Careers

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Working for Graceful Senior Living is a rewarding experience. Here you can find out about our range of roles from care staff and assistants to facility managers and lots of other career positions. All of our teams work to support our Graceful Senior Living communities in locations across the United States.

So, if you’re passionate about providing exceptional care and you’re a compassionate individual and would like to positively impact the lives of others, apply for one of our open positions and become part of the Graceful Senior Living family.

Please email your resume if you are interested in working for Graceful Senior Living in one of communities.

Careers at Graceful

Director of Community Relations

 

 

Department: Administration
Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Supervisory/exempt

Graceful Foundational Beliefs:

At Graceful Senior Living we sincerely believe in caring for and loving the residents of our communities
and that the human capacity to grow, to learn and to contribute is ageless.

We consider it a privilege and responsibility to care for our seniors through these foundational principles:

• Honoring God in our business practices and relationships, we are dedicated to strong moral values and ethics;

• We value all seniors as gifted and contributing individuals;

• We recognize the inherent quality of all human beings and are committed to enhancing our resident’s quality of life;

• We are committed to hiring and retaining employees who use creative minds and compassionate hearts to serve our residents.

With this vision, we will work to create a life of special moments for our residents.

Job Summary:

This position exercises discretion and judgment involving the evaluation of potential residents and
determining if the candidate will be a good fit for the community. Following the Company’s
established practices, policies and procedures, the Director of Community Relations has authority to
bind the company in matters of resident agreements, is responsible for maintaining a desired census,
communicating with family members regarding financial matters, communicating and interacting
with the outside community, conducting marketing programs, planning and implementing marketing
events, designing and creating marketing brochures, speaking before groups, assisting with family
issues and resolutions, working with referral agencies, organizations and institutions, and completing
and maintaining admission records. This position will also supervise the concierge staff.

Qualifications:

The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties
and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established
company policies and procedures.

Continuing Education:

Attend in-service educations within the community.

Education:

Two years or more of college preferred.

Job Knowledge:

Awareness of senior living community resources and needs, awareness
of senior living services and cost structures, knowledge of related
services available throughout the surrounding neighborhood and
awareness of the competition and their rates.

Professional Memberships:

Preferred and encouraged to participate in outside community civic organizations and associations.

Other:

Work well with people including staff, residents, families, and outside
community; communicate the services of the facility to prospective
residents and the community, speak before large groups; be personable
and friendly; ability to drive, conduct tours of the community and work
independently.

Essential Functions of the Position:

• Analyze data and provide competitive analysis information and provide consultation, advice and recommendations regarding market rates;

• Develop long-range and short-range marketing plans, establish goals and objectives;

• Interview, assess and determine if applicants are appropriate candidates for the community;

• Handle financial arrangements related to admissions and acquire necessary information and documentation;

• Conduct tours of the community and grounds for potential residents, families, outside community and representatives from placement agencies and organizations;

• Designing and creating marketing brochures and other marketing products;

• Plan and implement marketing events;

• Design, create and fulfill advertising needs of the community;

• Act as a liaison with discharge planners;

• Maintain professional confidentiality;

• Interview, hire, train and supervise the concierge staff.

Secondary Functions of the Positon:

• Attend and participate in in-service educational programs particularly those that relate to the psychosocial needs of the elderly, community resources, and admission requirements (Title
XVIII and Title XIX);

• Lecture before groups relative to health-care services available;

• Participate in quality assurance programs;

• Follow-up with inquiries and maintain current and active waiting lists;

• Complete and maintain resident files;

• Prepare daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports and summaries for admissions, discharges,
sources, classifications, lengths of stays, etc.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak, hear and write in English. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands and fingers. The
employee is occasionally required to bend, kneel and squat. The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 20 pounds.

Other: use of telephone, repetition of computer and keyboard, use of small
appliances and office equipment, and ability to deal with hot and cold temperature fluctuations.

Work Area and Environment:

Office areas and throughout the community, including tours of the community and grounds; local travel may be required.

Acceptance Statement:

I have carefully read, understand, and accept the job description, including the qualifications and requirements of the position of Director of Community Relations, and, if employed, I certify that I can and will perform the functions of this position.

