves problems.
Provides training and education to caregivers on an ongoing basis with classroom in-services and situation-specific training.
Supervises the maintenance of resident charts and reviews documentation performed by caregiving staff.
As described and allowed in the Nurse Practice Act, assesses health, oversees medication administration, oversees functional and psycho-social status of residents, initiates individualized service plans, proactively manages care and services for each resident, evaluates effectiveness, and maximizes the resident s opportunity to remain in their environment.
Manages the health care of residents, including the dissemination of information to families and associates. Ensures that family members are aware of the resident s need for scheduled appointments.
Participates in pre-admission screening of prospective new residents. Assures that required documentation is completed prior to or upon resident admission, including nursing assessments, service plans, and other assigned forms. Updates assessments as required by policy and as described or allowed in Nurse Practice Act or other state regulation.
Performs on-site evaluations of residents admitted to alternate care environments for treatment, and maintains contact with resident families with the intent of returning resident to Brookdale.
Evaluates residents, documents changes in condition, and notifies Executive Director, resident s physician, and resident s legally responsible party/family of resident's condition and reactions.
Communicates with physicians regarding residents status and condition changes. Ensures residents are prepared for physician appointments and visits.
Facilitates continuity of care for those residents receiving home health care, hospice services, and other third party healthcare-related services.
Participates in or leads meetings relevant to resident care issues, such as Service Plan meetings, involving appropriate parties as needed.
Ensures in-house ancillary medical services such as podiatrist, doctor visits, dental visits, psych visits, lab, X-ray, ambulance, etc. are scheduled and followed through.
Participates in department quality improvement activities.
Assists in keeping the environment safe for associates to reduce the occurrence of Workers Compensation claims by appropriately evaluating resident transfer and mobility needs and involving therapy services as indicated.
Shares on-call and manager on duty responsibilities/shifts as required.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by their supervisor.
Education and Experience
Education as required to obtain state nursing license (LPN/LVN or RN).
Minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Clinical leadership experience preferred.
Working knowledge of basic technology and electronic documentation.
Skilled nursing experience may be required.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
State nursing license (LPN/LVN or RN). Must have valid driver s license.
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness, or a combination of these.
Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and desire to understand the culture and work environment.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
Reach with hands and arms
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Talk or hear
Taste or smell
Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
On-Call on an as needed basis
Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
Exposure to latex
Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
Requires Travel: Occasionally
Requires Driving: Drives Self (Tier 2)
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.