Lake Park, a Continuing Care Retirement Community comprised of three levels of senior care and services in a single high-rise site by Oakland’s Lake Merritt, is seeking a Director of Assisted Living and Resident Wellness for its Assisted Living Center comprised of 37 apartments. Responsible for overall operation of the Assisted Living unit, the Director of Assisted Living and Resident Wellness monitors the quality of health care provided to all residents; serves as liaison for administration with residents on health care issues, level of care requirements, and health service needs; coordinates staffing and clinic schedules; manages fiscal budget for the department; serves as charge nurse for day shifts. This position reports to the Health Services Administrator. Responsibilities include both Residential and Assisted Living (AL) residents.
Duties and Responsibilities of Director of Assisted Living and Resident Wellness:
Has full authority over nursing functions. Assumes responsibility for coordination of care of all residents in compliance with physician’s orders, governmental regulations and facility policies
Supervises and evaluates work performance of ALC personnel; audits charts and evaluates interactions between staff and residents
Provides 24 hour nursing coverage in Assisted Living; On call 24 hours and available for emergencies and consultation for staff and residents
Coordinates nursing services with other resident services provided (dietary, physical therapy, occupation therapy, spiritual needs)
Continually assesses residents’ nursing and medical needs
Ensures that residents’ rights are maintained at all times
Inspects the nursing service areas and practices for compliance with Title 22 and other regulations
Maintains medical and nursing supplies for residents needs
Responsible for recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, training, scheduling and dismissal of nursing personnel
Plans and assists MDs at one weekly clinic. Follows up on physician’s order and directions
Confers with residents regarding medications, treatments, appointments, and any changes in their care
Is the connecting link between the HSA and the ALC
Develops and maintains nursing service objectives, standards for nursing practice, nursing procedure manual, and written job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel
Coordinates resident’s relocations to other levels of care
Acts as liaison between hospital discharge planners and skilled nursing DON for arrangements for proper placement and transfer of residents
Visits temporary residents at Acute and Skilled Level to evaluate progress
Acts as liaison with resident, family and conservator in assessing resident placement needs
Provide inservice training for facility as directed by state regulations
Interviews all new residents and assists with finding physician (if new to the area). Informs new residents of the facility’s health and support services including those available in the Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing units. Introduces DPAHC forms to all residents.
Manages Residential Living resident assessment reviews seeing that each resident is reviewed annually by interdisciplinary staff
Reviews all medication orders and monitors those residents for whom drugs are centrally stored, orders medication; destroys medications on a regular basis with charge nurse. Keeps records.
Maintains awareness of community resources available for residents
Inventories all supplies and bill-backs to residents. Orders supplies.
Schedules quarterly programs for residents on health care and other topical matters.
Prepares payroll for Assisted Living personnel.
Provides HSA daily report of all residents temporarily in infirmary, hospital or skilled nursing, and any other residents with temporary health concerns.
Qualifications of Director of Assisted Living and Resident Wellness:
Either a California licensed RN, an RN-eligible for license reciprocity in California, or a graduate degreed Physician Assistant
Demonstrates high level of skill, knowledge and practice in geriatric nursing; possesses maturity and high level of working independently
Possesses strong communication skills
Has minimum of five years demonstrated experience in nursing administration and supervision
Knowledge of regulatory guidelines for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE).
Candidate subject to State-mandated (Department of Social Services) criminal clearance through fingerprinting. Applicants who contact the employer directly will be disqualified from consideration.
Internal Number: LP 20_01
About Lake Park Retirement Community
Lake Park, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, is comprised of three levels of senior care in a single high-rise site by Oakland’s Lake Merritt. There are 144 independent apartments located on 9 residential floors. In addition there are 37 apartments in the Assisted Living Center and 35 private and semi-private suites in the Skilled Nursing Center. Lake Park began operation in January of 1965 and is owned and operated by the California-Nevada Methodist Homes, a California non- profit Corporation established in 1958.