I understand Universal Precautions Risks Classification Categories may apply to this position and I may be exposed to AIDS, HIV, and Hepatitis B viruses.

I further understand this community is of an “at will” nature, which means I may resign at any time and may be discharged at any time, with or without cause.

Location: Graceful Senior Living of Castle Rock
Contact: dostransky@gracefulsl.com
Phone: (720) 708-4475

Executive Director

 

 

Department: Administration
Reports to: Managing Partner
Classification: Supervisory/exempt

Graceful Foundational Beliefs:

At Graceful Senior Living we sincerely believe in caring for and loving the residents of our communities
and that the human capacity to grow, to learn and to contribute is ageless.

We consider it a privilege and responsibility to care for our seniors through these foundational principles:

  • Honoring God in our business practices and relationships, we are dedicated to strong moral values and ethics;
  • We value all seniors as gifted and contributing individuals;
  • We recognize the inherent quality of all human beings and are committed to enhancing our resident’s quality of life;
  • We are committed to hiring and retaining employees who use creative minds and compassionate hearts to serve our residents.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

As the Executive Director and leader of the community, responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruiting, hiring, training, acknowledging contributions and developing high-performing team members. The Executive Director shall lead through vision and values while overseeing the day to day operations including team member relations, resident and family services and communication, resident well-being including our wellness programs, quality assurance, financial management and regulatory compliance with the highest integrity and ethical standards. The Executive Director will lead with a resident-directed approach to care. Additionally, a key component of this position is being the Sales Leader of the community ensuring the Sales & Marketing process is maximized to its fullest potential. As a team member of Graceful Senior Living, we expect that you will lead your team and community in supporting our foundational beliefs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Continuing Education:

40 hours of continuing education per calendar year through
company and outside trainings, industry events, educational programs and conferences.

Education:

A college degree is preferred but not necessary if work experience fulfills requirements and skills needed to do the job.

Industry Experience:

Minimum three years experience in senior living preferred and a passion to work with seniors.

Leadership and
Management Experience:

Previous management experience including hiring, coaching, supervision and discipline of team members.

Previous experience with managing an Assisted Living or Memory Care community is preferred. Has demonstrated success in managing expenses and financial statements including variance reports.

Able to handle multiple priorities effectively while demonstrating interpersonal and political savviness.

Excellent written and verbal skills for effective communication and the ability to facilitate presentations as needed.

Proven ability to manage resident, family and team member relationships and to identify and build relationships within the local community that will drive business and revenue.

Proven success in building effective teams.

Sales Experience:

Previous sales experience preferred or experience managing/overseeing a sales department.

Volunteerism and
Professional Memberships:

Preferred and encouraged to serve in outside community, civic organizations and associations.

Technology:

Proficiency in computer skills, Microsoft Office and the ability
to learn new applications and use existing Graceful applications.

Time Management:

Ability to work weekends, evenings and flexible hours and understand the position requires being on call twenty four hours a day seven days a week.

FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

  • Recruit, train and hire department managers to supervise the daily operations of the major departments and consult with them as needed. This includes the ability to hire, discipline, and terminate department team members, schedule and staff department teams, ascertain quality of performance, wage adjustments, and inter-departmental relationships.
  • Must be approachable, fair-minded and communicate with clarity while showing kindness, confidence and enthusiasm.
  • Must be able to maintain composure during stressful and emergent situations.
  • Will support your department head team in their respective roles by partnering with them as needed to ensure that the overall department runs efficiently and to Graceful standards.
  • Act in the best interest of the community being a good steward, driving for results, rallying the team members to achieve goals and promoting disciplined analysis of projects and problems.
  • Act a serving leader, always. Traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid.” At Graceful, the servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps team members develop and perform as highly as possible.
  • Act as a Sales Leader in the community in collaboration and partnership with the Sales and Marketing team.
  • Prepare and submit required reports as required by the company.
  • Represent the community with federal, state and local government and private agencies.
  • Observe activities in each department and on each shift to ensure compliance with Graceful standards. Manage by “walking around” which means being in the habit of talking with people face to face to get a sense of how things are going, and to listen to whatever may be on their minds.
  • Walk and observe the community daily. Spend equal amounts of times in all departments. Ensure that your community, grounds, and overall physical plant are always “ready for company.”
  • Have a daily presence in memory care, particularly during meal time, to ensure team member engagement and a quality dining experience.
  • Spend time in the dining room daily ensuring resident and family member satisfaction and providing support to the team throughout the various meals and meal service.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies pertaining to resident care, human resources, financial control, public relations, maintenance of physical plant, and policies and procedures. Work in collaboration with the corporate and regional team to update polices as needed by sharing best practices and improve methods.
  • Run the operations of the business as if it were your own. Must have a high business acumen and understand the overall operations of every department.
  • Accompany surveyors and consultants on community inspections and annual health and life safety surveys. Reviews deficiencies and submits plan of correction to appropriate government agency upon receipt of report of deficiencies.
  • Evaluate performance of team members with department heads and supervisors and support the team during the annual performance review process.
  • Instruct community staff to provide information regarding residents to authorized agencies or individuals while maintaining confidentiality and dignity.
  • Work with department heads and supervisors to provide staff meetings, in-service trainings and orientation and training programs.
  • Maintain personal and daily contact with residents and families.
  • Ensure adequate supplies and equipment are available, properly stored and in working order.
  • Be an active member of committees, where applicable, and ensure that that copies of minutes and reports of meetings are taken and maintained.
  • Ensure the community volunteer program and outreach is planned executed and by the appropriate team members.
  • Ensure department managers utilize necessary and required tools such as expense management systems including monthly spend downs.
  • Ensure that appropriate meetings consistently take place including daily stand up, weekly department head meetings, safety meetings and monthly interdepartmental meetings take place.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Sitting, bending, stooping;
  • Standing for long periods of time;
  • Lifting 20 pounds or less;
  • Using phone;
  • Repetition of computer and keyboard;
  • Walking up steps, hallways on carpet, concrete, asphalt, linoleum, etc.;
  • Use of small appliances and office equipment.

WORK AREA AND ENVIRONMENT:

Administrative and department offices, resident suites and areas, the entire building and grounds, the outside community, agency offices and other health care providers, educational institutions, and travel to meetings and seminars.

ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT:
I have carefully read, understand, and accept the job description, including the qualifications and requirements of the position of Executive Director, and, if employed, I certify that I can and will perform the essential functions of the position. I understand Universal Precautions Risks Classification Categories may apply to this position and I may be exposed to AIDS, HIV, and Hepatitis B viruses. I further understand this community is of an “at will” nature, which means I may resign at any time and may be discharged at any time with or without cause.

 

Wellness Director

 

 

Department: Health Care Services
Reports to: Executive Director and Managing Partner
Classification: Salaried/Exempt

Graceful Foundational Beliefs:

At Graceful Senior Living we sincerely believe in caring for and loving the residents of our communities
and that the human capacity to grow, to learn and to contribute is ageless.

We consider it a privilege and responsibility to care for our seniors through these foundational principles:

  • Honoring God in our business practices and relationships, we are dedicated to strong moral values and ethics;
  • We value all seniors as gifted and contributing individuals;
  • We recognize the inherent quality of all human beings and are committed to enhancing our resident’s quality of life;
  • We are committed to hiring and retaining employees who use creative minds and compassionate hearts to serve our residents.

With this vision, we will work to create a life of special moments for our residents.

JOB SUMMARY:

The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act. The Wellness Director must exhibit genuine interest in residents and show patience and understanding while working with residents, families and visitors. This position oversees the day-to-day healthcare operations of the community support services and directly supervises the health care given, assesses health, 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 the assisted living environment. The Wellness Director oversees and promotes the residents’ health and wellness through regular visits with each resident, resident assessment, and ongoing communication with the resident, resident’s family and Graceful care team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities according to Graceful’s Standards. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.

License/Certification:

Current Nursing License issued by appropriate state licensing agency and must have a First Aid certification as required.

Education/Experience:

Prefer a minimum of 2 years experience working with the elderly in an assisted living, skilled nursing or hospital environment. Basic typing skills along with a working knowledge of personal computing and word processing software.

Continuing Education:

As required by law and attend in-service educations within the community.

Professional Memberships:

Recommended and encouraged.

