Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Director
This is a position where independent and organized people can help us shine. As an Administrator, you’ll make connections with employees, motivating and inspiring them to adapt to change and achieve results. You’ll manage all business-related activities of the location. This includes implementing strategies, systems and processes focused on providing the highest quality in health care services. This position takes strong innovative thinking and problem-solving skills. At HCR ManorCare, we make sure that working with us isn’t just a good career move, but is fulfilling, too. You’ll find a supportive environment that provides the resources needed to perform your leadership role at the highest level. We offer innovative technology, industry-leading benefits and significant opportunities to learn and grow.
If you’re a highly motivated leader who thrives on exceeding expectations, then we’re excited to work with you.
- Job Level: Executive
- Travel: No
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Who is the ideal HCR ManorCare employee? We're looking for people to join our team who are motivated by making an impact and doing meaningful work.
- Problem Solver 10
- Detail Oriented 9
- Self-starter 8
- Communication 8
- Collaborative 8
- Multi-tasker 7
Analytical, Competitive, Confident, Facilitator, Independent, Responsible, Strategic Thinker
ManorCare and Heartland offers you:
Work with people who
inspire you to do your best.
Innovative Training Programs
Opportunities to advance your skills and knowledge. Free online CEU Program for full-time/part-time employees.
More than a job, this is a
Paid Time Off
Time off for when you
need it most.
Comprehensive Health Coverage
Stay well as you care
Retirement & Savings Plan
Prepare for your future while
growing in the present.
Quarterly Bonus based on performance
Rewarded for exceeding
Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Director
HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. The Alzheimer Unit Director is responsible to plan,organize, and implement the dementia program for the facility. In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.
One year of experience in health care in an Alzheimer's/Dementia setting required.Job Specific Details:
Participates in the initial pre-admission evaluation of potential patients.
? Plans and coordinates the unit?s therapeutic program schedule which meets the spiritual, social, emotional,
physical, and intellectual needs of the patients. In conjunction with other departments, plans and organizes
? Informs and consults with staff regarding the unit?s program and integrates the program with other services as
appropriate. Works collaboratively with the Administrator and Director of Nursing.
? Monitors daily functioning of the unit to ensure continuity of, and appropriate changes in, the program.
? Assesses the educational need of unit staff regarding dementia specific knowledge, behavior management,
communication skills, strategies to support patient function, and knowledge of the program.
? Works with the staff member responsible for in-service training to plan, coordinate and conduct appropriate
training for unit staff; Provides in-service training relevant to the needs of center personnel, as directed by the
Administrator, regarding social/emotional needs of Alzheimer?s residents.
? Conducts appropriate reviews of unit services to ensure compliance with program standards.
? Treats patients with respect and dignity at all times. Serves as a role model for staff regarding care of dementia
Communicates immediately to the Administrator information concerning suspected, alleged, or actual patient
abuse of a physical, verbal, mental or sexual nature committed by employees, visitors, or patients.
? Maintains accurate and timely documentation which complies with federal/state regulations, HCR Manor Care
Corporate policy, and specific center practices.
? Establishes and maintains a sense of teamwork through effective communication, interaction, and team meetings;
Develops and maintains a cooperative relationship with other department heads;
? In cooperation with Admissions / Marketing, markets the unit through involvement in community organizations and
participates in the local Alzheimer?s Association.
? Provides family members with information about the unit, for example, through the center?s newsletter or other
? Provides assistance with patient admission to ensure a smooth transition.
? Assists with the adjustment of the newly admitted patient and family to the center; Contacts the new patient
and/or family weekly for the first month after admission to ensure that needs are being met and that difficulties are
? Ensures appropriate discharge plans are available upon admission and revised as necessary; When appropriate,
consults with and assists the patient and family in planning and implementing the patient?s discharge;
? Keeps abreast of current research, new programs, and community resources which may benefit patients and
families, and makes appropriate referrals to other consultants, community agencies, or center departments in
order to facilitate a patient?s maximum use of resources, and to promote a patient?s appropriate level of
? Assists patients in the maintenance and adequate supply of personal clothing and other personal items.
? Advises patient of his/her right to vote, and provides assistance with voting, if requested.
? Encourages patient autonomy by promoting attendance at resident council meetings.
? Informs the patient, family, or legal representative about center related services that are available upon request.
? Informs patient, family, or legal representative of Medicare/Medicaid program benefits and assists with application
for these alternative funding programs for nursing home care.
? Licensed registered nurse, social worker or certified recreation therapist required.
? One year of experience in health care in an Alzheimer?s/Dementia setting required. Supervisory experience
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school of Social Work, or Licensed RN, or Recreational Therapist required; Master's degree preferred; Experience in dementia care and services; Positions Licensed as required by law.
HCR ManorCare is a leading provider of short-term, post-hospital services.
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