Director of Reflections (Alzheimer's/Dementia Unit) LPN/Nurse

Lake Grove, NY
Wellness
11-27-2019
The Bristal at Lake Grove
Depends on Experience 
Full Time
Day Shift

At the present time, we have needs for a caring, dedicated and experienced Nurse Supervisor to head up our Reflections (dedicated Alzheimer’s/Dementia) Memory Care Unit our beautiful Bristal at Lake Grove, NY.

The Director of Reflections/Program Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management and success of the Reflections Program to include planning, organizing and coordinating the special needs programs for our Reflections (Alzheimer's,Dementia) Memory Care Unit, providing staff supervision and training as well as acting as a liaison and advocate for the Residents and their families.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the Resident’s care and management needs are adequately and appropriately assessed and acts as the liaison between Residents, the Residents Legal Representatives, their families, administrative staff, and community based service providers
  • Staff motivation and development to include in-service education of the Special Needs Program to Reflections Unit personnel on health/wellness related topics
  • Day to day oversight and operations management of the Reflections Unit to ensure compliance with company and Department of Health (DOH) regulatory rules regarding the Resident admission and discharge procedure as well as appropriate medical case notes and documentation requirements
  • Supervision and scheduling staff and assisting with medications management
  • This is a hands on position requiring occasional participation in assisting Residents with ADLs

The appropriate candidate will have a nursing background with the following qualifications and requirements:

  • At least 3 years working intimately with Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients and a minimum 5 years’ experience working with the geriatric population
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing; LPN preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience in an assisted living, skilled nursing, clinical or similar healthcare related field desirable
  • Experience planning and administering in-service education programs
  • Excellent leadership skills; a mentor that can lead by example
  • Working knowledge of medical and nursing terminology
  • Knowledge of geriatric care needs, supervision and administration
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; possessing the ability to speak clearly and comfortably with Residents, Residents families, physicians, property personnel, and others
  • Exceptional multi-tasking, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability and flexibility to tolerate frequent work interruptions, organize work and re-set priorities in order to complete work responsibilities in a timely manner
  • Proven ability to use discretion in handling confidential information
  • Ability to cope with the mental and emotional stress related to working with special needs population
  • Strong computer skills, MS Office
  • Position will require working one weekend day per week for either a (Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday) schedule