Other:

Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procurement manuals, etc. Must have strong communication skills and must be able to effectively communicate in English and understand and follow written and oral direction. Provide maximum resident-care services within limits defined by delegated tasks

STANDARDS:

Perform duties in accordance with established methods and techniques and in conformance with recognized standards.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering simple treatments and providing related resident-care service.
  • Understanding of standard techniques used in providing personal services for resident and in caring for equipment and supplies.
  • Good understanding of basis of universal precautions to avoid infection of residents and self or contamination of equipment and supplies.
  • Be aware of the assessment process, and the development and execution of negotiated care plans.
  • Possess the ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations according to Graceful standards and the Nurse Practice Act.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director (ED) and the Managing Partner (MP):

  • Supervise the Assisted Living Coordinator and Memory Care Coordinator, if applicable, and Care Manager team.

  • Manages the staffing needs of the Assisted Living (AL) and Memory Care (MC) community by interviewing, hiring, training, and supervision of Care Managers (CM).

  • Assists the ED in the completion of new hire paper work, monitoring time sheets, and performing CM evaluations per company policy.

  • Manage the health care of all residents, including the dissemination of information to families, staff, physicians and third-party providers. Maintain ongoing communication with the resident, resident’s family and physician regarding the resident’s medical needs.

  • Provide maximum resident-care services within limits defined by delegated tasks.

  • Perform duties in accordance with established methods and techniques and in conformance with recognized standards.

  • Perform on-site assessments of residents admitted to hospitals or skilled nursing facilities for treatment, and maintain contact with resident’s family and discharge planner with the view to returning to the community.

  • Complete pre-admission assessments for each resident and update every six months or as needed with change of condition.

  • Initiate resident negotiated service plans according to the individualized needs of the resident as prescribed by physician and/or community policy. Provides resident and family instruction. Where applicable, seeks input from the resident and family in the development of the negotiated service plan.

  • Performs ongoing assessments of residents’ physical and psycho-social needs and coordinates with other departments to assure quality, proactive care.

  • Meet with each resident on a regular basis to provide health and wellness, check and answer any health-related questions.

  • Review the resident’s medical report prior to move-in to ensure that Graceful can provide for the resident’s individual needs and that regulatory requirements have been fulfilled.

  • Order medications and oversees the resident’s medication schedule for residents receiving medication administration services.

  • Assure that all medications prescribed are available by auditing the medication records and cart twice weekly and ensure proper documentation for medication assistance administration.

  • Provide training, supervision, and monitoring of CMs in the administration of medications, to include weekly auditing medication sheets, medication passes, shift change MAR audit and Narcotic counts. Performing CM checklist prior to a CM administering meds, and every 6 months.

  • Coordinate additional health services the resident or community may need.

  • On call duties for staffing & scheduling and works as CM when other CMs are not available. Provides coverage of the position in cases of emergency to ensure care and medication assistance is provided.

  • Review changes in resident conditions with the Executive Director and resident’s physician.

  • Conducts pre-admission screening of prospective new residents with the Assisted Living/Memory Care team. Monitor that all required documentation is completed prior to or upon resident admission, including nursing assessments, negotiated service plans, and other assigned forms.

  • Observe residents; records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies Executive Director and physician of resident’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.

  • As appropriate, explain procedures and treatments to residents to gain cooperation, understanding and relieve any apprehension.

  • Facilitate continuity of care for those residents receiving home health services.

  • Provide training and education to resident care managers on an ongoing basis at least twice a year. This includes classroom in-services, and situation specific training.

  • Supervise the maintenance of residents’ charts, review documentation performed by the resident care managers.

  • Organizes or assists the Executive Director in organizing, developing, and conducting service plans reviews as required with appropriate resident care team members and resident families.

  • Monthly reviews of the residents’ record and make appropriate interventions for weight loss.

  • Complete the Nutrition tracker monthly and send to VP of Health Care Services by the 20th of each month, and addresses it with interventions at the monthly QA/safety committee meeting.

  • Monitors the skin assessments of the residents. Assesses wounds and obtains physician orders for treatments and interventions working with home health providers. Completes the wound tracker monthly with interventions and review at the monthly QA/Safety committee meeting.

