Kisco Senior Living, LLC
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Resident Care Coordinator
at Kisco Senior Living, LLC
The Resident Care Coordinator works with Assisted Living Director in directing, coordinating, supervising services provided by the Resident Assistants for the residents in Assisted Living, medication control and coordinating with physicians for optimum health care of residents.
High pay-off activities:
- Supervises Lead Resident Assistants, Medication Resident Assistants, and Resident Assistants
- Supervises medication programs
- Interfaces with physicians and other care providers
- Interfaces with family and other visitors
- Monitors overall health and well being of residents
- Coordinates staff scheduling
Essential duties and functions:
- Approaches all encounters with residents and employees in a friendly, service-oriented manner
- Maintains high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper attire and name tag when working
- Complies at all times with KISCO and state standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient property operations
- Supervises Lead Resident Assistants, Medication Resident Assistants and Resident Assistants, including interviewing, making recommendations for hiring, providing orientation and training, evaluating, counseling, and scheduling
- Monitors physician orders and ensures that they have been followed. Is familiar with medical terminology and maintains contact with outside health care services pertaining to the resident’s needs (i.e., hospital, outpatient service, home health, therapies, etc.)
- Demonstrates observation, reporting and recording skills, completing resident’s progress notes for each shift, making Assisted Living Director aware of changes in residents’ conditions or needs
- Maintains good communication with residents and family members in a friendly, service-oriented manner
- Participates in required in-service programs and continuing education programs for continuous improvement
- Handles emergency situations responsibly and calmly until aid arrives
- Plans and coordinates activities to be provided by AL staff
- Participates in on-call responsibilities
- Performs other duties and tasks as assigned or required
Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Understands the operation of: telephone, intercom, walkie-talkie, pager, computer, typewriter, copy machine, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, thermometer, medication cart, exercise equipment, fire panel, fire extinguisher, time clock, finger stick and other miscellaneous nursing equipment. Must be able to deal with confused or demanding residents and family members. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and with multiple priorities. Experience working with geriatric clients, retirement/assisted living or personal care.
Must be ambulatory. Must be capable of lifting and moving residents up to 70 pounds or more, occasionally with assistance of one. Must have good audio and visual perception to assist residents in emergency situations. Must be able to tolerate standing, bending, stooping, walking and stressful situations. Must accept risk of working in a group setting where employees are exposed to communicable disease and possible resident combativeness.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) diploma, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and appropriate state license and certification in Universal Precautions, CPR and First Aid.
High school graduate. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) diploma or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with a minimum of appropriate state license, experience working with geriatric clients, experience in retirement living, assisted living or personal care.