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Assistant Wellness Director /LPN - $3,000 Sign On Bonus

Company: Brookdale Briargate
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Assistant to the Health And Wellness Directors, RN, LPN

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

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:
Early Access to Paycheck with Earned Wage Access for Hourly Associates (outside of CA)
Tuition Reimbursement
Pet Insurance
Adoption Reimbursement Benefits
Variety of Associate Discounts
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.
Responsibilities:

Manages the day-to-day healthcare operations of the community to ensure resident's healthcare needs are met. Ensures residents are treated with respect and dignity and ensures quality care as resident's healthcare needs change.

Ensures consistent quality resident care and service delivery throughout all shifts; this may require assuming the role and responsibilities of a Caregiver or Med Tech/Aide in order to meet the residents' needs and staffing requirements.

Assists in the supervision of community-based licensed nursing staff, medication technicians/CMA's, and Caregivers.

Provides training and education to Caregivers on an ongoing basis to include classroom in-services and situation-specific training.

Assists in the maintenance of resident charts and review of documentation performed by care giving staff.

As allowed by the Nurse Practice Act, assists in assessing the health, functional, and psycho social status of residents. Initiates individualized Personal Service Plans and proactively manages care and services for each resident. Evaluates the effectiveness and maximizes the resident's opportunity to remain in their environment.

Ensures and conducts Personal Service Plan reviews and updates, according to Brookdale and state requirements, to ensure residents' service needs are met.

Assists in the achievement of occupancy goals by monitoring the health, safety and well-being of residents, proactively identifying those at risk for move out. Implements timely problem solving.

Oversees and manages the continuity and consistency of medication training, pharmacy management and medication supervision and/or administration in the community. Conducts periodic Care Associate medication skills inventory checks, and periodic medication audits per Brookdale Guidelines.

Implements and maintains Brookdale operating standards, systems and processes. Monitors and participates in Quality Improvement and Risk Management programs at Safety Committee Meetings, Collaborative Care Meetings and Family Care Conferences.

Assists in the scheduling and follow through of physician visits including, but not limited to, dental appointments, eye appointments, therapy, and hospice both in house and scheduled visits out of the community. Ensures communication, as appropriate, on the results of these visits.

Completes documentation as required by Brookdale or state regulatory agencies.

Communicates information in a timely manner to the appropriate person or agency regarding changes in residents' health/well-being, personal needs, risk management issues, customer service issues, family or outside health care provider concerns.

Assists in keeping the environment safe for associates to reduce the occurrence of Worker's Compensation claims.

Participates in community events, including family and social functions.

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 his/her supervisor.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

Education as required to obtain state nursing license (LPN/LVN or RN) and a minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
LPN/LVN or RN license.

Management/Decision Making
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.

Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Basic typing skills along with a working knowledge of personal computing and word processing software are required, preferably in a Microsoft Windows environment.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Standing
Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
Walking
Sitting
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.
Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
On-Call on an as needed basis
Reach with hands and arms
Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
Exposure to latex
Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
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
Vision

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Salary Range Information: $29.23 - $37.23 / hour%22890307%

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