  • Assures ancillary medical services such as podiatrist, doctor visits, dental visits, psych visits, lab, x-ray, ambulance, etc. are scheduled and followed through.

  • Assures that family members are aware of resident’s need for scheduled physicals, dental, or eye appointments.

  • Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures and protocol.

  • Reviews incident reports for completion, documents in health care record, looks for interventions, and assures that the physician and family have been notified. Works with the Assisted Living/Memory Care team to complete the addendum to the incident tracker for reduction of incidents. Reviews at the QA/Safety committee meeting monthly.

  • Ensure all infection control guidelines are met.

  • Maintain residents’ health care files; document per Graceful standards.

  • Facilitate OSHA training and assist employees with OSHA compliance.

  • Oversee and assist with training regarding resident’s health and wellness.

  • Provides safety, comfort, and well-being of our residents.

  • Assist in transporting, bathing, and dressing residents when necessary. Comb hair, clean teeth, care for nails, provide assistance to bathroom, and assist with feeding residents when needed.

  • Assists with resident assessments and negotiated service plans.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or scheduled form.

  • Direct supervision of any Wellness Nurses and coverage of healthcare services when Wellness Nurse is unavailable.

  • Supervision of care giving and coordination of health care needs within the community.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the company.

  • Participates in department quality improvement activities.

  • Participates in resident functions, including family and social functions.

  • On call duties as required and other duties as assigned.

OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in conducting tours for prospective residents and family members when needed.
  • Market the Graceful community while conducting assessments at hospitals, skilled nursing homes, or rehabilitation centers.
  • Knowledge of Assisted Living/Memory Care regulations, medication administrating regulations, and Occurrence reporting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak, hear and write in English. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and bend, kneel and squat. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 10 pounds, and frequently lift or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job including close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK AREA AND ENVIRONMENT:
Resident’s suites, medication rooms, offices and other areas throughout the community and outside assessments and out-of-community visits.

ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT:
I have carefully read, understand, and accept the job description, including the qualifications and requirements of the described position. If employed, I certify that I can and will perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

I understand Universal Precautions Risks Classification Categories may apply to this position and I may be exposed to AIDS, HIV, and Hepatitis B viruses.

I further understand this community is of an “at will” nature, which means I may resign at any time and may be discharged at any time with or without cause.

Medication Care Manager (MCM)

 

 

Department: Health Care Services
Reports to: ALC/RC/RCC and Wellness Director
Classification: Hourly/ non exempt

Graceful Foundational Beliefs:

At Graceful Senior Living we sincerely believe in caring for and loving the residents of our communities
and that the human capacity to grow, to learn and to contribute is ageless.

We consider it a privilege and responsibility to care for our seniors through these foundational principles:

  • Honoring God in our business practices and relationships, we are dedicated to strong moral values and ethics;
  • We value all seniors as gifted and contributing individuals;
  • We recognize the inherent quality of all human beings and are committed to enhancing our resident’s quality of life;
  • We are committed to hiring and retaining employees who use creative minds and compassionate hearts to serve our residents.

With this vision, we will work to create a life of special moments for our residents.

JOB SUMMARY:

The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures. The MCM must administer, pour, pass, and document all routinely prescribed medications per physician orders under the direction of the Wellness Director and as approved by the State Medication Administration Regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities according to Graceful Senior Living Standards. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.

License/Certification:

Successful completion of State approved Medication Administration training, First Aid certification as required by the ALF regulations

Education/Experience:

Prefer a high school diploma or equivalent. Prefer some previous experience in health-care. Must have experience working in Assisted Living or Memory Care with a good work record. Prefer experience administering medication in an assisted living. Must be capable of making decisions with the interest of the residents at heart and supportive of company policies and decisions.

Continuing Education:

As required by law and must attend monthly in-service education & training within the community

Other:

Must be able to read and write English. Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procurement manuals, etc. Must have good communication skills and must be able to effectively communicate in English and understand and follow written and oral direction. Provide maximum resident-care services within limits defined by delegated tasks. Must show good judgment in recognizing symptoms indicative of a resident’s change in condition. Work with licensed nurses; be aware of limitations and not attempt to exceed these limitations

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

  • Perform the functions of medication administration. Knowledge of required Medication Administration Procedures.
  • Good understanding of basis of universal precautions to avoid infection of residents and self or contamination of equipment and supplies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

It is of utmost importance that the medication manager be aware of the limitations of the position, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • May not administer medications by the injection
  • May not administer any over the counter or other medication without a written physician’s order and as indicated on the Medication Administration Record
  • May not borrow a medication from one resident and administer to another resident
  • May not calculate for administration any resident’s medication doses unless specifically documented as such on the Medication Administration record and after verifying with the Wellness Director prior to administering the medication
  • May not crush medications unless the initial prior authorization is obtained from the Wellness Director with a physician’s order and indicated on the Medication Administration with the order to crush
  • May not administer mediations by way of the nasogastric tube
  • May not receive a telephone order from a physician
  • May not apply topical medications that involve the treatment of skin that is broken except to apply triple antibiotic ointment only
  • May not pre-pour meds
  • May not document the administration of meds after completing the entire med pass
  • May not administer a medication that the prescribed bottle or bubbles pack conflicts with directions on the Medication Administration Record.  Must verify with the Wellness Director prior to giving
  • May not allow anyone to add to or change the Medication Administration Record without the approval of the Wellness Director
  • May not go back and initial any hole in the MAR except at the time of the change of shift MAR audit if med is verified by the date and initial on the bubble pack

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform duties in accordance with established methods and techniques and in conformance with Graceful Senior Living’s standards
  • Administer and document regularly prescribed medications per the Medication Administration record observing the five rights for safe administering of meds and per physician orders
  • Order meds from the pharmacy when and as prescribed, 7 days prior to running out of meds, and as requested by the Wellness Director to ensure that residents always have medications available. Ensure this medication arrive, if not notify the Wellness Director within 24 hrs
  • Immediately after administering medication to an individual resident document in the resident’s medical record those medications given. Date and initial the bubble pack after taking the medication from it
  • Observe and report to the licensed nurse reactions and side effects of medication administered to the residents
  • Take and record vital signs prior to administration of medications which could affect or change vital signs as ordered by the Physician or Wellness Director
  • Administer PRN medications, per physician order
  • Must document administration of all PRN medications according to state standards in all areas of the chart including reason and result of the medication
  • Administer oxygen per nasal cannula as prescribed.  Ensure that the resident care managers have the oxygen at correct liter flow for those residents prescribed
  • Maintain professional confidentiality
  • The on-coming and off-going MCM must without exception complete a change of shift MAR audit for the shift.  A narcotic count is completed by both at the change of shift.  Both MCMs must review the narcotic count sheet and the medication bottle/bubble pack.  Neither MCM may leave if there is a discrepancy.  The Wellness Director must immediately be notified
  • Apply specifically ordered ophthalmic, otic, and nasal medication
  • Must sign the signature page of the Medication Administration Record at the first medication pass each month
  • Must clean the reservoir of the nebulizer machine both prior to and after administering the nebulizer treatment.  Must stay with the resident during the entire treatment to ensure the resident receives the entire treatment
  • Ensures that residents receiving oxygen have the correct liter flow, portable tanks are filled and turned off when not in use. Must also ensure that the large liquid tanks are full and turned off when not in use and the oxygen tubing is switched out regularly and off the floor
  • Ensures that all dates open are on the required medication and medications are place in their proper places per kind in the medication cart
  • Ensures that the medication cart is kept clean, stocked, locked with medication administration book inside. Key the medication cart key on with you at all times not allowing another person to use during your shift
  • Ensures that universal precautions are used when performing finger sticks and administering medications requiring the use of gloves
  • Required to report any medication error to the Wellness Director immediately

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak, hear and write in English. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and bend, kneel and squat. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 10 pounds, and frequently lift or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job including close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK AREA AND ENVIRONMENT:
    Resident’s suites, medication rooms, offices and other areas throughout the community

    ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT:
    I have carefully read, understand, and accept the job description, including the qualifications and requirements of the described position. If employed, I certify that I can and will perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

    I understand Universal Precautions Risks Classification Categories may apply to this position and I may be exposed to AIDS, HIV, and Hepatitis B viruses.

    I further understand this community is of an “at will” nature, which means I may resign at any time and may be discharged at any time with or without cause.